Team Lead- Node.js & React (Web Poker)

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The role: Team Lead- Node.js & React (Web Poker)

We are looking for a Team Lead- Node.js & React (Web Poker) to join our Poker Development Department in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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

Are you our next star player?

As a Team Lead- Node.js & React (Web Poker) you will be offered a great opportunity, because there are regular green field project opportunities where success can help guide technology choices across the wider team. You can work across a broader range of projects, products and technology.

Are you all in?

Why we need you?

The Team Lead, Web Poker will own the development, maintenance and support of cutting-edge Poker gaming tools and features on the web for the biggest Poker company in the world! 

Expect to work closely with your management, Product Owner and team to prioritize and assign work effectively. You’ll also participate in reviews and meetings and provide updates on project progress.

You will join a multinational team of more than 30 experienced professionals. The role reports directly to the Department Head, Web Poker Development who is located in UK.

Some of your responsibilities will be:

  • Leading and nurturing positive development practices, standards and policies in the team
  • Taking line management responsibility for the members of your team 
  • Facilitating the continues development of the team
  • Supporting the team to produce well engineered and tested software solutions
  • Hands-on work


Who we’re looking for?

Your experience:

  • Extensive experience in Node.js
  • 2+ years experience in React
  • 1 + year Leadership experience
  • Hands-on experience with Jenkins, Git, Jira or Confluence
  • Good knowledge of Continuous Delivery principles, ability to ramp up projects and services quickly, to build fast and iterate.
  • Work in Agile environment
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or related field

Your skills:

  • Coaching new team members and participating in urgent cases.
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Great passion, a strong sense of ownership and ability to wear many hats in picking up any slack across different disciplines to prove out concepts quickly.
  • Strong written and presentation skills in English.

Your behaviors:

  • Problem-solver
  • Detail oriented
  • Leadership skills


What’s in it for you?

Our experience-based salaries are competitive. Plus, there’s a discretionary annual performance bonus. We also 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 benefits package contributing to your lunch and transportation expenses.
  • 1,000 BGN as congratulations if you have a baby whilst you work for us.
  • MultiSport 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.

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