Department Head of Engineering Mobile

IT Leeds, United Kingdom


The role: Department Head of Engineering Mobile

We are looking for a Department Head of Engineering Mobile to join our busy and dynamic team based in our Leeds service Office.

Why we need you:

We’re expanding our team to use our technical and sports betting knowhow to deliver amazing products to customers of BetStars and SkyBet around the world.

The Department Head of Engineering Mobile will own and manage how we build and deliver our mobile capability, managing delivery partners, and will build and run our own delivery team of engineers and testers. The role will work closely with colleagues in Operations, Architecture and Product, and has a key role in the Technology management team. In a nutshell the role will:

  • Take ownership of any partner engagement for the build of mobile products
  • Longer term develop and build out an in-house end to end mobile delivery capability
  • Own the mobile testing strategy for our devices and various languages, currencies, country configurations and locations
  • Ensure we have the correct levels of mobile monitoring of our products in place

Based in our Leeds city centre tech hub, you’ll enjoy being part of our strong team culture, with the flexibility to work remotely around that. You will be working in an environment where a worldwide team feel like family and everyone works together to achieve a shared vision.

You will build the next generation of mobile applications to support international growth. Working within our bespoke framework to create performant, immersive sports betting experiences. Integrate with our real-time data feeds to give customers the most relevant and up-to-date information around their bets. Leverage content management and configuration tools to provide non-technical colleagues with applications to effectively manage sports betting products across many different territories.

Who are we looking for:

You’ll have significant experience and deep expertise in delivering mobile solutions and products. Leading engineering teams in an evolving and dynamic environment, ideally in online betting & gaming or similar web/mobile-scale industry where software is always-on, and customer experience is always more than a consideration.  You will have a reputation for thought leadership, strategic thinking and come with a strong technical background.

We’ll expect you to have significant commercial experience in managing delivery and an integrated release process in an online environment.  Commercial experience in Continuous Deployment.

You’ll also need a proven ability to take and influence technical decisions in a fast-moving commercial environment. You’ll be a committed team player who demonstrates exceptional communication, interpersonal skills and consistent high energy levels, who recognises the importance of people in technology solutions. You are also an analytic problem solver with a strong sense of autonomy, but with an open collaborative approach to getting the job done.

What’s 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 a discretionary annual performance bonus. We can also provide advice and dedicated assistance to those moving to Leeds.

We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). You can make the most of our personal interest allowance to learn something new or pursue a hobby. If you have a baby whilst you work for us, we will give you 1000 GBP as congratulations.

In addition to that, we provide the opportunity for a discounted gym membership.

Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support in terms of developing your skills and helping you progress your career.

What happens next?

We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, then we’ll invite you to a phone interview and if that goes well we’ll 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 world’s largest publicly listed online gaming companies. This role is in the Group’s Leeds service office in the GSTP department.