Senior Software Developer (Sportsbook)

Job Type:
Sofia, Bulgaria

The role: 

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

Why we need you:

The Stars Group is looking for a passionate, innovative Senior Software Developer who is keen to work and lead projects for innovative web-based products used by millions of players.

You will become part of the Global Sports & Trading Platform tribe where you will be developing and maintaining systems that strive to be the best in class. If you enjoy working with code and are motivated by working in a creative environment that allows you to build software using the newest technologies, our role is designed for you.

As one of our highly skilled Developers, you will help define and analyze business requirements and implement solutions to business needs, ensuring their completion by putting together a robust end to end process. You will also maintain our existing systems, develop new system applications and improve functionality to ensure high quality in any software releases. 

You will collaborate with other engineers and architects to develop highly scalable distributed systems that handle high volumes of financial and gaming transactions in a high load environment. You will actively participate in application design, database design, data-flows, and detailed technical design. Ensure that analysis includes the wider view of technical and business impact. Balance the commercial needs of the business against the ideal technical design, proposing sound phased or tactical implementations where appropriate, will be your top priority.

You will participate in open discussions about architecting solutions to satisfy the business and technical requirements. You will analyze business requirements and assist with the development of technical requirements to meet the goals laid out in the business requirements. You will implement, document and unit test code that implements the functionality required by the business to meet business objectives. You will be partnering with load testing and QA teams and work with them together as a team to produce quality software with 99.999% uptime.

Who are we looking for:

You are a senior expert with more than five years developing backend REST software for high load environments and you have used Java 8 (or above), including streams and lambdas. You have an exceptional understanding of object-oriented programming. You have a deep understanding of Spring Framework. Some of your experience includes SQL and writing performant complex queries and architecting data solutions in high concurrency environments.

You have a deep understanding of REST as well as Web Socket based infrastructures including HTTP 2.0. You are eager to work and solve problems in a team but with lower supervision. You have solid interpersonal skills including excellent English language skills, solid writing skills, and solid people skills.

Overall you are highly motivated developer who is passionate about writing good code.

As the ideal candidate, you will have:

You have experience with distributed streaming platforms like Kafka and NoSQL databases. Knowledge of the Gaming industry is a huge advantage. You have Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in either Engineering, Computer Science, or Mathematics

What’s in it for you?

The salary for this job is based on experience so whilst we are not able to provide such details at this stage, we can confirm that we offer an excellent salary and benefits package. You will have 22 days paid annual leave. 

Our benefits include a discretionary annual performance bonus, premium health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (providing you all live at the same address), and a generous company contribution into a private pension scheme each month. 

As an advocate of work/life balance, we offer an annual personal interest allowance where we encourage personal learning outside of working hours; e.g. driving lessons, cookery classes and circus training (to name a few that our people have used this towards). 

We also have an Employee Assistance Programme where you receive complimentary and confidential support from professionals who offer independent advice 24/7. Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support in terms of developing your skills and helping you progress your career. We offer many more great perks such as an annual travel loan, subsidised massage sessions, free drinks, snacks, hot beverages and fresh fruit every day.

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 Sports Development department.