Backend Engineer

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Austin, TX, United States

FOX Bet - Two powerhouse companies. One amazing brand

We are looking for a backend engineer to join our busy and dynamic team based in our Austin office.

Why we need you:

You will be a member of a development team building innovative sports gaming apps using cutting edge cloud technologies. We need your help transitioning our Akka/Java-based monolithic application to better utilize cloud offerings and enhance scalability.

Who are we looking for:

We’re looking for someone with understanding of cloud (AWS in particular) technologies and how they co-operate to create scalable applications.  A qualified engineer will also have a good understanding of event-driven architectures (streams, serverless, pub-sub) and asynchronous processing.  Additionally, knowledge of NoSQL database solutions and their architectural considerations will be helpful.

Our environment is Agile so it’ll be good if you have worked in such teams. You are a self-starter with the ability to make progress with minimal supervision. In this position, you’ll have to show your good diplomacy skills and the ability to liaise with technical and business people. You are able to work under pressure whilst maintaining accuracy and attention to detail. As a team, we are results-oriented and rely on good communication to achieve success.

As the ideal candidate, you will have:

You have experience or at least exposure to the following technologies:

  • Extensive experience with Java
  • AWS Serverless Experience
  • SQL/NoSQL (Cassandra, DynamoDB)
  • Linux development
  • Git and versioning software
  • Build systems (Apache Maven, SBT) and common build patterns

Nice to have experience with the following technologies:

  • Akka
  • Python
  • Serverless-supported languages
  • Streaming technologies (Amazon Kinesis, Kafka)
  • Message Queues (SQS, RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ)

What’s in it for you?

The salary for this job is based on experience, so while we are not able to go into detail at this stage, we can say that we offer great salary packages and also like to throw in a discretionary annual performance bonus.

We offer a 100% paid health, dental and vision insurance for you and a substantial employer contribution towards your qualified dependent coverage. In addition, you also receive other benefits at no cost such as life insurance, short term disability and long term disability. We offer a generous 401(k) plan with a 100% employer match and no vesting or waiting period.  In addition, you are entitled to a personal interest allowance which encourages our employees to enhance their skills or pursue a hobby. A baby bounty is offered to our employees as well, granting $1,500 upon the birth of a child. We also offer generous vacation packages.

Our in-house training and development team delivers fantastic support in terms of developing your skills and helping you progress your career. In the office, there is always free fresh fruit, endless snacks and drinks and of course an unlimited amount of coffee! We also provide catered lunch to our employees!

In terms of relaxation, we have an in office putting green, comfy couches and a massage chair, all while promoting yoga and yearly wellness initiatives. Our team in Austin find fun ways to celebrate and come together socially inside and out of the office.  

What happens next?

We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, then we’ll invite you to a phone interview and if that goes well we’ll invite you into the office for a face-to-face interview

About FOX Bet

FOX Bet is the long-term partnership between FOX Sports, capable of reaching more than 100 million US viewers in a single weekend, and The Stars Group, one of the largest global gaming and interactive entertainment businesses in the world.

As well as owning the world’s largest poker platform, PokerStars, The Stars Group also includes the UK’s #1 online sports betting product - Sky Bet. Combining this expertise with the iconic FOX Sports brand, which has an unbeatable reach in sports media, will deliver a unique experience for our customers from a brand they trust. The regulation of sports betting across the US is accelerating with estimates that the market will be worth more than $10bn in five years’ time.

With a customer first focus, operational excellence and the massive FOX brand, FOX Bet will be at the forefront of this industry growth.

Two powerhouse companies. One amazing brand.

About The Stars Group

The Stars Group owns or licenses gaming and related consumer businesses and brands, including PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, FOX Bet, BetEasy, Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo, Sky Poker, and Oddschecker, as well as live poker tour and events brands. Collectively, these and other brands of The Stars Group have millions of registered customers globally, forming one of the world’s largest and most licensed publicly listed online gaming companies.

It is the policy of The Stars Group to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, The Stars Group will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance with completing the online application process, please contact: