We are Kaizen Gaming

Kaizen Gaming is the leading GameTech company in Greece and one of the fastest-growing in Europe, with the Stoiximan brand in Greece and Cyprus and Betano in Germany, Romania, Portugal and Brazil. Our aim is to leverage cutting-edge Technology in order to provide the optimum experience to those who trust us for their entertainment.

The Opportunity

Architects hold a central role in the Technology department, using both their interpersonal and technical skills to get the job done. Architects are assigned one or more Scrum teams and support the lead software engineers of each team falling within their scope. Coaching and mentoring, one-on-ones, performance reviews and conflict resolution are some of the things that will test an architect's soft skills on a daily basis. Architects also take part in the interview process, evaluating engineers in terms of  technical merits and team-fitness.

On the technical side of things, architects are expected to help their teams devise elegant and performant solutions in response to real business problems, guide them in designing and implementing these solutions in code, as well as  teach coding, testing, debugging, and performance analysis techniques, while also carrying out code reviews. Architects will frequently attend their teams' scrum events (esp. refinements) and help their teams' product owners shape a better understanding of the technical challenges involved. Production problems are usually escalated to the architects for triaging before landing in a team's backlog. Architects should also stay up to date on the latest technologies and drive their adoption.

Culture

Architects across tribes cooperate with each other, aligning frequently among themselves and helping each other from designing new systems to filling in gaps in their business knowledge and everything in-between. We strongly believe in coaching and being proactive. Architects will pair-program with members of their teams, offering hands-on advice and addressing problems much sooner than code review time. We are proud of building an experienced and talented architects’ team that everybody will be eager to join. But at the same time we would  like to make sure we engage kind and friendly personalities with leadership qualities, who  can foster trust and personal growth among their peers.

Organization

Technology is organized across tribes with each tribe focusing on a particular aspect of the business. Each tribe is led by their tribe-leader, who reports to the CTO. Tribes are composed of teams and an architect may lead one or more of them.

Spain Tribe (My Account Technology)

Our goal is to provide the best possible experience to thousands of customers on a daily basis. Our tribe is focused on customer interactions, so registration & login flows, payment & KYC integrations, and automations are in our area of responsibility. Our architects play a vital role in the system, they need to provide bulletproof designs that solve real customer problems, at the same time they have to support the development teams to bring those designs into production.

Projects

Software engineers at Kaizen Gaming are responsible for a multitude of projects, ranging from our customer-facing websites and mobile applications, to our own internal administration tools, as well as our backend services which need to service the high traffic volume of our products. Our frontend servers are tasked with serving tens of thousands of concurrent customers, while possible changes in betting odds in big matches could generate hundreds of thousands of messages that need to be pushed as fast as possible to the clients' betslips and screens. Our online casinos also generate thousands of transactions per second and customer activity is 24/7. We are constantly expanding, stressing the need for ever more efficient system architecture and design.

Tech stack

Our tech stack consists of many services and applications written in C#/.NET (both full framework and Core) for the backend stuff. We use jQuery/Knockout.js for some of the older apps and Angular or Vue.js for the newer frontend stuff. We use MSSQL server and PostgreSQL for most of our storage needs interspersed with Redis, Cassandra and ElasticSearch, whenever it makes sense to do so. RabbitMQ is the message broker ubiquitously used in our systems and we deploy using a mixture of regular good old VMs and Docker containers on our on-prem Openshift installation. We're using git and Gitlab for version control and our CI/CD pipeline.

Requirements

Must have:

  • 7+ years of working as a software engineer at least some of which for high traffic websites;
  • Current and up-to-date software engineering skills;
  • 1+ year of experience in a leadership position; either as a technical team leader or at a management position;
  • Good people skills;
  • Team player; analytical thinker and problem solver; ability to self-organize;
  • Fast learner- you will need to get up to speed on business, people and teams, infrastructure and the technologies used as quickly as possible.

Nice to have:

    • Experience in coding in C#;
    • Familiarity with functional programming, distributed architectures and eventually consistent systems.

Kaizen Gaming Perks

🕑 Work from home & remote working options.
🏃 A buddy will support you with your onboarding.
💸Competitive salary package and bonus scheme.
👩‍⚕️ Health and life insurance for you and your family.
💰 Monthly allowance for lunch & commuting expenses.
💻Nice rigs - 2.5K monitor, latest i7, tons of RAM, fast SSD.
📚 Pluralsight, LinkedIn learning accounts & continuous training.
⭐Clear career paths & a developmental 360° feedback framework.
✈️ Relocation package and "Brain Gain" relocation bonus for Greek expats

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