Lead Software Engineer

Job Type:
Leeds, United Kingdom

We are looking for a Lead Software Engineer to join our busy and dynamic team based in our Leeds office.

Why we need you: -

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.

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 help 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 Sky Betting & Gaming and 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: -

You`ll lead a squad building real-time data streams, transforming and visualising data sets from multiple sources to drive our next-generation sportsbook.  You`ll use industry standard languages and technologies including Kotlin, Node.JS, Kafka, Kubernetes as well as a range of native AWS services. You`ll work closely with your squad you will perform day-to-day coaching of your direct reports and other general line management activities. This includes collaborating on development plans, having regular 1:1’s, and undertaking continuous feedback performance management.

You care, uphold and drive engineering practices and value the investment in good build systems to help your squad move faster. You can easily balance the commercial needs of the business against the ideal technical design, proposing strategic and tactical implementations where appropriate.

To allow the tribe to grow you will work with the Engineering Manager to recruit the best engineers for your squad. You`ll take operational responsibility for the services your squad owns, assuring services are up to the required service level through regular testing. You`ll work with your squad to develop and implement real-time monitoring, good alert design and first-rate logging strategies to easily check health and availability of services. You`ll proactively conduct research on emerging technologies and help introduce these where appropriate. You`ll become an advocate for all engineers in the team to be involved with the creation and maintenance of test tooling code.

As the ideal candidate, you will have: -

You`ll become part of a recently established team building the next generation of BetStars applications to support international growth. You`ll join one of the most exciting tech teams in the company as a Lead Software Engineer working with the latest technologies on our sports trading platform.

No previous experience in sports betting? No problem – we have many experts to learn from, and the technical excellence you’ll bring is what we value. Salary and benefits packages reflect the high standard in our tech teams, with excellent training and development opportunities for all engineers. You will be keen to share your skills and experience with other members of the squad to help them in their development. You will be self-motivated and willing to contribute to design at all levels, listening and learning from the talented people around you. We believe we have a strong culture and we want you to be a part of it.

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). You can make the most of our personal interest allowance in order to learn something new or pursue a hobby. 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.