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Sales & Marketing: Database Marketing/Analytics
Conversion Optimization Manager - TwinSpires.com (Louisville, KY)

Job Description – Conversion Optimization Manager

Summary – We are looking for a Conversion Optimization Manager, who will be responsible for delivering optimization services to Twinspires.com, the leading Horse Racing operator in the US. The successful applicant will have a proven track-record of how to research, plan, implement, manage & report on successful projects and stand-alone optimization deliverables. This position will report to the VP Marketing

Responsibilities –

  • Deliver & evolve the creative, landing page, registration page, optimization function
  • Plan, execute & manage high quality landing page optimization projects and website usability audits in a timely manner and within budget.
  • Troubleshoot and spot existing issues with company’s optimization tests/projects and landing pages and present results internally or externally through the production of high quality documentation as well as verbally.
  • Produce detailed website audits and usability reports, identifying areas of opportunity to improve conversion through usability enhancements.
  • Troubleshoot and spot existing issues with optimization test set-ups and present results internally or externally through the production of high quality documentation.
  • Produce weekly reports containing analysis, surfacing trends and recommending areas for improvement of both websites and related marketing activity.

Requirements –

  • BS Degree or equivalent
  • At least 1 year of experience in Conversion Optimization within a high transactional business.
  • Experience with working on the creation, optimization and management of Landing Pages.
  • Experience using A/B and multi-variant testing technologies
  • Understanding of how to use web analytics & user behavior monitoring data
  • Understanding of how to apply user-centered interaction design & mainstream usability, principles & methodologies when forming optimization recommendations
  • Understanding of how to use prototyping & wire-framing tools to communicate recommendations to the creative team
  • Design skills experience such as Photoshop or InDesign essential
  • Understanding of JavaScript, HTML, CSS, mainstream CMS technology essential
  • Ability to create internal & external relationships and build an environment around teamwork and collaboration
  • Strong business writing skills and ability to produce high quality documents.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, particularly influencing and listening skills
  • Flexible, versatile and able to cope well under pressure
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to act both tactically and strategically
  • Show usage of own initiative
  • Experience working in an agile environment a plus. 

Position Type – Salary Exempt

Travel – Not Expected at Present, but Subject to Change

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Sales & Marketing: Database Marketing/Analytics
Conversion Optimization Manager - TwinSpires.com (Mountain View, CA)

Job Description – Conversion Optimization Manager

Summary – We are looking for a Conversion Optimization Manager, who will be responsible for delivering optimization services to Twinspires.com, the leading Horse Racing operator in the US. The successful applicant will have a proven track-record of how to research, plan, implement, manage & report on successful projects and stand-alone optimization deliverables. This position will report to the VP Marketing

Responsibilities –

  • Deliver & evolve the creative, landing page, registration page, optimization function
  • Plan, execute & manage high quality landing page optimization projects and website usability audits in a timely manner and within budget.
  • Troubleshoot and spot existing issues with company’s optimization tests/projects and landing pages and present results internally or externally through the production of high quality documentation as well as verbally.
  • Produce detailed website audits and usability reports, identifying areas of opportunity to improve conversion through usability enhancements.
  • Troubleshoot and spot existing issues with optimization test set-ups and present results internally or externally through the production of high quality documentation.
  • Produce weekly reports containing analysis, surfacing trends and recommending areas for improvement of both websites and related marketing activity.

Requirements –

  • BS Degree or equivalent
  • At least 1 year of experience in Conversion Optimization within a high transactional business.
  • Experience with working on the creation, optimization and management of Landing Pages.
  • Experience using A/B and multi-variant testing technologies
  • Understanding of how to use web analytics & user behavior monitoring data
  • Understanding of how to apply user-centered interaction design & mainstream usability, principles & methodologies when forming optimization recommendations
  • Understanding of how to use prototyping & wire-framing tools to communicate recommendations to the creative team
  • Design skills experience such as Photoshop or InDesign essential
  • Understanding of JavaScript, HTML, CSS, mainstream CMS technology essential
  • Ability to create internal & external relationships and build an environment around teamwork and collaboration
  • Strong business writing skills and ability to produce high quality documents.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, particularly influencing and listening skills
  • Flexible, versatile and able to cope well under pressure
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to act both tactically and strategically
  • Show usage of own initiative
  • Experience working in an agile environment a plus.

