Platform Architect

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The role: Platform Architect

We are looking for a Platform Architect to join our Global betting platform team in Leeds

Are you our next star player?

We’re on an exciting journey; as part of Pokerstars International, we are expanding our team as we use our technical and sports betting expertise to deliver a best of breed Sportsbook.

Why we need you?

It’s your chance to build and run new platforms and systems that will ultimately be used by millions around the world, building on your career and learning new tech skills to solve problems that only exist at this scale. You’ll be part of the award-winning Flutter group tech family, working with the best product and technology professionals, learning new skills and developing yourself in new ways

Who we’re looking for

As a Platform Architect, you will be part of a team of architects, leading on technical designs and direction. You will peer with Product, Platform, Engineering and Infrastructure teams to deliver sustainable, high-performance tech platforms and solutions to provide the best possible experience for our customers. 

You’ll be a technical subject matter expert in all things infrastructure, platform and network, identifying, communicating, and managing goals, constraints, and risks. You’ll build alignment and shared understanding, guiding teams to build the right thing, and build it right.

Together with the other International Sports architects, you will develop and communicate an architectural vision and roadmap which is understood and supported by the whole business, and which provides clear, achievable principles and direction for the technology team to follow.

Our mission is to create the best place our people have ever worked at, leading the way in terms of technology and innovation; We want you to be a part of this mission, helping from within. 

Salary and benefits packages reflect the high standard across our team. We offer excellent training and development opportunities for all architects, including dedicated L&D time every week. 

You will be self-motivated and willing to contribute at all levels, listening and learning from those around you. Culture is the foundation of our success and we want you to be a part of it and drive it. 

You will support, and learn from, the people around you, always looking to do things better. We have a strong culture, and we want you to be a part of it.

How you will do it…

You will be International Sport’s Infrastructure and Platform SME ensuring all solutions and platforms are secure, compliant, fit for purpose and cost effective, specifically:

  • Lead on AWS public cloud and AWS Outposts technical designs
  • Lead on on-premise cloud infrastructure technical designs
  • Lead on networking design and connectivity including public cloud, on premise and interdivisional networks
  • Take responsibility for security and compliance within your domain
  • Have a strong understanding of security standards, patterns and controls e.g. network segmentation, web application firewalls, DDOS to ensure our systems are secure and compliant
  • Leverage your extensive experience and understanding of non-functional requirements and testing, monitoring and alerting, infrastructure as code, Linux administration
  • Use your governance experience to ensure our teams are following best practice, e.g. developing policies, guardrails and high-quality documentation
  • When required, work hands on with engineers, but also be outward facing, understanding the bigger picture
  • Help to continuously evolve our architectural strategy, and make sure we’re aligned to it
  • Highlight, document, and communicate technical priorities; Drive down tech debt
  • Create platform and infrastructure documentation and diagrams to aid understanding and alignment
  • Communicate key facts, risks, and assumptions to enable the heads of function to understand and make the right high-level decisions for International Sports platforms, products and services
  • Be the guardian of quality of your architectural domain, making sure it’s fit for purpose, and built with NFRs and evolvability in mind
  • Evangelise operational concerns
  • Constantly learn; Be a technical authority for your domain
  • Communicate clearly and honestly with a wide variety of technical and non-technical people; Support the people around you to succeed
  • Assess the impact of upcoming pieces of work on our teams, and architecture; identify the key decisions
  • Be an active member of our thriving tech community

How we work 

We believe in providing the best career for everyone; your progression begins on the day we first meet. 

Career progression, staff engagement and satisfaction are paramount to us. We want an environment where architects can do their best work and be the best that they can be.  

  • Our architects work closely with colleagues in all positions, so communication and interpersonal skills are important for this role 
  • Our architects are T-Shaped, we expect deep expertise in one or two areas but an essential knowledge across our architecture – our most senior architects are able to jump in where there may be a gap to help keep work flowing 
  • We rely on iterative, incremental development and fast feedback – we expect a good understanding of the mechanics of this including a solid understanding of automation and its role in modern software delivery 
  • Our architects have experience of working in a modern agile environment (e.g. Scrum / Kanban) 
  • You will be comfortable working independently or collaboratively with good time and prioritisation skills 

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 a discretionary annual performance bonus. We can also provide advice and dedicated assistance to those moving to Leeds. 

We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). If you have a baby whilst you work for us, we will give you 1000 GBP as congratulations. 

In addition to that, we provide the opportunity for a discounted gym membership. 

Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support in terms of developing your skills and helping you progress your career. 

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 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.
  • We will look to provide reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process. If you need assistance, please contact talent@starsgroup.com