Scala Engineers (Senior)

Full time
London office

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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

  • Understand the direction the business is taking with regards to its products development and contribute to the advancement of the associated technical vision and roadmap.

  • Ensure that the selected architecture, software design as well as technology and infrastructure choices are meeting all functional and non-functional requirements.

  • Contribute directly to the core parts of the code in key projects under active development in the Company.

  • Support and mentor junior developers in advancing their knowledge and contribution level.

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

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

  • Facilitate high level estimating and release planning; take part in significant releases.

  • Effectively communicate with the product owners, testers, and business stakeholders.


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

Mandatory Skills

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

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

  • Test Driven Development.

Desirable Skills (5+ years, unless stated otherwise)

  • Develop, document, and test the Application Process Interfaces (API’s).

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

  • Ability to understand applied mathematical literature.

  • Ability and interest to follow the bleeding edge technologies and proposing their use in the business.

  • Team management.

Experience in the following technical areas (5+ years, unless stated otherwise)

  • A track record of building scalable and maintainable applications.

  • Familiarity with 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.

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

  • Good experience with algorithmic complexity concepts and performance tuning.

  • 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

  • Exposure to the sports data information or betting systems domain is a bonus.

  • Exposure to financial, trading, and risk management systems is an advantage.

Clear Thought & Leadership

  • 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.


  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Capability to guide and influence decision making with business stakeholders.

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.

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