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Scrum Master (Data)

Sofia, Bulgaria

Description

Who are we?

We are DraftKings. We’re inspired by our shared passion for developing creative solutions to complex challenges and empowering the people around us to do their best work. We are industry leaders in the digital entertainment and technology space propelled by constant curiosity and diverse perspectives.

Our teams are fueled by innovation. We are looking ahead, building what’s next, and continuously reinventing the industry. We’re a publicly traded (NASDAQ: DKNG) technology company headquartered in Boston, with teams around the world and an expanding global presence. 

Your Role:

DraftKings has the vision to create and deploy industry-leading data solutions and services for its clients (operators) and for its own internal users. The business needs to be able to reliably and predictably deliver new functionality for existing clients, and to onboard new clients (often with bespoke needs) in multiple geographies.

The scope of the Projects in the Data Roadmap will include clients (operators) as well as internal projects for key Draft Kings departments such as Trading, Product, etc.

This role will plan Project and Roadmap activities in Data Unit; evaluating the implementation and progress of the project, being responsible for the delivery of ongoing and prioritized initiatives in the Unit.

The role will involve travel to DraftKings offices and when needed. (Post COVID)

Essential functions:

  • Organize and facilitate project planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint, and release planning
  • Lead development teams to practice agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility
  • Update agile tracking systems to provide transparency on Product & Sprint Backlogs
  • Recommend improvements and assist in changes to best practice
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency
  • Assist team with making appropriate commitments through story selection, task definition
  • Identify and remove impediments, prevent distractions that interfere with the ability of the team to deliver the sprint goal
  • Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution
  • Establish and maintain effective reporting processes to provide analysis and insights about Project progress, risks, and issues. Be responsible for Data Teams project communication
  • Effective internal communication of project status and risks ensuring stakeholders accountability and awareness, timely escalation of critical project issues
  • Work closely with Team Leaders to define and document questions, liaise with business stakeholders to resolve and/or get new requirements and explain feasibility options
  • Conduct retrospective reviews to learn lessons and improve processes etc.

Requirements

Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree or combination of relevant education and experience
  • Previous experience playing the Scrum Master or Agile Project Manager for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory
  • Strong mediation and negotiation skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Lean, Kanban
  • Skills and knowledge in leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types
  • High level of adaptability

 

Desirable:

  • Working experience in the ‘online gaming’ or ‘online’ industry – is an important advantage
  • CSM Certification
  • Experience with JIRA, Confluence, and Structure
  • Advanced project management skills
  • Experience in an international work environment

 

Why join our Dream Team?

We strive to create a place where all feel safe, empowered, engaged, championed, and inspired. DraftKings is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This means we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind and are committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of your gender identity, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or status as an individual with a disability. 

Ready to build what’s next? Apply now.

As a regulated gaming company, you may be required to obtain a gaming license issued by the appropriate state agency as a condition of employment.

The Company offers excellent benefits

  • Being a part of an international team focused on excellence in product development
  • Competitive compensation package’
  • Comprehensive health insurance + Multisport card
  • Monthly parking coverage OR Public transport card
  • Team building and fun activities
  • State of the Art modern offices
  • Dynamic and friendly work environment
  • Open and transparent communication
  • Long term career growth opportunities
  • Professional growth and cross-location knowledge sharing
  • People Assistance, Development and Wellness Programs
  • Language classes

Are you ready for a new challenge? We are expecting your application!

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted!

Confidentiality of all applications is assured!

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