Overview

The Tech Lead is a key role in our Bet Tribe, working in a multi-disciplinary squad of highly skilled individuals. This is a chance to join one of the highest-performing teams in the industry.  We will challenge you, support you, teach you and are keen for you to teach us.

Working our way means being part of a vibrant and diverse mix of people working collaboratively with a shared purpose – to make Betting and Gaming better. We think big, act bold, and change the game. It’s no wonder we’re one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For. And we want you to be a part of it…

What you will do

As Tech Lead in our My Bets squad you will lead a multi-disciplinary squad of Software Engineers with a mission to deliver the best experience to our customers, specifically focusing on creating a world class bet tracking product.

Based on real-time data, My Bets is the home of Cash Out, consistently ranked as one of the most important features offered by modern bookmakers. You will be creating new features on top of our Kafka based streaming data pipeline – responsible for processing millions of bets each week and handling tens of thousands of requests per minute from our front-end applications.

This is a hands-on role, allowing you to embed best practices and create technical designs for your team to build on. As a senior member of the tribe, you will share your experiences with other Tech Leads and Architects to help define and implement the overall technical strategy for skybet.com.

How you will do it

Be the technical authority for your squad, owning the technical implementation of all aspects of your services
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 for the My Bets product
Work with the Product Owner to deliver a roadmap of work to create an industry leading bet tracking product
Work with the Engineering Manager to hire the best people to help achieve your vision
Interrogate data to review the effectiveness of your squad’s 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, Java, PHP,JavaScript/TypeScript, Kafka, Mongo, MySQL and Redis. 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.

Mon to Fri – Standard

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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.