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, Bulgaria, Portugal, Brazil, Chile and Peru. 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 help 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

At Kaizen, we operate in verticals, which represent the connection with our customers and the way that we are creating sustainable growth and seamless entertainment experiences. Each vertical (Sportsbook, Gaming, Account & Services, Rewards & Comms), as well as our core technology lines (Platform and International Expansion), consists of Technology and Product teams.Our Technology department 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 Vertical Director. Tribes are composed of teams and an architect may lead one or more of them. Architects, depending on the tribe, can report to Technology Managers or Tribe Leaders.

Account & Services 

We are proud of our products and we work passionately to offer them in new markets and optimize them in the existing ones. Payments, Player Account Management and KYC (Know Your Customer) are our main areas of responsibility. In order to support expansion projects and international growth we integrate with new providers that provide a localized experience to our customers. Our internal development is focused on automations that offload our internal departments from repetitive tasks and at the same time they assist us to provide the best possible experience to thousands of customers on a daily basis. Our systems need to be scalable and resilient to smoothly handle the increased transaction volume coming from our new and existing markets.

Architects play a vital role in the system. They need to provide bullet proof designs that solve real customer problems, and at the same time to lead and guide the development teams from the technical perspective. 

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 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

🕑We offer both work from the office (hybrid model) & 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, unlimited access to Udemy & continuous training for all your learning and development needs.
⭐Clear career paths & a developmental 360° feedback framework.
✈️ Relocation package and "Brain Gain" relocation bonus for Greek expats

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