Engineering Manager- Sportsbook

Job Type:
Leeds, United Kingdom

The role: Engineering Manager - Sportsbook

We are looking for an Engineering Manager to join our busy and dynamic team based in our Leeds service Office.

Why we need you:

It's a great time to join! We’re expanding our team within our Global Sports Trading Platform building on our technical and sports betting knowhow to deliver amazing products to customers around the world.

As Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for a group of software engineers of various levels of experience and will usually have up to 10 direct reports. You will report into our Head of Engineering, and alongside other Engineering Managers who you will collaborate with on a regular basis.

You will be responsible for both people management of your team, as well as being responsible for the way we deliver against our business goals from an in-house software engineering perspective. You should be a confident technical leader with experience in an evolving and dynamic web-scale environment under an agile DevOps ethos, where operational performance is a significant part of engineering best practice.

Key responsibilities for the role will be running a strong team of outstanding highly motivated software engineers at all levels, manage skills gaps and reduce single points of failure in our teams. You will be key in developing & motivating those in your team by providing clear direction, opportunities for learning & direct coaching.

Your role is to define and maintain the best team structures (aligned to a culture of “small autonomous agile teams”) to match the current focus of our Tribe. Working closely with Tech Leads, you will ensure that we have the right mix of skills in each squad. Alongside this, you will develop a sustainable & scalable Engineering culture. You will also Pro-actively manage any individual performance challenges.

You will evangelise & prioritise engineering standard methodology in your squads, so we have a clear direction for continuous improvement.

You can demonstrate responsibility for handling the levels of technical debt, evolving coding practices and aging code risks. Input into framework & language choice, development build and deployment tooling. You will be responsible for adherence to the Tribe’s technology principles and SDLC in the context of our wider compliance requirements. Championing Quality and continuous improvement by working with Tech Leads, Test Managers and other stakeholders to ensure we deliver high quality engineering solutions with the right balance between delivery speed vs operational risk.

Based in our Leeds city centre tech hub, you’ll enjoy being part of our strong team culture, with the flexibility to work remotely around that. You will be working in an environment where a worldwide team feel like family and everyone works together to achieve a shared vision.

You will build the next generation of mobile applications to support international growth. Working within our bespoke framework to create performant, immersive sports betting experiences. Integrate with our real-time data feeds to give customers the most relevant and up-to-date information around their bets. Leverage content management and configuration tools to provide non-technical colleagues with applications to effectively manage sports betting products across many different territories.

Who are we looking for:

You’ll have strong experience in delivering solutions and products. Leading engineering teams in an evolving and dynamic environment, ideally in online betting & gaming or similar web/mobile-scale industry where software is always-on, and customer experience is always more than a consideration.

We’ll expect you to have commercial experience in managing delivery and an integrated release process in an online environment. Commercial experience in Continuous Deployment.

You’ll also need a proven ability to take and influence technical decisions in a fast-moving commercial environment. You’ll be a committed team player who demonstrates exceptional communication, interpersonal skills and consistent high energy levels, who recognises the importance of people in technology solutions. You are also an analytic problem solver with a strong sense of autonomy, but with an open collaborative approach to getting the job done.

You will have had experience of leading engineering teams in an evolving and dynamic environment, ideally in a web-scale industry where software is always-on, and customer experience is always more than a consideration. An experienced leader with a reputation for thought leadership, critical thinking and with a strong technical background.

What’s in it for you?

The salary for this job is based on experience, so whilst we are not able to go into detail at this stage, we can say that we offer great salary packages and a discretionary annual performance bonus. We can also provide advice and dedicated assistance to those moving to Leeds.

We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). If you have a baby whilst you work for us, we will give you 1000 GBP as congratulations!

In addition to that, we provide the opportunity for a discounted gym membership.

Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support in terms of developing your skills and helping you progress your career.

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 meet you for a face-to-face interview.

The Group

The Stars Group is the ultimate owner of industry leading gaming brands such as PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, and the PokerStars Live brands, and through its ownership of Sky Betting & Gaming, a mobile-led leading online gaming operator, licenses the Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo and Sky Poker online gaming brands. Collectively, these and other brands of The Stars Group have millions of registered customers globally, forming one of the world’s largest publicly listed online gaming companies. This role is in the Group’s Leeds service office in the GSTP department.