Development Lead (Java)

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Krakow, Poland

Job description

Development Lead (Java) 

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.

Your role in the team

Leadership of the development team with a focus on delivery and team morale
Work to & feed into development standards & best practices and ensure developers adhere to them
Design, implementation & documentation of solutions in collaboration with developers, solutions architects and applications architect
Line management of developers in their delivery team
- Understand strengths / weaknesses of developers & support strengthening of skills through personal development plans
- Regular 1-to-1 catch ups, objectives setting, probation assessment
Delegation of development tasks to the developers
Planning & pre-planning sessions with PO, BA, Architect. Translate non-technical and technical requirements to appropriate audiences
Drive the improvements in KPI's (code quality, defects, performance, security, resiliency)
Responsible for the integrity of the software, ensuring technical debt is managed effectively (avoid creating it & remove it whenever there's opportunity)
Take responsibility for the product and your contributions to it. Review code and provide constructive feedback
Collaborate with QA to ensure tests are aligned with the solution and complement tests written by development
Responsible for CI & release pipeline being set up for all applications delivered. Organise & execute releases
Support production environment for products and services delivered by the team during office hours
Recruitment of developers & continuous improvement of recruitment process 

Skills needed

5+ Years professional development experience in full stack development with Java (7, 8) and technologies such as Sprint Boot, Spring Framework, Akka, Active MQ, Kafka, Oracle, Riak, Casandra, Scala.
2+ Years leadership experience.
Experience in DevOps activities, production support. All aspects involved in delivering web applications to a production system in an enterprise.
Experience in automated software testing through unit/functional/integration test suites
Experience in / knowledge of Agile delivery principles and practices such as Scrum or Kanban
All traits of a good Developer & an experienced leader of people
Approachable, rational & respectful
Committed. Will see things through to the end and set the example for their team to follow
Has a creative approach to problem solving while keeping solutions as simple as possible
Not afraid to work outside of their comfort zone and knows what benefit can be given even without deep knowledge of the systems or people
Professional and discrete with managerial matters

This role will suit you if

You enjoy problem solving and learning new tools, techniques & technologies in collaboration with the team
You enjoy working with people and care about the success & happiness of your team
You want to progress a career in development & management
You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment

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 Krakow 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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