Senior Automation Engineer - Virtual Hosting

Chatter Sky Betting Gaming
02 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
At Sky Betting & Gaming we don't have Teams we have Tribes. Each Tribe is made up of small, agile and autonomous squads who work collaboratively with a shared purpose.

So whether you join our Bet Tribe, Early Careers Tribe or anything in between, you will work with a group of people with raw energy, natural talent, and the kind of spirit that helps us think big, act bold, and change the game.

It all means that we've created the kind of workplace that wins awards such as a place on the prestigious list of Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For.

What you will do

As a Senior Automation Engineer within the Virtual Hosting Squad, you will be responsible for the development and support of Sky Betting & Gaming's internal PaaS toolset. Building Infrastructure as Code and automating the management of SB&G's enterprise level infrastructure and datacentres. You will be an excellent communicator who is excited by technology, with an ability to communicate technical information to non-experts. You will be providing support in-person and via Slack to our internal customers.

Working with the latest technologies driven by our roadmap and internal customer requirements.

How you will do it

* Developing and running self-service, API driven infrastructure
* Experience with test driven development and continuous integration
* You can explain how you can translate overall strategy into user stories deliverable by an autonomous small squad
* Knowledge of at least one object oriented programming language
* Designing and implementing projects for new automation and shared tooling
* Understanding of DRY principles
* Supporting other Operational and Delivery squads with automation and shared toolset queries and requests
* Support and develop our PaaS automation toolset
* Work closely with other squads, implementing changes that help improve speed and release quality
* Responsible for reviews of platform code changes, approving or suggesting improvements to authors as appropriate
* Be an expert on the toolset
* Own issues from initial diagnosis through to implementation of a fix
* Write and keep up to date documentation
* Challenge and suggest improvements to existing systems or processes on an ongoing basis
* Own improvements to the tools, following the software development lifecycle through test and into live
* Keep up to date with the latest open source technology and best practise, and suggest areas where new tools or practise can help the business achieve its goals

How we work

* Prioritising our work via Jira and Kanban boards
* Supporting other Operational and Delivery squads with automation and shared toolset queries and requests
* Identify areas where we can make efficiencies and avoid future workload by suggesting solutions that complement our existing tooling strategy
* Working with colleagues' cross-site (Leeds and Sheffield) as one team
* Inception sessions to collaborate on solutions and break down our project epics into stories
* Continuous Delivery using the toolset we maintain
* Retrospective sessions to agree how we can improve technical delivery, operational support and squad processes

We will consider remote working (with at least 50% of time being in the base office), part-time working and flexible hours to accommodate your personal circumstances, providing we can meet our business needs.

We also offer an attractive relocation package for candidates that live outside the Yorkshire region, including those outside the UK.

Based in Yorkshire, we have grown to become one of the UK's leading online betting and gaming companies. A business driven by bleeding edge technology, that brings the excitement of sports betting, casino games, poker and bingo to over 700,000 customers a day & growing!

It's a workplace like no other, with a mission to make Betting & Gaming better.

And we want you to be part of it.

Our People Ambition is to attract & develop diverse & talented people to meet the current and future growth needs of SB&G. Together, our aim is to create the Best Digital Business to work at.
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