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Role: Senior Site Reliability Engineer

International Sports SRE function at PokerStars is creating a world-class operations environment and working towards running many services as 2nd-line support.

Our tech teams work remotely within Leeds, occasionally you’ll need to come to the office in Leeds. 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.

Come and join a new team to build exciting new products featuring rock-solid stability, high velocity code-shipping and ground-breaking innovation. We’re lean, we’re agile, and devops is at the centre of everything we do! And you’re in good company: you’ll be standing on the shoulders of the giants who created the most popular apps and products of their kind.

Why join the team?

You’ll work on the most critical, strategic projects at the heart of the world’s largest public online gaming business, with funding and opportunities to match our huge ambition

You will be part of our family, working with the best product and technology professionals, learning new skills and developing yourself in new ways.

What you will do

International Sports SRE function is creating a world-class operations environment and working towards running many services as 2nd-line support.

We believe in the Google mantra of SRE splitting their time between operations work and development work, though for now, there’s less operations and more development.

A senior SRE will help shape this environment and create the conditions for healthy operations.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Mentoring other squads in operational readiness and SRE-ready services
  • Technical leadership of complex, cross-company projects to deliver operational improvements
  • Setting the benchmarks for service standards and driving change to implement them
  • Provide guidance and teaching to other operational staff
  • Form part of the on-call team, supporting a broad range of systems
  • Providing incident and error budget analysis

Senior SREs are arguably a type of Senior DevOp, and we look for a similar skillset. Your chances improve with everything you match against these lists:

Skills of a Senior SRE

  • Years of Linux/*nix engineering and administration
  • Incident handling and pragmatic operational decisions
  • CI technologies (Jenkins in particular) and CI best practice
  • Docker/Kubernetes/VMware proficiency
  • Monitoring and alerting expertise (Prometheus, Graphite, Alert Manager, Cloudwatch)
  • Capability in a few programming languages (Nodejs, Java are useful)
  • Capability in a few IaC languages (Terraform, Salt are useful)

Behaviours of a Senior SRE

  • A pragmatic, risk-based approach to quality
  • Brings understanding and operational sense to teams
  • Working to get insight on everything that matters
  • Not letting people do a boring task twice – automate where possible
  • A desire to cultivate improvements both in themselves and others
  • A desire to understand how everything works, from electrons to software patterns

International Sports

Flutter Entertainment forms one of the largest online gaming businesses in the world. From our base in Leeds we are building the next generation sports betting platform which will bring innovation and performance fit for strong growth in our many global markets.

Much of the platform is truly greenfield, with the best modern technologies and practices being at our disposal. Engineers at all levels have a part to play in our tech decisions and choices. You will be self-motivated and willing to contribute to design at all levels, listening and learning from the talented people around you.

Together we’ll deliver the Technology that will launch leading edge products into new markets whilst scaling up quickly and cost effectively. Be part of an industry-leading team renowned for delivering customer centric products; our success will help drive Sports revenue growth throughout the Group.

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

The Stars Group is part of an industry leading gaming brands within the Flutter Entertainment Group. These brands include Betfair, Paddy Power, PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, and the PokerStars Live brands, and through its ownership of Sky Betting & Gaming, a mobile-led leading online gaming operator, licenses the Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo and Sky Poker online gaming brands. Collectively, these and other brands of Flutter Entertainment have millions of registered customers globally, forming one of the world’s largest publicly listed online gaming companies. This role is in the Group’s Leeds service office in the International Sports department.
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