Position Type – Salary Exempt

Travel – Not Expected at Present, but Subject to Change

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Technical Services: Technical/Engineering
DevOps/Release Engineer - TwinSpires.com (Lexington, KY)

SUMMARY

As a member of the Release Management Team you will share responsibilities of deploying and ensuring success of releases. You will be playing a major role in automation of the complete process. You will be representing Release and Operations team while interacting with wide variety of technical teams including Operations, Development, Product Support, Customer Service and other related organizations. This position requires ability to work with development to create release processes that can be easily deployed and managed across wide variety of applications that run on the TwinSpires site.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Supports the Release Manager in carrying out activities as delegated.
  • Represents Release and Operation Team with regards to Releases in various meetings as needed and Participates in Post-Implementation reviews
  • Coordinate activities across a wide variety of technical teams including Operations, Development, Product Support, Customer Service and other related organizations. 
  • Maintains on-going information concerning all releases through the release lifecycle, including updates to information about specific releases and tracking the releases as they get rolled out into production
  • Act as a Gatekeeper, ensuring everyone stays on the same page and is focused on getting the changes made quickly and correctly.
  • Works with release team to develop a communication plan and ensures all content within the communications are accurate.
  • Communicate plans, status, and issues across organization.
  • Understands when and how changes not included in a release could potentially impact that release.
  • Executes rollouts and works in moving releases through System Test to Beta to Production environments.
  • Works closely with Systems and Infrastructure Team to ensure that the releases are smoothly rolled out and successful.
  • Work with Product Support team to resolve issues effecting customers
  • Maintains the System Test Environment (STE) with regards to upkeep of application functionality.
  • Assist development teams to come up with deployable and manageable release process which would include deployment and update scripts, monitoring scripts, database update scripts.
  • Work with development teams to help in automation of the release process while ensuring correct access controls and securing applications
  • Be an Operations representative while working with various development teams to insure production environment performance, security, and maintainability concerns are addressed timely.

 SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • None

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Technical Skills

  • Linux admin skills
  • Scripting , bash , python
  • RPM development
  • Desire to identify tasks which require automation and automate them using a modern automation tool like Puppet
  • An understanding of open source practices, communities and projects
  • Understanding of MySQL and replicating databases (not necessarily admin level)
  • Familiarity with deployment of PHP, Java (JBoss and Tomcat).

Strong Release Coordination/Management experience

  • Familiarity with web software deployment in multiple data centers
  • Familiarity with subversion or other source control and continuous integration
  • Agile/Scrum experience - Good to have

Strong critical path management experience

Program/project metrics reporting knowledge

Team player with excellent communication skills - verbal and written

Ability to work with all levels in the organization

Strong experience with the following:

  • communication planning
  • issue management
  • risk management
  • planning processes
  • project scheduling

Ability to meet tight timelines

Organizational Skills

Proactive on issues

Strong facilitation skills

BA/BS or equivalent experience

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

E/O/E

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Technical Services: Programmer
Mobile Software Engineer - TwinSpires.com (Lexington, KY)

Summary –

The Mobile Software Engineer will be responsible for designing, developing, packaging, and deploying technical solutions for iOS and Android based systems.

Responsibilities –

  • Provide technical guidance and expertise to design and develop smart-phone and tablet applications
  • Evaluate front-end toolkits and technologies to drive the front-end web based and native mobile application architecture direction
  • Design and participate in the development of the mobile apps, and back end business services interaction protocols (e.g. web services) for consumer-facing products dedicated to mobile (iOS, Android and others) users.
  • Provide technical leadership, mentoring and direction to the engineering and vendor teams
  • Set-up the frameworks for continuous quality and performance measurement and scale throughout the development cycle
  • Assist in UI design through full lifecycle of projects from conception through rollout working with various functional groups like Product Management, Operations, Quality Assurance, Customer Support, etc.
  • Work in an Agile development team, creating User Stories, Design and Architecture documents as needed.
  • Work closely with the Product teams to define the best user experience
  • Enforce and augment development standards across the business unit
  • Perform product evaluations and usability test from the engineering standpoint, communicate results and implications

Requirements –

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science/Systems, or equivalent experience and industry certifications
  • Minimum 4 years of experience designing, architecting, developing, and deploying modern mobile platforms including iOS, Android native, hybrid, and web applications.
  • Skills required include JavaScript, jQuery, AngularJS, Cordova, HTML5, CSS3, Objective-C, and Java,.
  • Highly effective oral and written communication; ability to explain complex designs and relationships
  • Authorized to work in the US on full-time basis

Position Type – Salary Exempt

Travel – Not Expected at Present, but Subject to Change

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Technical Services: Programmer
Mobile Software Engineer - TwinSpires.com (Mountain View, CA)

Summary –

The Mobile Software Engineer will be responsible for designing, developing, packaging, and deploying technical solutions for iOS and Android based systems.

Responsibilities –

  • Provide technical guidance and expertise to design and develop smart-phone and tablet applications
  • Evaluate front-end toolkits and technologies to drive the front-end web based and native mobile application architecture direction
  • Design and participate in the development of the mobile apps, and back end business services interaction protocols (e.g. web services) for consumer-facing products dedicated to mobile (iOS, Android and others) users.
  • Provide technical leadership, mentoring and direction to the engineering and vendor teams
  • Set-up the frameworks for continuous quality and performance measurement and scale throughout the development cycle
  • Assist in UI design through full lifecycle of projects from conception through rollout working with various functional groups like Product Management, Operations, Quality Assurance, Customer Support, etc.
  • Work in an Agile development team, creating User Stories, Design and Architecture documents as needed.
  • Work closely with the Product teams to define the best user experience
  • Enforce and augment development standards across the business unit
  • Perform product evaluations and usability test from the engineering standpoint, communicate results and implications

