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Head of Technology - Bet

Sky Betting and Gaming

Who you’ll work with

Reporting to the SBG Technology Director, the Head of Bet Technology will be responsible for the end-to-end delivery and 24/7 support of front-end products and services for Sky Bet and Sky Games.

You’ll provide inspirational and energetic  leadership to a team of fantastic Engineering Managers, Engineers and Test professionals and be responsible for their overall  engagement, line management, wellbeing, and performance. You will create and contribute towards a working environment of positive relations and a culture that is inclusive, collaborative, empowering and delivery focused.

Your role in ‘better’

  • Delivery and support of outstanding software solutions that are secure, performant, reliable and help provide an engaging and safe customer experience.

  • Driving a collaborative, efficient and continually improving test function that complements and works in partnership with engineering and wider teams ensuring engineering excellence from the technical teams.

  • Lead by example in displaying the flexibility and desire to take advantage of new technologies as they emerge.

  • Develop and own the engineering strategy in conjunction with the Head of Technology for Gaming, ensuring this has sufficient input, visibility and engagement.

  • Working collaboratively with the Tech LT team to develop an active community of engineering practise for SBG Technology, focusing on the continual improvement of all activities and processes that involve Engineers.

  • Contribute to the identification and effective management of SBG Technology risks, taking ownership and driving actions to deliver effective mitigations.

  • Use strong leadership skills, developing a high-calibre team through effective recruitment, training, and coaching, empowering colleagues to drive positive change and forging collaborative working between Transformation and BAU initiatives and teams.

  • Work closely with the Operations function to ensure high levels of uptime, rapid resolution of customer-facing issues and  a strong focus is established and maintained on service quality, reliability and stability.

How you’ll create ‘better’

  • Demonstrate experience in leading technology teams and have a successful track record of delivering sophisticated technology projects and programmes through muli-disciplinary teams using agile, lean software and design-thinking development methodologies.

  • An ability to nurture and improve the capabilities of your team, ensuring you grow their skills and support their career development.

  • You thrive on responsibility and completing tasks in a timely manner with good, clear communication.

  • Your ability to set priorities and focus teams on what is most important whilst maintaining resilience under pressure will be key.

  • Strong key partner relationship skills, able to understand and relay strategic objectives and plans and drive alignment

  • Take practical and deliberate steps in every part of your role, to build and maintain an inclusive team. We strive to offer a culture of inclusion & belonging, and we each have a role to play

About Sky Betting & Gaming

And at Sky Betting & Gaming, better is just the beginning. When you work here, you’ll be able to create the next big thing in a fast- paced, exciting industry.

Our story began in 1999, and we’ve since grown to house a family of iconic brands including Sky Bet - the UK’s no.1 betting app, Sky Vegas - the UK’s no.1 online casino, as well as Sky Bingo, Sky Casino and Sky Poker.

We want to empower you to create a career you’re proud of, to feel like you belong, and provide you with everything you ned to do your job.

Plus, Sky Betting & Gaming is part of the Flutter UK & Ireland family — a collection of big-hitting entertainment brands such as Paddy Power, Betfair and Tombola.

Helping you live your life better

  • £1,000 learning fund each year

  • 32 hours paid volunteering time per year

  • Free SkyQ Ultra HD premium TV package worth £1,200

  • Twice-yearly bonus (with part of it guaranteed!)

  • Pension contribution scheme

  • Private healthcare

  • Flexible ways of working – home or office, it’s your choice!

  • Access to thousands of Udemy courses

  • Invest via the Company Sharesave Scheme

We’re working to be an inclusive employer, and we encourage people from all backgrounds, ways of thinking and working to apply. Everyone brings different perspectives and experiences; you don't have to meet all the requirements listed to apply for this role.

If you need any adjustments to make this role work for you let us know, and we’ll see how we can accommodate them

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