Solutions Architect (Web)

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Location

Krakow - Grand Parade

Job description

Solutions Architect

We bet we can be a great match

Do you want cool projects focused on online sports betting and gaming? Would you like to work on highly reliable systems with low latency, much like the transactional systems of the best financial institutions, but… with fun included? Would you like to work with some of the best Developers, QAs, DevOps Engineers and Project Managers in Cracow?

About us

Working with us you’ll be at 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. Impressed? You can be sure there are many more challenges waiting for you.

Your role in the team

You own architectural solutions for Sportsbook, which defines the path from As-Is to To-Be architecture
Contribute to the Target Architecture, to continuously keep improving the architectural landscape
You define architectural approaches for and in cooperation with developers and guide and oversee the implementation
You work with business stakeholders on high level requirements, and explain how the architecture supports them
You contribute to high level estimations for new initiatives
You act as a point of escalation for architecture and development decisions within WH Sportsbook delivery teams and ensure decisions are made, traceable and well justified, with a pragmatic approach considering business and technical requirements
You own non-functional requirements for your solutions and ensure the relevant delivery roles work together to meet them
You work with application support functions like monitoring and live support to ensure applications are manageable in a live environment

Skills needed

You’re only comfortable working within a strict architecture framework
You’re not comfortable weighing technical requirements against business targets
You think architects should live in an ivory tower and communicate through UML only
You like being challenged - by tasks, people, timelines
Have a healthy business focus while keeping the tech stack on the leading edge - avoiding the bleeding edge
You like working in an enterprise environment and contribute to the continuous improvement of technology, process and skills for the teams
Have a pro-active, can-do attitude and like to help wherever your skills can bring us forward
Excellent problem-solving capabilities
7 or more years of experience in web development, at least 3 in senior roles
You love to develop high performance web applications and pass on your knowledge to others
You’re passionate about the non-functional aspects of web development, like maintainability, security, scalability, etc
Experience with systems handling high numbers of transactions with low latency requirements
Tech experience: JavaScript (ES5+6), Node.js, React, Redux, Git, Web Security (OWASP), SDLC
Experience with agile development practices and how architecture fits in
Good in creating networks with developers, business, operations support, and the architecture community
Excellent communication skills; enjoying explaining technical concepts to technical and less technical people

What we offer

Development opportunities, including IT conferences, internal training, lunch and learn sessions and an individual development budget
Complex work and the chance to make an impact
Mac OS or Windows hardware to choose from
Some opportunities for International travel to our offices in London, Leeds, and Gibraltar (our office is 5 minutes away from the beach)
A great working atmosphere in a collaborative team of amazing people, with forward thinking managers
Competitive salary and benefits fully paid private healthcare, multisport pass, daily fruit, and employee referral program
Flexible working practices 
And some fun in the office – integration events and company parties, internal football league, gamification initiatives, FIFA, board games, company competitions with cool prizes


William Hill in Krakow

Our office sits on Kotlarska and our brilliant building has a range of different workspaces, hangouts and breakout areas to suit your every need. Situated in the centre of Cracow next to Vistula river – we're in the heart of one of the world’s most iconic cities. There are parks everywhere, you can enjoy a walk along Planty, or go to Kościuszko Mound to admire the city from above. With plenty of culture on your doorstep, you’ll be spoilt for choice. In fact, why not have a sneak peek around our office with Street View and see if you can picture yourself here. 

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