Sky Betting and Gaming

Sky Betting and Gaming 41, Barkston House, Croydon St, Leeds LS11 9RT, UK
23/03/2019
Full time
What you will do... The Trading Development Squad is the gateway between our Sports Trading Department and SkyBet.com. Whilst working on Greenfield projects to develop highly scalable cloud-based services, you will work closely with the Trading Team to explore experimental and innovative product solutions for our customers. This encompasses the implementation and maintenance of our underlying infrastructure, middleware logic and communications made to/from our external suppliers and internal dependencies. You will help to build industry-leading applications built on virtualised and cloud platforms. You will be working in teams that are evenly balanced with a mixture of specialists across front-end and back-end technologies: it's your attitude and potential to learn and grow we're looking for, not an oracle of any discipline or specific technology. We write a lot of Kotlin and Java; we use Docker and Kubernetes aplenty, and we also do quite a bit in Terraform, Chef, Graphite and we are primarily deployed in AWS, utilising SNS, SQS and DynamoDB along with a raft of other services. We update our technology stack regularly based on what suits the job the best. Every engineer is passionate about their team and drives improvements in their discipline and the quality of their team's systems. They share knowledge with others and are constantly learning and adapting their skills to push themselves and their team further: both in the tech that they use, and the way that they approach work, supporting all elements of the work of the team from analysis, design, development, test and operations regardless of title: team commitment is an essential part of our daily lives. We are not building a monolithic Enterprise app - think micro-services and a lean approach with quick running tests and deployment. How you will do it… We will help you grow to be an expert voice in your team and bring your specialisms to bear: whether that's engineering elegant frontend experiences, building scalable backend services or all of the above. Find what makes you excited to get here on a morning and do more of it. With your squad, get a deep understanding of your squad's products and services so that you can play an active part in determining the future for them with your squad's product manager. Continuously learn, grow and improve with your team, for example by critical evaluation of your team's software releases, and finding ways to incrementally make everything you do better and better. What we can offer you… An environment where teams feel like family and everyone works together as one team to achieve your shared vision. Helping you be a master in your domain is critical to our company's success: that's why we have "10% L&D time" just for you. This means that Friday afternoons are your time to learn whatever you decide you need to stay at the top of your game. We have close links with the local tech communities and our colleagues will regularly be seen at local events such as LeedsJS & LeedsPHP as well as hosting events at our modern offices in the heart of Leeds city centre. Our People Ambition is to attract & develop diverse & talented people to meet the current and future growth needs of SB&G. Together, our aim is to create the Best Digital Business to work at. Mon to Fri - Standard
Sky Betting and Gaming City of Leeds, UK
20/03/2019
We are looking for our next Head of Commercial Trading to help us maintain our position as the UK's number one online betting and gaming company. This role will see you develop external networks on behalf of Sky Bet, manage complex 3rd party relationships as well developing and implementing strategies and foreseeing future industry trends for the business. What you will do…. As our Head of Commercial Trading you will be responsible for our strategic approach for our third party suppliers and negotiation and re-negotiation of all Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers used by the Bet & Customer Nation Tribes. You will work closely with senior stakeholders across the UK business as well as our colleagues across the wider Stars Group, playing an integral role to ensure the group partners with the correct suppliers. This role will see you support multiple business areas, adding value to the business whilst working in a flexible and agile environment to meet the fast-paced needs of the business. What skills you'll need… We are looking for someone with industry experience, ideally with a comprehensive understanding of the Sports Betting industry and specific knowledge of Sports Data Rights. You will be an excellent relationship builder and have a proven track record in managing 3rd parties within the sports betting industry. You will be highly numerate with excellent analytical skills and have a passion and drive to develop external networks to put us in the best place to fully understand the sports betting world. What you'll get in return… At Sky Bet we're obsessed; obsessed with our customers, obsessed with our employees, obsessed with growing, innovating, improving. We're obsessed with being the best and getting better, and now we want to be obsessed about you. For two consecutive years we have featured in the prestigious Times 100 Best Companies to Work for List, and it's no surprise as your future colleagues enjoy a number of benefits including free Sky TV, discounted Gym membership, quality health cover & so much more. Combine those perks with a culture where you feel valued as a member of a successful team, whilst still being encouraged to be yourself; taking ownership of your own tasks, challenge the status quo and better yet…be rewarded for doing so!