Bit About Us

Genius Sports is the official data, technology and commercial partner that powers the global ecosystem connecting sports, betting and media. 

Our mission is to champion a more sustainable sports data ecosystem that benefits all parties - from the rights holder all the way through to the fan. 

We are the trusted partner to over 500 sports organisations globally, capturing the highest quality data for many of the world’s largest leagues and federations such as the NFL, NBA, MLB, English Premier League, Serie A, FIBA and the NCAA. 

From enabling leagues to take control of their official data, to creating immersive fan experiences for sports, betting and media organisations, we are driven to the deliver the difference for our partners. 

What WDo 

  • Sportstech 

Data capture, management and analysis tools that help leagues run their sport, unlock new revenue streams, and protect the integrity of their competitions. 

  • Video 

Fully automated streaming technology, production and distribution services that help showcase sports to the world.   

  • Sportsbook 

Everything a sportsbook operator needs to manager their operation and grow profits – all powered by the finest live sports data available.  

  • Media & Engagement 

We help brands and publishers engage and monetise sports fans with personalised campaigns and content they will love.  

The Role

AS A PRODUCT OWNER you will work with a team to deliver software solutions for a specific business division. 

Your responsibilities will cover both the strategic and tactical aspects of Product Ownership. You will work closely with major stakeholders to define your product vision and values, aligning the commercial vision with product strategy. You will be fully responsible for the ownership and execution of your quarterly roadmap. You will work with Product Managers and Delivery Managers to ensure all aspects of requirements and delivery have been accounted for (this includes operational as well as technical delivery). 

You will work with a committed and collaborative team of developers, QAs, BAs, UXs, PMs and Subject Matter Experts who will assist you in achieving shared product goals. You will need to work transparently within our collaboration tools (e.g. Jira and Confluence) and provide clear and easily consumable progress reports to stakeholders.

Main Responsibilities

The What (Strategic)

  • Propose roadmap priorities based on discussions with stakeholders and your understanding of commercial and product pressures providing data to back-up these decisions

  • Help to create and drive vision for basketball data collection and distribution products – web, desktop, mobile app and others 

  • Maintain and track product KPIs using this data to inform decision making, pivoting where required

  • Maintain strong links and present your roadmap to key stakeholders across technical, commercial, support and operations in addition to key customers 

  • Articulate vision and direction to the development team and stakeholders throughout the project 

  • Develop deep domain knowledge in your product and industry 

The How (Tactical)

  • Clarify requirements and define stories with comprehensive acceptance criteria, interacting with relevant stakeholders and subject matter experts to verify work is correctly specified and relevant assets (wireframes, designs) are included 

  • Accept stories to ensure the completed functionality adheres to the specified business requirements 

  • Provide an active role in mitigating blockers and delays impacting successful team completion of Release/Sprint Goals 

  • Update stakeholders with timely progress reports, highlighting successes and delivery risks (along with identified mitigation strategies) and forward planning for future sprints 

  • Work closely with the Development Team to ensure alignment on all team and product matters 

  • Facilitate smooth running of all Agile Ceremonies and quarterly planning events

Required Skills

  • Previous Product Owner, Product Management, Business Analyst or similar experience

  • Track record in collaborating with developers and subject matter experts to refine the customer experience

  • Knowledge of Agile delivery processes

  • Previous experience of working in a software development environment

  • Analytical approach to problem solving and attention to detail

  • Ability to work to deadlines

  • Team leadership

  • Strong communication skills

  • Highly organized and able to prioritize based on business needs

  • Ability to communicate vision to senior stakeholders

Highly Desirable

  • Willingness to innovate and create top notch sports stats user interfaces, own look and feel of products

  • Passion for sports

We Offer 

For this role we offer gross salary starting from 3306 EUR/month, depending on the level of experience.

As well as a competitive salary and annual leave allowance, our benefits include health insurance, skills training and much more. We also offer a host of softer benefits, including many social events throughout the year such as summer and winter holiday parties, monthly team building events, sports tournaments, charity days and wellbeing activities.  

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are currently using virtual hiring processes in some locations, so that we can continue hiring great people whilst being mindful of the health of everyone involved in the recruitment process. Please therefore be aware that, among other things, interviews may take place by phone or video, and some new hires may need to be onboarded remotely (e.g. where access to office space is currently restricted). Our Talent Acquisition team will be able to advise of arrangements in relation to specific roles, so please reach out to them with any questions. 

Genius Sports Group is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We recognize and celebrate the benefits that a diverse and inclusive workforce bring to our business, our customers and our staff. We welcome and will consider all applications regardless of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage, pregnancy, maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation (and any other status protected by applicable law). 

 

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