Optimisation Agile Coach
3d ago

The Paddy Power brand boasts an international multi-channel betting and gaming group. The Paddy Power brand is widely seen as one of the most distinctive consumer brands in Europe.

The Betfair brand is famous for Innovation. Betfair pioneered the betting exchange in 2000 a product which altered the landscape of the sports betting industry.

Today, Paddy Power Betfair is a force to be reckoned with. We have a market-leading presence in the UK, Ireland, Australia and the USA, as well as a range of B2C and B2B operations across Europe.


As part of the CTO Strategy & Optimisation function, we are looking for an exceptional agile minded candidate to lead game-

changing operational improvements for Paddy Power Betfair. As an optimisation coach, you will partner with teams across Technology to deliver improvements to the way they work with the ultimate goals of accelerating delivery and improving quality.

Utilising your strong understanding of product discovery, you will pro-actively promote an evidence-driven culture of learning across the company in conjunction with key stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as a change champion, using knowledge of our operating model to drive a culture of Continuous Improvement within Technology
  • Coach teams in product discovery and dual-track agile product development
  • Optimise, align and improve processes and culture across Technology, coaching teams on user centred design thinking and hypothesis driven development
  • Partner with Heads of Tribes and Shared Services to drive improvement and to enable the Technology Organisation to achieve its target outcomes
  • Take charge of demand management, to support Tribe and Shared Services development against the operating model maturity matrix
  • Guide and mentor multiple teams in the consistent practice of Agile concepts, including roles, ceremonies, processes and tool usage
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to teams and management on the healthy use of metrics and continuous improvement techniques
  • Behavioural Competencies

  • Collaboration : A strong team player with a collaborative style and a proven track record of effectively delivering
  • Ability to drive change : The ability to gain trust and buy-in with ease across the company, drive for results and is action oriented in approach, pursing work with energy and drive
  • Excellent communication skills : Ability to communicate credibly and effectively across a range of channels and audiences
  • Being Resilient : Resilient and confident under pressure and maintains a positive attitude despite adversity
  • Business Insight : Use knowledge of business drivers and how strategies and tactics play out in the market to guide actions
  • Technical Competencies, Qualifications & Experience

  • Deep, expert-level knowledge of Agile, Lean Sigma and Continuous Improvement methodologies
  • Experience leading Agile transformation initiatives (as a Coach / SME), and strong experience of overall Agile / Scrum
  • Background utilising agile / lean software development frameworks (e.g. Scrum, Extreme Programming, SAFe, Kanban Visualization)
  • Familiar with Agile delivery toolsets (e.g. JIRA, Agile Central, TFS, etc)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong facilitation, leadership, and relationship building skills
  • Our Values

    Our values are important to us. In fact they shape and guide everything we do from improving our performance and working as a team, to hiring the right people and developing our talent.

    There are five key values that we live by :

    Relentless Will To Win : We strive to stay ahead of the game and achieve more for our customers and each other.

    Collaboration : We win by having the best people, working well together and building strong relationships.

    Integrity : We take pride in doing what’s right. No exceptions.

    Agility : We adapt at pace and with purpose, and thrive amid change.

    Low Ego : We take our work seriously but not ourselves, and never believe our own hype.

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