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Head of Technology - Sportsbook Platforms

  • Primary Location:
    Clonskeagh Office, Hammersmith Office, Leeds, Porto
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent
  • Employment Basis:
    Full-Time
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Up to 30 days of Annual Leave

FlexAppeal

Internal International Opportunities

Health insurance

Mobile allowance

Choose your Operating System

Learning and Development

Fully provisioned kitchen

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The Role

As the Head of Technology for Sportsbook Platforms you will report to the Flutter UKI Director of Sports Platforms.

You will lead one of the Sports Platforms Tribes, Sportsbook Platforms, and you will work closely with the other Heads of Tribes of this department.

You will lead all this Tribe delivery teams and you will be the ultimate responsible for the throughput of their delivery as well as for assuring the right performance and stability of all the components, systems, and platforms owned by this organization.

This role will require the leadership of cross program deliverables and as such will require travel to other Flutter UKI tech offices.

Accountabilities:

  • Delivery
    • Support the different Flutter UKI Brands roadmap needs, but always following the best sharing, efficiency, and reusability principles   

 

  • Efficiently adjust and plan the allocation of the Sportsbook Platforms delivery teams to meet this Tribe multiple stakeholders needs

 

  • Identify and mitigate or resolve any delivery bottlenecks.

 

  • Engage with colleagues inside and outside Technology to ensure that complex and cross-functional initiatives are delivered, and dependencies are managed

 

  • Stakeholder Management
    • To partner with the other Sports Platforms Head of Tribes in the definition of the Sports Platforms' communication, strategy, and success metrics.

 

  • Build strong relationships with key Flutter UKI division stakeholders from across our Commercial, Product and Technology teams

 

  • Build relationships with key other key stakeholders outside Flutter UKI, namely, with all the other Divisions, including Flutter Group, that have adopted the Global Betting Platform.

 

  • Manage a significant budget (in terms of finance & people) and it will be expected to find the best synergies and optimize efficiency of your teams

 

  • People
    • Attract the best talent into the tribe

 

  • Assure that our talent is continuously developed, motivated, and engaged, ensuring that high performers are continuously challenged and provided with new opportunities, and poor performers are managed up or out

 

  • Responsible for championing every success from the Tribe.

 

  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement within the Technology teams and evolve our agile/scrum delivery processes

 

  • Stability and performance
    • Assure the right performance and stability of all the components and systems one by Tribe.

 

  • Take operational accountability for their products, ensuring high levels of uptime and rapid resolution of customer-facing issues, ensuring the right level of support to meet our business needs

 

Competencies:

  • Delivery excellence: Possesses the ability to manage change and minimise complexity. Focus on continuous improvement and stakeholder management to ensure that the squad operates effectively. Is resilient and confident under pressure, handles and manages crisis effectively.

 

  • Leadership: A natural leader of people as well as a strong team player with a collaborative style; a proven track record building and effectively delivering through teams.

 

  • Stakeholder management: Strong communicator with a logical, structured, clear, credible, and mature style. Capable of engaging non-technical audiences of different levels.

 

  • Collaborative: Works collaboratively and in partnership with our stakeholders on shared goals. Consistently seeks out and facilitates the sharing of others' ideas and perspectives and positively impacts the achievement of desired outcomes.

 

  • Adaptable: Understands other perspectives and is not hesitant to adapt approach to achieve a successful outcome. Mostly effective in managing change through applying insights from others and lessons learned from others

 

  • Resilient: Creates a climate where people are curious, resilient, determined, learn, and adapt; handles and manages crises effectively; anticipates and shows the way forward during setbacks; builds energy in others to stick with it/to stay on track/push through

 

  • Talent Focused: Demonstrates a strong commitment to the development of talent at Flutter UKI; recommends and supports development activities in preparation for future roles; invests time to coach and mentor others; builds and proactively manages development to ensure a pipeline of talent is in place; identifies and takes proactive steps to resolve current and future gaps in Flutter UKI's talent pool and succession plan; is a talent magnet, capable of identifying, attracting, selecting and developing top talent including and not shying away from  talent that goes beyond their own capabilities; finds and attracts diverse talent who have the critical capabilities needed by the organisation; works to create an organisation that is an attractive place to work.

 
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Avenida de Camilo 96, Porto, Portugal, 4300-492
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This is who we are

Blip is a Tech and Innovation Hub with a strong knowledge in software development, mobile apps, web platforms and retail applications for betting and gaming. We are part of Flutter Entertainment – one of the World´s Largest Groups in the bookmaking industry, with an annual revenue of around 5 billion euros. The Code we develop, powering brands such as PaddyPower, Betfair and Fanduel, is used by around 14 million people in more than 100 countries and we are in the API Billionaire Club alongside players such as Google, Facebook and Twitter.

The Missing Piece

At Blip people always come first, that’s why we believe we can complement each other. You are our missing piece to be a better company, to build a better business for everybody, including ourselves.On the other hand, we are your missing piece, giving you the flexibility, work life balance and the tech challenge you´re lacking.
It all starts here!

This is your Challenge

  • Delivering product at scale for around 14 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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