Senior DevOps Engineer

Job Type:
Sofia, Bulgaria

The role: Senior DevOps Engineer

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

Why we need you: 

You, as part of the Web Framework Development team at The Stars Group Sofia, will be joining a dynamic, exciting Agile team, working as a key part of a globally distributed development unit. As a Senior DevOps Engineer, you will work as part of the functional team that manages and delivers Software Development projects and helps to ensure availability of key DevOps services used by the Software Development team and business units as well as critical QA/UAT and production environments.

Our focus is on enabling the flow of value through a focus on the technology practice. Looking inwards, at a technical level, we aim to do this by combining the practices of Software Craftsmanship, Agile/Lean, DevOps, Cloud Native architectures and infrastructures to create high quality, high velocity, sustainable engineering teams. Looking outwards, at the wider organisation, we interface with the wider business touch points for technology, finding the cross-organizational blockers to flow and driving technology-driven solutions.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly experienced Senior DevOps Engineer. 

Who are we looking for: 

As a Senior DevOps Engineer, you have extensive working experience in an IT infrastructure role with a strong background in Linux and Cloud administration. Open source technologies are something you are interested in and you have used a wide variety of such tools. You have experience with VMware virtualized environments, mostly server virtualization and software-defined networking. Some of your experience is focused on coding and scripting (Mostly Java, Python, Bash). You are familiar with Apache and Nginx web servers running and configuring. Also, you have some experience in networking. We are working with Atlassian products (Crowd, Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket Server, Bamboo, HipChat) so it`ll be good if you have used them too.

We try to follow the best methodologies and IT operations in an always-up, always-available service but you`ll be able to suggest any improvements. Our environment is Agile so it`ll be good if you have worked in such teams. You are a self-starter with the ability to make progress with minimal supervision. On this position, you`ll have to show your good diplomacy skills and the ability to liaise with technical and business people. You are able to work under pressure whilst maintaining accuracy and attention to detail. As a team, we are results oriented and rely on good communication to achieve success.

As the ideal candidate, you will have: 

You have experience or exposure to the following technologies:

  • Cloud services (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)
  • Docker and Kubernetes
  • Automation/configuration management using either Salt, Puppet, Chef, or an equivalent
  • Build systems (Apache Ant/Mode/Maven)
  • Strong knowledge of Jenkins structure and uses
  • Git and versioning software
  • Linux development toolchain (i.e. rpm, yum)
  • Messaging middleware. Specifically Kafka and RabbitMQ
  • SQL in general and PostgreSQL, MySQL specifically (NoSQL experience, such as Cassandra, Redis and MongoDB is a plus.)
  • TSDB (InfluxDB, Prometheus, Clickhouse) and ElasticSearch
  • Monitoring tools such as TICK stack, Prometheus, ELK stack

Knowledge of scanning software such as Veracode, SonarQube or IQ Server a plus. Being certified in Linux, VMware and good knowledge of Mac OS X is a strong asset.

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 StarsWeb Framework Development department.