Software Engineer (React) at SG Digital (Remote)
OpenBet leads the online sports betting industry with cutting-edge software and technologies that put the player first. Our solutions are used by some of the world's most successful operators, including William Hill, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, Betfair and SkyBet.
Want to be part of our story?
The Front-end Developer will be working alongside other Software Developers, Project Managers, QA, Software Architects and DevOps in order to shape and implement the technology and product deliverables that will drive forward this strategic initiative. You will be working on one of our most innovative and successful products that our customers, and their customers, love. Driving player engagement in the sport and in the site, mobile or desktop.
The OpenBet teams are accelerating use of newer technologies, architectural principles and approaches to development, deployment and monitoring. Front-end Developers will contribute to ensure the highest coding standards and quality of deliverables to the QA and DevOps teams and for adoption by operators. The Front-end Developer will be expected to actively contribute to day-to-day activities.
There will be a mixture of small, but strategically significant projects, and also large scale complex programmes of work, all delivered via an Agile approach with direction from Product Management, but with delivery via a tightly contained team focused on quality deliverables across the platform.
A “can do” attitude and out-of-the-box thinking will be prerequisites!Job Description
Development of new features and functionality for SGD products and services
Ensuring code quality is maintained for products and services delivered individually and by the team
Ensuring that UI features and functionality adhere to agreed corporate and product UX standards and design guidelines
Ensuring that products and services adhere to agreed performance KPIs and are delivered in line with SGD pipeline requirements
Ensuring that all products and services have agreed levels of test coverage, in line with SGD requirements and adhering to agreed architectural and technology (including security) standards
Creation of detailed release documentation for handover to “BAU” teams
Maintenance of relevant technical sections of the internal Knowledge Base
Active contribution to overall UI strategy for products and deliverables, including input into decisions about UI test frameworks
Provision of structured feedback to “back-end” platform developers, to ensure APIs and SDKs are fit for purpose
Proactively identify and address areas of material improvement, notably around UI performance and code complexity
Learn to act as an authority on UI best practices, both in terms of technology and design, but also UX and SEO requirements
Ability to input into high level estimates of software deliverables for planning purposes
Supporting the Development Manager, Senior Software Developer and Delivery teams to ensure continuous quality improvement in the development teams
Ensure that you have a clear understanding of the overall front-end architecture and design components, in the context of meeting product requirements
Knowledge of Agile development processes and scrum roles and responsibilitiesQualifications
Technical skills of relevance:
At minimum of 2 years of hands-on experience developing commercial web applications, using at least one popular web framework
A least 2 years of developing UIs (consumer-facing or back-office)
A strong understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX
Good understanding of general UX principles for web applications, including responsive and adaptive design principles
Basic knowledge of image authoring tools, to be able to crop, resize, or perform small adjustments on an image
A good understanding of SEO principles
General understanding of the use of Vagrant, Ansible, Jenkins and Git (BitBucket)
Some knowledge of Relational Databases, SQL and ORM technologies
Familiarity with Python & DjangoAdditional Information
Why would you enjoy working with us at SG Digital?
Competitive benefits, an open and supportive environment as well as a modern and exciting workplace
The opportunity to interact with global teams on a regular basis and the possibility to switch teams and projects as you and our business continues to develop and grow
Tangible and genuine development - at OpenBet, you can take your career where you want it to go!
Exposure to real work, business-critical projects and the chance to develop some of the world’s leading e-commerce sportsbooks whilst working on exciting client projects and interact with lots of code!
And if that’s not enough; you will get to enjoy a stunning work location and flexible working whilst we provide you with the guidance and development skills you need to progress quickly and enhance your career.