Scala Developer

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Location

London

Hours

37.5

Job description

Scala Developer Opportunities (Mid and Senior Level)

 

Do you want to solve exciting problems in the fast-paced sports betting and gaming industry? Would you like to work in an engaging environment while creating highly reliable and low latency systems? Does working with modern cloud architecture, SRE, and DevOps sound exciting? Then welcome to William Hill. 

 

About us 

 

Working with us, you'll be at the heart of the technological revolution of one of the world's most trusted betting and gaming companies. We deal with projects ranging from mobile Casinos to online Sportsbooks and everything in between. The software you write will process 500 online bets per second, accommodate 20 million users, and process 160 terabytes a day. You can be sure there are many more challenges waiting for you. 

 

Your role in the team 

 

Our teams are building the next generation Sports Betting platform that optimizes flexibility, performance, and responsiveness. The project's technologies include Scala (ZIO/Cats/Akka-HTTP/Http4s/Alpakka), Cassandra, Kafka, Kubernetes, AWS, Postgres, and JavaScript (React/Redux).

 

Working directly with the business, in an agile team, you will deliver high-quality, customer-focused, technical solutions to exceed the customer's expectations. You will be active in all phases of the development lifecycle, including: 

 

  • Writing well designed, testable, efficient code 
  • Maintaining automated unit and integration test cases 
  • Supporting continuous improvement through active collaboration, refactoring, and testing within our team 
  • Following software development practices into the group with passion and enthusiasm 
  • Working closely with other agile delivery teams 

 

Skills needed 

 

If you're passionate about technology and excited about the impact of emerging and disruptive technologies this will be the perfect role for you. At William Hill, we have a strong culture of transparency and trust and we work in an environment that fosters and rewards an ownership mindset. We're looking for people who will thrive in this environment and are excited by the opportunity to learn new ideas, concepts and ways of working.

 

We need you to be a real self-starter who is goal focused and you’ll be a good communicator. Confident contributing to team meetings and all ceremonies, you’re a team player with a can-do attitude. You're highly organised and committed to producing high quality work with a healthy respect for quality and standards.

 

You will have:

 

  • Ideally, a BS/MS degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related subject. 
  • Proven hands-on software development experience in Scala at mid to senior level
  • At least three years of proven work experience in Java or other JVM-based languages 
  • A willingness to write code in Scala 
  • A proficiency in database schema design and messaging solutions, preferably Cassandra and Kafka 
  • Experience of Object-Oriented or functional analysis and design using common design patterns 
  • Experience in building microservices exposing REST APIs 
  • Experience with test-driven development 
  • Experience developing CI/CD automated solutions
  • Worked with agile methodologies and concepts such as Scrum, Kanban 
  • Exemplary communication and people skills in a technical context 

 

 

We would also love it if you have:

 

  • Experience in using Cassandra, Kafka, Spark
  • Familiarity with Scala libraries like ZIO, Cats/ScalaZ, Akka-HTTP/Http4s, Alpakka or Akka Streams
  • Familiarity with Domain-Driven Design and Event Sourcing 
  • Experience of software development for high capacity, high traffic, high availability websites 
  • Experience in DevOps activities, familiarity with AWS, Gitlab, and Gitlab CI 
  • Experience in working with ticketing systems (preferably JIRA ticketing system) 

 

 

What we offer

 

We take the safety and wellbeing of our employees seriously, especially at this challenging time. We have put in place robust Covid19 measures and are supporting our new employees with a smooth onboarding and training programme and making you feel welcome and part of our team.

 

We are welcoming our teams back to the office, however, we want to offer a balanced approach to office and home working - now and for the long-term future. We know that not everyone is the same, many people have embraced home working, whilst others can’t wait to get back. Therefore, we are offering our employees the opportunity to work from home up to 80% of the time with 20% of office time built in to ensure we get some face to face collaborative team time -  and the chance for a coffee and a catch up!

 

We’ll welcome you on-board with 25 days holiday (not to mention 8 bank holidays and an extra day for your birthday), a rewarding bonus scheme, healthcare (or a cash alternative), an attractive pension package, life assurance, healthy gym discounts and a flexible benefits scheme. Plus, our season ticket loan and handsomely discounted Zone 1-6 Oyster card will save you money getting to work and getting around town. And if you see the journey to work as part of your fitness regime, you’ll just love our Cycle to Work scheme.

 

William Hill in London

We couldn’t be closer to the action in our London office. A 2-minute walk from Tottenham Court Road station, round the corner from Soho and Oxford Street means you’ll never be short of anywhere to go for a lunchtime stroll or a post-work drink. There’s plenty of green space too with Regent’s Park and Hyde Park not far away at all. Working in our London office you’ll also benefit from a heavily discounted Zone 1 – 6 travel card so you’ll be whizzing around London in no time.

 

Join us #behindthebet