Lead Software Engineer - Java OR Node OR Kotlin - London

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£30,000 - £65,000 per annum
31 Mar 2018
28 Apr 2018
IT, Programming
Contract Type
Full Time
Position: Lead Software Engineer (Java OR Node OR Kotlin)
Location: Leeds
Salary: £65,000 per annum
Job type: Permanent

What you’ll do:
The Lead Software Engineer is a key role in our Bet Trading Tribe: leading a multi-disciplinary squad of highly skilled individuals. In collaboration with the Product Owner and the solution architect, you will lead the delivery of high quality products to production, ensuring your squad focuses on the highest priorities.

Often running ahead to explore new market opportunities, your squad will focus on rapid prototyping as well as more strategic services around betting. You will directly support the traders who use your services, including supporting an on-call rota.

You are self-motivated and willing to contribute at all levels, listening and learning from the talented people around you. You have an eye on the bigger picture and can plan ahead so there are no last minute surprises. You care about energizing your squad to deliver fantastic services for our customers.

You will line manage five Software Engineers in the squad and be responsible for their career development. Our mission is to create the best place our people have ever worked at, and we need you to help us achieve this.

Reporting to an Engineering Manager, you will:
Line manage and coach the Software Engineers in the squad
Encourage squad members to lead initiatives and develop themselves
Work with the team to drive best practices and technical improvements in the squad
Work with the Engineering Manager to recruit the best engineers for your team
Work with your Product Owner to determine the best way to deliver the roadmap
Lead by example on transparent communication, ensuring that business expectations are always set realistically
Champion, maintain and uphold the SDLC, and drive improvements to working practices
Lead on inceptions and elaboration of work
You will need to demonstrate good understanding of Java and ideally, AWS native technologies; and be comfortable with techniques such as message queues, data stores and know what makes a good RESTful API

Bet trading tribe, what we do:

Trading is at the heart of the action for all our sports data. Our time-critical systems need to be able to handle large influxes of data, whilst keeping latency to a minimum - our exposure to in-play betting risks depends on it. Using technologies such as Java, Node, React, Kotlin, Kubernetes, Kafka and native AWS components, we process and assess incoming data, allowing traders to make on-the-fly decisions about how we price our offerings, whether that's a future event or an in-play Request A Bet (RAB). Our environment is Agile but our engineering practices need to be sound. We get audited from multiple directions so we need to be sure we have a robust SDLC and a strong focus on security.

We also offer an attractive relocation package for candidates that live outside the Yorkshire region, including those outside the UK.

Non-negotiable skills:
Java Script/Node
Lead experience, will initially lead a team of 6 growing to 8.
4+Years experience in a high demand & High availability environments.

Java, Node. Kotlin would be an advantage along with AWS.

If you have further inquiries about this role, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at: 02033-71-7671