Software Engineer

10119 Bulgaria, Sofia IT Permanent

The Role:

We are looking for a Software Engineer to join our busy and dynamic team based in our Bulgaria service office.

Why we need you:

PokerStars is looking for a passionate, innovative Software Engineer who is keen to work and lead projects for innovative web based products used by millions of players.

You will become part of the International Sports Platform tribe where you will be developing and maintaining systems that strive to be the best in class. 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 designed for you.

As one of our highly skilled Developers, 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 will also maintain our existing systems, develop new system applications and improve functionality to ensure high quality in any software releases. You will also become an expert in technologies that drive internet giants like Twitter and Netflix.

You will collaborate with other engineers and architects to develop highly scalable distributed systems that handle high volumes of financial and gaming transactions in a high load environment. You will actively participate in application design, database design, data-flows and detailed technical design. Ensure that analysis includes the wider view of technical and business impact.

You will analyze business requirements and assist with development of technical requirements to meet the goals laid out in the business requirements. You will implement, document and unit test code that implements the functionality required by the business to meet business objectives. You will be partnering with load testing and QA teams and work with them together as a team to produce quality software with 99.999% uptime.

Who we are looking for:

You are an expert with more than 3 years developing backend REST software for high load environments and you have used Java 8 (or above), including streams and lambdas. You have good understanding of object oriented programming. You are familiar with Spring Framework. Some of your experience includes SQL and writing performant complex queries and architecting data solutions in high concurrency environments.

You have deep understanding of REST as well as Web Socket based infrastructures including HTTP 2.0. You are eager to work and solve problems in a team but with lower supervision. You have solid interpersonal skills including excellent English language skills, solid writing skills and solid people skills.

Overall you are highly motivated developer who is passionate about writing good code.

As the ideal candidate,

You will have experience with distributed streaming platforms like Kafka and NoSQL databases. Knowledge of the Gaming industry is a huge advantage. You have Bachelor’s Degree in either Engineering, Computer Science, or Mathematics.

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
  • Social benefit package contributing to your lunch and transportation expenses.
  • 1,000 BGN as congratulations if you have a baby whilst you work for us
  • MultySport membership
  • In-house training and development of your skills, progressing your career.


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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