Tech Lead

Job Type:
Leeds, United Kingdom

We are looking for a Tech Lead to join our busy and dynamic team based in our Leeds service office.

Why we need you:

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 will be 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 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.

Who are we looking for:

You will be keen to share your skills and experience with more junior members of the squad to help them in their development. You’’ be a self-motivated individual and you’ll be 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. We want you to be the hands-on technical authority for your squad; you will advocate and drive best practices and technical improvements in the squad; Encourage squad “champions” for different areas of expertise like performance testing and others; Coach other squad members from a technical perspective, increasing their expertise.

You will be a champion for technical ownership and operational readiness within the squad and tribe. You can expect to work closely with the Engineering Manager, we want you to recruit the best engineers for your team. You will engage with product teams on forward 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. Our engineers work closely with colleagues in all positions, so a good level of interpersonal skill is important to us.

In addition, you will need to demonstrate comprehensive test analysis skills, be proficient in developing and maintaining automated tests and have a good appreciation of what can and can’t be automated. We’ll want you to be experienced in working in an agile environment (Scrum / Kanban). You’ll be someone who is happy to work independently or collaboratively on multiple tasks.

You will be someone who can champion, maintain and uphold the SDLC, and drive improvements to working practices. We’l want you to lead on inceptions and elaboration of work, as well as contribute to technical designs, roadmap planning, defining and documenting software architecture for your services. 

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 a discretionary annual performance bonus. We can also provide advice and dedicated assistance to those moving to Leeds.

We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). You can make the most of our personal interest allowance in order to learn something new or pursue a hobby. If you have a baby whilst you work for us, we will give you 1000 GBP as congratulations.

In addition to that, we provide the opportunity for a discounted gym membership.

Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support in terms of developing your skills and helping you progress your career.

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 Leeds service office in the Sports Development department.