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Product Owner

  • Primary Location:
    Hammersmith Office
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent
  • Employment Basis:
    Full-Time
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Flexible Working

(when applicable)

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Exchange Platform Tribe: Product Owner - London based with a hybrid approach to working from home and the office

Company Overview:

We're an international FTSE 100 sports betting and gaming operator, with a range of leading global brands that bring excitement to life for five million customers worldwide.

Department Overview:

The Betfair Exchange is a complex and exciting technological product. Always pushing the boundaries of performance while demanding maximum stability and maintainability. The team are responsible for the delivery of exciting new products and maintenance of existing ones across the Betfair Exchange.

What Are The Benefits?

  • Onboarding Programme from Day 1
  • Mentoring and Career Development Framework
  • £1,000 yearly Self Development Fund and 10% of time allocation on Learning and Innovation
  • Uncapped Holiday and Flexible Working
  • Many other benefits

What Is The Purpose Of The Role?

We are looking for an exceptional Product Owner to work as part of an agile delivery team to deliver game-changing improvements for Paddy Power Betfair's customers and business. Reporting to the Exchange Senior Product Delivery Manager and working closely with the Commercial Product Management and Technology teams, the Product Owner will be responsible for the delivery of products and service initiatives which enable the offering of industry leading customer propositions for our Exchange business.

What Are The Key Responsibilities?

  • Understands product/commercial needs and how these are translated into functional and technical requirements
  • Leads requirements gathering effort based on stakeholders input
  • Is 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
  • Is 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
  • Attends all scrum/relevant ceremonies
  • Performs change management through product backlogs as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
  • Consistently communicates with stakeholders and keeps them informed of the status of requirements development
  • Understands and balances commercial needs against technical requirements and capabilities
  • Understands the dependencies between technology components and how they combine to deliver solutions to the end consumer and to the business
  • Manages cross-team dependencies
  • Provides mentoring and induction to other product owners
  • Expected to have a detailed understanding of the portfolio, project & feature delivery processes
  • Is expected to be a subject matter expert in their domain and have a solid understanding of company organisation and performance
  • Defines operational readiness processes for new releases and provides product training to stakeholders
  • Ensures that all solutions meet company-wide, 'hygiene' requirements in terms of non-functional performance, security, compliance, social responsibility

Behavioural Competencies

  • Drives Results – Drives for results and is action oriented in approach. You pursue work with energy and drive
  • Customer focus – Build and delivers solutions that meet customer expectations
  • Communicates credibly and effectively across a range of channels and audiences
  • Being Resilient – Is resilient and confident under pressure and maintains a positive attitude despite adversity
  • Collaborates - Works cooperatively and partners with others across the organisation to get work done

Technical Competencies

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • 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
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Experience in working in a delivery methodology – e.g. Agile, Lean, KanBan, Waterfall, DevOps 

Education, Qualifications & Experience

  • A Bachelors or Masters degree in a business or technology discipline
  • At least  years' experience in a similar discipline
  • Experience in influencing working practice change across analysis and development departments
  • Experience working in a multi-product environment would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of the Sports betting business would be advantageous
  • Knowledge and experience of the SCRUM methodology would be advantageous

If you have the above skills and experience click apply now, alternately send an email to john.stead@ppb.com - Thanks.


 

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Location
Hammersmith Office
Winslow Road, Wandsworth, London, Greater London, United Kingdom, SW11 1TN
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This is who we are

Paddy Power Betfair is an international sports betting and gaming operator, with a market-leading presence in the UK and Ireland, as well as a range of operations across Europe including Romania, Portugal and Malta.

We are online-led, mobile-led and sports-led: and our proprietary technology, unique products and innovative marketing all combine to offer a superb experience to our five million customers worldwide.

Our spirit, talent and ambition has taken us into the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange and we now employ over 7,000 people in sixteen locations across the globe; from Dublin to Los Angeles, and London to Melbourne. Our culture rewards innovation, teamwork and we like to stay fast-moving in a dynamic industry.

On a larger scale

We are part of Flutter Entertainment, a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider for over thirteen million customers worldwide.

Established in 2019, Flutter merged with The Stars Group in 2020. As the parent company Flutter Entertainment now has a host of brands that sit under it including Paddy Power and Betfair (PPB), Sky Betting and Gaming, PokerStars, Full Tilt Timeform, oddchecker, Sporting Life, SportsBet, Bet Easy in Australia, FOX Bet, TVG and FanDuel in the US.

Across the globe, Flutter employs over 14,000 people across more than 40 offices and over 600 retail sites. We pride ourselves on being a responsible operator, committed to making a positive contribution to the communities we operate within.

This is your Challenge

  • Delivering product at scale for over 5 million customers, 99,9% of transactions in less than a second
  • Our systems process more than 7 million transactions every day (more than all the European stock exchanges combined)
  • Deliver high transitional products, serving more than 2.5Bn calls a day
  • Diverse and up to date technical landscape to explore, leverage and innovate
  • The products you’ll develop will comply with ambitious uptime targets: less than 50 minutes downtime expected per year
  • Continuous Integration, Deployment and Testing
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