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Building the future of Sky Bet. With a start-up mentality and approach, Nexus is developing Sky Bet’s next generation platform.  This is a true greenfield programme using cutting edge technologies, including Kotlin, Kubernetes, Spring Boot and Kafka.   We encourage tech diversity, our tribe is comprised of engineers from many different tech backgrounds and we encourage a polyglot mentality & approach.

In control of our own destiny, we are shaping our future provision to the million customers we see every week and driving innovation within the betting industry. Collaboration, team work, creativity, technical expertise and high quality are synonymous with the Nexus tribe. Be a part of this unique and exciting challenge!

What you’ll do:

We are expanding our in-house engineering capability in the Nexus Tribe and we are looking to hire a top quality, enthusiastic engineer from a relevant background to work in our lean squads.

Join one of the most exciting tech teams in Leeds as a Software Engineer working with the latest technologies on our next generation in-house platforms, primarily written in Kotlin and leaning heavily on message-oriented microservice design patterns.

No previous experience in sports betting? No problem – we have many experts to learn from, and the technical excellence you’ll bring is what we value. Salary and benefits packages reflect the high standard in our tech teams, with excellent training and development opportunities for all engineers.

You will be keen to share your skills and experience with more junior members of the squad to help them in their development.

You will be self-motivated and willing to contribute to design at all levels, listening and learning from the talented people around you. We believe we have a strong culture and we want you to be a part of it.

How you’ll do it:

Work as part of a team of talented engineers you will:

Turn concepts and requirements into highly available web applications and systems using industry standard languages and technologies such as Kotlin, Java, Spring Boot, Kafka, Kubernetes, MySQL
Actively participate in application design, database design, data-flows and detailed technical design.  Ensure that analysis includes the wider view of technical and business impact
Balance the commercial needs of the business against the ideal technical design, proposing sound phased or tactical implementations where appropriate
Share your experience by mentoring more junior squad members
Actively support the implementation of continuous integration to enhance deployment processes in line with SB&G delivery/release evolution plans

How we work:

Our engineers work closely with colleagues in all positions, so a good level of interpersonal skill is important to us
We are not building a monolithic enterprise app – think microservices and a lean approach with quick running tests and deployment. This should be something you’re passionate about too
You will need to demonstrate good levels of skills in Java, Kotlin, or something comparable, and be comfortable with techniques such as message queues, data stores and know what makes a good RESTful API
Data features heavily and you should appreciate there are many storage patterns, knowing the strengths and weaknesses when compared to traditional relational databases
You will be happy to pick up code in other languages, especially those in the open source web development arena
We expect candidates to be comfortable working in a Linux environment
Hands-on experience with container platforms is a bonus
We value previous experience developing for high-demand & high-availability environments

What we can offer you:

We really care about your professional development. As a member of a technical team, you’ll get 10% of your working week to dedicate to self-directed learning and development. You’ll also have £1000 per year Tech Ninja fund to supply you with resources, whether that be a conference ticket or an AWS exam, we’ve got it covered.

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.

Mon to Fri – Standard

Tagged as: java, spring boot, self motivated, kotlin, kubernetes, kafka

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.