Jira Software Engineer

IT Sofia, Bulgaria


Position at The Stars Group

We are looking for a Jira Software Engineer to join our multifaceted and innovative team at the Stars Group in Sofia, Bulgaria!

Why we need you:

You will lead all aspects of Jira customization, improvements and maintenance. It is an important tool, which supports mission critical and diverse SDLC processes of a multi-cultured company with thousands of geographically distributed users in multiple environments. Expect to establish yourself as a knowledgeable and reliable technical Atlassian product's authority for the group!

Based in our Sofia Tech Hub, you can also expect t be working with a lot of like-minded individuals and should find lots of opportunities to learn and grow your career further. In addition, this is a global role as you’ll be keeping in close connection to your expert colleagues in Toronto’s Tech Hub.

This role will focus on implementing and maintaining process automation and reporting solutions in Jira by using your expert knowledge and experience with Java, Groovy, Velocity, and other web-based technologies.

Part of your responsibilities will also include collecting requirements; providing investigation and analysis; performing user acceptance testing; maintaining infrastructure and ancillary Atlassian product implementations on multiple environments.

Finally, you can expect to maintain detailed documentation and when necessary deliver training and mentorship to users.

Who are we looking for:

In this role, we’re looking for you to have the following skills and experience:

  • 3+ years of experience with web application and/or complex systems development (Java, Groovy)
  • Experience with Atlassian product administration in enterprise setting (5000+ users)
  • Hands-on knowledge of Atlassian products and add-on development tools, SDK, APIs
  • Working knowledge of version control systems (Git)
  • Power Linux user or past experience with Linux system administration
  • Experience with database administration/maintenance, JQL, SQL, advanced querying and data structure models
  • Ability to prioritize assignments and work independently in fast paced environment
  • Good communication and analytical skills

As the ideal candidate, you will have:

Experience with Jira custom workflow development, product customization and 3rd party system integrations (compatibility and impact assessments).

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 enroll to our sports program, and in terms of relaxation we have a playroom, including a PlayStation and a pool table. Our social team organize great events; including our sensational summer and Christmas parties.

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 company:

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 StarsWeb Framework Development team.