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 are looking for an experienced Development Lead from any technical oriented development background to join our team of skilled engineers. In this role you will be given responsibilities on a team working with an external operator / customer.

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 SG Digital professional service teams, our customers and partners. 

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




Key Tasks 

  • Create a safe and productive environment for the team and maximize developer happiness 

  • Assist individuals and the team to grow and excel 

  • Remove impediments blocking team progress and facilitate continuous improvement 

  • Help the team deliver value to the business through valuable working software 

  • Build and maintain functionality for our platform 

  • Work within the team to align technology with strategic objectives and help define projects plans 

  • Accountable for designing, delivering, and running the services under the team’s responsibilities and within the desired levels of service 

  • Manage a small squad of developers

  • 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 the engineering and execution of software projects, coordinate with other teams and key stakeholders 

  • Design solutions that are compatible with the strategic direction of the company  

  • Lead design and code reviews, set coding standards and ensure engineering best practice principles are applied at all times 

  • Support the recruitment process of technical resources 


  • 2+ years of experience in leading agile teams (preferably distributed)  

  • 5+ years of experience in software engineering 

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken 

  • Experience interacting with customers, external partners and business stakeholders 

  • Deep understanding of core software engineering principles and practices such as Object-Oriented Design, Domain Driven Design, Test Driven Development, Behavior Driven Development, CI/CD 

  • Experience with Java, JavaScript, SQL, Spring, Git, Linux 

  • Test Driven Development approach and mindset  

  • Good knowledge of large-scale website or application architectures and technology stacks 

  • Knowledge of enterprise integration patterns 

  • Experience with various development methodologies; Agile, Kanban, XP etc  

  • Database design skills (any vendor) 

  • Experience reviewing others work for performance, security, efficiency and portability 

  • A value-oriented attitude, ability to build congruency and work with others towards a common goal 

  • Pragmatist, being able to adapt to change, hold on to commitments, work with limited supervision, and deliver on time 

  • Self-motivated, passionate about learning with a drive for excellence 


  • Performance tuning skills, including refactoring, code profiling and monitoring 

  • Automated testing  

  • Some scripting skills: Bash,Python, etc... 

  • Application containerization using Docker 

  • Certified in Scrum or any other Agile field (for example, CSM, PMI-ACP, etc.) 

  • Release management and configuration management experience

  • Bilingual Fluency (French and English)


Additional Information

Working in a highly co-operative team in an international environment, there will be significant training and clear career development opportunities for the right individual.


Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply Online