iOS Lead

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Sofia, Bulgaria

We’re looking for an iOS Tech Lead to join our team in Bulgaria. 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.

The Stars Group brands have more than 111 million registered customers, forming one of the largest online gaming businesses in the world. From our base in Sofia 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 are looking for someone to progressively build, deploy and run best-in-class customer experiences on a consolidated Group Sports Betting & Trading Platform across online, mobile and retail in all territories. You will be creating the next generation of BetStars applications to support international growth.

You will get the opportunity to work within our bespoke framework to create performant, immersive sports betting experiences. This will allow you to integrate with our real-time data feeds to give customers the most relevant and up-to-date information around their bets. You will also leverage content management and configuration tools to provide non-technical colleagues with applications to effectively manage sports betting products across many different territories

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’ll 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.

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’ll 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.

You will have broad experience of the iOS ecosystem, including Swift, Xcode and you’ll keep up to date with the latest developments.

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 GSTP department.