Senior React Developer

Job Type:
London, United Kingdom

The role:

We are looking for a Senior 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 with 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 center 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!

This is an exciting 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.

Who are we looking for:

You will be building and maintaining Oddschecker International websites as well taking technical ownership of frontend. You will also have the chance to technically lead more junior members of the squad and work in a truly agile way to ensure quality.

You`ll work on a product used daily by millions of users. The international desktop and mobile client side platforms will be built and maintained with your support. You`ll be taking design ideas and seeing them through to production. You`ll participate in the estimation, planning, design and ideas stages. And most importantly you`ll have the opportunity to influence our roadmap and take your ideas through to execution.

As the ideal candidate, you will have:

You should be proficient working as part of a team, a self-starter who has a keen interest in sports and the betting industry. Ideally you will have had (or at least want too!)be involved in mentoring and technically guiding more junior members of the team.

As an experienced expert, you should have proven experience with React in a commercial environment. You have strong web development skills with experience in hand-coding HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3/SASS, JavaScript. Experience in an Agile environment will be beneficial. You have experience in a pivotal role in a development team. You have used front-end build tools such as Gulp, Webpack, Gitlab & GIT. You have a good understanding of state management concepts and Redux style libraries. You have experience with single page app architecture and functional programming. You are familiar with cross-browser development techniques. You have a demonstrable understanding of, and interest in, usability issues. You are skilled at building table-free layouts using semantic mark-up and CSS. You have worked with TDD and Testing Frameworks e.g. Jest, Chai, Jasmine etc.

Any experience in server-side technologies (Java), databases (MySQL), native wrapper apps and internationally distributed products will be considered as an advantage.

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 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
  • Subsidized 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