Principal Application DevOps Engineer

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8092 United Kingdom remote (within UK) IT Permanent

We’re on an exciting journey; as part of the Flutter group we form a key piece of the world’s largest Betting and Gaming company with brands such as PokerStars, Paddy Power, BetFair and SkyBet. We’re expanding our team as we use our technical and sports betting expertise to deliver a best of breed Sportsbook.

Our tech teams can work remotely within country, occasionally you’ll need to come to the office. Not often, but up to 4-5 times a month and of course, we’ll cover all related expenses. Working as a team is what makes us great and spending quality time together is essential for keeping us mission-aligned.

What you will do

Reporting into the Operations Manager and working together with a group of DevOps, DBA, 2nd Line, and Software Engineers, this is a key role, providing technical leadership across one or more teams delivering key parts of our strategy to build and own the industry’s best sports betting and trading platform.

Salary and benefits packages reflect the high standard across our team. We offer excellent training and development opportunities for all engineers, 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.

Principal Application DevOps are key technical advisors that drive product development forward.

How you will do it

  • Take a leading role in deployment and maintenance of our products and platforms
  • Drive team focus on technical delivery goals whilst balancing quality and user value
  • Enforce best industry practices and develop department-wide policies around the SDLC
  • Work closely with the product teams to ensure alignment with the engineering organisation
  • Hands on with deep and current technical expertise in your area of specialism
  • Work with operations and engineering managers in developing staff and evolving our teams
  • Mentor other engineers in your area of specialism
  • Coach and encourage the team to be autonomous in their work
  • Be clear and set a clear direction
  • Builds systems that serve as a definitive example for engineers
  • Be a disciplined custodian of the application design of our products
  • Support Solution Architects in designing technical solutions
  • Advocate and evangelise engineering best practice
  • Have familiarity with security and operational best practices

Normally the team is based in our Sofia tech hub or UK (remote), you’ll enjoy being part of a strong team culture, with the flexibility to work remotely around that. You will be part of a global team.

Our technology stack

Technology is at the heart of everything we do. We build our software with stability, scalability and flexibility in mind. As such, we need to have a platform that can support this. We have a vast array of technologies that we utilise and would expect experience in the following:

  • AWS or another cloud platform
  • Event streaming e.g. Kafka
  • CI/CD utilising technologies such as Jenkins or GoCD
  • Java or similar JVM flavoured languag

It would also be useful to have an understanding of:

  • Message queues e.g. RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ etc
  • SQL Databases e.g. PostgreSQL
  • NoSQL databases e.g. Mongo

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 engineers can do their best work and be the best that they can be.

  • Our engineers work closely with colleagues in all positions, so communication and interpersonal skills are important for this role
  • Effective Principal Application DevOps are T-Shaped, we expect deep expertise in one or two areas but an essential knowledge across the Software Delivery Lifecycle – our most senior engineers are able to jump in where there may be a gap to help keep work flowing
  • 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.

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