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SportyBet: Backend Engineer

    Headquarters: London


    Sporty’s sites are some of the most popular on the internet, consistently staying in Alexa’s list of top websites for the countries they operate in.
    In this role, you’ll be responsible for developing microservices in a distributed deployment environment with an emphasis on containerisation with Docker and K8S. You won’t just be writing simple CRUD applications, but instead will be working on the core logic of complex systems that are accessed millions of times a day. We wrote our system from scratch about 3 years ago, so you’ll be working with the latest technology and won’t have to worry about decades old legacy code.
    A willingness to work in SpringBoot is fine – as long as you are willing to learn and have demonstrable experience in an object-oriented programming language
    We are hiring for both Mid and Senior level Engineers in Central and Latin America and have growing Teams in Asia and Europe already.  A new Americas Team is our recruiting focus for tech in 2023
    Our Stack (we don’t expect you to have all of these)

    Backend Application Framework: Spring Boot (Java Config + Embedded Tomcat)
    Micro Service Framework: Spring Cloud Dalston (Netflix Eureka + Netflix Zuul + Netflix Ribbon + Feign)
    Database Sharding Middleware: Lede Cetus
    Database: MySQL and Oracle,Mybatis, Druid
    Public Cache: AWS ElastiCache + Redis
    Message Queue: Apache RocketMQ
    Distributed Scheduling: Dangdang Elastic Job
    Data Index and Search: ElasticSearchLog
    Real-time Visualization: ElasticSearch + Logstash + Kibana
    Business Monitoring: Graphite + Grafana
    Cluster Monitoring: Zabbix + AWS Cloudwatch
    Tasking: Elastic Job
    Server: Netty 


    Develop highly-scalable mobile internet backends for millions of users
    Work with Product Owners and other development team members to determine new features and user stories needed in new / revised applications or large/complex development projects
    Participate in code reviews with peers and managers to ensure that each increment adheres to original vision as described in the user story and all standard resource libraries and architecture patterns as appropriate
    Respond to support calls for applications in production for quick diagnosis and repair to keep things running smoothly for users
    Participate in all team ceremonies including planning, grooming, product demonstration and team retrospectives
    Mentoring less experienced team members 
    Potential On-Call responsibilities depending on team and tenure 


    Preferred experience in Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, Spring Data and iBATIS
    Strong experience with highly-scalable web backends
    Experience designing highly transactional systems
    Advanced proficiency in Object Oriented Design (OOD) and analysis
    Advanced proficiency in application of analysis / design engineering functions
    Advanced proficiency in application of non-functional software qualities such as resiliency and maintainability
    Advanced proficiency in modern behavior-driven testing techniques
    Deep understanding of Microservices
    Proficient in SQL
    Expert knowledge of application development with technologies like RabbitMQ, MySQL, Redis etc
    Strong experience with container and cloud solutions such as Docker, Kubernetes and AWS Cloud
    An ability to work independently
    Excellent communication skills


    Quarterly and flash bonuses
    Flexible working hours
    Education allowance
    Referral bonuses
    28 days paid annual leave
    2 x annual company retreats (Lisbon + Dubai in 2022 / Phuket in Q2 2023 + 1 more TBC!)
    Highly talented, dependable co-workers in a global, multicultural organisation
    Payment via world class online wallet system DEEL
    Top of the line equipment supplied by market leader Hofy
    We score 100% on The Joel Test
    Our teams are small enough for you to be impactful
    Our business is globally established and successful, offering stability and security to our Team Members

    Interview Process

    HackerRank Test 
    Remote video screening with our Talent Acquisition Team + live ID check
    Remote 90 min video interview loop with 3 x Team Members (30 mins each)
    Pre offer call with Talent Acquisition Team
    ID check via Zinc
    24-72 hour feedback loops throughout process

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