Poker Product Manager

Job Type:
Sofia, Bulgaria

The role:

We are looking for a Poker Product Manager to join our busy and dynamic team based in our Bulgaria service office.

Why we need you:

Do you love Poker?

We are giving you the chance to oversee and own projects for the Group including – adapting our clients to the requirements of new regulations, overseeing the launch of poker offerings in new licenses and developing a strategy for new games and features.

We’re looking for someone who shows true passion. Someone who’s looking to work in a product management role at a senior level and wants to work on shaping and changing our business for our players.

To give you an example of what your days will be like, you will be implementing elegant solutions to ensure the game runs smoothly for players. You will help avoid collisions for players on a daily basis; you will be taking ownership for improving the game. You will be looking for problems before they arise and fixing the gap/issue/event before it occurs. You will work with our compliance team on all new and existing licenses to ensure that we are fully compliant with market requirements.

Who are we looking for:

You`ll take ownership for complex projects in all phases – functionality requirements definition, stakeholder and executive presentations, UI/UX and graphics coordination, software development and others as needed. You`ll create and oversee specification documents to be provided to our software development teams to adapt our clients to the requirements of new regulations.

You`ll take on a management role within the Poker product team and provide support and mentorship to both the poker team and other teams on the needs for launching the poker offering in new licenses. You`ll take full responsibility for the final product that is delivered to players.

You`ll collaborate with the leadership team within the poker department to decide on strategic and implementation plans. You`ll oversee the implementation of innovative solutions to improve the player experience on PokerStars mobile, web and desktop poker clients. You`ll lead the efforts of the Poker team with other business units and senior executives to find world-class solutions to business needs. You`ll partner with the Poker Product team to establish short and long term strategies. You`ll research and implement future developmental opportunities for Poker Product through emerging ideas.

As the ideal candidate, you will have:-

You have extensive experience working in a product management role. You also have experience with different QA and Agile Project Management Methodologies.

Most of your project management experience includes highly complex product development projects. You have proven ability to craft innovative solutions and think creatively, ahead of the curve. You have extensive experience of implementing specifications and working with software development teams. You are deeply familiar with the PokerStars site and software. You are a passionate poker player; live and/or online. You have used Jira and Confluence.

Exceptional understanding of the needs of online poker players, advanced and recreational alike is a desirable skill. Of course, if you have experience with software packages for creating mock-ups, creating detailed flowcharts for complex systems or exposure to an environment that requires extensive troubleshooting will be also 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 pursuit 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 programe 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 Company

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 office in the Poker Product and Innovation department.