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Director of Data and Analytics


London, UKM, GB, London

Requisition ID:  8396

IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines to Lotteries to Interactive. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees.



Director of Data and Analytics Platform


This is a key leadership position that has broad impact across the organization through influence and direct leadership. We are looking for someone with a strong background of the Data Analytics/ Data Science landscape and demonstrable experience of developing teams to deliver data analytics projects utilising a broad range of statistical and mathematical methods as well as the more progressive areas such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. In addition, the ideal candidate must possess a high degree of collaborative skills, and the ability to communicate effectively at many levels.




  • Has broad and deep Technology knowledge coupled with equivalent knowledge of the Technology activities across the enterprise
  • Has ownership and accountability over creating new systems and evolving existing systems
  • Drives architectural decisions for functional area and enterprise
  • Makes and influences technology decisions for all data efforts
  • Drives organizational structures and talent management plans to meet needs of organization
  • Has leadership responsibility for all teams under area
  • Provides a balance of technical leadership and business judgment
  • Empowers teams to be accountable for decisions through clear areas of ownership for decisions
  • Ensures organization has the tools, and resources it needs to be successful
  • Develops organizational structures to support organizational strategy and matches individual's talents to implement strategy
  • Identifies and develops leaders
  • Influences others to achieve outcomes even when outside of their direct scope
  • Fosters cultures of continuous improvement through mentoring, feedback and metrics
  • Actively seeks feedback and incorporates learning into behavior
  • Drives and influences Technology Strategy and Roadmap



Experience required


  • Substantial experience of working within a senior data & analytics role either within a consulting/professional services firm OR in a senior data role within industry
  • Strong people management skills with the ability to lead and develop data analytics teams, 3+ years of experience as a people manager
  • Experience of programme management for large scale business transformation projects
  • Deep expertise in Cloud Computing preferably AWS/Azure, Distributed Systems
  • In-depth hands-on experience with the AWS and/or Azure data and analytics ecosystems
  • In-depth hands-on experience with large scale data warehousing
  • Strong DevOps skills
  • Experience in Python, Java or Scala
  • Experience with Streaming such as Kafka, Spark
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent, Masters or Phd highly desireable
  • Experience building large scale micro services
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to build effective business networks
  • Exceptional communication skills, highly professional and adept at liaising with internal and external stakeholders

Keys to Success

• Building collaborative relationships
• Decision making
• Drive results
• Foster innovation
• Personal energy
• Self-leadership



IGT is committed to sustaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the global customers and communities we serve, and to creating a fair and inclusive culture that enables all our employees to feel valued, respected and engaged.  IGT is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship, covered veteran status, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable local, state, federal laws or other laws. We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those selected to interview will be contacted.

IGT (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming.  For more information, please visit