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Java Engineer - Sportsbet

  • Romania Office - Cluj Napoca
  • Full time 40 hours
  • Permanent

Position Summary

Here at Sportsbet we need developers who can take ownership of problems in Java, Node, cloud infrastructure, domain modelling and event driven architecture and work together with their awesome and dedicated team to solve them, deliver solutions and then test, monitor and maintain their operation and performance. Sportsbet's problem space and its user base are huge, and our engineers are responsible for all of it, end to end. Expect your code to get smashed, attacked, misused, scraped, overloaded, throw alerts and fail in interesting ways. Be ready to fight for improvement, make compromises and celebrate your glorious victories


Software  Development

Develop high quality working software by:

  • Designing, coding, testing and packaging discrete software components
  • Developing valuable functional outcomes in line with best practice
  • Modifying & troubleshooting existing and new software components
  • Leveraging the technology, platforms, frameworks, standards & methods supported in Sportsbet
  • Working within, but questioning architectural constraints and guidelines
  • Agreeing interfaces for data creation, extraction, transport and transformation
  • Keep abreast of trends and opportunities in the software world

Solution Delivery

Enable the regular & efficient delivery of working products by:

  • Preparing & maintaining technical documentation (e.g. software release notes)
  • Supporting non-technical stakeholders in a technical manner
  • Representing solutions at architectural forums


Support transition of product solutions to customers and ongoing production support by:

  • Enabling monitoring, alerting, tracking and logging within software you create
  • Effective in the role of a Site Reliability Engineer, able to quickly and confidently respond to incidents, and proactive / planned work to prevent customer issues from occurring in the first place


Technical Competencies

Credible breadth & depth of experience in the following:

  • In-depth application development knowledge in the following technologies Java 14+, Kotlin, NodeJS 14+ and Typescript
  • Experience in engineering practices such as code refactoring, design patterns, design-driven development, developing highly scalable applications, application security.
  • Experience in containerization(e.g. Docker) and modern architecture patterns(e.g. microservices, reactive architecture, event-driven architecture)
  • Familiarity with CI/CD methodologies and tools such as Jenkins
  • Health checks, monitoring tools and best practice for the services
  • A working knowledge of messaging & queueing system
  • Demonstrated expertise with relational and non-relation DB
  • Experience developing AWS cloud services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability
  • Experience working with distributed source control systems like Git, Bitbucket


  • Kafka or other streaming technologies
  • Serverless technologies (e.g. AWS Lambda, AWS API Gateway)
  • Experience with graph-based APIs, particularly GraphQL, and operating them at scale
  • Experience with managing code for multiple microservices and their related dependencies deployed from a single "mono-repo"
  • Experience with Akamai
  • Experience with Fargate and EKS

Behavioral Competencies

  • Hungry for product outcomes, able to operate in the grey
  • Creative, Lateral and Lean thinker
  • Prior experience working in an Agile environment, have a breadth of knowledge around Agile ceremonies (iteration planning, retros, backlog grooming)
  • Contributing to the team's success by providing reasonable estimates and continuous feedback to teammates about requirements and blockers
  • High attention to detail and risk positive
  • Commercial awareness & able to leverage technical competence
  • Passionate & curious about technology
  • Collaborative, team player, product-oriented & influential
  • Effective formal & informal communicator
  • Willing to adapt, mentor & share knowledge within & across functional practices
  • Autonomous in learning, leveraging, adapting & extending technology
  • Proven ability to work with ambiguity (e.g. can facilitate change with limited certainty and move toward a desired outcome)
  • Proven ability to pivot and change, bias for using data and insights to help drive decision making
  • Lifelong learner – and can learn on the fly proactively
  • Passion for putting the customer (external or internal) at the heart of every decision


  • 3+ years of software analysis, design, development and delivery

What you can expect:

  • 25 days of annual leave
  • Sharesave scheme
  • „Flexible Benefits” of your choice
  • Private health insurance (includes dental insurance and health assessments)
  • Free parking
  • Thousands of courses online through ‘Udemy'

Ways of working:

Flexible working is our way of working! We're a diverse workforce and therefore a 'one size fits all' approach isn't necessarily best. Whatever your personal needs may be, let's have a chat and see how we can accommodate them;

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only the suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview. By submitting your application online, you agree that: your details will be used to progress your application for employment. If your application is successful, your details will be used to administer your personnel record.If your application is unsuccessful, we will retain your details for a period no longer than two years, in order to consider you for prospective Paddy Power Betfair role.

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