Junior Java Developer

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Leeds - St Johns

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Job description

Develop your skills and career – and learn from the best in the business



As a Junior Software Developer, you’ll learn to create a fantastic technology experience for our customers and shop colleagues. In our central Leeds tech hub, you’ll find sociable development teams who collaborate to solve problems creatively. Our culture is built on trust and encouragement. We’re looking for curious junior coders who want to learn the tricks of the trade. If you’re anything like us, you’ll enjoy and savour tackling that coding problem and won’t rest until it’s solved.



Your role in the team



Our Retail software developers are making in-shop betting  and gaming future proof – we’re no longer just the bookies on the high street. With training and support, you can help us deliver omni-channel betting to customers – linking their online and shop accounts. You’ll get involved in projects like the roll-out a state of the art EPOS (till) system to over 2300 shops. That’s more UK shops than McDonalds and Burger King combined. What a way to make your mark. You’ll benefit from the knowledge of our experienced development team who’ll bring you up to speed with agile working and cutting edge technology like Java 8, Kafka, Springboot, Docker and Microservices.



Skills needed



We’d like you to bring us a degree (or equivalent qualification) in Computer Science or a related IT subject. Our main technologies are Java and Javascript, so we need you to have already learned the basics of Java or Javascript coding during your studies.  A basic understanding of Springboot, Docker and microservices is also desirable. Above all, we need you to be curious, enthusiastic and willing to learn.



What we offer



We have a great office space in a vibrant part of Leeds City Centre – right in the middle of the creative heart of the UK. Leeds itself is a buzzy, busy place to work and live - a hub for digital and gaming companies with an active tech community. On top of a good salary and package, our benefits include pension, healthcare, bonus opportunities – and a cycle to work scheme (ideal for burning off all the pizza we eat.)



About us



With over 16,000 people worldwide, we make a huge investment in everyone, offering international career development opportunities. Our people are at the heart of everything we do and we offer a fast-paced environment where we have fun, celebrate success and give you all the tools you’ll need to be your best self. It’s not just our colleagues we look after – we’ve got a responsibility to our customers too and we work hard on our ambition that nobody is harmed by gambling.



If you’d like to join us #behindthebet, please send us a link to your Github / Gitlab / Bitbucket or pet coding project.  We want to see that you’re as excited about code as we are.