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Associate Backend Developer

  • Portugal Office
  • Full time 40 hours
  • Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Blip is a Tech and Innovation Hub with a strong knowledge in software development, mobile apps, web platforms and retail applications for betting and gaming. 

We are part of Flutter Entertainment Group – one of the World´s Largest Groups in the bookmaking industry, with an annual revenue of around 5 billion euros.  

Its strong and diverse portfolio of market-leading brands and best-in-class products provides excitement and entertainment in a safe and responsible way. 
The Code we develop, powering brands such as Paddy Power, Sky Betting & Gaming, Betfair, Sportsbet, FoxBet, FanDuel, and PokerStars, is used by around 14 million people in more than 100 countries, and we are in the API Billionaire Club alongside players such as Google, Facebook and Twitter. 

The Role

Our Developers know their stuff – they're busy working independently and setting high standards.  

As an Associate Backend Engineer, you are part of a Software Development Team, responsible for the full lifecycle of an application.  

Reporting to a Delivery Manager in a delivery team formed by 5 Developers and 1 QA, you will be using cutting-edge technologies to deliver amazing value to our customers, while scaling our platform to meet the demands of worldwide markets. 

What you will be doing?

As a team player in an Agile Team, working together to keep delivering at pace, scale and with demanded quality to support our products you will be able to:

  • Work independently on a variety of tasks and see them through to completion;

  • Identify and discuss possible solutions with the team and proactively anchor the decision;

  • Apply your good working knowledge of the primary programming language and complete most tasks with some guidance.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Ideally has, at least, 1 year of proven track experience working with Java (preferable, 8+) or similar OOP Languages;

  • Can complete user stories will small to medium level of complexity and perform defect corrections, by coding, testing and applying best practices in delivering quality software;

  • Is capable of implementing various types of tests to their own code, like unit, component and integration tests;

  • Is able to participate, learn and contribute to code reviews;

We´d love to see someone who:

  • Has experience working with Kafka and message queueing systems;

  • Has Knowledge of Scala, Akka, Memcached, Apache Storm, Apache Cassandra, ZooKeeper;

  • Has basic knowledge of performance optimization

  • Shows knowledge of common modeling approaches – you'll be capable of overcoming simple challenges;

  • Grasps reusability techniques (e.g. design patterns, library extraction, new component creation) and identify some of the appropriate usages;

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