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Backend Java Software Engineer at Sporty Group

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  • Remote
  • fulltime
  • ₤45000 - ₤80000 per year
  • -
  • Sporty's sites are some of the most popular on the internet, consistently staying in Alexa's list of top websites for the countries they operate in. 

    In this role, you’ll be responsible for developing microservices in a distributed deployment environment with an emphasis on containerisation with Docker and K8S. You won’t just be writing simple CRUD applications, but instead will be working on the core logic of complex systems that are accessed millions of times a day. We wrote our system from scratch about 3 years ago, so you’ll be working with the latest technology and won’t have to worry about decades old legacy code.
     
    Who We Are
     
    Sporty Group is a consumer internet and technology business with an unrivalled sports media, gaming, social and fintech platform which serves millions of daily active users across the globe via technology and operations hubs across more than 10 countries and 3 continents.
     
    The recipe for our success is to discover intelligent and energetic people, who are passionate about our products and serving our users, and attract and retain them with a dynamic and flexible work life which empowers them to create value and rewards them generously based upon their contribution.
     
    We have already built a capable and proven team of 300+ high achievers from a diverse set of backgrounds  and we are looking for more talented individuals to drive further growth and contribute to the innovation, creativity and hard work that currently serves our users further via their grit and innovation.
     
    Our Stack
     
    Backend Application Framework: Spring Boot (Java Config + Embedded Tomcat)
    Micro Service Framework: Spring Cloud Dalston (Netflix Eureka + Netflix Zuul + Netflix Ribbon + Feign)
    Database Sharding Middleware: Lede Cetus
    Database: MySQL and Oracle,Mybatis, Druid
    Public Cache: AWS ElastiCache + Redis
    Message Queue: Apache RocketMQ
    Distributed Scheduling: Dangdang Elastic Job
    Data Index and Search: ElasticSearchLog
    Real-time Visualization: ElasticSearch + Logstash + Kibana
    Business Monitoring: Graphite + Grafana
    Cluster Monitoring: Zabbix + AWS Cloudwatch
    Tasking: Elastic Job
    Server: Netty 
     
    Responsibilities
     
    Develop highly-scalable mobile internet backends for millions of users
     
    Work with Product Owners and other development team members to determine new features and user stories needed in new / revised applications or large/complex development projects
     
    Participate in code reviews with peers and managers to ensure that each increment adheres to original vision as described in the user story and all standard resource libraries and architecture patterns as appropriate
     
    Respond to support calls for applications in production for quick diagnosis and repair to keep things running smoothly for users
     
    Participate in all team ceremonies including planning, grooming, product demonstration and team retrospectives
     
    Mentoring less experienced team members 
     
    Requirements
     
    Mandatory experience in Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, Spring Data and iBATIS
     
    Strong experience with highly-scalable web backends
     
    Experience designing highly transactional systems
     
    Advanced proficiency in Object Oriented Design (OOD) and analysis
     
    Advanced proficiency in application of analysis / design engineering functions
     
    Advanced proficiency in application of non-functional software qualities such as resiliency and maintainability
     
    Advanced proficiency in modern behavior-driven testing techniques
     
    Deep understanding of Microservices
     
    Proficient in SQL
     
    Expert knowledge of application development with technologies like RabbitMQ, MySQL, Redis etc
     
    Strong experience with container and cloud solutions such as Docker, Kubernetes and AWS Cloud
     
    An ability to work independently
     
    Excellent communication skills
     
    Benefits
     
    Quarterly and flash bonuses
    Flexible working hours
    Top-of-the-line equipment
    Education allowance 
    Referral bonuses 
    Relocation support (subject to location)
    Annual company holidays - we’re hoping to make it to Koh Samui in 2021!
    Highly talented, dependable co-workers in a global, multicultural organization
    We score 100% on The Joel Test
    Our UK team is small enough for you to be impactful 
    Our business is established and successful, offering stability and security to our employees
     
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