Agile Delivery Lead - International Tribe

Sky Betting and Gaming
11 Sep 2017
20 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
At Sky Betting & Gaming we don't have Teams we have Tribes. Each Tribe is made up of small, agile and autonomous squads who work collaboratively with a shared purpose. So whether you join our Bet Tribe, Early Careers Tribe or anything in between, you will work with a group of people with raw energy, natural talent, and the kind of spirit that helps us think big, act bold, and change the game. It all means that we've created the kind of workplace that wins awards such as a place on the prestigious list of Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For.

Who are we.

Working with our commercial teams in Rome and Munich, we're taking our brilliant online betting and gaming experiences to Italy, Germany and beyond by constantly reviewing our customer feedback, making product improvements and executing targeted marketing campaigns.

What you will do.

As an Agile Delivery Lead in International at Sky Betting and Gaming you will be focused on the successful delivery of quality products using the most effective Agile and Lean techniques. You will foster a continuous improvement culture and, through the use of data and being "in the work", the ability to "fail fast and cheaply" and learn from the experience.

You will also be responsible for empowering multiple squads and facilitating the delivery of high-quality products regularly, repeatedly and predictably through a focus on risk management, technical excellence, business value and the needs of the customer.

The Challenges

Lead on the delivery of shippable increments in an online commercial environment.

Take a data driven and experimental approach to solving problems and investigating opportunities.

Use the tools and data available to you to drive delivery, improve efficiency, understand and size initiatives and then track them via burnups charts, throughput and cycle times.

Help build reporting and analysis metrics and insight.

Work with and manage multiple 3rd parties to ensure coordination and delivery.

From time to time, you will be expected to own and deliver other activities that are ongoing within the tribe.

How you will do it???

  • Take responsibility for end to end delivery of initiatives, managing external dependencies, day to day management of 3rd parties, issues and risks.
  • Manage cross-team communication and coordination to ensure that dependencies are understood and well managed in order to deliver the end product successfully.
  • Prevent, identify and proactively removing blockers to enable progress of the development team.
  • Support planning delivery timelines with the delivery manager based on feedback and estimation from development teams and identifying any potential disruptions before they become a problem.
  • Run the delivery process within the squads and ensure the right squad ceremonies are in place. (delivery planning, backlog refinement, standups, playback, reviews).
  • Evolve agile and lean techniques - developing the squad's Kanban, and lean ways of working to optimise delivery.
  • Facilitate the inception and delivery of new initiatives outside of your usual team domain.
  • Report to multiple stakeholders. It's important to ensure they are all aligned and expectations are well managed.
  • Have lean process awareness and a continuous improvement mentality.
  • How we work..

  • Cross squad and department communication is critical to delivery success and you will be at the forefront of making this happen.
  • Exceptional leadership skills will ensure that you are seen as a role model and able to influence teams with your knowledge and experience of delivery and Agile ways of working.
  • Approach-ability, open mindedness and an ability to work well with people at all levels of the business is at the heart of how we work.
  • We are outcome focused with the ability to determine what adds value and what does not.
  • Initiative, inquisitiveness and never being satisfied with the status-quo - always challenging the team and supporting them to be more efficient and advance their skills.
  • Clear, concise and influential communication using insightful reports and raising issues to stakeholders and keeping them up to date on a regular basis.
  • Confident and credible when working with the leadership team.
  • What can we offer you

  • Empowerment to make decisions and shape the way we execute delivery in the team and across the wider delivery community.
  • A culture where you are free to experiment - if you make a convincing pitch - no-one is going to say "no".
  • A team that will support you even when things don't work - it's ok to fail as long as we learn.
  • Flexible working with a competitive salary and a bonus scheme where we share in the company's success as a team
  • Based in Yorkshire, we have grown to become one of the UK's leading online betting and gaming companies. A business driven by bleeding edge technology, that brings the excitement of sports betting, casino games, poker and bingo to over 200,000 customers a day & growing!

    It's a workplace like no other, with a mission to make Betting & Gaming better. And we want you to be part of it.

    Our People Ambition is to attract & develop diverse & talented people to meet the current and future growth needs of SB&G. Together, our aim is to create the Best Digital Business to work at.