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Scala Engineers (medium-level)

Full time
London office based

Please apply with your CV to jobs@txodds.com

TXODDS are a global lead in dissemination of sports fixture and pricing information, offering primarily B2B products including versatile API’s, highly customisable low latency feeds and advanced Big Data analytics.

The technical platform is primarily based on advanced fully-typed, functional Scala, using the Typelevel stack with the flexibility to pick the best tools for the job. The infrastructure is extremely diverse and has components deployed in various native and Cloud environments across the world. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Distributed and cluster based technologies

  • AWS

  • Kubernetes

Summary of the role and team

You will be working with geographically distributed teams of people, primarily in the UK, and across the EU, on various fast-paced business and technology-driven projects.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Assume an active development role in one or more interrelated projects in the Company in accordance with the Technical Roadmap.

  2. Follow up on and propose novel solutions to the project goals or issues.

  3. Take part in Architecture reviews of the key design decisions.

  4. Take part in defining the infrastructure-as-code for the respective projects as well as the CI/CD aspects relevant to the development team.

  5. Support more junior developers in advancing their knowledge and contribution level.

  6. Take an active and decisive part in the resolution of issues in the deployed software.

  7. Adopt and follow a good pace of software refactoring and paying off the technical debt.

  8. Take part in task estimation, release planning, and subsequent releases.

  9. Effectively communicate with other developers, product owners, testers, and business stakeholders.

Education/Qualifications

  • Degree from an accredited college or university (or equivalent certification and/or relevant work experience). Master’s degree is desirable.

Mandatory Skills

  • Excellent technical proficiency in test-driven functional language-based development in Scala.

  • Test Driven Development.

Desirable Skills (3+ years, unless stated otherwise)

  • Continuous Integration and Deployment (GitHub, Jenkins, Docker).

  • Code development using the core Typelevel frameworks, such as Cats, Cats Effect, http4s, and fs2.

  • Experience working with Docker, Cloud technologies, Kubernetes.

  • Puppet for DevOps.

  • Web applications development using JavaScript/TypeScript and UI libraries including Angular 9 and above.

Experience in the following technical areas (3+ years, unless stated otherwise)

  • Experience with building scalable and maintainable applications.

  • Exposure to key Architecture and Software Engineering methodology, including Requirements Engineering and UML.

  • Experience working with the network stack and Linux use for service hosting and day-to-day use.

  • Good experience working with various data SQL and NoSQL stores.

  • Some experience developing backend components including real time streaming, distributed in-memory platforms, as well as traditional database systems.

  • Experience working with Confluence, JIRA, Kanban methodology and similar.

Industry/Domain Experience

  • Ideally, some exposure to the sports data information systems domain.

  • Exposure to various betting technology is a bonus.

Clear Thinking

  • A mindset built on simplicity and keen on innovation.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with competing and alternating priorities and constant focus on delivery.

  • Logical and structured approach to problem-solving in both near-term (tactical) and mid-to-long term (strategic) horizons.

Communication

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

What’s in it for you?

You will be joining a highly motivated, focused team and successful expanding business with ample opportunity to grow.

As well as a competitive salary, our benefits package includes generous annual leave, a contributory pension scheme, and private health care for you and your dependants.

As part of the Product Delivery Team you’ll also get advanced tools, books, personal productivity applications and conference attendance sponsorship.

Please apply with your CV to jobs@txodds.com