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 behaviour-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

From May / June 2021, COVID permitting, all team members will be expected to work on a weekly basis on location at our planned Dev Hub in Manchester. 

Regrettably we’re unable to support candidates requiring employer sponsorship support at this time.


Salary range £40,000 — 80,000

Dependent on experience + quarterly bonus