Product Owner IT Infrustructure & Services

Genius Sports
United Kingdom
45,000 - 70,000
11 Nov 2017
17 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Headquartered in London and with a presence in more than 15 locationsworldwide, Genius Sports is recognised as one of the fastest growingsports technology companies in the world. We are a global leader inproviding innovative and data-driven solutions to sports, media andregulated betting markets. We are always on the lookout for passionate,energetic and talented people to join our rapidly expanding team. Lifeat Genius Sports is never dull. As a Product Owner, you will be responsible for ensuring that workundertaken by the Group IT Operations team is delivered efficiently andwith full visibility to the team and to other stakeholders. Yourexcellent communication skills will ensure that work is correctlyspecified, prioritised and undertaken in a quality-driven, highlycollaborative manner. You will work closely with other Product Owners,technical teams, and other stakeholders to manage and drive keyinitiatives through to completion. You will understand the commercial strategies of the Group and itsconstituent businesses, and how technical projects contribute to them.You will bridge the communication gap by both communicating thisstrategy to technologists and by presenting complex technical risks andopportunities in clear, actionable forms (from lists to infographics) tocommercial and operational stakeholders, allowing both groups to makewell informed decisions. Main responsibilities: Actively promote Agile working practices and help the team transitionfrom their current processes Support the technical Team Leads in promoting a culture of ownership,responsibility, and quality Take ownership of the Groups IT Infrastructure and IT Servicesroadmaps and promote a pragmatic delivery strategy focusing on earlydelivery of value Facilitate communication between all stakeholders to ensure that workis prioritised appropriately to meet business objectives, managing the(sometimes competing) priorities of three separate companies all judgedon their revenue and EBITDA performance Work with technical and non-technical stakeholders and the team tospecify epics and stories with sufficient discussion and acceptancecriteria to ensure successful delivery Organise work estimates at various levels of granularity to setdelivery expectations appropriately and allow informed prioritisation Prioritise issues and business as usual work alongside project deliverables Update stakeholders with timely progress reports, highlightingsuccesses and delivery risks (and mitigation strategies identified) Work with the teams to continuously improve delivery practices Required Skills: At least five years of Product Ownership, Project Management orsimilar role in an Agile environment, with a proven track record ofsuccessful project delivery A technical education/background, within IT Operations, softwaredevelopment, quality or a related technical discipline, sufficient toallow you to quickly familiarise yourself with the terminology andpractices of the team Commercial experience with Scrum and/or Kanban Agile softwaredelivery methodologies Very strong customer service, communication and organisational skills Desirable Skills: Experience of working with multiple stakeholders in multiplegeographic locations, across multiple time zones Experience with the introduction of Agile processes into technical teams - provided by Dice AGILE, KANBAN, PROJECT MANAGEMENT, SCRUM