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As a Principal Operations Engineer/Tech Lead you will play a pivotal role in our Bet tribe. Leading a multi-disciplinary squad of highly skilled individuals with a mission to deliver the best experience to customers, you’ll specifically focus on providing tooling, support and expertise around the shared systems that the whole Bet product relies on.

What you will do

Working in our Framework squad this serves as the backbone for the website, ensuring that the systems are reliable, maintained and running smoothly. Alongside this you will also be driving large scale changes to keep our ever evolving tech stack up-to-date with modern technologies and patterns.

This is a hands-on role, allowing you to embed best practices and drive the technical vision for your team to build on. As a senior member of the tribe, you will interact with other Tech Leads, Product Managers, Engineering Managers and Architects to help define and implement the overall technical strategy for

How you will do it

Be the technical authority for your squad, owning the implementation of all aspects of your services
Lead the agile practices within the squad, creating a motivated and self-sufficient team
Create a vision for your squad, aligned with the wider business, which you clearly communicate to your team members
Use your technical expertise in collaboration with colleagues in Product, Commercial and Marketing to identify opportunities in increasing performance, productivity and stability across the website
Work with the Product Owner to create a roadmap, prioritizing the work which delivers the best value for the tribe and ultimately the customer
Work with the Engineering Manager to hire the best people to help achieve your vision
Analyse the squads performance and effectiveness of your work and the impact it has for customers
Lead the inception of new work, clearly communicating the benefits for customers and the business to gain shared understanding with your team
Own the operational readiness of services owned by your squad, reviewing quality of service and non-functional requirements to ensure systems are fit for purpose

How we work

Our engineers often work closely with colleagues from all disciplines and all levels of experience so a high level of interpersonal skill is important to us
Our tech stack is Node, PHP, JavaScript, Mongo, MySQL, Redis, RabbitMQ, Chef, Groovy, Bash, Docker and Kubernetes. We don’t expect you to be an expert in all these things, but expect a polyglot attitude to technology with an emphasis on being comfortable with message queues, data stores and what makes a good RESTful API
Data features heavily and we always look to use the right storage pattern to meet the requirements of individual use cases. You should appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches when compared to traditional relational databases
We expect candidates to be comfortable working in a Linux environment
We value previous experience developing for high-demand and high-availability environments
We encourage continuous personal development and offer ‘10% time’ for personal R&D as well as access to Safari Books Online, Pluralsight and a wide range of internal training courses and workshops

​We also offer an attractive relocation package for candidates that live outside the Yorkshire region, including those outside the UK.

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.