Technology Lead (Channel Tech Lead - Trading)

William Hill
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Take the technical lead, let's get things moving

Our tech never sleeps. 24/7, 365 days a year, we connect customers to betting opportunities across the globe. We make things happen - and this stuff is seriously cool. During the Grand National we dealt with more transactions online in one minute than most retailers do on Black Friday. We're building the next wave of advanced betting and gaming platform so our customers can enjoy seamless service. From the web to the high street, from the UK to Vegas, we cover it all, and with over 12000 releases to production annually, no two days are the same.

We need a Trading Technical Lead to join our team in Leeds to help make this happen. You'll be responsible for technically leading product delivery, as well as how the delivery channel functions. You'll use your strong leadership experience (circa 70 within the team) to create and drive tech initiatives to benefit software delivery and the business. You'll work directly with the Trading Director to drive the business features through your channel's tech. Acting as a key stakeholder in the roadmap, you'll help deliver the business' vision.

This role's all about end-to-end delivery of high volume/ low latency tech. You'll work with business analysts, architects, developers and testers to come up with solutions that are simple, scalable, highly testable and maintainable. Our high-transaction environment presents constant challenges, so it's vital that you understand these issues from a customer's and tech perspective.

You'll have a software development background, preferably from an internet based organisation. You could be the CTO of smaller organisation or the Solution Architect in a larger matrix company. Either way you'll have full stack development experience using a variety of technologies including Java, Kafka and NoSQL technologies.

You'll have broad knowledge of architectural concerns and common design patterns, and more than a passing interest in DevOps and agile. Working with numerous teams with varying levels of tech understanding, your communication skills will be top notch. Your passion for delivering platform tech and its re-use should be second to none.

In return for all this we're offering:
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays

  • A day off for your birthday

  • Healthcare

  • Life Assurance

  • Pension

  • Flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle

  • Discounted Metrocard after a year with us

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