Software Engineering Team Lead

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Leeds, UK



Job description

We wouldn’t be at the cutting-edge of online sports gambling without a talented technology team. There’s a lot going on #behindthebet. 

 About us

Working with us you’ll be at the heart of the technological revolution of one the world’s most trusted betting and gaming companies. We deal with projects ranging from widgets, desktop or mobile casinos and betting sites… just to name a few. We process 500 online Sportsbook bets per second each Saturday, that’s the same as orders processed by Amazon UK, on its busiest day of the year. We deal with more than 20 million users and 160 terabytes of data daily. Fast paced, dynamic and ever changing - we don't like to stand still here at William Hill.

Your role in the team

As an Engineering Lead you are responsible for leading from technical perspective a Scrum team of developers and testers. Your time distribution between tech work vs. people management is like 70% vs. 30%. Daily duties include:

• Design, implementation and documentation of solutions in collaboration with Developers, Testers and Solution Architects
• Responsibility for the integrity of the software, ensuring technical debt is managed effectively (avoid creating it & remove it whenever there's opportunity) in collaboration with Principal Engineering and Site Reliability teams
• Hands on leadership and coaching of the team
 Providing guardrails into best practices and standards, and ensure adherence
 Collaborating on non-technical and technical requirements with Product Owners and Scrum Masters
• Collaborating on delivery with Project Managers
• Reviewing code and providing constructive feedback
• Collaborating with QA to ensure tests are aligned with the solution and complement tests written by development
• Responsibility for CI & release pipeline being set up for all applications delivered. Organise & execute releases
• Serving as mentor/coach to define yearly objectives and develop team skills through personal development 
• Handling one-to-one meetings with team members

Skills needed 

•    Proven technical or full team leadership experience
•    Experience as a Developer, System Engineer or Test Automation Engineer
•    Knowledge of JavaScript language such as ReactJS, NodeJS

•    Knowledge of AWS technologies would be a great advantage
•    Experience with some of technologies we’re working with: HTTP, Docker, REST API, Linux systems, scripting (Bash, Python, other), web performance, cloud orchestrators, testing frameworks
•    Experience with working in Scrum/Kanban framework
•    Broad knowledge of web software development related topics
•    Working knowledge of best engineering practices
•    Experience with working in multi-team environment with multiple dependencies
•    Some background experience with automated software testing

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 remote onboarding and training programme to make you feel welcome and part of our team.  

We’ll welcome you on board with 25 days holiday (not to mention  bank holidays and an extra day for your birthday), healthcare (or a cash alternative), an attractive pension package. As an added incentive, we offer a rewarding bonus scheme too. And if you’re a fan of saving money and keeping fit, our handy Metro Card loan and healthy gym discounts will be well received.

William Hill in Leeds


Right in the middle of the creative heart of the UK sits our Leeds office. Leeds itself is a buzzy, busy place to work and live. A hub for tech, digital and gaming companies – there are also five universities right on our doorstep. And away from work, we’re close to 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.