Junior DevOps Engineer

Job Type:
Sofia, Bulgaria

The role:

We are looking for a Junior DevOps Engineer to join our busy and dynamic team based in our Bulgaria service office.

Why we need you:

As Junior DevOps Engineer, you will be responsible for daily operations, release deployment and troubleshooting of any issues appeared in or Sportsbook platform.

The Junior DevOps Engineer is a member of a team responsible for daily management, changes and fixtures of Sportsbook and Trading application system thus including the front-end and back-end. While your role is very technical in nature you will be called upon to discuss these matters to business-minded individuals inside the organization. Technologies are focused on Java, Nginx, Postgres, Zabbix, Grafana, SVN, GIT, Bash, Python, New Relic, PagerDuty etc.

The Junior DevOps Engineer takes a prime role in supporting the operational availability of these systems daily.

You are familiar with Linux system administration, Networking thus including setup and troubleshooting, and you have managed services like DNS, DHCP, Web servers, PostgresDB. You`ll interact with application teams and peer support teams (DBA, SA, Storage, project management etc.) for project implementation and ongoing support.

You`ll take initiative to improve the performance, efficiency of the Sportsbook system; being cohesive to standard best practice and collaborate/coordinate with the Application specialist peers on change management, problem management, and work management etc. You`ll support other project activities and contribute to the knowledge and experience sharing.

Our technical operations team ensures 24/7 support coverage for our systems and as part of the team, you`ll be taking part in the on-call rotation and troubleshooting problem tickets, responding to customer requests and changing controls.

Who are we looking for:

You are going to be responsible for the installation, setup, and maintenance of our Sportsbook and Trading system with updated and patches. You`ll develop and maintain accurate documentation of all areas encompassing the Sportsbook and Trading system and infrastructure that surrounds it. In terms of security, you have a good understanding of file/system permissions and management. You have performed migration and upgrade tasks while minimizing downtime, system/application backups, restore, and recovery tasks.

 As the ideal candidate, you will have:

You have over 2 years’ experience as a System or Middleware Administrator working with UNIX/Linux in enterprise capacity.

You have experience with Nginx and/or Apache web servers in a production environment is an asset. You have exposure to Linux/VMware environment. You have been tackling a role that involves 24x7 on-call support.

You have experience in security access, authentication, auditing, vulnerability assessment. You were involved in assisting the help desk center.

You have good analytical and problem-solving, proactive planning and multi-tasking skills. You easily communicate with other peers, enjoy teamwork and perform well under minimum supervision.

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 also like to throw in a discretionary annual performance bonus. In addition, we provide advice and financial relocation assistance to those moving to Bulgaria.

We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). In addition, you are entitled to a personal allowance interest which encourages our employees to upskill themselves or pursuit a hobby. A baby bounty is offered to our employees as well, granting 1000 BGN upon the birth of a child.

Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support in terms of developing your skills and helping you progress your career. In the office there is always free fresh fruit, snacks and drinks. In addition, we contribute a certain amount to the transportation and lunch expenses of our employees.

Our employees can always enrol to our sports program, and in terms of relaxation we have a playroom, including a PlayStation and a pool table. Our social team organise great events; including our sensational summer and Christmas parties.

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 Bulgaria service office in the GSTP department.