Engineering Manager in Sofia, Grad Sofiya, Bulgaria

The Stars Group Direct Employer

The role:

We are looking for an Engineering Manager to join our busy and dynamic team based in our Bulgaria service office.

As the Technology Engineering Manager for the Stars Group Program Director for Technology you will deliver high quality operational support and oversight, as part of the team helping to enable the CTO to be effective and to efficiently discharge their duties and responsibilities.

In this role you will assist in prioritizing, preparing for, responding to and in line with CTO/Group management approval, executing activities, events and requests for information to enable the Group CTO to meet the expectations of the businesss customers and other partners.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and delivery focused professional to join the technology & IT management team within one of the largest online gaming companies, offering exposure across the top levels of the organization.

Why we need you: -

As an Engineering Manager youll provide proactive executive support to the Group CTO function in day to day activities. Youll support the Program Director for Technology in the roll out of best practice and common operational processes across the technology organization, partnering with team leaders in the Bulgarian Office to ensure the adoption of new ways of working through coaching and leading by example.

Youll collaborate with the product management organization to improve the process of building roadmaps and managing the prioritization & allocation of capacity between releases. Youll contribute to the development of plans/reports, budgets and targets for the Group CTO function.

Youll develop and maintain excellent relations with the senior members of the technology organization and key business partners, to maintain an appropriate flow of information. Youll assist with monitoring and analysis of critical metrics across the technology organization, reporting the findings to the group CTO and work closely with the Bulgarian team heads to ensure business activities, product development, and technical operations are aligned with the business strategy and CTO objectives.

Youll communicate updates, dependencies, and compromises in strategic project delivery to the Program Director of Technology and relevant partners, bringing up risks where appropriate. Youll support problem solving discussions, mediate disputes and otherwise help the smooth running of daily operations. Youll work as directed by the Program Director for Technology, to ensure the delivery of strategic tasks or initiatives specifically support for the Bulgarian R&D /CAPEX Taxation support

The Program Director for Technology will require your help to improve internal communications within the engineering organization, and facilitate updates to the senior executive team.

We do have services offices across the globe and youll have the opportunity to visit different engineering locations and product development centers including Toronto, Leeds, Dublin and Isle of Man. Youll be required to travel up to 5 business days per month.

Who are we looking for: -

You have at least 7 years experience as a program manager. You have online gaming industry experience at a senior level and this would be considered as solid advantage. At least 4 years of your experience involve software development.

You have excellent oral and written communication skills with an ability to engage effectively with a range of stakeholders, both within and outside the organization. You have proven track record of working in high-pressure environment and displaying excellent planning, organizational and time-management skills. Youve previously worked on transforming engineering teams through the application of agile ways of working and organizational models.

As the ideal candidate, you will have: -

As a perfect candidate you have strong analytics skills. Integrity, accuracy, discretion, confidentiality, and flexibility are just some of your professional skills and traits. You have relevant bachelors degree and are certified professional in project management and Scrum/Agile.

Whats in it for you?

The salary for this job is based on experience, so whilst we are not able to go into detail at this stage, we can say that we offer great salary packages and also like to throw in a discretionary annual performance bonus. In addition, we provide advice and financial relocation assistance to those moving to Bulgaria.

We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). In addition, you are entitled to a personal allowance interest which encourages our employees to upskill themselves or pursuit a hobby. A baby bounty is offered to our employees as well, granting 1000 BGN upon the birth of a child.

Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support in terms of developing your skills and helping you progress your career. In the office there is always free fresh fruit, snacks and drinks. In addition, we contribute a certain amount to the transportation and lunch expenses of our employees.

Our employees can always enrol to our sports program, and in terms of relaxation we have a playroom, including a PlayStation and a pool table. Our social team organise great events; including our sensational summer and Christmas parties.

What happens next?

We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, then well invite you to a phone interview and if that goes well well meet you for a face-to-face interview

The Group

The Stars Group is the ultimate owner of industry leading gaming brands such as PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, and the PokerStars Live brands, and through its ownership of Sky Betting & Gaming, a mobile-led leading online gaming operator, licenses the Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo and Sky Poker online gaming brands. Collectively, these and other brands of The Stars Group have millions of registered customers globally, forming one of the worlds largest publicly listed online gaming companies. This role is in the Groups Bulgaria service office in the IT department.

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