Weekend Backend Engineer

Sporty – SPORTY Technical /
Full-time /
We consistently top the charts as one of if not the most used Sports Betting website in the countries we operate in. 
With millions of weekly active users, we strive to be the best in industry for our users.

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.

With our millions of users a key focus for our platform is that of stability and robustness, by ensuring we have 24/7 coverage on our team we aim to be the best sporting platform in the world.

Our Stack (we don't expect you to have all of these)

Language: Java 8+
Frameworks: Spring Boot (Tomcat, Netty), Spring Data, Spring Cloud
Architecture: Microservices, REST API, Message Queues
Database: MySQL, MyBatis, ShardingSphere, MongoDB
Caching: Redis (AWS ElastiCache), ElasticSearch
Message Queue: RocketMQ
Cloud: Docker, Kubernetes, AWS
Monitoring: Grafana, Prometheus, Loki, Tempo, AWS CloudWatch


Work across a Friday-Tuesday shift pattern (including the weekend)
Develop highly-scalable mobile internet backends for millions of users
Work with Project Managers and other development team members to determine new features and user stories needed in new / revised applications or large/complex development projects
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
Respond to support calls for applications in production for quick diagnosis and repair to keep things running smoothly for users
Participate in all team ceremonies including planning, grooming, product demonstration and team retrospectives
Mentoring less experienced team members 


Minimum of 3+ Years within a relevant role
Be based within Europe or Latin America
Preferred experience in Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, Spring Data and iBATIS
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 analysis / design engineering functions
Advanced proficiency in application of non-functional software qualities such as resiliency and maintainability
Advanced proficiency in modern behavior-driven testing techniques
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
An ability to work independently
Excellent communication skills in English


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

Online HackerRank Test (Max time of 90 Minutes)
Remote video screening with our Talent Acquisition Team 
Remote video interview with 3 x Team Members (45 mins each, not separate days)
24-72 hour feedback loops throughout process

Post Interview Process

Feedback call on successful interview
Offer released followed by contract
ID Check Via Zinc & 2 references from previous employers

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.