System Administration Team Lead

Sofia, Bulgaria Marketing Permanent

The role: System Administration Team Lead

We are looking for a System Administration Team Lead to join our Sports Development team in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Are you our next star player?

As System Administration TL you will be part of the team that manages and delivers software development projects and helps to ensure availability of key DevOps services used by the software development teams and Business units as well as critical QA/UAT and production environments. You will lead a small team in keeping our non-prod environments up and running while making improvements to how we operate and run them as well as release software to production.

Why we need you?

You will have the opportunity to join a multinational team of more than 20 experienced professionals. The role reports directly to the manager who is located in Bulgaria.

Some of your responsibilities will be:

  • Lead a small team, making sure they are motivated and deliver on time
  • To help automate and streamline our operations and processes
  • Support building and maintaining tools for deployment, monitoring, and operations
  • Troubleshooting and resolving issues in our dev, QA/UAT environments for a wide variety of projects 
  • You will maintain, upgrade and configure our internal services


Who we’re looking for?

Our new System Administrator TL should have an extensive experience in an IT infrastructure role with strong background in Linux and Cloud administration. Strong advantage will be if you are certified in Linux, VMware, Citrix and have good knowledge of Mac OS X. Leadership/ mentor-ship experience. 


Your experience:

  • Experience with server virtualization and software defined networking
  • Messaging middle-ware and AMQP. Specifically Kafka and Artemis
  • SQL in general and PostgreSQL, MySQL specifically (NoSQL experience, such as Cassandra, Redis and MongoDB is a plus.)
  • Cloud services (experience with AWS would be nice)
  • Automation/configuration management using either Salt, Puppet, Chef, or an equivalent
  • Some experience focused on coding and scripting (mostly Bash, Python, Java, Groovy)
  • APM tools such as NewRelic or SysDig
  • Familiar with Apache and Nginx web servers running and configuring

Your skills:

  • Following the best methodologies and IT operations but also able to suggest any improvements
  • A self-starter with the ability to make progress with minimal direction.
  • Good interpersonal skills, capable of mentoring people
  • Ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong written and presentation skills in English.

Your behaviours:

  • Result Oriented
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Leadership skills

What’s in it for you?

Our experience-based salaries are competitive. Plus, there’s a discretionary annual performance bonus. We also provide advice and dedicated assistance to those moving to Bulgaria.

Your package will include:

  • Health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address).
  • A personal interest allowance to let you learn something new or pursue a hobby.
  • Social benefits package contributing to your lunch and transportation expenses.
  • 1,000 BGN as congratulations if you have a baby whilst you work for us.
  • MultiSport membership.
  • In-house training and development of your skills, progressing your career.


What happens next?

If you’re what we’re looking for, next up will be a phone interview. And if that goes well, we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview.

The Group

PokerStars is part of Flutter Entertainment Plc, a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider headquartered in Dublin and part of FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange, which brings together exceptional brands, products and businesses and a diverse global presence in a safe, responsible and ultimately sustainable way.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We do not discriminate on any protected characteristic as defined by applicable law.

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