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Product Owner - PokerStars

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Questions: You want to work for a global market leader? You wonder if the Gambling industry is the right fit for you? You have always been attracted to software development? You feel strongly about the wellbeing of customers and their product journeys? You are intrigued what this role is about? Keep on reading!

What we do and who we are: PokerStars operates in regulated markets and over the years, regulatory controls, and the importance of having a safe and compliant environment in an ever-growing business segment has evolved dramatically. We are looking after Gambling Compliance for the PokerStars business. The Product Compliance and Safer Gambling (PC&SG) tribe covers the domain for Gambling Compliance within Platform Product, making sure that regulatory requirements and technical integrations across all our licensed jurisdictions are up to standards.

The Role: We are looking for an experienced Agile Product Owner to join our backend squad in the Cluj office. As PO you will take ownership of the backlog for several PC&SG products and services. You will set the one sprint to 6-month vision of your squad and work closely with Product Managers to bring the roadmap and vision to life.

This role follows a hybrid approach to working, and you will have individual conversations with your manager to find the best pattern for you both!

Our Motto: It was Michael Jordan who said: “Talent wins games but teamwork and intelligence wins championships”. This reflects the mindset of the PC&SG team, and as such spending quality time together is essential for keeping us mission aligned.

Why we need you:

As Product Owner you will act as the squad facing owner of the product backlog. You will work closely with squad members, taking ownership of the backlog and prioritisation.

You will manage the product development lifecycle, leading the effort for ideation, detailed requirements, development, testing, deployment, and post-deployment management.

We mostly do bespoke development to deliver our vision, but we also integrate with third parties and use off-the-shelf software. You will take responsibility for the success of your ideas and need to be competent in managing software development delivery across distributed teams.

If you want to take your product skills to the next level and spend some time in the dynamic world of Product Compliance & Safer Gambling in the world’s leading online gaming company, then this is the role for you!

We’re looking for someone who can:

  • Create an environment that supports the squad in aligning to reach their goals and deliver value to the business.

  • Translate ideas and high level deliverables into detailed product solutions for engineering to develop.

  • Take ownership in delivering great products reflected in the quality of your research to user stories to acceptance criteria, signing off on complete features for release, and triaging and prioritising bugs.

  • Measure the success of development, track user engagement, demonstrate net improvement and increase NPS.

  • Partner with PC&SG Product Managers for the longer vision horizon, contributing to the overall product vision and working in harmony to drive toward outcomes.

  • Work on multiple projects at once, employ strong time management skills to prioritise workload.

Your experience:

  • Experience as Product Analyst, Product Owner or Product Manager in agile software development environment

  • Experience in multi-channel digital environments (desktop / mobile / tablet)

  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail; ability to talk tech at any level from developer to Director

  • Proven ability in requirements engineering, gap analysis, business process mapping and analysis, building business cases, etc.

  • Very strong analytical abilities

  • A creative and analytical approach to problem solving

  • Ability to function as a self-starter with an emphasis on getting things done

An ideal candidate will have:

  • Solid understanding and experience of being part of a scrum team and writing themes, epics, user stories, user acceptance criteria, etc.

  • Understanding of backlog prioritisation for developer aiming for the most valuable product

  • Exposure to QA processes and testing.

  • Knowledge of iGaming industry or Tech Compliance is desirable but not essential.

  • Ownership of their work and be empowered to make smart decisions and actions when needed.

  • A win together mentality, ensuring that they are able speak up, be ready to challenge and support the team.

What you can 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'

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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