Software Developer In Test - Backend
William Hill
Leeds, GB
3d ago

Job description

We bet we can be a great match

Do you want to solve exciting problems in the fast-paced sports betting and gaming industry? Would you like to work in an engaging environment while creating highly reliable and low latency systems?

Does working with modern cloud architecture, SRE, and DevOps sound exciting? Then welcome to William Hill.

About us

Working with us, you'll be at the heart of the technological revolution of one of the world's most trusted betting and gaming companies.

We deal with projects ranging from mobile Casinos to online Sportsbooks and everything in between. The software you write will process 500 online bets per second, accommodate 20 million users, and process 160 terabytes a day.

You can be sure there are many more challenges waiting for you.

Your role in the team

Our team is building the next generation Sports Betting platform that optimizes flexibility, performance, and responsiveness.

The project's technologies include Scala (ZIO / Cats / Akka-HTTP / Http4s / Alpakka), Cassandra, Kafka, Kubernetes, AWS, Postgres, and JavaScript (React / Redux).

We are looking for an experienced Software Developer In Test (Backend). It’s a hands-on role and you won’t ever be sat twiddling your thumbs.

We’re looking for a curious engineer who wants to push forward, faster and smarter, never settling for second best. And if you’re anything like us, you won’t rest until a problem is solved.

This position is a combination of infrastructure support and DevOps but always with a focus on innovation. You will be building and evolving cloud environments and be the technical authority in this area.

Your responsibilities will include

  • Developing feature test strategies and writing verification plans using existing test infrastructure
  • Collaborating with Product and Ops teams to translate functional requirements into test cases
  • Working closely with the development team to analyse, debug and resolve the bugs
  • Developing and evolving test frameworks, tools, infrastructure, and CI systems
  • A commitment to monitoring and observability
  • Analysing and identifying the most efficient level and type of testing needed across the development and release cycle, at which automated tests will provide the most value and coverage
  • Driving our expansion into Amazon Web Services through effective DevOps principles, clean Terraform code, Docker / Kubernetes orchestration and automation
  • Working within an agile engineering squad to further advance our operational capabilities and improve our cycle time for feature delivery
  • Being active in our communities of practice across engineering and development to continually enhance our collective knowledge.
  • Skills needed

  • BS / MS degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related subject
  • Experience with Performance Testing using tools such as JMeter / Gatling
  • Experience in working on distributed systems like AWS Cloud
  • Familiarity with cloud technologies such as Microservices, RESTful APIs, Docker, and Kubernetes.
  • Experience in infrastructure testing
  • Understating the idea of chaos testing
  • Ability to work with git repos
  • An understanding of Microservices architecture from a testing perspective
  • Experience with CI / CD processes
  • Knowledge of GitLab CI as a nice-to-have
  • Experience with Kafka (or similar messaging systems) testing
  • Passionate about quality metrics in product implementation.
  • A self-starter and work with minimal supervision. Mentor junior engineers in the team.
  • The ability to interact with colleagues from all disciplines and specifically work closely with the development teams
  • A track record in developing test automation within an Agile environment
  • Excellent communication skills including spoken and written English.
  • What we offer

    We take the safety and wellbeing of our employees seriously, especially at this challenging time. We have put in place robust Covid19 measures and are supporting our new employees with a smooth onboarding and training programme and making you feel welcome and part of our team.

    We’ll welcome you on-board with 25 days holiday (not to mention 8 bank holidays and an extra day for your birthday), a rewarding bonus scheme, healthcare, an attractive pension package, healthy gym discounts and a staff 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.

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