Overview

As Tech Lead you will play a key role in our Bet tribe. You’ll be leading a multi-disciplinary squad of highly skilled individuals with a mission to deliver the best experience to Sky Bet’s Customers, specifically focusing on the mobile development of our SkyBet apps.

What you will do….

Our Native squad is our App squad, responsible for the building and maintenance of a number of Apps across the business including the successful SkyBet iOS and Android Apps. You will lead the squad, ensuring we get the right solution to the problems to be solved by the business.

Due to our mobile focus we drive the majority of revenue through our apps, making the Native App squad a critical part of our business. We want you to build the best user experience in our industry and maintain our position as a clear leader in mobile.

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, Engineering Managers 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, responsible for the delivery and upkeep of a number of hybrid native/web Apps across the business and 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 squad’s 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
We expect candidates to be from an iOS Mobile Development background or Android Mobile Development background or both.Our iOS tech stack is Objective-C/Swift using Xcode 10 with knowledge of WKWebView and familiarity of the latest iOS SDK (iOS 12) and using CocoaPods for dependency management.
Our Android tech stack is Java and Kotlin with knowledge of Gradle.
We don’t expect you to be an expert in all these things, but expect a polyglot attitude to technology.
We expect candidates to have a keen interest in the latest mobile development trends
We expect candidates to have an understanding of HTTP protocols, requests and responses as well as experience of using git source control
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

What we can offer you…

Sky Bet is the UK’s most popular online bookmaker which means your work will have a real impact on the experience of millions of customers. You will be contributing to systems which handle more transactions every Saturday than Amazon on a typical Black Friday and rely on low latency, real-time data processing. It’s an exciting and unique opportunity to play a pivotal role in the future development of a product of this scale.

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.

Closing Date: 5th December

Salary: Competitive

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.