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Senior Product Owner

11987 Bulgaria, Sofia Business Support Permanent

The role:

We are looking for a Senior Product Owner with a backend profile to join our Sports team in Sofia, Bulgaria. 

Are you our next star player?

We are building a brand-new sportsbook product that will take the best shared components from the Flutter Group, with a new bespoke UI presentation tier tailored to our customer needs. We are looking for somebody with a background in the sports betting domain ideally to own the product backlog and coordinate the sportsbook backend requirements working along with our in-house Agile development and delivery teams. It’s your chance to build new products that will ultimately be used by millions around the world, working with the best product and technology professionals, while learning new skills and developing yourself with a new challenge. 

As a Senior Product Owner you will help to articulate and document the needs of the business for an in-house multi license, multi-brand Sportsbook product. You’ll work in a highly collaborative, fast paced & delivery focused team, in scaled Agile development environment. 

This role follows a hybrid approach to working, allowing you to combine working from home with working in our modern offices. We will kit you out to work from home but know that working as a team is what makes us great and spending quality time together is essential for keeping us mission-aligned.

What you will do 

In line with the overall product strategy, oversee sportsbook product creation working closely with technical peers, BAs and delivery squads you will: 

• Be the technical product owner for our underlying platforms, products and services, focussing on the real technical aspects of these 
• Work closely with our compliance team to enforce country specific regulations related to the specific markets to our existing betting platform
• Translate the overall product vision into a coherent product requirements to deliver incremental functional and non-functional value
• Apply the Agile principles within your squad and be part of the SCRUM ceremonies
• Manage and prioritise the Sprint backlog working along with our delivery managers, project managers and SCRUM masters
• Define requirements in Epics and User stories
• Regularly provide demos to our key stakeholders
• Work closely with the product management team to ensure we maximise the return on our technology investment, aligning your backlog with our mission critical OKRs
• Identify & understand both the customer & business change which will be critical as part of rollout of product features 
• Be the subject matter expert for a large, mature and complex sportsbook back-end platform; join the dots between squads to ensure a coordinated approach  
• Be a role model and an amazing colleague demonstrating an analytical, experimental approach to solving problems and investigating opportunities 

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for an individual with significant technical experience and product behaviours to own the sports backend platform functionalities, be the decision maker and evolve according to a customer focused product vision. 

Key skills and experience include: 

• Sports betting domain knowledge would be very desirable 
• Excellent communication skills  
• Confidence to both persuade and challenge internal and 2nd party teams  
• Can effectively present options and recommendations to stakeholders
• Ability to own the big picture, whilst knowing what and how to successfully delegate
• Naturally collaborative, and with a desire to create highly successful teams rather than just a highly successful individual 
• Work proactively to resolve issues and mitigate risks 
• Ability to focus on multiple tasks and be able to work in a fast-paced environment

What’s in it for you? 

Our experience-based salaries are competitive.  
Your package will include: 

• Discretionary annual performance bonus  
• 25 days annual leave 
• Health and Dental Insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address)
• Personal life insurance and disability coverage  
• A personal interest allowance to let you learn something new or pursue a hobby 
• External learning support of up to £2,000 or equivalent in local currency, dedicated 4 learning “Power Hours” every month during office time, full access to the Udemy and Mindtools platforms, in-house leadership program and many other training opportunities for developing your skills and progressing your career
• Looking to extend your family? You will receive a cash gift of 1,000 BGN for your new addition whilst working for us 
• A sports’ card membership valid across the country 
• In-house yoga and gymnastic classes, as well as dances 
• Discounts as a compliment form us among different services 
• Monthly lunch and travel allowance
• Free snacks, fruits and drinks in the office

About the Group

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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We will aim to respond to you as soon as possible. If you’re the right fit for our Senior Product Owner role, you will be invited to a phone/zoom interview.

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