DevOps Engineer

IT Leeds, United Kingdom


The role: DevOps Engineer

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

Why we need you: -

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.

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’ll be part of the award-winning Sky Betting & Gaming and Stars Group tech family, working with the best product and technology professionals, learning new skills and developing yourself in new ways.

We have VMs running RHEL, AWS serverless code, and containers.  We run NodeJS, Java, Kotlin, some PHP and Ruby.   So the more of those you are familiar with, the better.  Your responsibilities include:

  • leading on operational matters within the squad
  • leading on automation work and driving best practice on non-functionals
  • ensuring the squad completes patching and security tickets
  • leading on scaling and preparation for big events
  • ensuring the squad has good visibility of their estate

Who are we looking for: -

You’ll work within a fast-paced and autonomous squad of roughly a dozen.  You’ll advise them on how to build better products and guide them on supporting and running their applications.  You’ll be the go-to expert on:

  • automation and infrastructure-as-code
  • non-functional parameters and how to build good applications
  • security and stability and the code patterns that produce it
  • release strategies
  • monitoring and in-life problem solving
  • continuous improvement

 As the ideal candidate, you will have: -

You have good practice in monitoring and alerting and in infrastructure-as-code environment. You are proficient in at least one scripting language and you administred Linux systems. You have good practice in system security and have appreciation of non-functional requirements and testing. You have deep understanding of networks and environments.

You`ll collaborate with different teams for patching, SECOM tickets and other operational matters. You`ll encourage NFR appreciation in inceptions and design. You`ll gain in-depth knowledge on how our systems work in order to provide high quality on-call support. As part of the team you`ll be an advocate for automation, monitoring and testing tools.

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 GSTP department.