EU Platform Engineer

Sporty – SPORTY Technical /
Full-time /
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

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


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


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


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
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

90 min HackerRank Test 
Remote video screening + ID check with our Talent Acquisition Team 
Remote video interview loop with 3 x Team Members (45 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.