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At Sky Betting & Gaming we don't have Teams we have Tribes. Each Tribe is made up of small, agile and autonomous squads who work collaboratively with a shared purpose.

So whether you join our Bet Tribe, Early Careers Tribe or anything in between, you will work with a group of people with raw energy, natural talent, and the kind of spirit that helps us think big, act bold, and change the game.

It all means that we've created the kind of workplace that wins awards such as a place on the prestigious list of Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For.

What you will do….

As an Automation Engineer within the Infrastructure & Security tribe, you will be responsible for the development and support of Sky Betting & Gaming's Infrastructure. Focusing on creating infrastructure as code, including networks, firewalls and compute. You will be heavily invested in API's, Code, Scaling, Performance, Stability and reliability.

You will be an excellent communicator who is excited by technology, with an ability to communicate technical information to non-experts. You will be providing support in-person and via Slack to our internal customers and working closely with colleagues in other tribes. Working with the latest technologies driven by our roadmap and internal customer requirements.

How you will do it…

  • Designing and implementing projects for new automation and shared tooling
  • Developing in Ruby, Groovy and Python
  • Supporting other Operational and Delivery teams with automation and shared toolset queries and requests
  • Support and develop our IaaS automation toolset
  • Work closely with other teams, implementing changes that help improve speed and release quality
  • Responsible for reviews of platform code changes, approving or suggesting improvements to authors as appropriate
  • Be an expert on the toolset. You will be working with Chef, Ruby, Test Kitchen, Jenkins, git, VMWare, AWS, Packer, Docker and Red Hat Linux.
  • Have a deep understanding of Infrastructure components; Compute, Network, Firewall, Load Balancing.
  • Own issues from initial diagnosis through to implementation of a fix
  • Write and keep up to date documentation
  • Challenge and suggest improvements to existing systems or processes on an ongoing basis
  • Own improvements to the tools, following the software development lifecycle through test and into live
  • Develop and implement new capabilities
  • Keep up to date with the latest open source technology and best practise, and suggest areas where new tools or practise can help the business achieve its goals

How we work…

  • Prioritising our work via Jira and Kanban boards
  • Providing Stable, Reliable, Performant Infrastructure through automation
  • Constantly looking to innovate, making better use of infrastructure, improving Return on investment.
  • Embrace Failure. A team that will support you even when things don't work - it's ok to fail as long as we learn.
  • Work with colleagues cross-site (Leeds and Sheffield) as one team
  • Retrospective sessions to agree how we can improve technical delivery, operational support and team processes.

What can we offer you:

  • Empowerment to make decisions and shape the way we provide IaaS
  • A culture where you are free to experiment - if you make a convincing pitch - no-one is going to say "no"
  • Flexible working with a competitive salary and a bonus scheme where we share in the company's success as a team
  • An environment where positive disruption is encouraged, innovation is in our nature
  • Unique Tech Ninja fund to use on Conferences, Training or hardware.

We will consider remote working (with at least 50% of time being in the base office), part-time working and flexible hours to accommodate your personal circumstances, providing we can meet our business needs.

We also offer an attractive relocation package for candidates that live outside the Yorkshire region, including those outside the UK.

Based in Yorkshire, we have grown to become one of the UK's leading online betting and gaming companies. A business driven by bleeding edge technology, that brings the excitement of sports betting, casino games, poker and bingo to over 200,000 customers a day & growing!

It's a workplace like no other, with a mission to make Betting & Gaming better.

And we want you to be part of it.

Our People Ambition is to attract & develop diverse & talented people to meet the current and future growth needs of SB&G. Together, our aim is to create the Best Digital Business to work at.

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