Team Lead, R&D

Category:
IT
Job Type:
Location:
Sofia, Bulgaria

We are looking for a Team Lead, R&D to join our ground-breaking team here at the Stars Group in Sofia, Bulgaria!

Why we need you:

As Team Lead, R&D you'll help own the development, maintenance and support of cutting-edge Poker gaming tools and features on the web for the biggest Poker company in the world! This role will give you the opportunity to work across a broader range of projects, products and technology.

It is a great opportunity, because offers regular green field project opportunities where success can help guide technology choices across the wider team.

You’ll lead the team to produce well engineered and tested software solutions and will facilitate the continuous improvement for your team.

You can expect to take an active role in nurturing positive development practices, standards and policies, as well as take line management responsibility for the members of your team. Expect to work closely with your management, Product Owner and team to prioritize and assign work effectively. You’ll also participate in reviews and meetings and provide updates on project progress.

As we’re a global company, you’ll be partnering with teams from around the world. Working closely with those relevant teams internally to ensure alignment and coordination that help us deliver the world’s favorite online Poker game!


Who are we looking for:

In this role, we’re looking for you to have the following skills and experience:

  • Extensive experience as Full Stack with Node.JS for development.  
  • 2+ years leadership experience.
  • Hands on experience with our technology stack; Node.JS, React/Redux. AngularJs, Typescript, Gherkin/Cucumber, webpack, CSS, Jenkins, Git, Jira and Confluence.
  • Experience with professional software engineering best practices such as Agile project management, coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.
  • Good knowledge of Continuous Delivery principles, ability to ramp up projects and services quickly, to build fast and iterate.
  • Great passion, a strong sense of ownership and ability to wear many hats in picking up any slack across different disciplines to prove out concepts quickly.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or related field.


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 enroll 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 company

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 Poker Delivery Team.