React Developer

Job Type:
London, United Kingdom

The role:

We are looking for a React Developer to join our busy and dynamic team based in our Hammersmith service office.

Why we need you:

Oddschecker is the UK’s #1 Odds Comparison site and is made up of a team of over 100 motivated and hardworking individuals based in Hammersmith, Italy and Sydney.

Our team is split into a number of squads, aligned to our core business areas. This means that we have end to end teams, who take ownership of our products, working closely together to directly impact their success. The UK online gambling industry has been one of the fastest growing and technologically innovative sectors in recent years and Oddschecker is no different. We use cutting edge technology to hold our place at the centre of the industry, being a key player in client brand awareness and acquisition for bookmakers.

It's a great time to join our ambitious team and get involved with a business that is focused, fast paced and a really great place to work. You'll be encouraged to share your ideas, try new things (and not worry if they don't go right the first time!) and take ownership of your own development. We have a training fund for you to spend each year, as well as an extremely daring performance related bonus scheme. We also have; a beer fridge, pizza Friday's, sport always on in the office and regular social events at team and company level!

Established in 1999, we are entering an exciting new chapter following the recent acquisition of Sky Bet & Oddschecker by The Stars Group, which in doing so has become the worlds’ largest listed gaming business.

This is an opportunity to join Oddschecker’s growing development team. Our international sites are live in Australia, Italy, Spain and Germany to date and we are about to embark on our next conquest to bring Oddschecker to the United States.

As a React developer you will be utilising your JavaScript skills to build, maintain and be part of an agile squad with the customer at the centre of everything.

Who are we looking for:

You will be building maintainable, testable, resilient software systems including monitoring and operational impact throughout the process. We are using the latest cloud technologies and you`ll be able to utilize them in large data sets and meaningful projects.

The end to end software delivery process will be your main responsibility and teams of architects and senior developers will be there to help you design the system. You`ll be taking major part in the improving coding standards and processes for the team and the entire company.

As the ideal candidate, you will have:

You should be up for a challenge, proficient in working as part of a team, and someone who has a keen interest in sports and the betting industry.

As a web development expert, you will have proven experience with React and modern ES6 Javascript and in hand-coding skills with HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3/SASS. You will have had exposure to Agile environment on fast developing products. You are most likely also familiar with some front-end build tools such as Webpack, Gulp, Gitlab & GIT.

At some point in your experience you have been in position of owning the development and delivery of customer facing features and functionality. You have in-depth knowledge of frontend state management concepts and Redux style libraries. Another requirement for the role is experience with single app architecture and cross-browser development techniques. We are following the best practices in delivering quality code and exposure to TDD and Testing Frameworks e.g. Jest, Chai, Jasmine etc is also a requirement.

Any experience with Typescript and functional programming aspects of Javascript will be an advantage. Another advantage will be if you have worked with server side technologies (Node) and noSQL databases (MongoDB).

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

What’s in it for you?

Alongside of being challenged daily and a real interest in your development, you will also receive:

  • Competitive bonus scheme, paid annually and based on company and personal performance
  • Subsidised Puregym membership
  • Free health insurance, life assurance and income protection
  • Pension scheme with a competitive contribution from the company
  • £1,000 training fund each financial year, to spend on your professional development
  • 25 days holiday which increases by 1 day for each year of service (up to 30 days)
  • Further benefits such as: tech benefit, cycle to work, wellbeing and further salary sacrifice benefits