We consistently top the charts as one of if not the most used Sports Betting website in the countries we operate in.

With millions of weekly active users, we strive to be the best in industry for our users.

Sporty's sites are some of the most popular on the internet, consistently staying in Alexa's list of top websites for the countries they operate in

In this role, you’ll be responsible for developing microservices in a distributed deployment environment with an emphasis on containerisation with Docker and K8S. You won’t just be writing simple CRUD applications, but instead will be working on the core logic of complex systems that are accessed millions of times a day. We wrote our system from scratch about 3 years ago, so you’ll be working with the latest technology and won’t have to worry about decades old legacy code.

As a platform engineer you will be the bridge between our backend engineers and our DevOps team, utilising your knowledge of both ecosystems.

Our Stack (we don't expect you to have all of these)

  • Language: Java 8+
  • Frameworks: Spring Boot (Tomcat, Netty), Spring Data, Spring Cloud
  • Architecture: Microservices, REST API, Message Queues
  • Database: MySQL, MyBatis, ShardingSphere, MongoDB
  • Caching: Redis (AWS ElastiCache), ElasticSearch
  • Message Queue: RocketMQ
  • Cloud: Docker, Kubernetes, AWS
  • Monitoring: Grafana, Prometheus, Loki, Tempo, AWS CloudWatch

Responsibilities

  • Owning and improving CI/CD Pipelines
  • Own our released applications configuration
  • Create new environments across both test and production
  • Be hands on with the improvement of our monitoring and observability
  • Maintain and build Java Libraries between the suite of microservices
  • Maintain and assist in the building of our Java applications for cross-region deployment and incremental code releases

Requirements

  • Minimum of 3+ Years within a relevant role
  • Experience working with Java/Springboot
  • Strong knowledge of configuration management
  • Strong knowledge of Feature Management and Feature Toggles
  • Excellent understanding of deployment strategies and the creation of CI/CD pipelines
  • Strong knowledge of testing tooling experience tools such as JMeter or GoReplay
  • Strong knowledge of cloud monitoring tools such as Grafana or Prometheus

Beneficial skills:

  • Knowledge of Kubernetes
  • In-depth knowledge of Java/springboot and JVM tuning

Benefits

  • Quarterly and flash bonuses
  • We have core hours of 10am-3pm in a local timezone, but flexible hours outside of this
  • Top-of-the-line equipment
  • Referral bonuses
  • 28 days paid annual leave
  • Annual company retreat
  • Highly talented, dependable co-workers in a global, multicultural organisation
  • Payment via DEEL, a world class online wallet system
  • Our teams are small enough for you to be impactful
  • Our business is globally established and successful, offering stability and security to our Team Members

Our Mission

  • Our mission is to be an everyday entertainment platform for everyone

Our Operating Principles

  • Create Value for Users
  • Act in the Long-Term Interests of Sporty
  • Focus on Product Improvements & Innovation
  • Be Responsible
  • Preserve Integrity & Honesty
  • Respect Confidentiality & Privacy
  • Ensure Stability, Security & Scalability
  • Work Hard with Passion & Pride

Interview Process

  • Online HackerRank Test (Max time of 90 Minutes)
  • Remote video screening with our Talent Acquisition Team
  • Remote video interview with 3 x Team Members (45 mins each, not separate days)
  • 24-72 hour feedback loops throughout process

Post Interview Process

  • Feedback call on successful interview
  • Offer released followed by contract
  • ID Check Via Zinc & 2 references from previous employers

Working at Sporty

The top-down mentality at Sporty is high performance based, meaning we trust you to do your job with an emphasis on support to help you achieve, grow and de-block any issues when they're in your way.

Generally employees can choose their own hours, as long as they are collaborating and doing stand-ups etc. The emphasis is really on results.

As we are a highly structured and established company we are able to offer the security and support of a global business with the allure of a startup environment. Sporty is independently managed and financed, meaning we don’t have arbitrary shareholder or VC targets to cater to.

We literally build, spend and make decisions based on the ethos of building THE best platform of its kind. We are truly a tech company to the core and take excellent care of our Team Members.