Senior Software Engineer - Connect

Technology London, United Kingdom


Senior Software Engineer

Location – St Pauls London

The Background

The Sporting Group is one of the world’s leading names in sports betting technology and trading. The Group employs almost 300 staff, predominately at its central London HQ, and has two principal divisions, Sporting Index – a B2C operation, the pre-eminent sports spread betting company, and Sporting Solutions, a rapidly growing B2B operation which supplies real-time pricing and sports trading capabilities to sportsbooks around the globe.

Role Overview

Our products are web based, deployed to both public and private clouds and are written primarily in C# / Typescript but it contains a variety of open source technologies including MongoDB, Aerospike and RabbitMQ. We’re focused on using the best tool for the job so we're looking for developers who are keen to learn, get exposure to a wide range of technologies, want to work on an industry leading platform, have a passion for writing quality and testable code, and enjoy working in a continuous delivery environment.

Role Specifics

Playing a key part of our London team you can expect to:

  • Develop and maintain platform for delivering and customising prices in near real-time.
  • Develop requisite diagnostics and monitoring tools for early detection of system faults
  • Develop software iteratively that works seamlessly in a continuous deployment environment; biased on TDD and BDD approaches
  • Establish early and continuous feedback loops with stakeholders for high quality outcomes
  • Work closely with Traders and 1st line support to troubleshoot customer issues
  • Provide 3rd line application support when required
  • Be an active member of the team suggesting ways we can learn and improve

What we are looking for

  • A solid understanding and demonstrable backend experience of C#/.Net Core/Node.js/Typescript
  • Familiarity with cloud platforms and their key services such as Cloud functions/Firestore/PubSub
  • Proven record in developing scalable, highly-available and highly-performing middle-tier components
  • Experience in developing on cloud (Google Cloud Platform)
  • Experience with relational (e.g. SQL Server, PostgreSQL) and NoSQL data stores (e.g. MongoDB) and in-memory distributed caches (e.g. Redis)
  • Proven ability in delivering fully-tested software iteratively and continuously
  • Fully equipped to deliver software on a multi-developer environment
  • You enjoy autonomy and responsibility 

Extra marks if you have

  • Experience working with Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services
  • Experience in working with React
  • Understanding of DevOps pipelines – Helm scripts
  • Understand the concepts of distributed systems architecture and cloud native patterns
  • Not essential, but extra marks if you have a passion for sport and some betting knowledge