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Principal Engineer in the Data Tribe 

(Hadoop, Scala, Spark, Docker, SQL and Kafka)

We’re looking for an experienced Software Engineer with a good understanding of the Big Data ecosystem to help drive our movement towards more near-real-time analysis and decision-making capabilities.

What will you do? 

As a Principal Engineer you will be responsible for technical leadership and decision making for a multi-disciplined team to aid the delivery of new features and platforms alongside maintaining existing ones, ensuring our customers are given the level of service that they have come to expect from the Data Tribe.

You’ll have great communication and mentoring skills as you provide advice and guidance to your squad, helping to maintain a culture of continuous improvement and knowledge sharing that builds expertise and develops the skills of other Engineers within your squad.

You’ll work collaboratively with the other Technical Leaders within the Tribe to shape the forward direction of our platforms and services from an Engineering perspective. Although Engineering will be your primary focus, your squad will own the end-to-end delivery of work and the support beyond that.

Engineering excellence will be something that is close to your heart, ensuring we’re building the right thing, in the right way, at the right speed are the key parts of successful delivery.

How will you do it? 

You’ll report into the Engineering Manager while having some direct reports yourself – being responsible for driving the development of your team members. We put all of our managers through our dedicated Management Academy that teaches everything you need to know about getting the best out of our people and having great career based conversations.

Working closely with the Product Owner, Architects, Platform and Test Engineers to collaboratively design solutions that are performant, reliable, scalable, maintainable and secure using technologies such as Hadoop, Scala, Spark, Docker, SQL and Kafka.

Using delivery techniques such as Test Driven Development, Pair Programming, Continuous Improvement and Continuous Delivery, you’ll work closely with the Agile Delivery Lead, Product Owner and Business Analyst to help organise the squads’ sprints.

Here at Sky Betting & Gaming, we’re big believers in the DevOps mind-set, meaning that automating things is considered good practice. As an engineering team, we manage our own platforms, so KISS’ing is very important.

What you get in return…

At Sky Betting & Gaming we work our way. That means working in small, agile and autonomous squads who live, breathe, create, innovate, code, and more – collaboratively and with a shared purpose. So whatever tribe you join, you’ll work with a group of people with raw energy, natural talent, and the kind of spirit that helps us think big, act bold, and change the game.

We’re passionate about developing our people and our benefits package is top drawer – from the full Sky Q package to £1000 tech ninja fund to new starters in tech. It all means that we’ve created the kind of workplace that wins awards such as a place on the prestigious list of Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For for 3 years running.

Our People Ambition is to attract & develop diverse & talented people to meet the current and future growth needs of SB&G. Together, our aim is to create the Best Digital Business to work at.

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About Sky Betting & Gaming

At Sky Betting and Gaming we bring the excitement of Sports Betting, Casino Games, Poker and Bingo to over 1 million customers in the UK. And we're not stopping there.

With a strong track record in digital innovation, our business based in the heart of Leeds, has more than doubled in size over the last five years. And we're on a mission to find talented people just like you that will help us continue to grow as we expand into Europe.

Delivering Sky Betting and Gaming's mix of first-class products is a genuine team effort. Across our business, whether at the core of customer service, technology, marketing, or finance, there's plenty of opportunity for you, no matter where you want your career to take off.

Join us and grow your career with Sky Betting and Gaming.