Competitive with excellent benefits + bonus
Vacancy Type:
23 (GVC)
About The Role

Senior Engineering Manager

The Company 

Ladbrokes Coral provides customers with exciting, simple and responsible betting and gaming experiences, delivered by the most passionate and committed people in the industry. 

Our origins lie in the traditional business of providing betting services to generations of British customers on horse and greyhound racing. Today, we've got the biggest UK high street presence in the industry, a growing online business and leading positions in some of the world's best markets internationally. Our recent acquisition by GVC has opened up unrivaled opportunities for further growth and success. 

As one of the largest betting and gaming companies, and a member of the FTSE 100 index, we aim to meet the highest standards in everything we do, from the way we run our business, to how we support our people, our customers and the communities we work in. With the best betting and gaming brands and the best people, we aim to lead the field and shape the future of responsible gambling.


The role

Ladbrokes Coral Group Limited is recruiting for Senior Engineering Manager, who will be managing the Retail Front End and Back End Development Teams.


Key Accountabilities 

You will be part of the Retail Engineering team and as such accountable for the following:

·       Best Practice – Define engineering best practices and ensures developers adherence

·       Low Level Designs – Define and document low level designs,

·       Develop Code – Write the code against the agreed designed architecture, best practices.

·       Assurance of Architecture Guidelines – Assures code meets architecture guidelines

·       Recruitment/allocation of suitably competent resources to enable quality product

.       Culture - Grow a positive healthy work environment



  • You will will support the delivery of OMNIA (Retail IT transformation project) and its transition to BAU.
  • You will be building and managing an efficient team in LC2 (here East)
  • You will create a healthy workplace environment keeping retention and productivity high
  • You will continuously seek for opportunities to streamline delivery whilst keep high code quality standards.
  • You will run internal development community, technology forums, write internal blogs and papers on best technology fit for the company and seek to continuously improve our engineering practice.
  • You will ensure that your team collaborates effectively and in aligned with other teams such as Security, Devops, SRE, QA, Delivery and Architecture and L2 support. 



·        Line Management Responsibilities: Staffing, Personal Development, coaching

·        Reporting: progress, risks and issues to PMO on weekly basis

·        Technology: You will be responsible for ensuring the right set of tools and technologies are used.

·        Process Controls: Responsible for ensuring that the team follows the development process and that this process is continuously reviewed.

·        Development: Ensuring coding standards are clear and continuously reviewed.

·        Testing: Ensuring high test code coverage

·        Release: Supporting major and patch releases.



The  will help defining the development standards and practices across the Retail engineering team. You will work closely with other Retail and Integration Services Development teams to ensure that Retail Services development requirements are delivered using Agile & DEVOPS principles.

You will have significant experience in building and managing Software Development Teams (Backend & Front End) and experience working offshore teams. You will have over 7 years of development & architecture experience and over 5 years of managing a development team including offshoring. You will have experience of Agile software delivery within dynamic corporate environments and experience in the betting industry is a must. You must be fluent in English and have experience working in an international environment.

You will be a passionate technologist who constantly keeps informed of the latest technology trends and products. 

You have significant development experience/technical knowledge in the following products/technologies:

  • Apache KAFKA 2.x
  • Spring Framework 2.x
  • JAVA version 8 or more
  • AWS
  • Kong API Gateway 1.x
  • ElasticSearch
  • Postgress
  • NOSQL Database
  • Swagger

You have a relevant Degree (or equivalent).

At Ladbrokes Coral, we believe we’ve got the best brands in betting and gaming; and the best people behind them too.

There’s never been a more exciting time to join us. Our recent merger combined more than 230 years of heritage and opened up a world of exciting opportunities for the future. With the biggest UK retail estate in the industry, a growing digital business and an ever-expanding international presence, we want to be the world’s best betting and gaming company, where customers want to play and people want to work.



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.