Principal Front End Engineer

Sofia, Bulgaria IT Permanent

The role: Principal Front End Engineer

We are looking for a Principal Front End Engineer to join our GSTP team in Sofia!

Are you our next star player?

PokerStars is on the lookout for a hardworking, innovative Principal Front End Software Engineer who is keen to work and lead projects for cutting-edge web-based products used by millions of players.

You will become part of the Global Sports & Trading Platform tribe where you will be developing and maintaining systems that strive to be outstanding. If you enjoy working with code and are motivated by working in a creative environment that allows you to build software using the newest technologies, our role is crafted for you.

Why we need you

As one of our most highly skilled engineers, you will help define and analyze business requirements and implement solutions to business needs, ensuring their completion by putting together a robust end to end process. You’ll be a champion for technical ownership and operational readiness within the squad and tribe. You can expect to work closely with the Engineering Manager, we want you to hire the best engineers for your team. You will engage with product teams on forward planning and drive team focus on delivery goals and value. We expect you to lead by example on transparent communication, ensuring that business expectations are always set realistically. Our engineers work closely with colleagues in all positions, so a phenomenal level of interpersonal skill is important to us. You’re able to collaborate with other engineers and architects to develop highly scalable systems that handle high volumes of financial and gaming transactions in a high load environment.

Who we’re looking for

You are a senior specialist with a demonstrated ability to develop frontend web applications for high load data heavy websites. You can use features of the web platform to ensure the best possible performance is achieved for customers. You embrace a DevOps approach to build tooling and automation which improve developer experience and speed of delivery.

Your experience:

You are a master of JavaScript, as well as excellent knowledge of several frameworks such as Angular and React. You have experience in working with RESTful APIs and a track record of working with Marionette/Backbone applications. You have a solid grasp of browser support and cross-browser testing/features. You possess extensive experience with crafting large scale web solutions.

Your skills:

You’re experienced in working in an agile environment (Scrum / Kanban). You’ll be someone who is happy to work independently or collaboratively on multiple tasks. You have comprehensive test analysis skills, are proficient in developing and maintaining automated tests and have a good appreciation of what can and can’t be automated. You have proven track record as a senior technical or team lead with minimum 3 years of managing/leading teams. Knowledge of the Gaming industry is a huge advantage. It would be considered a plus if you have experience with working with containerization technologies (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes).

Your behaviours:

Overall, you are a highly motivated developer who is passionate about writing good code, have outstanding communication skills and are keen to continuously learn and share knowledge with others. You are eager to work on solving problems in a team but with lower supervision. You’re aware of SEO techniques and understand how the choices you make when building products will impact the overall visibility in search engine results pages.

What’s in it for you?

Our experience-based salaries are competitive. Plus, there’s a discretionary annual performance bonus. And we 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
  • 1000 BGN as congratulations if you have a baby whilst you work for us
  • in-house training and development to develop your skills, progressing your career
  • free fresh fruit, snacks and drinks in the office
  • contribution towards your transportation and lunch expenses
  • relaxation areas around the office, including a PlayStation and Pool table
  • sports program and social events; including our sensational summer and Christmas parties

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.

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.

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