Technical Product Owner

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Leeds or Krakow



Job description

We're looking for a Technical Product Owner to play a key role within our Platform Team. You’ll be part shepherd, part evangelist and will support this newly formed team to push William Hill’s offering to the next level. The teams technologies include an increasing set of Amazon Web Services (MSK, EKS, S3, RDS PostgreSQL, Elasticache Redis, etc) Cassandra, Istio, Terraform, Docker, HelmFile, Gitlab CI/CD to name but a few.


About us

Working with us you’ll be at heart of the technological revolution of one the world’s most trusted betting and gaming companies. We deal with projects ranging from widgets, desktop or mobile casinos and betting sites… just to name a few. We process 500 online Sportsbook bets per second each Saturday, that’s the same as orders processed by Amazon UK, on its busiest day of the year. We deal with more than 20 million users and 160 terabytes of data daily. Impressed? You can be sure there are many more exciting projects waiting for you.

Your role in the team


Developing a clear understanding of our strategy and objectives, you’ll work closely with the Platform Team and wider functions of William Hill to understand and translate their requirements. You will identify and harness our current strengths and technical capabilities and support the development of new, cutting edge solutions for the future.


You'll help define, manage and execute the Roadmap and identify development priorities, opportunities and risks. Working closely with your internal customers, you'll understand their requirements and translate these into development requirements - always seeking to identify opportunities and make improvements to processes.

Building strong and collaborative relationships across the business will enable you to capture requirements, develop solutions and enhancements and ensure the delivery of our new platform is aligned and effectively communicated and implemented.

As a Technical Product Owner, you'll proactively communicate progress, decisions and achievements against KPIs, impediments and risks. You'll review, approve or reject outputs from sprint deliveries against the acceptance criteria and work with development teams to address questions and concerns raised.  


Skills Needed


We want you to have the perfect blend of technical skills and the ability to build strong and sustainable relationships across our business.  You will have a track record of working in a technical role combined with a good understanding of or experience of product ownership.


Ideally, you'll have experience of cloud-based software platforms and how they can be utilised to accelerate your

product development and how that affects scale, time to market and product delivery. You'll have a deep interest in new and emerging tech and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, which is always advancing and pushing the boundaries of technology.


With a forward thinking and innovative approach, you can bring insight, translate and communicate complex requirements and deliver on an international scale. You have an analytical mind that can take strategic concepts and break them down into logical technical steps. You understand the evolution of data and can build on our ongoing platforms, data pipelines, and API integrations.


You'll be motivated and enthusiastic and have the vision to add real value to our business and your internal customers. If you're always striving to go one better, have a natural curiosity and love to ask questions to understand and learn, this role offers an opportunity for you to further develop a deep understanding and real expertise in platforms. You'll need a good understanding of the tech lifecycle and development processes and experience of working with platform technology would make you stand out.


Having an agile mindset, you'll have a track record of decisiveness in the face of many good choices. You'll be able to demonstrate that you have organised teams to develop solutions together and can work effectively and inclusively with a range of people.  You'll be used to negotiating with and managing stakeholders to positively influence outcomes and get the best results.  This will be achieved with strong communication skills and the confidence to be courageous, challenge the status quo and make the right decisions for our business even when it’s a tough call!


We want you to have a good understanding of the Product Lifecycle - you'll understand prioritisation and validation techniques and be able to demonstrate a history of implementing changes. You'll be able to use insights and knowledge in a structured way to identify options, make recommendations, robust decisions and resolve problems. 


Exceptionally organised, you can alternate between the detail and the big picture - knowing when to focus on documenting, planning and prioritising and when to take a step back to ensure we are achieving our vision and goals as part of the wider business.



What we offer


We take the safety and wellbeing of our employees seriously, especially at this challenging time. We have put in place robust Covid19 measures and are supporting our new employees with a smooth onboarding and training programme and making you feel welcome and part of our team.


Once we are able to welcome our colleagues back to the office, you will be able to work flexibly between the office and home.


We’ll welcome you on-board with 25 days holiday (not to mention 8 bank holidays and an extra day for your birthday), a rewarding bonus scheme, healthcare, an attractive pension package, healthy gym discounts and a staff benefits scheme. Plus, our season ticket loan and handy Metro Card loan will save you money getting to work and getting around town. And if you see the journey to work as part of your fitness regime, you’ll just love our Cycle to Work scheme.



William Hill in Leeds


Right in the middle of the creative heart of the UK sit both of our Leeds offices. Leeds itself is a buzzy, busy place to work and live. A hub for tech, digital and gaming companies – there’s also five universities right on our doorstep. And away from work, we’re in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and of course have got a competitive sports scene with Leeds United and Yorkshire Cricket and Rugby just up the road in Headingly.



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