Software Academy Graduate Scheme - Sky Betting & Gaming

Salary: £25,000 plus Bonus
Location: Yorkshire, Leeds
Start date: Sep-2017
Sectors: Engineering, Computing & IT, Internet & Digital Media, Science & Technology

As part of our Graduate Scheme, it’s not only our products but our people who drive our success. Whichever tribe you join, you’ll be contributing from the start. Not only can you count on tailored on-the-job training, we’ll put you through a 12-week boot-camp before you are placed in a Tribe to make sure you have all the skills you need to make betting and gaming better. You’ll have a manager who really understands the importance of giving you responsibility from Day 1. There will be huge scope to shape the direction of your career as you develop, and you’ll play a part in supporting the growth of our business. As you progress, you will have the chance to move between our tribes, and see the full breadth of what we do.


You’ll work with the latest tech and best digital minds to create thrilling online betting and gaming experiences. The pace is fast. There are no boundaries. And you’ll develop quick, robust, scalable systems in a lean and agile environment like no other. We bet you love thinking big and having fun as part of a growing team that’s been named one of the UK’s best companies to work for.


No betting or gaming experience? No problem. We’re more interested in your tech knowhow, great communication skills and ability to drive improvements and deliver innovative solutions.


Software Engineer
Pushing the latest front and back-end tech to its limits, you’ll create secure, high performing software solutions. You’ll own and monitor our technical systems. And you’ll help our agile scrum team take our coding practices, application quality and agile processes to the next level.


Ideally you will be skilled in application design and problem solving and have knowledge of a Linux environment. You must also be able to turn briefs into fast, secure and innovative applications that are easy to monitor and maintain. If you’ve got some experience of test-driven development in a high traffic, high availability environment – so much the better.


Gain exposure to: Java, PHP, Node.JS, MySQL, MongoDB, Redis and front-end JavaScript.


Software Engineer – Test
At the heart of our multi-skilled teams, you’ll make sure your technical, automated and performance testing solutions are integrated into our projects from start to finish. You’ll help develop continuous delivery pipelines whilst working with Test Engineers and Developers. You’ll also shape our approach to testing and create and monitor test models, frameworks and solutions.


You will become an expert in automated or performance testing whilst having the drive to quickly become an expert in the other. Able to carry out testing to agile and lean principles, you will learn and work in Scrum, Kanban methodologies and LAMP, Rabbit MQ, Mongo DB, Hadoop, JavaScript/Node.JS, PHP, Python, Java, C# and Ruby.


Gain exposure to: Open Source and industry leading tools, including Appium/Calabash, Behat, JBehave, Selenium, JMeter, BlazeMeter and Gatling.


Test Engineer
We’re constantly developing our products and creating new software and services. You’ll make sure everything is fit for purpose and ready to meet the challenges of our fast-paced environment. You’ll evaluate user and testing requirements. You’ll rigorously plan, write and implement test scripts as part of our agile team. You’ll also test our mobile apps and websites and help to develop automated testing, smoke tests and our regression suite.


At the cutting-edge of functional and automated testing, you must have experience of applying quality assurance processes in an agile software development environment. Ideally, you will also have a strong knowledge of all testing activities from solving problems to test analysis, scripting and defect management


Gain exposure to: Agile and lean principles and testing under Scrum or Kanban methodologies.


DevOps/Automation Engineer
Shaping our PaaS automation toolset, you’ll work with our teams to develop new capabilities and implement changes that will improve speed and release quality. You’ll fix problems, identify better ways of doing things and own platform code change reviews and improvements from test to go live. Excited by technology, you’ll also keep pace with best practice and open source tech to recommend new tools and solutions.


You can clearly communicate complex tech information to the non-tech savvy and work with our teams and partners to translate business needs into innovative automation solutions.


Gain exposure to: PaaS automation toolset, including Chef, Ruby, Test Kitchen, Jenkins, git, VMWare, AWS, Packer and Red Hat Linux.


You should take pleasure in absorbing knowledge and gaining valuable insight; as well as being able to input your own ideas to our dedicated teams in order to make Sky Betting & Gaming great and be the leading Digital Business we are today. If anyone wants to be successful, there’s a lot of opportunity. So are you ready to take on our culture, values and most importantly workload in order to kick-start your working career in Leeds?


We are looking for the following traits:


• 2.1 or above.
• Analytical but commercially minded.
• Comfortable with ambiguity
• Passionate about technology
• Have tenacity, be creative and innovative with your ideas.
• Excellent communication skills and have the ability to engage and build rapport with stakeholders across the business.
• Collaborative, self-starter and have the ability and motivation to work as a wider team; but also manage projects independently.
• Resilient nature and able to remain calm under pressure.
• Attitude to succeed, proactive, well-rounded, possess tenacity, be commercially aware, be curious and see how the business fits together, engaging, resilient.
• Passionate and interested our brands and products.
• Have the ability to handle ambiguity.
• No specific degree required but you must hold a degree.
• Internships and working experience that demonstrate interest past degree learning is desirable.



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