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Lead Java Developer - Trading

Job Reference: 00799150
Date Posted: 11 February 2019
Employer: William Hill
Location: Leeds
Salary: Market Rate
Sector: I.T. & Communications
Job Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 31 March 2019

Job Description

You decide how this is going to work

Typically, your day as a Lead Developer in Trading Technology will involve a number of challenges. Like building a high performance, highly scalable back-end engine, making sure it operates smoothly in real-time and constantly testing and tweaking to make sure we stay out in front of the competition. In other words: you’ll lead a team who engineer top-quality sports betting betting experiences and much more for our customers across the world.

Your role in the team

We’re a Java house. If you like doing it well, this is the place to be. As a Leader in our agile development team, you’ll inspire talented coders who work with the latest tech, including Kafka and Amazon Web Services. You’ll have a say in how we develop our Global Trading Automation Platform, built on microservices architecture. This impressive piece of tech allows our sports traders to set odds on live games for our customers to place bets – whatever their choice of sport.  We’re scaling up as we branch out into the USA betting and gaming market – so it’s a great time to get involved.

We have a flexible, friendly culture, and everyone gets time to develop personal projects. We empower teams and trust them. We encourage innovation and creativity. So we’re a true Community of Practice.

Skills needed

We’re looking for an inspiring leader who still likes to roll up their sleeves and get stuck into the code. You have extensive development experience with Java (7, 8), SQL, Spring Framework, Rabbit MQ.

Plus, exposure to any of the following will help set you apart:

  • Micro-services architecture, AWS, Spring Boot, Kafka, SQL/no SQL, Docker, Cassandra

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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