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Product Owner, iSports

Posted 3 days ago

Job Description

Product Owner, iSports

Location: Hybrid - Kamloops or Vancouver, BC, CA

Job Function: Facilities and Technical

BCLC exists to generate win-wins for the greater good.

For our people, our players, our communities, our industry, and our planet.

Lottery | Casino | Sports

Being a social purpose company, we are not only able to better align our business decisions with our purpose, but more importantly, we are committing to doing our part in creating a better world.

We bring our purpose to life by ensuring all our actions, behaviours and decisions create benefits for communities and the planet.

Motivated and guided by our social purpose, everything we do must benefit the greater good. And we encourage our employees, partners, players, industry and communities to engage with us on this ambition.

We want you to be where you feel you can do your best work. Most of our jobs can be done remotely providing you reside in BC.

For those who prefer working in a community with others, we have two beautiful offices in convenient locations:

2940 Virtual Way, Vancouver | 74 Seymour Street W, Kamloops

This is a Permanent, Full Time opportunity

Expected Salary Range: $82,108.00 - $102,635.00 - $128,294.00

Our typical hiring range will be +/- 5% of the midpoint shown above

Factors influencing this decision include qualifications and market conditions for the role

The Company

For over three decades, BCLC has delivered exceptional gambling entertainment for British Columbians. To fulfill our social purpose we have a vision to revolutionize gambling entertainment through engaging experiences that build and benefit communities. We operate national and provincial lotteries in partnership with 3500 retail partners, provide the games, technology & oversight to 37 brick & mortar casinos, and operate a safe secure and 100% legal online gambling presence In our recently completed fiscal year, BCLC generated a record $1.6 billion in net income to the Province of B.C. to support First Nations, local host governments, health care, education and community programs across the province.

Job Summary:

The iSports Product Owner, iGaming, leads the delivery of new content specifically related to sports betting on the PlayNow Sports platforms This role works closely with product delivery teams and vendors to ensure new products and enhancements are prioritized and delivered efficiently and in accordance with the product roadmap and BCLC's strategy and requirements.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Acts as the primary business stakeholder representative to the product delivery team and identifies and refines operational processes with the goal of increasing speed to market while maintaining auditability and fulfilling compliance requirements.
  • Liaises with internal stakeholders in order to prioritize and manage the delivery of sports betting backlog work, maintaining a focus on an improved player experience in the context of sports betting.
  • Demonstrates a broad understanding and familiarity with compliance related to sports betting, responsible gambling and social responsibility policy and recommendations in all aspects of conducting business.
  • Manages relationships with current and potential vendors specifically related to sports betting to proactively maintain operational efficiencies with delivery and manage any issues.
  • Collaborates with the Product team to understand the sports betting roadmap and represents the business by communicating the roadmap to internal stakeholders to ensure efficient delivery of content within agreed upon vendor timelines.
  • Maintains an understanding of the competitor landscape in order to make recommendations to inform the direction of the portfolio.
  • Manages the product enhancement roadmap to bring enhancements and change requests to market.
  • Conducts business and user acceptance testing as required.
  • Advocates for the product portfolio both internally and externally.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Education and Experience
  • A degree or diploma in a related discipline such as business, ecommerce or information technology;
  • 4-6 years of current progressive experience in a product management and/or software development related field, including 2 to 3 years' experience in the internet gaming industry;
  • Stakeholder management experience;
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.
Technical Requirements
  • An understanding of project management techniques and strong organizational skills;
  • Exceptional multi-tasking skills and time management;
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills including the ability to communicate complex and technical details;
  • Understanding of the Canadian regulatory environment as it relates to internet gaming;
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze business situations, develop solutions, and provide recommendations;
  • Ability to work independently, be self-motivated, and drive innovation;
  • Understanding of popular gaming mechanics, trends and platforms.
What's in it for you
  • Defined benefit pension plan which provides a recurring income you can depend on for life throughout retirement
  • We pride ourselves on our flexible working model which supports work-life integration and our 37.5 hour work week
  • Professional development including education/certification sponsorship, in house leadership cohorts, LinkedIn Learning
  • See all our rewards here
However you identify, or whatever your path in life, if you see something here that makes you excited to get to work every day, please apply. We hire people for skills, capabilities and potential, not just education and experience.

We value Respect, Integrity and Community, and we provide an inclusive environment where everyone can feel like they belong .

Our social purpose is much more than returning 100% of net income to the province in the form of healthcare & education programs, and community gaming grants. Check it out !

Did you know BCLC is an industry leader in player health and safe & responsible gambling? Find out more !

If you require accommodation so you can be at your best in the interview, please let us know: .

All candidates must be at least 19 years of age and legally eligible to work in Canada

About BCLC

Since 1985, BCLC has evolved into a full-spectrum gaming entertainment company that offers outstanding gaming experiences for British Columbians, including lottery, casino, community gaming and eGaming. One of BC’s top 50 employers, BCLC leverages off of its corporate values: integrity, social responsibility and respect. Our culture is one that embraces change, initiates opportunity and is passionate about growth. We believe strongly in spirited teamwork and pushing the boundaries of innovation. Our success is based as much on the dedication and hard work of our team as it is on the innovative games we offer and the ways in which we conduct our business. At BCLC we offer a comprehensive total rewards package; including competitive salaries, yearly bonuses, flexible benefits and rewards that come with being integral to our innovative and growth-oriented environment.

Application closing date is 2024-07-14

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