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We created the world’s largest publicly-listed gaming company by merging Sky Betting & Gaming with The Stars Group in 2018 and now we’re on a mission to create the ultimate online betting experience for millions of customers around the world.

Come and join a new team to build exciting new products featuring rock-solid stability, high velocity code-shipping and ground-breaking innovation. We’re lean, we’re agile, and devops is at the centre of everything we do! And you’re in good company: you’ll be standing on the shoulders of the giants who created the most popular apps and products of their kind.

Why join the team?

You’ll work on the most critical, strategic projects at the heart of the world’s largest public online gaming business, with funding and opportunities to match our huge ambition

It’s your chance to work on greenfield developments where you’ll build and run new products that will ultimately be used by millions around the world, building on your career so far and learning new tech skills to solve problems that only exist at this scale

You’ll be part of the award-winning Sky Betting & Gaming and Stars Group tech family, working with the best product and technology professionals, learning new skills and developing yourself in new ways

What you will do

We are expanding our in-house engineering capability in GSTP, and we are looking to hire a top quality, enthusiastic engineer from a relevant background to work in our lean squads. You will be working with real time data streaming, transforming and visualising data sets from multiple sources

Join one of the most exciting tech teams in Leeds as a Software Engineer working with the latest technologies on our sports trading platform

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 other members of the squad

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 will do it

Reporting to the Lead Software Engineer, you will:

Turn concepts and requirements into highly available web applications and systems using industry standard languages and technologies such as Kotlin, Kafka, Kubernetes, Node.JS, MySQL, RabbitMQ as well as Chef, Docker and AWS
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
Take operational responsibility for the services your squad owns, assuring services are up to the required service level through regular testing
Work with your squad to develop and implement real-time monitoring, good alert design and first-rate logging strategies to easily check health and availability of services

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 micro-services and a lean approach with quick running tests and deployment. This should be something you’re passionate about too
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; React for example
We expect candidates to be comfortable working in a Linux environment
We value previous experience developing for high-demand & high-availability environments

About the Group Sports & Trading Platform

The Stars Group brands have more than 111 million registered customers, forming one of the largest online gaming businesses in the world. From our base in Leeds we are building the next generation sports betting platform which will bring innovation and performance fit for strong growth in our many global markets.

Much of the platform is truly greenfield, with the best modern technologies and practices being at our disposal. Engineers at all levels have a part to play in our tech decisions and choices. You will be self-motivated and willing to contribute to design at all levels, listening and learning from the talented people around you.

Together we’ll deliver the Technology that will launch leading edge products into new markets whilst scaling up quickly and cost effectively. Be part of an industry-leading team renowned for delivering customer centric products; our success will help drive Sports revenue growth throughout the Group.

What we can offer you
Based in our Leeds city centre tech hub, you’ll enjoy being part of our strong team culture
An environment where a worldwide team feel like family and everyone works together as one team to achieve a shared vision
Helping you be a master in your own domain is critical to our company’s success
We have close links with the local tech communities and our colleagues will regularly be seen at local Tech events as well as hosting events in our offices in the heart of Leeds city centre

Building the future of Sports Betting

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.