Head of Engineering

Job Type:
IT & Technical
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered
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Betting Jobs are working with a growing B2B sport betting company who are based in London. They create predictive models using Data Science methods and are looking for a Head of Engineering to be based in London and lead their development team.

As the Head of Engineering, you will be leading a small, but growing, team of engineers, testers, and infrastructure specialists, all dedicated to ensuring our platform delivers the optimal experience to our partners.

With particular emphasis on scalability, performance, deployability and integration, you will work hand-in-glove with senior technologists, as well as product and operational leads to ensure they design, build, deliver and run the platform to the highest possible standards. You will be an experienced team leader and mentor with a good understanding of the modern architectural and engineering practices that underpin highly successful multi-tenanted SaaS services.

3 Best Things About the Job:

1. You’ll be helping to solve problems almost no one else knows how to solve
2. You’ll be working with complex real-time data from multiple sources
3. You’ll be working on something that cannot fail, but must be designed with failure in mind

What you will be doing:

• Design it: ensure that everything is designed not just for now, but for the growth of years to come, aligned with longer-term company strategy
• Build it: make sure the team deliver great solutions that are proven to meet the needs of our partners as well as your operational colleagues, providing the necessary leadership to help unblock complex technical issues
• Test it: foster team accountability for the quality of outputs by ensuring testing is sufficiently frequent, effective, and efficient
• Run it: drive the teams to check that everything is working as expected and go hunting for problems to solve
• Document Everything: make sure they have top class and up to technical and use case documentation
• Mentor and coach: hire, support, and onboard new team members; ensure knowledge and best practice is shared; empower the team to proactively improve their skills and to drive change themselves
• Collaborate: constantly engage with key stakeholders and our partners to identify ways to improve and build upon the capabilities of our platform

What you need for this role:

• Highly experienced in building, leading, and managing software development teams
• Significant experience working in the betting or gaming industry
• Strong hands-on experience of both Java Spring and Kafka is critical
• Solid experience of cloud native development, ideally (but not necessarily) on AWS and using Docker & Kubernetes, Terraform, Grafana and Prometheus
• Very comfortable with RDBMS technologies (preferably PostgreSQL) and REST APIs
• In-depth experience of software version control systems (preferably GitLab), and very experienced working with JIRA & Confluence and similar tools
• Demonstrable experience of Agile methodologies and of working with technical teams across remote locations
• Ability to work well in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and to pick up new skill sets quickly
• Comfortable and confident engaging with partners and key stakeholders up to C-level
• A passion for detail and problem solving, with excellent verbal and written communication skills

Contact Details:
Tel: +44 (0) 1355 588 988
Contact: BettingJobs

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