Server Developer

IT Sofia, Bulgaria


Position at The Stars Group

The role:

We’re looking for a Senior Server Developer to join our busy and dynamic team based in our Bulgarian office.

Why we need you:

You’ll be developing leading-edge software products to provide the world’s best online gaming experience. You’ll be designing, developing and maintaining the core internals and low level libraries of our game system.

Who are we looking for:

You’ll have extensive proven experience of C++ development along with being an expert in Windows OS internals (WIN32 API and Multi-threading), computer networks and distributed applications. You’ll be producing API and crafting documentation and assist the integration efforts of other teams so you’ll need solid knowledge of Internet communication protocols such as TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, etc. as well as excellent coding skills, ability to produce clean, robust and accurate code that meets the specs.

You’ll have experience in designing efficient algorithms and knowledge of STL library as you’ll be supporting and driving architectural decisions with respect to our core game system internals. Along with this you are efficient meeting deadlines to ensure our game system continues to scale successfully with our growing player base.

It’s important that you have experience with relational database (SQL Server, DB2) and a Master’s in Computer Science or equivalent knowledge as you’ll be delivering high quality software and provide support to our QA teams.

As the ideal candidate, you will have:

Experience with test driven development and agile methodologies will be an added benefit for this role along with an understanding of poker and other card games or the online poker industry. Knowledge of network security (PKI, TLS/SSL) will be beneficial as will experience with high-demand 24/7 operations and a familiarity with OpenSSL and Pseudo/Hardware RNGs.

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?

Sound interesting? Get in touch! 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 Stars Tech department.