Director of Technology Strategy

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7768 Leeds, United Kingdom IT Permanent

The role: Director of Technology Strategy

We are looking for a Director of Technology Strategy as part of our International division.

Are you our next star player?

The Director of Technology strategy is accountable for creating a single vision on the end state architecture across the International division, including the governance of the programmes to achieve it.

This role will help to drive future thinking in how technology meets our business growth targets. A major responsibility will be able to deputise for the Chief Technology Officer when required.

Why we need you?

The role has many key strategic responsibilities, highlighted below:

Technology strategy:

  • Create a city plan for the vision of the end state technology architecture across the International Division
  • Define and collaborate with product verticals to set out our technology principles to act as a guide for “how work is done”
  • Define technology menus for our teams to set out clear direction on technologies we use, those we want to avoid and emerging areas for trial
  • Facilitate the definition of the technology operating model aligned with the business direction and requirements
  • Track emerging technologies to share how these might support our business growth opportunities
  • Close collaboration with our Product teams to understand how technology can enable better outcomes

Global technology governance

  • Ensure that International initiatives are aligned with Group-wide strategic initiatives and their goals and outcomes
  • Represent International at Group-wide Design Council

International technology governance

  • Lead the International architecture steering group for implementing the Product system process for reviewing initiatives against outcomes aligned to our target state architecture
  • Create architecture team documents, templates and standards for division
  • Member of Technical Risk committee to work alongside our technical leaders to support strategies for mitigation

Business growth opportunities / M&A

  • Support the Corporate development team with technical due diligence on potential company acquisitions, creating a framework and assessment guides to facilitate the process
  • Lead company acquisition integration programmes to develop and implement day 1 and support the defining the target operating model state
  • Support the business strategy for market entry with technical approach for license, site, brand capabilities

Talent focused

  • Lead a highly skilled team with a range of different skills across multiple countries and time zones
  • Attract, develop and retain the best, most diverse talent that work together as a team to achieve our common outcomes

What’s in it for you?

The salary for this job is based on experience, so whilst we are not able to go into detail at this stage, we can say that we offer great salary packages and a discretionary annual performance bonus.

We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). If you have a baby whilst you work for us, we will give you 1000 GBP as congratulations.

In addition to that, we provide the opportunity for a discounted gym membership.

Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support in terms of developing your skills and helping you progress your career.

What happens next?

We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, then we’ll invite you to a phone interview and if that goes well we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview.

The Company

PokerStars is part of Flutter Entertainment Plc, a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider headquartered in Dublin and part of the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange. Flutter brings together exceptional brands, products and businesses and a diverse global presence in a safe, responsible and ultimately sustainable way.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We do not discriminate on any protected characteristic as defined by applicable law.

We will look to provide reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process. If you need assistance, please contact: talent@starsgroup.com

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