Requirements –

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science/Systems, or equivalent experience and industry certifications
  • Minimum 4 years of experience designing, architecting, developing, and deploying modern mobile platforms including iOS, Android native, hybrid, and web applications.
  • Skills required include JavaScript, jQuery, AngularJS, Cordova, HTML5, CSS3, Objective-C, and Java,.
  • Highly effective oral and written communication; ability to explain complex designs and relationships
  • Authorized to work in the US on full-time basis

Position Type – Salary Exempt

Travel – Not Expected at Present, but Subject to Change

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Technical Services: Technical/Engineering
Product Owner - TwinSpires.com (Mountain View, CA)

Product Owner – Job Description

Agile Product Owner, Churchill Downs Interactive

The Product Owner is a member of an Agile Scrum team who works with stakeholders to define and prioritize the delivery team product backlog.  The product owner lives in two teams: the development team and the extended product management team. The Product Owner has the holistic view of the product(s) and responsibility for the product lifecycle, including working with the development team to define priorities and user stories, working with the Product Management team and key stakeholders to develop features, and stories, prioritize them, and plan the product release.  The Product Owner must ensure the product(s) effectively addresses user needs while also maintaining technical integrity and quality. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Understand user/ customer needs and internal stakeholder priorities to define business and product objectives
  • Support Product Manager in creation, management, and prioritization of the product roadmap, attendant features and backlog in order to drive Release Planning for their delivery team
  • Write customer-centric documentation (user stories/features/requirements) for the product backlog
  • Drive development of Iteration objectives and prioritize Iteration and defect backlog
  • Provide day-to-day tactical objectives and quick, just-in-time decisions to answer development questions and defect triage
  • Manage the Iteration and work with Scrum Master on cross project tasks and dependencies
  • Drive acceptance testing and guide QA with logical, meaningful, and testable acceptance criteria.
  • Prepare for product/release launches with appropriate communication to stakeholders and customer-facing teams such as customer service, marketing and product support, etc.
  • Work closely with technical leads, engineering teams and architecture stakeholders for technical issues, architectural considerations and engineering assessment of product goals.
  • Communicate progress, recommendations and obstacles to Product Owners Council & Product Management teams

Required Skills: 

  • Excellent product delivery skills with at least 3-5 years as a product manager/Agile product owner
  • Ability to translate and articulate business needs into software requirements/User Stories
  • Excellent communication skills and understanding of software development process
  • Agile process experience in organizing and guiding teams to succeed
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a dynamic and flexible environment
  • BS/BA degree required

Desired Skills: 

  • Knowledge of mobile application development
  • Knowledge of user experience design and/or demonstrated influence on improved UX
  • Experience with SAFe (www.scaledagileframework.com)
  • Experience with  online gaming/ online B2C applications/ eCommerce/ heavy transactional applications 

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Technical Services: Technical/Engineering
Senior Software Build and Release Engineer - Twinspires.com (Mountain View, CA)

Do you like to develop processes and tools to build and deploy software in a complex, multi-technology environment?

Are you effective when managing lots of little projects, but always keep the big picture in mind and make sure everything moves in the right direction?

Do you like working as part of Agile team(s), working together to look for ways to deliver high quality products (Web/Mobile)?

Know about Twinspires?: Twinspires Inc is part of Churchill Downs Technology Initiatives Company, which is a growing, profitable entity that operates the twinspires.com, brisnet.com and related websites using the most advanced technologies, including real-time live video streaming, secure financial transactions and cloud based technology to deliver the next generation platform of online gaming. You will have continuous input into the growth and development of building winning interactive products in a consumer-facing environment.

Responsibilities

• Supporting build and deployment systems in a Continuous Integration environment.

• Troubleshooting issues (builds, branching, maintenance of artifacts, servers, software, and network) on the systems.

• Monitoring Development, QA, Staging, and production systems.

• Diagnose system emergencies when they arise and persevere until they are resolved.

• Familiar with QA/server automation and tools, including Selenium, and SOAPUI.

Requirements

• BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.

*Minimum of 7 years of experience in Software Development or a related field.

* At least 2 years experience with configuration management, Continuous Integration and Deploymenttools (Subversion, Jenkins, Maven, Puppet, etc.).

* Technically adept in multiple scripting and coding environments.

• Experience building, cloning, managing and optimizing server environment.

• Experience in maintaining subversion.

• Experience with system administrator duties on Linux operating systems.

• Experience with Build tools, Configuration Management tools (Jenkins, Maven, Puppet), and Monitoring tools (Nagios)

• Experience maintaining and configuring Application Servers (Apache, JBOSS).

• Fluency in scripting languages (e.g. writing python/shell scripts to improve system tests, monitoring/alerting)

• Excellent hands-on trouble-shooting, problem-solving, and communication skills..

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Future Notification Only - Churchill Downs Incorporated and its Entities (Various Locations, US)

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