Job Description

Company Description

SG Digital (part of Scientific Games Corp.) leads the global gaming market, providing innovative software that powers the world’s most successful operators and online gaming providers.

We pride ourselves on product innovation and technical excellence and are constantly adding new applications and new functionality to our product suite, used by billions of end users. Having recently become the Digital, online Division of the $4bn Scientific Games, we are now in a period of dramatic growth that will see us grow headcount by 30% this year alone.

Want to be part of our story?

We are a group of distributed multidisciplinary engineers, passionate about casino gaming, focused on a few highly scalable distributed platforms on a hybrid technology stack running in public and private clouds.

Job Description

The Frontend Engineer will be working alongside other Software Engineers, Project Managers, QA, Software Architects and DevOps in order to shape and implement the technology and product deliverables that will drive forward this strategic initiative.

The SGD Product teams are more aggressively adopting newer technologies, architectural principles and approaches to development, deployment and monitoring. Frontend Engineers will contribute to ensure the highest coding standards and quality of deliverables to the QA and DevOps teams and for adoption by operators. The Frontend Engineer will be expected to actively contribute to day-to-day activities.

There will be a mixture of small, but strategically significant projects, and also large scale complex programmes of work, all delivered via an Agile approach with direction from Product Management, but with delivery via a tightly contained team focused on quality deliverables across the platform.

A "can do" attitude and out-of-the-box thinking will be prerequisites!

Key Accountabilities

  • Development of new features and functionality for SGD products and services
  • Active participant in reviews for products and services delivered across the wider SGD team
  • Ensuring code quality is maintained for products and services delivered by the team the Engineer is working with
  • Ensuring that UI features and functionality adhere to agreed corporate and product UX standards and design guidelines
  • Ensuring that products and services adhere to agreed performance KPIs and are delivered in line with SGD pipeline requirements
  • Ensuring that all products and services have agreed levels of test coverage, in line with SGD requirements and adhering to agreed architectural and technology (including security) standards
  • Review of detailed release documentation for handover to "BAU" teams
  • Maintenance of relevant technical sections of the internal Knowledge Base

Key Responsibilities

  • Active contribution to overall UI strategy for products and deliverables, including input into decisions about UI test frameworks
  • Provision of structured feedback to "back-end" platform developers, to ensure APIs and SDKs are fit for purpose
  • Proactively identify and address areas of material improvement, notably around UI performance and code complexity
  • Learn to act as an authority on UI best practices, both in terms of technology and design, but also UX and SEO requirements
  • Ability to input into high level estimates of software deliverables for planning purposes
  • Supporting the Development Manager, Senior Software Engineer and Delivery teams to ensure continuous quality improvement in the development teams
  • Ensure that you have a clear understanding of the overall front-end architecture and design components, in the context of meeting product requirements
  • Knowledge of Agile development processes and scrum roles and responsibilities

Qualifications

Knowledge & Experience

  • Active contribution to overall UI strategy for products and deliverables, including input into decisions about UI test frameworks
  • Provision of structured feedback to "back-end" platform developers, to ensure APIs and SDKs are fit for purpose
  • Proactively identify and address areas of material improvement, notably around UI performance and code complexity
  • Learn to act as an authority on UI best practices, both in terms of technology and design, but also UX and SEO requirements
  • Ability to input into high level estimates of software deliverables for planning purposes
  • Supporting the Development Manager, Senior Software Engineer and Delivery teams to ensure continuous quality improvement in the development teams
  • Ensure that you have a clear understanding of the overall front-end architecture and design components, in the context of meeting product requirements
  • Knowledge of Agile development processes and scrum roles and responsibilities

Technical skills of relevance:

Mandatory

  • At minimum of 2 years of hands-on experience developing commercial web applications, using at least one popular web framework
  • A least 1 year of developing UIs (consumer-facing or back-office)
  • Strong and demonstrable experience understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3, server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS and client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery
  • A strong understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX
  • Demonstrable understanding of at least one advanced Javascript framework, preferably ReactJS/Redux and Backbone JS (with Marionette)
  • Good understanding of general UX principles for web applications, including responsive and adaptive design principles
  • Basic knowledge of image authoring tools, to be able to crop, resize, or perform small adjustments on an image
  • A good understanding of SEO principles
  • General understanding of the use of Vagrant, Ansible, Jenkins and Git (BitBucket)

Preferred

  • Some knowledge of Relational Databases, SQL and ORM technologies
  • Familiarity with Python & Django
  • Familiarity with tools such as as Gimp or Photoshop
  • Some experience with Node.js
  • Some experience with TDD and / or BDD
  • Some Knowledge in PostgreSQL or MySQL would be beneficial

Additional Information

Why would you enjoy working with us at SG Digital?

  • 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 SG Digital, 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 products 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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