Agile Delivery Lead

Job Type:
Sofia, Bulgaria

The role: Agile Delivery Lead

We are looking for an Agile Delivery Lead to join our busy and dynamic team based in our Bulgaria service office.

Why we need you: -

The Stars Group is looking for a passionate and innovative Agile Delivery Lead who is keen to lead projects for innovative web-based products used by millions of players.

You will become part of the Global Sports & Trading Platform tribe where you will support the delivery process. Come and join a new team to deliver exciting new products featuring rock-solid stability, high-velocity code-shipping, and ground-breaking innovation. We’re lean, we’re agile, and you’re in good company: you’ll be standing on the shoulders of the giants who created the most popular apps and products of their kind.

You’ll work on the most critical, strategic projects at the heart of the world’s largest public online gaming business, with funding and opportunities to match our huge ambition. You will be given the opportunity to work on greenfield development projects with the best product and technology professionals to ensure the successful delivery of products used by millions around the world. You’ll be part of the award-winning Sky Betting & Gaming and Stars Group tech family, learning new skills and developing yourself in new ways.

You will report into Agile Delivery Manager, as Agile Delivery Lead you will work with a number of our in- house squads to facilitate the delivery of high- quality customer-focused services using Lean and Agile methods. You will be a conduit for internal and external (cross-tribe) communication, bringing people and teams together to best solve current issues as well as having responsibility for the co-ordination, management, and delivery of projects assigned to you.

You will build a partnership with each squad by promoting a collaborative approach based on Agile values and principles. You will be a process mentor to the squad’s use of the suitable delivery methodology and will support them in the removal of impediments and blockers. You will build relationships with key stakeholders in the business and work with the Product Managers to help facilitate the prioritization of work from a technical and product roadmap perspective.

You will be an exceptional leader and role model within your team, demonstrating a strong delivery ethic using Agile values and principles through your thinking, processes, and actions. You will facilitate the delivery of high-quality software regularly, repeatedly and predictably using a metric-driven approach to continuous improvement.

As an Agile Delivery Lead, you are passionate about communication, group dynamics and coaching and you are not afraid to raise issues and drive change to remove impediments from your team. You’ll be working with a very talented team of product, commercial and marketing specialists who love what they do – and we expect no less from you.

You should have an insatiable appetite for learning new things and improving existing ones. If you’re the right one for us, you pay attention to details and take great pride in your work.

Who are we looking for: -

You understand and apply agile and waterfall delivery techniques.

You easily recognise when something does not work and encourage a mindset of experimentation. You are adaptable and reflect when measuring and evaluating outcomes.

You have experience and deep knowledge over SDLC.

You are good at managing stakeholders’ expectations, be flexible and proactively communicate. You can clearly present and convey business problems and make recommendations. You have experience facilitating difficult discussions within the team or with diverse, senior stakeholders.

You have been responsible for the delivery flow of a team, managing the pace and tempo. You can actively address internal and external risks, issues and dependencies including where ownership exists outside the team. You can produce and interpret delivery metrics.

You can identify and challenge organisational processes. You add value and coach the organisation to inspect and adapt processes. You can guide teams through the implementation of a new process.

You have experience using data to inform planning and to provide delivery confidence. You can remove blockers and impediments that affect the plan. You ensure teams plan appropriately for their own capacity.

And most important you are aware of the importance of team dynamics, collaboration and empowering delivery teams. You also understand the importance of regular feedback.

As the ideal candidate, you will have: -

Any technical knowledge related to Amazon AWS, VMWare ESXi, automatic configuration management, CI/CD will be considered as big advantage.

Any knowledge or experience in the online gaming industry will be an advantage.

What’s in it for you?

The salary for this job is based on experience, so whilst we are not able to go into detail at this stage, we can say that we offer great salary packages and also like to throw in a discretionary annual performance bonus. In addition, we provide advice and financial relocation assistance to those moving to Bulgaria.

We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). In addition, you are entitled to a personal allowance interest which encourages our employees to upskill themselves or pursue a hobby. A baby bounty is offered to our employees as well, granting 1000 BGN upon the birth of a child.

Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support in terms of developing your skills and helping you progress your career. In the office there is always free fresh fruit, snacks and drinks. In addition, we contribute a certain amount to the transportation and lunch expenses of our employees.

Our employees can always enrol to our sports program, and in terms of relaxation we have a playroom, including a PlayStation and a pool table. Our social team organise great events; including our sensational summer and Christmas parties.

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

The Stars Group is the ultimate owner of industry leading gaming brands such as PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, and the PokerStars Live brands, and through its ownership of Sky Betting & Gaming, a mobile-led leading online gaming operator, licenses the Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo and Sky Poker online gaming brands. Collectively, these and other brands of The Stars Group have millions of registered customers globally, forming one of the world’s largest publicly listed online gaming companies.  This role is in the Group’s Bulgaria service office in the Sports Development department.