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Product Owner - Sportsbet

  • Cluj, Romania
  • Full time 40 hours
  • Permanent
  • Betfair Romania Development

The role:

The Product Owner is a key role within the Platform area, who's role is to deliver game-changing improvements for our business. Your focus will be on the Accounts & Wallets domain and will work with key business stakeholders, technical teams, external technology partners and all groups within the Technology organisation to define, evolve and support software and system components within Sportsbet's overall infrastructure.

You maintain a strong partnership with Platform peers and colleagues, collaborating on strategic solutions and translating into technical solutions to enable the Group companies to obtain competitive advantage.


Business Analysis:

  • Understand the core business drivers, both short and long term to provide a consulting role in Project, Solution & Roadmap conversations with stakeholders.

  • Be the interface between stakeholders across both business and technology, bringing sufficient domain and technical expertise to act as a trusted partner.

  • Work with the Tech Lead and Lead Engineers for project delivery, clearly and transparently keeping stakeholders informed and in the loop

  • Contribute to Roadmap, including forecasting & planning

  • Efficiently work towards moving a project from ideation to delivery by producing the rights artifacts, manage the product backlogs

  • Support Delivery & Release Planning by bringing a Customer and Commercial focus

  • Deliver business process enhancements

  • Work with Product Managers and Business Analysts globally to understand the bigger picture, contribute to technical discussions (e.g. scalability, architecture) and understand the benefits and drawbacks of different technical solutions

  • Actively seeks architectural input when decisions influence requirements and helps weight decisions with stakeholders in order to ensure the best possible outcome.

  • Able to negotiate and reconcile conflicting priorities among various stakeholders.


  • Elicit and analyse high level requirements from stakeholders using a variety of techniques and break them down into playable user stories for one or two delivery teams.

  • Analyse business processes to uncover opportunities for improvement and facilitate teams to realise these benefits.

  • Maintain a high level of requirements quality and relevant documentation.

  • Use data and processes during analysis to clarify and validate requirements.

  • Define acceptance criteria and monitor user experience.

  • Define success metrics and ensure that these are captured, reviewed and appropriate action is taken where these deviate from expected.

  • Use domain expertise to enunciate business requirements in a clear way that uplifts domain knowledge of the delivery teams.

  • Assess organisational change impact and assist technical and non-technical teams with planning to project change activities.


  • Able to design, implement and govern appropriate backlog management structures for a project or team.

  • Plays a leadership role is setting standards for agile principles & practise across teams

  • Play a facilitator role managing workshops and agile ceremonies, as required

  • Able to lead technical and non-technical teams through the breakdown of large/complex pieces of work into items for prioritisation and delivery.

  • Building better business processes within project scope through strategic thinking.

Stakeholder Relationships:

  • Proactively manage multiple stakeholder relationships

  • Understand that communication is key to success, building and managing key communication mechanisms

  • Be a partner to technical and non-technical teams to promote business change.


Technical Competencies:

  • Business Analysis:

    • Customer & commercial outcome focused

    • Prioritisation of backlogs and roadmaps

    • Backlog management

  • Analysis Techniques:

    • Business Rules

    • Decision Analysis and Modelling

    • Workshops

    • Non-Functional Requirements Analysis

    • Process Analysis and Modelling

    • Stakeholder Analysis

    • Use Cases / Use Case Models

    • User Stories

  • Participating in debugging to help users and stakeholders understand issues.

  • End user support and issue triage as part of project launch.

  • Good technical knowledge to understand the right tools and techniques for each activity.

  • A clear understanding of systems analysis, component-based system design and modern software development principles.

  • Understanding of the full application development lifecycle and supporting methodologies.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, drives for simplicity and clarity, able to confidently present to and influence senior management

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, based on a data-driven approach.

  • Highly motivated and delivery focused thought leader.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact positively and constructively with internal stakeholders, partners and team members, including influencing and negotiation skills.

  • Ability to successfully manage multiple streams of work in a high-pressure environment.

  • Ability to pivot quickly and apply experience to a broad range of technical and non-technical problems.

  • Agile mindset with a focus on value driven iterative solutions.

  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and analytical thinking.

  • Low ego / team driven behaviours.

  • Desire to challenge the status quo.



  • Experience as Product Owner/ Business Analyst in an Agile environment


  • Knowledge of Accounts & Wallets systems



  • Certified in PO/BA capabilities or relevant industry experience.


  • Agile certification or relevant industry experience

What can you expect:

  • 25 days of annual leave

  • Sharesave scheme

  • „Flexible Benefits” of your choice

  • Private health insurance (includes dental insurance and health assessments)

  • Free Parking

  • Thousands of courses online through ‘Udemy'

  • Working-from-home options

Ways of working:
​Flexible working is our way of working! We're a diverse workforce and therefore a 'one size fits all' approach isn't necessarily best. Whatever your personal needs may be, let's have a chat and see how we can accommodate them;

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only the suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview.

By submitting your application online, you agree that: your details will be used to progress your application for employment. If your application is successful, your details will be used to administer your personnel record. If your application is unsuccessful, we will retain your details for a period no longer than two years, in order to consider you for prospective role within the company.

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