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Junior Java Developer

Job Reference: 00799156
Date Posted: 11 February 2019
Employer: William Hill
Location: Leeds
Salary: Market Rate
Sector: Engineering; I.T. & Communications
Job Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 31 March 2019

Job Description

Junior Java Developer

Welcome to our engineering hub. It’s where we craft the good stuff.

As a Junior Java Developer, you’ll be in the perfect position to learn everything you need to know to start engineering top-quality gaming experiences for our retail customers across the country. Your curiosity to know and desire to learn will serve you well, as you discover what it takes to develop and deliver excellence across our Gaming and Promotional portfolios.

Your role in the team

You’ll be welcomed into our agile Retail Technology Team, where our expert developers will get you up to speed with the skills and know how to help you excel. From day one, you’ll be working with the latest tech, including Kafka and Amazon Web Services. You’ll be reviewing technology to help us keep pace with the fast-moving gaming industry. And by getting to help develop our in-store IT gadgets, like our fixed odds and self-service betting terminals, you also get to say, “I did that”, as you stroll (slowly) past our windows. You’ll be encouraged to share your ideas and will soon realise that with the right attitude and application, there’s no limit on how far you can go with us.

Skills needed

You’ll be a ‘real’ team player with a degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or relevant IT subject. You’ll also have an understanding of both Java and JavaScript technologies. And the following will really set you apart

  • An infectious enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • A basic understanding of Springboot, Docker and Microservices

What we offer

In addition to the benefits you expect, like healthcare and company pension, we’ll welcome you on board with 25 days holiday (not to mention 8 bank holidays and an extra day for your birthday) and proper flexible working, where HR leave it up to us to agree on what works. You’ll also have access to your own Tech Ninja Fund to aid your development, a rewarding bonus scheme, healthy gym discounts and a flexible 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.


About us


With over 16,000 people worldwide, we make a huge investment in everyone, offering great career development opportunities. Our people are at the heart of everything we do and we offer a fast-paced environment where we have fun, celebrate success and give you all the tools you’ll need to be your best self. It’s not just our colleagues we look after – we’ve got a responsibility to our customers too and we work hard on our ambition that nobody is harmed by gambling.

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