Software Engineer (Kotlin)
We are looking for a Software Engineer to join our busy and dynamic team based in our Leeds office.
Why we need you: -
We are expanding our in-house engineering capability in the Group sportsbook and we are looking to hire a top quality, enthusiastic engineer from a relevant background to work in our lean squads.
You’ll be joining one of the most exciting tech teams in Leeds as a Software Engineer working with the latest technologies on our next generation in-house platforms, primarily written in Kotlin and leaning heavily on message-oriented microservice design patterns.
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. We’ll be looking for you 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 to design 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 work as part of a team of talented engineers to:
- Turn concepts and requirements into highly available web applications and systems using industry standard languages and technologies such as Kotlin, Java, Spring Boot, Kafka, Kubernetes, MySQL
- 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
- Share your experience by mentoring more junior squad members
- Actively support the implementation of continuous integration to enhance deployment processes in line with SB&G delivery/release evolution plans
Who are we looking for:
We’ll be looking for you to work closely with colleagues in all positions, so a good level of interpersonal skill is important to us. We’re not building a monolithic enterprise app - think microservices and a lean approach with quick running tests and deployment. This should be something you’re passionate about too.
We’ll need you to be able to demonstrate good levels of skills in Java, Kotlin, or something comparable, and be comfortable with techniques such as message queues, data stores and know what makes a good RESTful API. As Data features heavily for us, you should appreciate there are many storage patterns, knowing the strengths and weaknesses when compared to traditional relational databases
You should be someone who is happy to pick up code in other languages, especially those in the open source web development arena. We’ll also want you to be comfortable working in a Linux environment. If you have hands-on experience with container platforms, that’s a bonus too.
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 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 Group Sportsbook department.