Technical Lead at Gamesys Group (London, UK)

Technical Lead at Gamesys Group (London, UK)


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Location: London, UK
Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-05-04 05:01:29

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Gamesys Group is one of the world’s leading gaming operators, with millions of players and 1300+ employees. We believe passionately in what we do. Quite simply, we craft entertainment with care, building trusted brands and creating great experiences that always put the player first. Our award-winning brands – including Virgin, Jackpotjoy, Monopoly, Heart and Vera&John – are some of the best known in the industry. Join us and you’ll be joining a big, international group with some great brands and an exciting future. You’ll feel part of one global family, working with smart people, and delivering a great experience for our players. There’s one thing we expect from you, over and above everything else. Be yourself. One of the values in our DNA is ‘stay wonderfully weird’ – and that applies to all of us.SummaryWe are seeking a Tech Lead to work closely with our Agile teams, overseen by our Team Leads, who develop, deliver and maintain features and capabilities for our website platform. Our front-end stack is both modern and constantly evolving, and as a Tech Lead you will have the opportunity to contribute to the discussions and decision-making that help shape our technical landscape. Whilst working with your peers, our teams and other Leads, you will collaborate closely with our Product Owner, Technical Architect, and Development Manager to enable the delivery of technical solutions, tightly aligned to business ambitions. You will often focus on technical matters that affect the whole department. You will be active in technical discussions and work with various external stakeholders to help define options and agree on solutions for future streams of work. We have fun making fun, all our teams collaborate and learn from each other each and every day in an environment of continual learning and improvement.The Role
  • Realise the technical vision by working with Technical Architects, Development Managers and development teams
  • Collaborate with development teams through pair or mob programming or by leading technical discussions to help uncover implementation details
  • Lead and empower internal technical events like technical talks, workshops or presentations
  • Prototype technical solutions to get better insights on their long-term viability and sustainability
  • Own and drive tactics and standards ensuring upgrade paths, code style and quality
Key Attributes
  • Promote software development best practices
  • Collaborate and engage with stakeholders inside and outside the business area
  • Gather technical requirements and define specifications for teams
  • Able to act as a technical stakeholder for highly technical deliverables
  • Confidence to negotiate and weigh alternative options to resolving technical challenges
  • Can align quality and technical goals across the whole area
  • A voice of experience to teach, mentor and coach developers
  • Ability to understand the commercial reality of projects and respond accordingly through technical design
  • Can grasp architecture and see where bleeding-edge technologies and patterns can be used effectively
  • Is a clear cultural and behavioural role model for developers
  • Promotes open communication channels across the business
Required Experience
  • Excellent knowledge of JavaScript and its ecosystem (unit testing, build tools, etc.)
  • Excellent knowledge of Node.js and its ecosystem (Express, Koa, etc.)
  • Excellent knowledge of React and its ecosystem (Flux, Redux, Styled Components, etc.)
  • Strong Knowledge of Styling (CSS, SASS, Flexbox)
  • Has acted proactively in response to new technologies
  • Excellent knowledge of software design patterns
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring developers
DesirableExposure to any or several of the following technologies, principles and disciplines will be beneficial:
  • Experience with TypeScript
  • Experience with Design Systems and component libraries (e.g. Material UI)
  • Experience contributing to open-source projects
  • Experience around automation, continuous integration and source control (GoCD, Jenkins, git, etc.)
  • Familiarity with DevOps technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • Experience delivering micro-frontends
BenefitsWe believe this process works both ways, so what can we do for you? We offer some of the most competitive benefits in the market including continued personal growth, career development plans and performance bonus. We also believe in providing an environment where employees can flourish – you’ll be working in a very modern work environment – and we will make sure you will also have enough time to unwind with our monthly massaged, office events and team-building activities. This is Gamesys Group and we’re here to make gaming everything it should be. You’ll have fun making fun every day, and that’s a promise.