Agile Delivery Manager - Core Tribe


At Sky Betting & Gaming we don't have team 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 Core?

Working in the Core Tribe at SBG is one of the most challenging and fun. We manage payments and SSO for all SBG products and when we go down everything goes down. From scaling up systems to thousands of requests per second while still maintaining response times in the milliseconds while simultaneously introducing new first to market products such as Apple Pay.Our challenge

Our Challange

The Agile Delivery Manager is a senior role with overall responsibility for the software delivery processes that take components from suppliers and in-house development teams through to a complete packaged deployment to production.

That requires a deep understanding of software development process, including a strong focus on agile and lean methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, and Lean Startup principles.

Working with the Engineering Manager, Test Lead, Lead Architect and Service Lifecycle Managers you will provide delivery oversight and look for ways to eliminate waste and improve time to market.

The role demands energy, tenacity, and stamina to identify and see through constant improvement, while being sensitive to the impact on the team.

Your focus will be on quality and predictability, while promoting our key values:

  • Be Customer obsessed
  • Be a Game Changing Thinker
  • Be an amazing colleague working without boundaries

What we need from you

You will have significant experience of software delivery and driving process improvement in similar roles within a fast moving online business.

As a people person influencing and gaining consensus will come naturally to you, and you will be used to working with varied contributors from the deeply technical to senior business leadership. You'll understand how to get support for continual process refinements, and how to empower teams to drive change from within rather than purely top-down. You will be equally adept at managing third parties and their deliverables.

This is a key role within the International tribe's technology leadership team, and therefore you will work with the Director and his other direct reports on day to day management, continual improvement, and making it a great place to work!

Key responsibilities:

  • Line management of a small number of agile practitioners, including Scrum Masters/Agile Coaches
  • Coach the International Technology leadership team, Scrum Masters, Engineers, Product Owners, Analysts, and wider business team on great agile software development practices
  • Driving a realistic, data-driven and risk-aware approach to continual process improvement and waste reduction
  • Progress reporting and forecasting, supported by tooling evolution to improve accuracy and reduce reporting overheads
  • Management of dependencies across multiple delivery teams in the lead up to production deployments
  • Advising on resource management, team structure, and tooling improvements
  • Stakeholder management across internal and external teams
  • Management of vendor contracts, legal & compliancy requirements which cross multiple teams effecting deliverables and/or require affirmative action
  • Management of 3rd party software providers to ensure they deliver appropriate levels of quality in a cost-effective, TTM-focussed way.
  • Promote an agile 'one team' culture across suppliers, business, and technology teams that will aid efficiency in delivery.

Key skills we want you to have the ability in;

* Being flexible
* Being analytical
* Being collaborative
* Creative thinking
* Problem solving
* Negotiating

* Being persistent
* Being confident
* Leadership
* Being open minded
* Being approachable
* Being commercially aware

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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.

Job reference information
Advertiser Sky Betting & Gaming
Contact Name Sky Betting & Gaming
Telephone + 44 (0) 7870831404 (Please reference Dice when calling)
Reference R000873_1489751341

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