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Product Owner - PokerStars

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This position involves working with and being part of a cross-skilled Web, Android and iOS development teams and will have regular contact with teams looking after the PokerStars Casino website and application along with the related products & tools. Together with the dev team you will build a compelling experience for Casino players and deliver market leading capabilities that ensure scalability of the brand across multiple licences.

What will you do:

  • Understand product/commercial needs and how these are translated into functional and technical requirements;

  • Lead requirements gathering effort based on stakeholders' input;

  • Be accountable for the timely availability and accuracy of requirements for projects, ensuring the engineering teams can develop software as efficiently as possible. From time to time will be expected to provide requirements for multiple projects synchronously;

  • Be responsible for writing user stories with acceptance criteria, grooming and prioritizing backlogs, producing release plans and communications, running show and tells and tracking benefits realization;

  • Attend all scrum/relevant ceremonies;

  • Perform change management through product backlogs as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements;

  • Consistently communicate with stakeholders and keeps them informed of the status of requirements development;

  • Understand and balance commercial needs against technical requirements and capabilities;

  • Understand the dependencies between technology components and how they combine to deliver solutions to the end consumer and to the business

  • Manage cross-team product dependencies;

  • Have a detailed understanding of the portfolio, project & feature delivery processes;

  • Support and provide input into user research executed by the Product Design team;

  • Define operational readiness processes for new releases and provides product training to stakeholders;

  • Ensure that all solutions meet company-wide, ‘hygiene' requirements in terms of non-functional performance, security, compliance, social responsibility;

  • Where appropriate, co-ordinate with 3rd party content and technology providers to ensure timely and quality delivery/integration of external product features as specified;

Desired Experience & Qualifications:

  • A Bachelors or Master's degree in a business or technology discipline;

  • At least 2 years' experience in a similar discipline;

  • Experience in influencing working practice change across analysis and development departments;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;

  • Knowledge of techniques for requirements elicitation and specification;

  • Ability to relate to both business and I.T. specialists;

  • Superb attention to detail;

  • Experience working in a multi-product environment;

  • Knowledge of the online Gambling Casino business is a plus;

  • Experience with integrating 3rd party feed providers;

  • Experience in working across multiple delivery methodologies – Agile, Lean, KanBan, Waterfall, DevOps;

What you can expect:

  • An open and collaborative team who value and respect each other and that delivers quality products;

  • An autonomous environment where you are empowered to make decisions;

  • 25 days of annual leave

  • Share save scheme

  • ”Flexible Benefits” of your choice

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

  • Thousands of courses online through ‘Udemy'

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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