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Senior Agile Project Manager

Sofia, Bulgaria

Description

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. 

We’re growing rapidly and are looking for a Senior Agile Project Manager to join our SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) team.

You will be responsible for defining a schedule and driving the day-to-day execution of engineering projects across multiple departments. You would be a dedicated Agile Project Manager for 3 of our teams and you will be working closely with other Agile Project Managers who will be managing the work of the rest of the teams. You will be sharing knowledge together and help our Leaders to fit with the Agile philosophy.

Sounds good to you? Join us.

About the Team:

The position is part of the SRE unit which includes 5 teams and 9 sub-teams. 

The teams are full of young, dynamic and active members, who constantly strive to improve their skills and the quality of their deliverables.

So, if you like continuous improvement, working close to business in small teams with a dedicated mission, the concept of taking agile principles and methods to its limit by making use of new techniques and programs – then this is the perfect opportunity for you.

What you’ll do as a Senior Agile Project Manager:

  • Act as a dedicated Agile PM for 3 SRE teams
  • Organize and facilitate project planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint (where applicable), and release planning
  • Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution
  • Lead teams to practice agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility – Kanban and Scrum
  • Integrate and monitor different team performance metrics
  • Create and define a detailed work breakdown structure to estimate effort and resources and provide a clear schedule to relevant parties
  • Help with organizing the agile tracking systems (Jira & Confluence) to provide transparency on Projects & Backlogs
  • Recommend improvements and assist in changes to best practice
  • Support the team managers and team leads as necessary
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
  • 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
  • Keep track of the tasks’ backlog, to assist the management to plan work in advance for the technical teams

Requirements

What skills you will use:

  • Ideally, you have at least 3 years of experience as an Agile Project Manager / Scrum Master in the IT sector
  • Good understanding of the Agile methodology and its principles (both Kanban and Scrum)
  • Skills and knowledge in leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment and increasing transparency
  • Analytical mindset, logical thinking and common sense
  • Good understanding of Jira & Confluence
  • Knowledge of integration and monitoring different reporting and team performance metrics
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types 
  • Fluent in English
  • SAFe, PMP, PRINCE2, ITIL or similar certificates will be considered as an advantage 

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.

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

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