Senior JavaScript Developer - Engage at Gamesys Group (London, UK)

Senior JavaScript Developer - Engage at Gamesys Group (London, UK)

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Location: London, UK
Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-07-03 05:00:32

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Gamesys Group is one of the world’s leading gaming operators, with millions of players and 1500+ 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 ventures – 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.


We are looking for a front-end developer who will work as part of an agile team to deliver tech solutions to achieve the wider goals of Gamesys. You will be encouraged to form strong relationships with your team and work closely with other teams in the Engage Platform area. The team is supported by a Product Owner, Technical Architects, and the project delivery team. You will be expected to follow best software engineering practices including TDD, code reviews, refactoring and pairing. An enthusiasm for learning new skills and continuous improvement is essential. We’re always open to new ideas, and we love to learn new things. You will be encouraged to learn new skills both within and outside of your role. Gamesys also offers internal training, access to Safari books and funding for attending conferences.

You will collaborate effectively with team members within or outside the team, work with your own initiative and are accountable for your deliverables, within the team's guidelines. When new tasks arrive, you can estimate and agree on deadlines, and deliver work within these whilst communicating impediments early. While working on the project, you embrace best software engineering practices and tools; TDD, CI, design patterns, etc. You believe in automation testing and continues delivery.


The team now is working on Engage Platform Back Office which allows users to manage and control all aspects of your platform or gambling site. There are new projects coming to the team. Soon the team will start to work on the Daily Free Games. Our players will not only have games to enjoy from our sites but also, they can continue to discover our wonderful offers.

You will innovate and advocate the use of latest technologies and technical trends with a focus on performance, compatibility, and security. You leverage latest techniques such as responsive design, mobile-first approaches, progressive enhancement, and graceful degradation. You will support your team by engaging in product-lead planning and refinement sessions with the goal of ensuring consistent and predictable delivery. You are happy to pair programming with other experienced developers. You escalate impediments when appropriate and ensure long-term solutions are pursued with pragmatism. You deliver high-quality well-tested software that meets agreed requirements.

Key Experiences

  • Experience in creating web applications and sites using JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3.
  • ES5+ and modern JavaScript tooling
  • Experience with TDD/BDD methodologies
  • Understanding of software engineering concepts and design patterns
  • Good problem-solving skills

Desirable Skills - any of these are a plus!

  • Exposure to JavaScript libraries or frameworks: ideally React and Flux, Angular, Backbone or similar
  • Node JS
  • DevOps including Ansible, Docker and working with continuous integration pipelines
  • Understanding of microservices architecture
  • Kubernetes


We 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 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.