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    Sporty Group

    EU Platform Engineer

    Sporty Group
    Remote
    Type of work
    Full-time
    Experience
    Mid
    Employment Type
    B2B
    Operating mode
    Remote

    Tech stack

      AWS

      regular

      DevOps

      regular

      Grafana

      regular

      Kafka

      regular

      Java

      regular

      SQL

      regular

    Job description

    Online interview
    Friendly offer

    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.


    As a platform engineer you will be the bridge between our backend engineers and our DevOps team, utilising your knowledge of both ecosystems.


    Our Stack (we don't expect you to have all of these)

    • Backend Application Framework: Spring Boot (Netty/Embedded Tomcat)
    • Micro Service Framework: Spring Cloud (Config, Ribbon, Feign, Gateway), REST, gRPC
    • Database: MySQL and MongoDB,Mybatis, Druid
    • Virtualisation and Orchestration tools: Kubernetes, Docker
    • Distributed Caching: AWS ElastiCache (Redis)
    • Observability: Grafana, Prometheus, Loki, Temp, ElasticSearch, Logstash, Kibana, AWS, Cloudwatch
    • CI/CD: Git, GitHub, Jenkins, Helm, Terraform
    • Testing: JUnit, JMeter, GoReplay


    Responsibilities 

    • Work with other development team members to determine new features and user stories needed in new / revised applications or large/complex development projects
    • Focus on development areas around CI/CD, load testing, package management etc
    • Improve existing infrastructure and process currently deployed and assist in reconfiguring existing architecture to allow for rapid deployment
    • Monitor and maintain existing and upcoming cloud based applications 
    • 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
    • Participate in all team ceremonies including planning, grooming, product demonstration and team retrospectives
    • Mentoring less experienced team members 
    • Potential On-Call responsibilities depending on team and tenure


    Requirements

    • Minimum of 3+ Years within a relevant role
    • Strong knowledge of Object Orientated Programming languages (OOP) such as : Java/Koitlin/PHP etc (Preference is Java)
    • 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 non-functional software qualities such as resiliency and maintainability
    • 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
    • Excellent communication skills in English


    Beneficial skills:

    • Knowledge and experience working within a DevOps environment 
    • Knowledge of Infrastructure as Code tools e.g. Terraform, Cloudformation
    • Knowledge of System Automation Tools e.g. Ansible, Salt, Chef




    Benefits

    • Quarterly and flash bonuses
    • We have core hours of 10am-3pm in a local timezone, but flexible hours outside of this
    • Top-of-the-line equipment
    • Referral bonuses
    • 28 days paid annual leave
    • Annual company retreat - we all went to Thailand & Dubai together in 2023 and we aim to have 2 more trips in 2024!
    • Highly talented, dependable co-workers in a global, multicultural organisation
    • Payment via DEEL, a world class online wallet system 
    • Our teams are small enough for you to be impactful
    • Our business is globally established and successful, offering stability and security to our Team Members


    Our Mission


    Our mission is to be an everyday entertainment platform for everyone


    Our Operating Principles


    1. Create Value for Users

    2. Act in the Long-Term Interests of Sporty 

    3. Focus on Product Improvements & Innovation 

    4. Be Responsible 

    5. Preserve Integrity & Honesty 

    6. Respect Confidentiality & Privacy 

    7. Ensure Stability, Security & Scalability 

    8. Work Hard with Passion & Pride


    Interview Process


    30 min HackerRank Test 

    Remote video screening + ID check with our Talent Acquisition Team 

    Remote 90 min video interview loop with 3 x Team Members (30 mins each)

    ID Check Via Zinc & 2 references from previous employers

    24-72 hour feedback loops throughout process


    Working at Sporty


    The top-down mentality at Sporty is high performance based, meaning we trust you to do your job with an emphasis on support to help you achieve, grow and de-block any issues when they're in your way.

    Generally employees can choose their own hours, as long as they are collaborating and doing stand-ups etc. The emphasis is really on results. 


    As we are a highly structured and established company we are able to offer the security and support of a global business with the allure of a startup environment. Sporty is independently managed and financed, meaning we don’t have arbitrary shareholder or VC targets to cater to. 


    We literally build, spend and make decisions based on the ethos of building THE best platform of its kind. We are truly a tech company to the core and take excellent care of our Team Members.