C++ Team Lead

IT Toronto, Ontario

Position at PokerStars

We’re looking for a Server Team Lead to join our busy and dynamic Marketing Technologies (MarTech) department based in our Richmond Hill 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 MarTech products related to Engagement (e.g. challenges and rewards), CRM (e.g. emails, push notifications and in-client banners), and Digital (e.g. data management platform feed, attribution tracking).

Who are we looking for:

As an experienced leader, you know how to motivate and mentor your team. You can assist them with technical challenges and help them grow. You will be involved in all Server-related projects that are on the go and ensure that your team members are strong contributors to the squads/feature teams that they are part of.

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 APIs, crafting documentation and assisting the integration efforts of other teams so you’ll need solid knowledge of Internet communication protocols such as TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, etc. And you’ll have

excellent coding skills and the 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 executing efficiently and 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:

  • Around 5 years as a leader of developers in an online gaming company.
  • Experience with test driven development and agile methodologies will be an added benefit for this role along with an understanding of poker, casino, sports or marketing features in the online gaming 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.

Please note, internally the title for this role is Server Team Lead.

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 offer health and dental insurance for you and your dependents plus you can join our company pension scheme.

Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support to develop your skills and support you in progressing your career.

We have on-site yoga a few times a week and lunch is on us. We also have fresh fruit, snacks and drinks in the office so you won’t go hungry.

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 Richmond Hill, Toronto office in the MarTech department.

At The Stars Group, we encourage applications from all sections of the community If you are an applicant with a disability and you require accommodations at any point in our recruitment process, please let our talent acquisition team know when they contact you to invite for interview.