Head of Software Development

Head of Software Development
Location: London, UK
Hours: Full-time

Company Description
SG Digital (part of Scientific Games Corp.

NASDAQ:SGMS) 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.

The teams are small and move fast -- all members are expected to be able to achieve maximum results with minimal direction.

Job Description
SG Digital is looking for an experienced Head of Development from a Java/J2EE oriented development background to join our team of skilled engineers in Casino Engineering.

In this role, you will be given responsibility for leading (offshore and nearshore) teams responsible for creating scalable product solutions that run on our leading-edge online casino platform.

This will ensure you take our products and your career to the next level.

The Head of Development position at SG Digital consists of a balance of four main areas of responsibility:
, Technical leadership: Understand the platform and technologies used and guide future direction.

Ownership for defining the engineering process and deliverables.
, Team leadership: Coaching, support and development of the development managers and their teams.
, Domain Knowledge: Experience of engineering in an online gaming business or comparable high transaction arena.

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

Key Responsibilities:
, Overseeing capacity planning, project scoping, requirements and estimates of new features.
, Roadmap planning, ownership of resource planning and team allocation.
, Responsible for enhancing or transforming development process.
, Responsible for establishing continuous integration and helping to achieve continuous deployment.
, Fostering a strong cohesive working relationship with architecture and delivery teams.
, Responsible for delivering automated testing, and maintaining tests coverage as defined by QA.
, Handle administrative functions such as reporting, recruitment, hiring staff/contractors and introducing/training of new staff.
, Responsible for maintenance/BAU processes, handling of incidents and software bugs

, Excellent people management skills - including experience managing development teams across multiple locations
, Experience within a high transaction platform (preferably in a leadership role).

, Experience of establishing automated testing and CI
, Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
, Experience interacting with customers, suppliers and business stakeholders
, Demonstrable background in Java, J2EE and their application with design patterns (this is not a hands-on role, but an appreciation for the , technology is a must!)
, Experience with Java Spring Framework, Guice or similar framework
, A disciplined approach to QA
, 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
, Experience in deploying, configuring and maintaining Java Servlet container such as Tomcat
, Experience of Unix/ Linux platforms
, Experience of Database design (any vendor)
, Experience reviewing others work for performance, security, efficiency and portability
, Ability to multi-task and rapidly switch contexts

Additional Information

SG Digital, Chiswick, UK Occasional travel will be required, to SG Digital's development offices and also to SG Digital's partner and customer base.

We bring you a little bit of:
A performance focused culture right across the business.

But that's just the foundation! We also believe in a work hard, play hard environment, where we embrace people who are tuned in to the sound of creativity and innovation.

As a truly international company, we can offer you the diversity and the opportunities of the world.

Mix this with a people-friendly culture and we got a pretty good offer to give.

So don't just come and work for us, spend your time with us!

To apply please click on 'Apply Now'.

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