Software Developer In Test

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Software Developer In Test (SDIT) Opportunities


If you're excited by the impact of emerging and disruptive technologies this will be the perfect role for you. We're looking for people who will thrive in an Agile development environment and are motivated by the opportunity to develop others, sharing new ideas, concepts and ways of working.


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 


We have a number of SDIT opportunities across our teams at William Hill. We have some exciting projects including building the next generation Sports Betting platform that optimizes flexibility, performance, and responsiveness. Our technologies include Java, Scala (ZIO/Cats/Akka-HTTP/Http4s/Alpakka), Cassandra, Kafka, Kubernetes, AWS, Postgres, and JavaScript (React/Redux). This is an exciting time for William Hill and a fantastic opportunity to play a key role in our success.


As a key contributor, you'll work as part of an agile team,  to deliver high-quality, customer-focused, technical solutions to exceed the customer's expectations. 


You'll make sure that your team follow the best QA practices and that the teams' products have excellent test coverage. You do this by actively coaching your fellow team members into writing best in class tests when delivering great software. You also make sure that vital parts of the software have great test cases and ensure that we remain as one of the most trusted brands in the industry.  


It’s a hands-on role and you won’t ever be sat twiddling your thumbs. We’re looking for a curious engineer who wants to push forward, faster and smarter, never settling for second best. And if you’re anything like us, you won’t rest until a problem is solved. This position is a combination of infrastructure support and DevOps but always with a focus on innovation. 

 Your responsibilities will include

  • Developing feature test strategies and writing verification plans using existing test infrastructure
  • Collaborating with Product and Ops teams to translate functional requirements into test cases
  • Working closely with the development team to analyse, debug and resolve the bugs
  • Developing and evolving test frameworks, tools, infrastructure, and CI systems
  • Analysing and identifying testing needed across the development and release cycle
  • Using effective DevOps principles, clean Terraform code, Docker/Kubernetes orchestration and automation


Skills we are looking for


  • Ideally, a BS/MS degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related subject or equivalent experience
  • Excellent communication skills including spoken and written English.
  • Experience testing Microservices through RESTful APIs would be an advantage
  • Passionate about quality metrics in product implementation.
  • Experience or knowledge of Performance Testing and tools such as JMeter/Gatling
  • Knowledge of GitLab CI as a nice-to-have
  • Experience of of Kafka (or similar messaging systems) testing and familiarity with cloud technologies such as Microservices, RESTful APIs, Docker, and Kubernetes would be an advantage


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, an attractive pension package and benefits scheme. Plus, our season ticket loan and handy Metro Card loan 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 Leeds


Right in the middle of the creative heart of the UK sit both of our Leeds offices. Leeds itself is a buzzy, busy place to work and live. A hub for tech, digital and gaming companies – there’s also five universities right on our doorstep. And away from work, we’re in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and of course have got a competitive sports scene with Leeds United and Yorkshire Cricket and Rugby just up the road in Headingly. 

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