Head of Engineering – Gaming

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Your role in the team 

As an experienced and highly technical Head of Engineering, you will be responsible for the technical delivery of the current and future stacks initiatives across the team. You will work with Architects and Engineering Leads to ensure the most suitable solutions are implemented, fully considering all potential impacts and effects. You'll work alongside peers to align and ensure component and platform commonality across the William Hill Group. You will build, deliver, maintain and continuously improve our tech stacks, with the aim of providing capability to grow current markets and launch to potential new markets in a flexible and cost-effective manner.  

With that comes a great amount of responsibility and the ability to influence change across a number of areas. You will be expected and trusted to lead and develop your teams, in order to meet our ambitious growth plan and technical goals, whilst being supported every step of the way. This is a great opportunity to drive significant impact as part of a strong leadership team.

You will be responsible for both Software Engineering and DevOps within your team. This requires both an engineering background as well as a solid understanding of DevOps best practices and principles. As Head of Engineering, you will build and lead a team of up to 50 people globally.

Key accountabilities: 

  • Responsible for the technical delivery of the current and future stacks initiatives across the platform, working with senior stakeholders across the business
  • Work with Heads of Technology, architects and engineering leads to align and ensure component and platform commonality across Group.
  • Drive business outcomes, working with a range of senior stakeholders across CPTO and the International business
  • Lead the engineering community of practice ensuring the highest quality standards are agreed, implemented and complied with.
  • Mentor and develop the engineering teams, role model and practise William Hill values and leadership vitals

Skills needed  

  • We have some of the brightest minds in tech and you'll need to be at a level technically where you can share your depth and breadth of knowledge to both implement change and develop your teams. This is a hands-on role where you'll need to use your technical skills to drive the teams forward to achieve our ambitious goals.
  • You will be a highly professional technology leader with a considerable track record in software development (still able and happy to code)
  • You'll have a background in complex digital transformation initiatives spanning disparate technologies, geographical regions, integrations with legacy, 3rd party and new development components.
  • With considerable breadth and depth of technology experience, particularly within a digital environment, you'll be able to work at both a platform architecture level and in a hands-on, “roll your sleeves” up way.
  • The ability to work in a matrix environment, balancing the priorities of a range of stakeholders.

You will have been a practitioner within the last 2 years and have experience of:

 – Any cloud platform

– CI/CD, DevOps, toolchain, GIT

– Shared contribution models and building libraries for use across enterprises

– Delivering change to legacy platforms, not just creating new ones

– Systems handling high numbers of transactions with low latency requirements

– Web scaling application architectures 

What we offer

  • Development opportunities, including IT conferences, internal trainings, lunch and learn sessions and an individual training budget.
  • Complex work and the chance to make an impact.
  • Mac OS or Windows hardware to choose from.
  • Brand new, bright and comfortable office in the city center with a garden roof terrace and incredible city view. Tram stop right outside the office. And yes - the office remains open if you choose to use it for reasons connected with your physical or mental wellbeing.
  • Free underground parking space for cars, motorcycles and bikes.
  • Great working atmosphere, in a collaborative team of amazing people, with forward thinking managers.
  • Competitive base salary and benefits, with fully paid private healthcare (Lux Med), fully paid Multisport pass or MyBenefit cafeteria points for employees on employment contract, employee referral program, and an extra day off for your birthday.
  • Flexible employment (B2B or Employment Contract to choose from).
  • Creative rights scheme.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Chill out room and gaming room with VR, PS4, FIFA, foosball table, billiards, table tennis, football league, board games, company competitions with cool prizes.
  • Meetups, quality questions events, hackathons, we love any chance to share knowledge and have fun.
  • Charity events (ask us about our scooter racing) and social activities – virtual for now but we can’t wait to throw one of our famous company parties or summer picnics
  • Flexible working practices - in Covid-19 times we work from home.
  • Ultimately depending on circumstances, you may be able to work up to 80% of your normal working time from home.
  • Relocation costs support for rent and travel, and VISA support. Colleagues from all round the world including Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Argentina, Morocco, Estonia, Brazil, Romania, Ireland, Israel, India, Portugal, United Kingdom, Libya and many other countries.


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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