Associate Product Manager – Barstool Sportsbook - Technical.ly

Associate Product Manager – Barstool Sportsbook

Penn Interactive |  Philadelphia | Product

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Company Culture
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Penn Interactive (PI) is an interactive gaming company headquartered in Philadelphia. As the digital arm to Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ: PENN), the largest regional casino operator in the U.S.,), the largest regional casino operator in the U.S., we are poised for fast-paced growth in the sports betting and online casino space and have partnered with Barstool Sports to launch an online sportsbook.

We are looking for an Associate Product Manager to join our expanding Sportsbook team. As an Associate Product Manager, you will play a foundational role in the discovery and definition of key product initiatives for the Sportsbook. You will define requirements, write user stories, and work closely with designers and engineers to illustrate and implement new features.

Your daily responsibilities include

  • Support Senior Product Manager and Product Team in thinking strategically and creatively to gather product and customer insights and help define the product vision
  • Develop user stories based on Sportsbook product roadmap features
  • Parse regulatory documentation to define product features and user stories
  • Work with developers and designers to define, test, and deploy sportsbook platform features
  • Build trust and effective relationships with peers/cross-functional teams
  • Define detailed product requirements and create Product Feature Specifications
  • Suggest product enhancements to improve user experience
  • Prioritize the implementation of new features and set specific timelines
  • Perform quality assessments on the sportsbook product
  • Conduct research to identify customer needs and market gaps
  • Help to create personas
  • Monitor and report on users’ reactions after launching
  • Research and learn new areas of industry
  • Analyze competition and future of the market

To be successful in this position it will require the following skill set

  • 0-3 years of professional work experience, preferably in a product role
  • Four-year college degree preferred, but not required
  • Experience managing the entire product lifecycle
  • Familiarity with an Agile development process and driving the product roadmap
  • Knowledge of Agile tools, like Jira or Trello
  • Good communication skills along with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross functional teams
  • Strong ability to translate product needs to technology/engineering and the business
  • Ability to concisely summarize complex issues and make clear, compelling recommendations
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities and thrive in fast-paced environments
  • Strong problem-solving abilities; you can cut through the noise and laser focus on what really matters
  • You are data-driven and consistently leverage data to make decisions
  • Passion for technology, sports, gaming/casinos, or all of the above

Bonus Points for:

  • Experience in sports betting or gaming industry
  • Passionate sports fan
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Health & Wellness
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Vision Insurance
Parental Benefits
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Flexible Work Schedule
Perks & Discounts
  • Casual Dress
  • Lunch Provided
  • Offsite Company Events
  • Snacks Provided
  • Special Discounts
Professional Development
  • Tuition Reimbursement
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401K
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Days
  • PTO

What do you look for in engineering candidates?

Most importantly, we look for people who are curious. We’re not looking for code monkeys, we’re looking for people who can solve problems.

The government doesn’t stop, so regulations are constantly changing. That means that a great feature we implement today may need to change to fit new requirements tomorrow. You have to be adaptable to those sorts of changes.

It’s important to know, we’re not looking for perfection. We’re looking for people who are willing to acknowledge they don’t know something, are ready to be challenged and to learn.

 

What are your 2021 plans for growth?

We’re currently headquartered in Philadelphia with offices in Cherry Hill, NJ and Las Vegas, NV. We’re looking to double in size, responsibly, over the course of the year.

Specifically, we’re looking to fill roles across engineering, mobile, front-end, data, cloud, QA, product, design, marketing, and CRM analytics.

 

As a company that has grown so big, so fast, talk to us about how the internal work culture has shifted.

The engineering team used to feel like a startup, but today it feels more like a real company, not because we have a big corporate feel, but we’ve implemented more official processes.

With 50-60 employees, the engineering team is still small enough to get to know most people and work collaboratively. We also work with other teams, but our processes allow each team to have autonomy over their part of the product so that they can put their own touch on things.

Part of our culture is that we’re open to the fact that new ideas come from anywhere. Any employee can draw up a proof of concept and build a demo. If we see value in it, we can implement it the very next day. With our pace of change, you’re able to improve the process and the end product very quickly. It’s exciting. We love to learn about new technology and frameworks.

 

What does the future of interactive betting look like?

There’s so much more to betting than just sports. There are all sorts of things you can wager on, and markets are becoming more and more open to other categories. So stay tuned, there’s lots to come.

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