Lead Site Reliability Engineer

Category:
IT
Job Type:
Location:
Sofia, Bulgaria

The role: Lead Site Reliability Engineer

We are looking for a Lead Site Reliability Engineer to join our busy and dynamic team based in our Bulgaria service office.

Come and join a new team to build exciting new products featuring rock-solid stability, high-velocity code-shipping and ground-breaking innovation. We’re lean, we’re agile, and DevOps is at the centre of everything we do! And you’re in good company: you’ll be standing on the shoulders of the giants who created the most popular apps and products of their kind.

Why we need you:

You’ll work on the most critical, strategic projects at the heart of the world’s largest public online gaming business, with funding and opportunities to match our huge ambition

It’s your chance to work on greenfield developments where you’ll build and run new products that will ultimately be used by millions around the world, building on your career so far and learning new tech skills to solve problems that only exist at this scale

You’ll be part of the award-winning Stars Group tech family, working with the best product and technology professionals, learning new skills and developing yourself in new ways.

Who are we looking for:

GSTP’s SRE function is creating a world-class operations environment and working towards running many services as 2nd-line support.

We believe in the Google mantra of SRE splitting their time between operations work and development work, though for now, there’s less operations and more development.

A senior SRE will help shape this environment and create the conditions for healthy operations.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Line managing and Leading a team of Senior SRE and SRE engineers
  • Input and influence are technical operations and service strategy
  • Own the delivery of key strategic projects across the department
  • Mentoring other squads in operational readiness and SRE-ready services
  • Technical leadership of complex, cross-company projects to deliver operational improvements
  • Setting the benchmarks for service standards and driving change to implement them
  • Provide guidance and teaching to other operational staff
  • Supporting (as 2nd-line) a broad range of systems (just those built to our standards) that operate across multiple time zones
  • Providing incident analysis, error budget analysis
  • Leading major incidents from a technical perspective

Our Site Reliability team ensures 24/7 coverage of our systems and as part of the team you`ll have to take part in the on-call shift schedule. Your focus will be the American market so occasionally you might be required to work out of standard working hours (for example during Sunday NFL, Super Bowl etc.)

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.