Posted on: 
June 2, 2024

Weekend Backend Engineer

Job Description

We consistently top the charts as one of if not the most used Sports Betting website in the countries we operate in.

With millions of weekly active users, we strive to be the best in industry for our users.

In this role, you’ll be responsible for developing microservices in a distributed deployment environment with an emphasis on containerisation with Docker and K8S. You won’t just be writing simple CRUD applications, but instead will be working on the core logic of complex systems that are accessed millions of times a day. We wrote our system from scratch about 3 years ago, so you’ll be working with the latest technology and won’t have to worry about decades old legacy code.

With our millions of users a key focus for our platform is that of stability and robustness, by ensuring we have 24/7 coverage on our team we aim to be the best sporting platform in the world.

Our Stack (we don't expect you to have all of these)

Language: Java 8+

Frameworks: Spring Boot (Tomcat, Netty), Spring Data, Spring Cloud

Architecture: Microservices, REST API, Message Queues

Database: MySQL, MyBatis, ShardingSphere, MongoDB

Caching: Redis (AWS ElastiCache), ElasticSearch

Message Queue: RocketMQ

Cloud: Docker, Kubernetes, AWS

Monitoring: Grafana, Prometheus, Loki, Tempo, AWS CloudWatch


Work across a Friday-Tuesday shift pattern (including the weekend)

Develop highly-scalable mobile internet backends for millions of users

Work with Project Managers and other development team members to determine new features and user stories needed in new / revised applications or large/complex development projects

Participate in code reviews with peers and managers to ensure that each increment adheres to original vision as described in the user story and all standard resource libraries and architecture patterns as appropriate

Respond to support calls for applications in production for quick diagnosis and repair to keep things running smoothly for users

Participate in all team ceremonies including planning, grooming, product demonstration and team retrospectives

Mentoring less experienced team members


Minimum of 3+ Years within a relevant role

Be based within Europe or Latin America

Preferred experience in Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, Spring Data and iBATIS

Strong experience with highly-scalable web backends

Experience designing highly transactional systems

Advanced proficiency in Object Oriented Design (OOD) and analysis

Advanced proficiency in application of analysis / design engineering functions

Advanced proficiency in application of non-functional software qualities such as resiliency and maintainability

Advanced proficiency in modern behavior-driven testing techniques

Deep understanding of Microservices

Proficient in SQL

Expert knowledge of application development with technologies like RabbitMQ, MySQL, Redis etc

Strong experience with container and cloud solutions such as Docker, Kubernetes and AWS Cloud

An ability to work independently

Excellent communication skills in English


Quarterly and flash bonuses

We have core hours of 10am-3pm in a local timezone, but flexible hours outside of this

Top-of-the-line equipment

Referral bonuses

28 days paid annual leave

Annual company retreat

Highly talented, dependable co-workers in a global, multicultural organisation

Payment via DEEL, a world class online wallet system

Our teams are small enough for you to be impactful

Our business is globally established and successful, offering stability and security to our Team Members

Our Mission

Our mission is to be an everyday entertainment platform for everyone

Our Operating Principles

1. Create Value for Users

2. Act in the Long-Term Interests of Sporty

3. Focus on Product Improvements & Innovation

4. Be Responsible

5. Preserve Integrity & Honesty

6. Respect Confidentiality & Privacy

7. Ensure Stability, Security & Scalability

8. Work Hard with Passion & Pride

Interview Process

Online HackerRank Test (Max time of 90 Minutes)

Remote video screening with our Talent Acquisition Team

Remote video interview with 3 x Team Members (45 mins each, not separate days)

24-72 hour feedback loops throughout process

Post Interview Process

Feedback call on successful interview

Offer released followed by contract

ID Check Via Zinc & 2 references from previous employers

Working at Sporty

The top-down mentality at Sporty is high performance based, meaning we trust you to do your job with an emphasis on support to help you achieve, grow and de-block any issues when they're in your way.

Generally employees can choose their own hours, as long as they are collaborating and doing stand-ups etc. The emphasis is really on results.

As we are a highly structured and established company we are able to offer the security and support of a global business with the allure of a startup environment. Sporty is independently managed and financed, meaning we don’t have arbitrary shareholder or VC targets to cater to.

We literally build, spend and make decisions based on the ethos of building THE best platform of its kind. We are truly a tech company to the core and take excellent care of our Team Members.

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