Technical Product Owner

12245 Canada, Greater Toronto Area IT Permanent

We are looking for a Technical Product Owner to join our StarsWeb team in our Richmond Hill office. The Product Owner will help us drive innovation into delivery of a bleeding edge web framework. This role will combine your passion for using technology, with your relentless energy to continuously improve both you and the ecosystem around you!

This role sits at the very heart of our WEB Products & Technology team, owning and helping define the vision for the WEB framework and its delivery against the long-term business wide objectives and goals.

Responsible for the definition of the product and ensuring that there is clear value for what is being delivered paired with a common understanding of the success criteria/goals, collaborating and interacting with multi-disciplined development teams (both locally and remotely). This is a chance to work on greenfield developments where you’ll help build and own a Web platform that will ultimately be used by millions around the world and there will be a need for end-to-end management of specific product features and services to deliver first class experiences, strong engagement and revenues.

You will be helping to build an internal culture where other development teams serve as a customer. You will need to integrate customers’ data, performance insights, non-performance KPIs, research and market analysis leading to product requirements with one goal: improving our end users’ happiness.

Why we need you

  • We are seeking someone who can build, own and execute against the technical road-map, manage the long-term vision and strategy, prioritizing development to ensure we improve the return on our technology investment.
  • Act as Incident Manager for the product, working with business partners, Technical Operations and Release management to triage and prioritize incidents and bugs for product backlog injection and rapid resolution.
  • Engage with Platform, Poker, Casino, Sports, mobile and desktop teams to ensure that the product provides the necessary capabilities and capacities to support business product work and desired outcomes
  • Work with Web delivery teams and business unit product teams to plan, prioritize, manage and deliver projects from the company portfolio focused product road-map. Manage the planned release program for web framework delivery and ensuring alignment of initiatives across teams.
  • Ensure that both Security and Performance are planned in functional scope and baked into the product development process. Liaise with Application security teams to identify and resolve vulnerabilities and ensure that product performance is within agreed service levels.
  • Develop, scope and define the backlog items (epic/features/user stories) using Gherkin format that guide the goals for the Agile software development team, and participate in all team ceremonies.
  • Assess value, develop cases, and prioritize epics, stories and themes to ensure work focuses on those with a maximum value that are aligned with product strategy working with others as necessary.
  • Define, monitor and react to KPIs and use data for assessing value and implementing each new framework capability using varying methods to translate into user stories with specific, measurable, attainable and testable acceptance criteria.

Who you are:

The successful candidate will have technical curiosity and expertise including experience working with Web and API based products. It’s also important to understand modern Web based system architectures, including:

  • Single Page JavaScript Applications
  • AWS integration
  • Containerized Application Delivery
  • Be someone who is comfortable writing features and user stories in Gherkin syntax in a way that allows the team to contribute to the “what”.
  • It’s essential to know lean / agile / Scrum development methodology and management of JIT decisions to system level questions and defect triage
  • Exposure to Agile/Scrum toolset framework e.g. JIRA, Confluence, Mural, etc. 
  • Understanding of customer interactions and user journeys on transactional digital products and demonstrate a desire to continually improving our customer experience
  • Experienced in using data and analytics tools for reaching data driven decisions to prioritize the roadmap.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience and an ability to simplify complex problems, processes, system interactions or projects into component parts and be able to explore and evaluate them systematically
  • Experienced with: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Monitoring, Pairing are all useful. As would working within a SRE environment.

What’s in it for you?

Our experience-based salaries are competitive. Plus, there’s a discretionary annual performance bonus.

Your package will include:

  • Discretionary annual performance bonus
  • Starting from 20 days paid annual leave increasing with service
  • Full software & hardware equipment will be provided alongside a one off home office allowance to allow you to work from home under our hybrid model
  • Health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address)
  • Personal life insurance and income protection
  • The option to join our company pension scheme
  • A personal interest allowance to let you learn something new or pursue a hobby
  • In-house training and development to develop your skills, progressing your career, including full access to the Udemy platform and the mindfulness and meditation application Headspace
  • Looking to extend your family? You will receive a cash gift of $1,900 for your new addition whilst working for us
  • Discounts on local gyms, restaurants and events
  • Free snacks and catered lunch.

What happens next?
If you’re what we’re looking for, next up will be a Zoom interview.

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.

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