Technical Product Owner

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8326 Richmond Hill, Toronto, Canada IT Permanent

We are looking for a Technical Product Owner to join our team here at PokerStars, based out of our Toronto office.

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We are looking for a Technical Product Owner to help us drive innovation into delivery of Payments Platform. Expect to combine a passion for using technology, with a relentless energy to continuously improve both you and ecosystem around you!

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

The Technical Product Owner is 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 our Payments 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:

  • Drive to become a world-class payments platform, that enables technology delivery through robust, scalable architecture twinned with a crafted developer experience
  • Build, own and execute against the technical roadmap, 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 vital 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 roadmap
  • 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 the product strategy
  • Define, supervise 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 are we looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, management information systems or equivalent experience
  • 4+ years as a product owner and/or business systems analyst in a software development setting
  • 3+ years of experience working within an Agile structure (i.e. Scrum, Kanban)
  • Ability to translate ambiguous business requirements into actionable tasks
  • Technical curiosity and expertise including experience working with web/mobile based assets
  • Management of product backlogs and release plans in a CI/CD environment
  • Working proficiency with the Atlassian suite of products (i.e. JIRA, Confluence)
  • Understanding of customer interactions and user journeys on transactional digital products
  • Experience working across organizational boundaries on a local and global basis

Nice to haves:

  • Previous experience as a software developer
  • Online gaming experience
  • CBAP® (Certified Business Analysis Professional)
  • CSPO® (Certified Scrum Product Owner)
  • PSPO® (Professional Scrum Product Owner)

What’s in it for you?

The salary for this job is based on experience, so while 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 and your dependents plus you can join our company pension scheme.

Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support to develop your skills and support you in progressing your career.

We have on-site yoga a few times a week and lunch is on us. We also have fresh fruit, snacks and drinks in the office so you won’t go hungry.

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 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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