Vacancy Type:
23 (GVC)
About The Role

Our technology teams won’t settle for second place when it comes to keeping millions of customers up with the action. That’s why we give them the best resources to work with. Bring your focused expertise and drive to a business that will give you the freedom to innovate and explore. Join GVC in Stratford and grab your opportunity to make things better for millions of sports betting and gaming customers worldwide. For the good of entertainment.

Role Purpose:


This is a strong FE Lead Developer role with technical specialism in React. The position requires hands-on technical development, support and enhancement of OMNI software systems.

The role requires the individual to work at a detailed level on software development activities and ensure that the necessary developments standards are adhered to (code, documentation, knowledge transfer).

The Lead Developer works closely with other OMNI Developers to ensure that OMNI development requirements are delivered using Agile & DEVOPS principles.  


Key Responsibilities: 


  • Coaching junior member of the development team. 

  • Analysis, Design, Development and Maintenance of microservices running on cloud serving to critical platforms across channels. 

  • Continuous Improvement, seeking opportunities to streamline delivery whilst keep high code quality standards. 

  • Establish and lead technical forums between all CORE developers to assess emerging technologies and best development practice. 

  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of the CORE DEVOPS processes and tooling. 

  • Interpreting written business requirements and technical specification documents 

  • Adherence to Ladbrokes Coral’s Software Development Life Cycle. 

  • Code governance against standards and best practices 

  • Develop with full automation and Test Driven Development methodologies 

  • Performing code configuration and producing software releases as specified by the Build Management team 

  • Producing and maintaining technical documentation using defined documentation standards 

  • Investigation and correction of reported defects 

  • Work closely with the SRE team to build highly available and automated systems 

  • Third line production support, some of which may occur outside of normal business hours 

  • Adherence to Ladbrokes Coral’ standards for the release of software to Live environments 

  • Providing effort and timeline estimates to the management positions 

  • Working with the IT Security & Compliance teams to understand security risks in system designs and ensuring defensive programming is practiced

Skills and Experience
  • Minimum 5 years of development experience including 3+ years of Java development experience. 

  • Working experience of Agile software delivery within dynamic corporate environments. 

  • Experience in the betting industry – an advantage. 

  • Self and fast learner. 

  • Fluent in English. 


  • Essential Technical Skills: 

  • Javascript, NodeJS, ReactJS, Redux 

  • Agile/TDD experience/CI/CD using Jenkins 

  • Excellent knowledge of React development including design patterns that keep code reusable and maintainable in larger apps. 

  • Experience in REST APIs, preferably with Swagger 

  • Experience of AWS



  • Desirable Technical Skills: 

  • GIT 

  • JSON 

  • Ideally experience of using Docker 

  • Agile/Scrum experience 

  • Java 8 or above, Springboot


  • Soft Skills: 

  • Good communication skills 

  • Collaborative approach - able to work effectively as part of a team 



Additional Information
About The Company

Our portfolio of sports betting and gaming companies includes some of the most well-known brands in the industry, such as Ladbrokes, bwin, and Coral. We’ve a huge high street presence with an increasing share of online gaming activity. We take our commitment to safeguarding our customers extremely seriously. We make sure they know their limits and we work with them to make sure everyone enjoys our products and services responsibly.

Our Culture As Real As It gets

At GVC we're a diverse team, sharing a commitment to quality and success

Whether you're playing a key role in your local community as part of our retail team, or working out the next big gaming trends in our digital team, you'll enjoy a culture and a benefits package that we're extremely proud of.