DevOps Engineer

IT Leeds, United Kingdom


Position at The Stars Group

The role: DevOps Engineer

We are looking for a DevOps Engineer to join our busy and dynamic Global Sportsbook Trading Platform team based in our Leeds 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.

Your main focuses with be 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

You will be advising on operational matters and automation work, driving best practice on non-functionals within the squads. Whilst also coaching on good monitoring metrics and visualisations. You’ll be required to encourage the squads to complete patching, security tickets as well as, having good visibility of their estate.

Who we are looking for: -

You’ll have experience working within a DevOps culture, with an understanding of the underlying systems.

As the ideal candidate, you will have: -

Knowledge of these technologies:

  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Kotlin (JVM)
  • Kafka
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • Prometheus
  • Jenkins

Although knowledge of the specific technologies is not required, knowledge and understanding of similar technologies would be a benefit.

You will also have experience and understanding of:

  • Monitoring and alerting
  • Infrastructure as code
  • Linux administration
  • Networking
  • Non-functional requirements and testing
  • Security

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 Global Sportsbook Trading Platform department.