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Lead Project Manager

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United States
Base Salary
130k-150k USD
Underdog Fantasy

Job Description

Hi, we’re Underdog!

We’re the fastest-growing sports gaming company ever.

We build innovative games and products for American sports fans.

Founded in 2020, our team built four of today’s most widely played fantasy games and recently launched our Underdog Sportsbook. We are the only sportsbook to ever launch on our own home grown technology, which allows us to build different and innovative experiences. We believe there’s so much more to be built for sports fans, and we’ll continue to win by building the best products and experiences for our customers.

The opportunity in front of us to become the biggest company in our space is massive; after all, we’re currently sitting in the fastest-growing consumer industry in the U.S. In just over two years, we reached a nearly $500 million valuation through some of the best investors in the game, including Mark Cuban, Kevin Durant, BlackRock, and SV Angel. We are many times larger now and our growth is not slowing down.

At Underdog, we believe that sports are for everyone and are building a tomorrow for every fan. Want to help create that future? Join us.

About the role and why it’s unique:

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to confirm priorities and dependencies of all project deliverables and ensure expectations are being met.
  • Clearly communicate with stakeholders regarding actions and deliverables for their team, including actions in place for addressing any open issues.
  • Maintain up-to-date tracking of roadmap commitments and provide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks and issues, communicating across leadership.
  • Identify and remove blockers and dependencies with other partner teams across the organization.
  • Act as an advocate and team member working alongside one or more agile development teams, and ensure points of collaboration between teams are running smoothly.
  • Work with team members to identify, define, and document best practices and decisions made.
  • Participate in establishing practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization.

Who you are:

  • 4+ years of experience supporting a development team(s).
  • Ability to thrive in a creative, fast-paced environment where ambiguity and complexity are norms.
  • Comfortable in leading cross-functional collaboration and building alignment around a vision.
  • A proactive approach, turning ideas into action, problems into opportunities through customer advocacy, process improvement, and process analysis.
  • Extensive experience working with Scrum/Agile methods, and tools such as Jira, Notion, and G-Suite.
  • Ability to explain complex concepts or problems of varying content, style, and form to fit the needs of diverse audiences.
  • Accustomed to establishing practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization.
  • Basic understanding of technical terminology related to software applications & infrastructure.

Even better if you have:

  • Experience in directly managing a project management team
  • Experience of building processes ground up
  • Familiarity or interest in the sports betting industry and product landscape

Our targeted compensation rate for this position is between $130,000 and $150,000, depending on experience, plus equity. Think your skills are exceptional and warrant higher pay? Apply anyway! If we agree, we're willing to negotiate.

This position may require sports betting licensure based on certain state regulations.

What we can offer you:

  • Unlimited PTO (we're extremely flexible with the exception of the first few weeks before & into the NFL season)
  • 16 weeks of fully paid parental leave
  • A $500 home office allowance
  • A connected virtual first culture with a highly engaged distributed workforce
  • 5% 401k match, FSA, company paid health, dental, vision plan options for employees and dependents

Underdog is an equal opportunity employer and doesn't discriminate on the basis of creed, race, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability status, or any other defining characteristic.

Advice from our career coach

I recently came across an exciting job opportunity with Underdog, a rapidly growing sports gaming company at the forefront of innovation in the American sports industry. As someone who has been involved in various industries, I can confidently say that this role offers a unique chance to be part of a dynamic and fast-paced environment where your contributions can make a real impact. Here are some key insights and tips to help you stand out as a successful applicant:

  • Highlight your experience supporting development teams, emphasizing your ability to navigate ambiguity and complexity with ease.
  • Showcase your skills in leading cross-functional collaboration and aligning stakeholders towards a common vision.
  • Demonstrate your proactive approach to problem-solving and process improvement, underscoring your ability to turn ideas into action.
  • Discuss your extensive experience with Scrum/Agile methods and tools such as Jira, Notion, and G-Suite to showcase your technical acumen.
  • Emphasize your ability to communicate complex concepts effectively to diverse audiences, showcasing your adaptability and communication skills.
  • If applicable, mention any experience in directly managing a project management team, building processes from the ground up, or familiarity with the sports betting industry as additional assets.

Overall, by demonstrating a combination of technical expertise, leadership skills, and a proactive mindset, you can position yourself as a standout candidate for this unique role at Underdog. Good luck with your application!

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