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 future growth?

Job Description

The Principal Software Engineer role will be an important one in scaling out the Don Best Sports Development (DBS) team. The Principal Software Engineer will be working alongside other Software Developers, Project Managers, QA, and Operations teams in order to shape and implement the technology and product deliverables that will drive the next generation Managed Trading Service as well as other industry-leading tools used in the rapidly expanding sports betting industry.

Duties will include:

Create innovative solutions to enhance product features, performance and maintainability of various core components within the software stack. Assist in the mentoring of team members on software development practices and architecture and design.

Design, develop and test SG Digital proprietary sports betting pricing, risk management and trading systems using C#/Python/Java following standard design patterns, particularly loosely coupled micro-services.

Assisting in the development of system to support a real-time AI-driven sports betting probability/pricing modelling system

Work on designing new product UI/UX interfaces for customer facing and internal user tools to simplify product configuration and management.

Ensure code quality by writing unit and integration tests as well as participate in team code reviews.

Participate as a member of an Agile development team including members from our Montreal, Las Vegas and Vancouver offices

Contribute to the resolution of any issues and incidents related to our various sports data feed and sports trading components within the specified Service Level Agreements (SLA) for our various customers.

Ensuring that applications have appropriate hooks into monitoring and alerting tools to assist in DevOps and TechOps monitoring, problem discovery and resolution.

Helping migrate existing applications to use automated build, test and release frameworks (ie. Jenkins)

Collaborate well in a distributed, cross-functional team environment, interacting with QA's, project managers, product owners, and other departments


  • A bachelor’s degree in a traditional science subject, ideally computer science, engineering, or information systems or demonstrable equivalent experience
  • 4+ years of experience in a Software Development Developer role or similar
  • Working knowledge of one or more major programming languages (such as C#, Python, Java, PHP etc.) and interest in learning other coding languages;
  • Experience with messaging systems such as ActiveMQ or Kafka would be a huge plus
  • Knowledge of build, test and release tools (ie. Maven, Gradle, NuGet, Jenkins, CircleCI, etc)
  • Knowledge and understanding of software processes and development cycles
  • Experience with databases including one or more of SQL (e.g. MySQL, MS SQL Server), NoSQL (e.g. MongoDB)
  • Experience with application monitoring tools such as Prometheus, Grafana would be a plus.
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Knowledge of building data serving APIs (XML, JSON), especially experience with frameworks such as Spring Boot, Spring Cloud or similar
  • Knowledge of mobile and web-based development is a plus
  • Experience or familiarity with the sports betting industry would be highly regarded
  • Experience using code versioning, development and deployment tools
  • Experience with analysing and solving complex technical issues
  • Knowledge of design patterns, data structure and algorithmic solutions
  • Knowledge of the sport betting industry and sports betting concepts will be 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!


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