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Senior Backend Developer

  • Portugal Office
  • Full time 40 hours
  • Permanent

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 ... 

As a Senior Backend Developer, 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. You will be required to program well-designed, testable, efficient code to solve business needs, as well as testing and documenting the implemented solutions.  

Our Senior Developers are trusted to guide a team of their own from a technical point of view. As experts in their area, they're the go-to people for big ideas and problem-solving. 

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: 

  • Execute, optimize and coach on the software development life cycle; 

  • Design and develop technical solutions or processes; 

  • Create and confirm high-quality requirements with stakeholders; 

  • Suggest alternative methodologies that may be more efficient and actively improve the tooling to improve use cases; 

  • Tackle tasks by researching and weighing up the pros and cons of various routes to select the right approach; 

  • Be an expert in your primary programming language, and be competent in others; 

  • Be an expert in your domain (business and tech) who can guide your team on the best approach for large pieces of work which span multiple components and teams; 

  • Be able to leverage the above expertise to support other teams in your function so that we deliver the best product to our customers. 

What We're Looking For...  

We hope you have... 

  • Passion for building a great consumer product that our customers will love; 

  • At least 5 years of proven track record of working with Java (preferable, 8+) or similar OOP Languages; 

  • Experience working with a high concurrency/high transactional/highly available platform; 

  • Ability to understand the dependencies between components and how they combine to deliver service to the consumer and business; 

  • Ability to easily recognize system deficiencies and implement effective solutions 

  • Expertise using established design patterns; 

  • Drive to encourage appropriate use of reusability techniques (e.g. design patterns, library extraction, new component creation); 

  • Ability to support and mentor other colleagues. 

We´d love to see... 

  • Familiarity working with Client-server protocols such as SOAP, REST; 

  • Experience working with Kafka and message queueing systems; 

  • Knowledge of Scala, Akka, memcached, Apache Storm, Apache Cassandra, ZooKeeper; 

  • Awareness and experience in using agile methodologies; 

  • Ability to interact effectively with other functional teams; 

  • Excellent communicator, common sense and a passion for the art of problem solving. 

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