Lead Developer

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Leeds - St Johns

Contract type


Job description

We’ve come a long way.

William Hill’s been around for a long time, but things have changed beyond belief in the last few years. From our Leeds tech hub, our Trading development team work on backend betting systems that span our international customer base from Australia to Vegas and beyond. As a Lead Developer, you’ll help us push new boundaries.

We code the platform which William Hill’s odds traders use to update the bet prices on live events. World Cups, Brexit, Eurovision…. Our work has a direct impact on every customer who places a bet. And there are 464 of these every single second. Our systems have to reflect millions of real-time, In-Play sports events, so developing systems that are designed for low latency and high throughput is critical.

We’re looking for a Lead Developer to manage an agile team, harness their strengths, keep morale high with your positive approach, and encourage them to learn from each other. You’ll be creative, but also commercially savvy and committed to quality and integrity. Having respect and offering constructive feedback will help you get the most from your team.

We’re a Java house, so we’re looking for established leaders with strong Java skills. We’d also appreciate any other languages or technologies you can bring to the table.  You’ll have a say in building your team and shaping how they work. Looking to the future, we want you here for the long haul, so your career goals are important to us.

We have a great office space in a vibrant part of Leeds City Centre. On top of a good salary and package, benefits include pension, healthcare, bonus opportunities – and a cycle to work scheme (ideal for burning off all the pizza we eat.)

Highly desirable skills:

  • Java 8
  • Spring
  • Maven


Beneficial skills (or an opportunity to learn)

·         Kafka

·         Docker

·         Spring Boot

·         Microservices