Solutions Architect

Job Type:
Sofia, Bulgaria

The role: Solutions Architect

We are looking for a Solutions Architect to join our busy and dynamic team based in our Bulgaria service office.

The Stars Group brands have more than 111 million registered customers, forming one of the largest online gaming businesses in the world. We are building the next generation sports betting platform which will bring innovation and performance fit for strong growth in our many global markets.

Much of the platform is truly greenfield, with the best modern technologies and practices being at our disposal. Engineers at all levels have a part to play in our tech decisions and choices. You will be self-motivated and willing to contribute to design at all levels, listening and learning from the talented people around you.

Together we’ll deliver the Technology that will launch leading edge products into new markets whilst scaling up quickly and cost-effectively. Be part of an industry-leading team renowned for delivering customer-centric products; our success will help drive Sports revenue growth throughout the Group.

Why we need you: -

We created the world’s largest publicly-listed gaming company by merging Sky Betting & Gaming with The Stars Group in 2018 and now we’re on a mission to create the ultimate online betting experience for millions of customers around the world.

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 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: -

A key role in our Nexus Tribe: leading a multi-disciplinary squad of highly skilled individuals in all matters technical and peering with the Product Owner to deliver the best experience to SB&G customers. Our mission is to create the best place our people have ever worked at, leading the way in terms of technology and innovation; We want you to be a part of this mission, helping from within.

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 more junior members of the squad to help them in their development. You will be self-motivated and willing to contribute 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.

You`ll be the hands-on technical authority for your squad. You`ll become an advocate and drive best practices and technical improvements in the squad. You`ll encourage squad “champions” for different areas of expertise like performance testing and others. You`ll coach other squad members from a technical perspective, increasing their expertise. You`ll become a champion for technical ownership and operational readiness within the squad and tribe. You`ll cooperate with the Engineering Manager to recruit the best engineers for your team. You`ll engage with product teams on forwarding planning and drive team focus on delivery goals and value. You`ll lead by example on transparent communication, ensuring that business expectations are always set realistically. You`ll champion, maintain and uphold the SDLC, and drive improvements to working practices. You`ll lead on inceptions and elaboration of work. You`ll contribute to technical designs, roadmap planning, defining and documenting software architecture for your services.

As the ideal candidate, you will have: -

Our engineers work closely with colleagues in all positions, so a good level of interpersonal skill is important to us. You will need to demonstrate comprehensive test analysis skills and be proficient in developing and maintaining automated tests. You have a good appreciation of what can and can’t be automated and have experience of working in an agile environment (Scrum / Kanban). You will be happy to work independently or collaboratively on multiple tasks.

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 Sports Development department.