Chief Architect

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Location

Krakow or Gibraltar

Job description

Chief Architect


We bet we can be a great match

Do you want cool projects focused on online sports betting and gaming? Would you like to work on highly reliable systems with low latency, much like the transactional systems of the best financial institutions, but… with fun included? Would you like to work with some of the best Developers, QAs, DevOps Engineers and Project Managers in Krakow?


About us

Working with us you’ll be at heart of the technological revolution of one the world’s most trusted betting and gaming companies. We deal with projects ranging from widgets, desktop or mobile casinos and betting sites… just to name a few. We process 500 online Sportsbook bets per second each Saturday, that’s the same as orders processed by Amazon UK, on its busiest day of the year. We deal with more than 20 million users and 160 terabytes of data daily. Impressed? You can be sure there are many more challenges waiting for you.


You will be


As a Chief Architect, you will lead the team of architects and shape the architecture of the digital gaming and betting platform. You will be responsible for the architecture, principles and practices within the digital division. 

As a Chief Architect (reporting to the CTO with matrix responsibility to Enterprise Architecture) you'll be taking an overarching leadership position in architecture, you'll also work closely with the engineering teams to collaborate and embed best practices. You will be taking an active role in our DevOps transformation as well as AWS migration.
You will be responsible for driving platform technical and architecture initiatives within the channel that benefit the software delivery and the business.
 
You will be working with Channel Head of Product and Channel Head of Delivery in defining and driving the product roadmap from the architecture perspective. You will align with Enterprise, Solution architects and Heads of technology on architecture and engineering processes. 

You will also be responsible for driving innovation in platform and architecture.


Accountabilities


Architecture technical authority for all aspects of technology, the matrix manager of all architects in the Digital division. A key decision maker 
Contributes to all architecture leadership activities.
Responsible for the technical delivery of platform initiatives within the channel. Needs to work with architects and engineering leads to ensure we are implementing the "right" solution considering a number of factors. 
Understand what "good looks like" across the main tech disciplines within the channel Systems and Solution Architecture, Enterprise Architecture, Dev and QA. Working within the team members in these areas to raise standards in these areas specifically. 
Works with the community of practice leads (discipline leads) to improve ways of working across Architecture.
Contributes to objective setting for Architecture tech team members via the line manager. 
Has a clear understanding of the big picture. Understands the mission (goals and objectives and how to achieve them). 
Helps define and drive the technology platform and architecture roadmap through engagement with technology (owner) and the business owners in the channel.
Outwardly engages other channel tech leads share tech activities in the channel, key initiatives, pain points and most importantly key alignment activities.


We expect you to have


Proven experience leading at a senior level with demonstrable results
A hands-on, lead from the front architect. (must be able to demonstrate ideas effectively with POCs, examples and whiteboard sessions)
Strong stakeholder management, leadership and communication skills
Developing, implementing and managing strategies and plans aligned to key business objectives
A passion for technology and commitment to continuous learning (as proven by demonstrable skills and outcomes)
Proven technical accomplishments with focus on delivering highly performing applications and services that scale
Experience with systems handling high numbers of transactions with low latency requirements
Experience in web scaling application architectures
Architecture Experience: Web, Scalability, Real time, Messaging, Database technology. Experience building platforms.
Tech Experience will range from Javascript/Node.js, Java, Messaging (Kafka), React/Redux, AWS, docker/kubernetes, micro-services, Information Security, NoSQL products and concepts, Git, CI/CD build pipeline optimizations, Caching, Process improvements
Experience with Gaming and Betting tech is a nice to have
A degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent experience
A proven track record of Scalable Architecture
Experience with agile methodologies
A pragmatic approach to architecture


What we offer


Development opportunities, including IT conferences, internal training, lunch and learn sessions and an individual development budget.
Complex work and the chance to make an impact.
Mac OS or Windows hardware to choose from.
Some opportunities for International travel to our offices in London, Leeds and Gibraltar (our office is 5 minutes away from the beach).
A great working atmosphere in a collaborative team of amazing people, with forward thinking managers.
Competitive salary and benefits fully paid private healthcare, multisport pass, daily fruit, and employee referral program.
Flexible working practices 
And some fun in the office – integration events and company parties, internal football league, gamification initiatives, FIFA, board games, company competitions with cool prizes.



William Hill in Krakow

Our office sits on Kotlarska and our brilliant building has a range of different workspaces, hangouts and breakout areas to suit your every need. Situated in the centre of Cracow next to Vistula river – we're in the heart of one of the world’s most iconic cities.There are parks everywhere, you can enjoy a walk along Planty, or go to Kościuszko Mound to admire the city from above. With plenty of culture on your doorstep, you’ll be spoilt for choice. In fact, why not have a sneak peek around our office with Street View and see if you can picture yourself here. 

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