The role: We are looking for a Lead Software Engineer for PokerNews to be based in our London or Leeds office, managing our development team located in Vilnius, Lithuania.
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Specialising in high-quality content for millions of users around the globe, PokerNews is the world’s leading authority on all things poker. The site provides a range of daily news, reviews and strategies, and prides itself on comprehensive live coverage of poker events from all corners of the world. Attracting both new and experienced players alike, our customers also find exclusive videos, podcasts, poker room reviews, and much, much more.
Why we need you:
Working from one of our UK offices, the Lead Software Engineer will lead a small team based in Vilnius, Lithuania. You will be responsible for managing technical aspects of software development flow, enabling the team to work with quality. It is part of the job to plan, design, lead, and execute technical solutions and improvements. You will collaborate with backend & frontend developers and web designers, focusing on the life cycle of the system, to improve usability. You will also maintain and improve code quality standards, making them part of the Continuous Delivery process. As part of the role, regular travel to our office in Vilnius will be required.
Other responsibilities include:
- Provide architectural and code design direction.
- Optimize applications for maximum speed and scalability.
- Enable team to deliver against Product Roadmap in a timely fashion while ensuring technical debt is kept to a minimum.
- Troubleshoot technical issues that involve software development, infrastructure, engineering tasks and product releases.
- Supervising system modifications.
- Collaborate with security team to maintain high security standards.
- Promote collaboration and engagement, including through regular show and tells.
- Hiring, training and mentoring of team.
- Stay up to date with the latest technologies.
- Contribute to an internal wiki with technical documentation, manuals and IT policies.
Who we’re looking for:
We are looking an expert in PHP & Symfony framework, that has proven experience in a similar position. You ideally hold a qualification in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering or a related discipline. You are data savvy and understand how Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery works & be able to build one from ground up. You understand the basics of SEO and MYSQL, with excellent knowledge in using Git (GitLab, GitHub). Similarly, you have Agile (Scrum/Kanban) experience.
You are a creative thinker and enjoy coming up with innovative solutions. You have a strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills and the ability to lead a team.
As the ideal candidate you will have:
- Certifications related to PHP, Symfony and Web Application Security
- Reasoned opinion and analytical thinking.
- Hands-on experience on how to decouple monolith into micro-services architecture.
- Experience writing Unit, Functional & End-to-end tests.
What’s in it for you?
Our experience-based salaries are competitive. Plus, there’s a discretionary annual performance bonus.
Your package will include:
- health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address)
- the option to join our company pension scheme
- looking to extend your family? You will receive a cash gift of £1,000 for your new addition whilst working for us
- discounted gym membership
- in-house training and development to develop your skills, progressing your career
- free fresh fruit, snacks and drinks in the office
What happens next?
If you’re what we’re looking for, next up will be a Zoom phone interview. And if that goes well, we’ll meet you for a Zoom interview.
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