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.
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)
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.
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
Working experience in the ‘online gaming’ or ‘online’ industry – is an important advantage
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
Are you ready for a new challenge? We are expecting your application!