Job Description

Company Description

OpenBet is sport. The world's top sports betting brands choose OpenBet as their partner for world class content, leading tech and tailored services. We have their back. So they’re ready with exciting, memorable and safe sports betting experiences, to entertain millions of players worldwide.

OpenBet’s mission is to power growth and player engagement for operators through a global betting ecosystem that delivers at scale, at speed, at every great sports event. Our 1000 talented colleagues are the market's top team. We achieve billions of bets in a season; 60,000+ per second (more transactions than Amazon on Prime Day); 100% uptime (zero Superbowl crashes!) and we're built on 25 years of imaginative technology that is iterated daily.  

OpenBet has established a premium client base of more than 75 operators worldwide and has 34 licences across the fastest growing regulated sports betting markets in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. The team is growing at scale driven by accelerated demand for our products and significant investment. We offer the speed, dynamism and growth opportunities of a start-up, underpinned by the stability and strength of a global employer.  

Working at OpenBet every day is an opportunity for you to create exciting betting entertainment for millions of sports fans across the globe. 

Want to be part of our evolving future growth?

Job Description

OpenBet is looking for an experienced Development Lead from any technical oriented development background to join our team of skilled engineers working with our sports information and trading group in Las Vegas. In this role you will be given responsibilities on a team working both with our internal sports trading department as well as external operators / customers in the exciting sports betting industry.

The Development Lead position at OpenBet consists of a balance of four main areas of responsibility: 

  • Technical leadership: Understand the platform and technologies used and guide future direction 

  • Team leadership: Coaching, support and development of the team 

  • Customer liaison: A trusted point of contact between OpenBet technical teams, our customers and partners. 

  • Incidents: Management of, and escalation path for live production incidents. 

Key Tasks

  • Build and maintain functionality for our next generation sports trading platform;
  • Manage a mixed team of approximately 4-6 developers and QA engineers;
  • Manage and contribute to technical end-to-end delivery of projects;
  • Become a primary point of contact for and maintain strong relationships with both external and internal customers;
  • Lead design and code reviews, set coding standards and ensure they are met by deliverables;
  • Ensure engineering best practice principles are applied at all times;
  • Design solutions that are compatible with the strategic direction of the company;
  • Support the recruitment process of technical resources
  • Accountable for designing, delivering, and running the services under the team’s responsibilities and within the desired levels of service.

Reporting Lines:

Reports to:  Development Manager.

Responsible for:  Ownership for the management of a squad and software quality and delivery assigned to it.  Mentoring team members and building a healthy productive culture. 

Liaison with:  The role will interact directly with the Development managers, QA Lead, project managers, product managers, architecture and other team members.


If you are the right Development Lead for us you will be able to demonstrate:

  • 2+ years people management skills including experience managing development teams.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken.
  • Experience interacting with customers, external partners and business stakeholders.
  • Demonstrable talent coding in Java, JEE and/or C# and/or Python and their application with design patterns.
  • Experience with Java Spring and Spring Boot Frameworks, and/or C#/.NET
  • Experience working with loosely coupled microservice architectures
  • Experience with messaging-based systems such as Kafka or ActiveMQ
  • A disciplined approach to testing
  • Good knowledge of large-scale website or application architectures and technology stacks.
  • Knowledge of enterprise integration patterns.
  • Experience with various development methodologies; Agile, TDD or Kanban
  • Database design skills (any vendor).
  • Experience reviewing others work for performance, security, efficiency and portability.
  • Ability to multi-task and rapidly switch contexts.
  • Ideally 5+ years of experience building low-latency, high-transaction applications.

It would also be great to see these skills/experiences as well:

  • Experience working with any AI/Machine Learning framework such as TensorFlow, SciPy, etc.
  • Performance tuning skills, including refactoring, code profiling and monitoring.
  • Automated testing and CI.
  • Some scripting skills: Bash, Perl, Python, JavaScript.
  • Release management and configuration management experience.
  • Web technologies and internet protocols (XML, JSON, HTTP, TCP/IP)
  • Interest and experience with North American sports or the sports betting industry is a huge plus

Additional Information

Why would you enjoy working with us at OpenBet?

  • Competitive benefits, an open and supportive environment as well as a modern and exciting workplace
  • The opportunity to interact with global teams on a regular basis and the possibility to switch teams and projects as you and our business continues to develop and grow
  • Tangible and genuine development - at OpenBet, you can take your career where you want it to go!
  • Exposure to real work, business-critical projects and the chance to develop some of the world’s leading e-commerce sportsbooks whilst working on exciting client projects and interact with lots of code!

And if that’s not enough; you will get to enjoy a stunning work location and flexible working whilst we provide you with the guidance and development skills you need to progress quickly and enhance your career.

Application Instructions

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