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Development Team Lead

Award-winning Casino Operator is expanding their IT department and looking for a Team Leader to join the software development team based in central Malta.

As a Development Team Lead, you will be designing and building the core of the company for the years to come: an ever-growing in-house platform that needs more expertise to deliver to their customers a cutting edge experience with unique features in the sector. With preference for the LEMP stack, they are not limited to that and always looking into new tech to broad the current stack.

On offer:

  • Multicultural and dynamic environment
  • Learning and development benefit
  • Private Health insurance
  • Annual fitness allowance
  • Daily fresh fruit
  • Breakfast Wednesdays
  • Quarterly company and team events
  • VIP tickets for many local events and festivals
  • Corporate VIP discount scheme 
  • Relocation Package (if needed)

Responsibilities:

  • Designing and implementing high-availability and scalable applications, surrounded by micro services and third-party APIs
  • Working on backend alongside with PHP, MySQL, LXC containers, Redis, Cassandra, GraphQL, Elasticsearch or Hadoop
  • Code frontend with the JS framework of preference, Vue.js
  • Implement new features as well as maintaining and improving the existing functionality as well as performance
  • Together with other team members, draw out the big picture architectural vision of the product
  • Be responsible for establishing a shared team technical vision which is aligned with the product roadmap
  • Cooperating with the multiple teams and close the gap between stakeholders and developers, with ability to look at a problem and come up with practical solutions
  • Guide our passionate developers through coaching and mentoring and finding new opportunities to learn through the continuous delivery of value
  • Leading design discussions, retrospectives and empowering teams to find solutions to complex engineering challenges
  • Taking initiative, while aware of the accountability and leadership responsibility that comes with it
  • You will confront outstanding challenges even when it comes to supporting legacy systems
  • Reporting on the team's productivity and constantly grow and improve yourself and the team
  • Conduct design and code reviews within team to ensure that code meets our quality standards
  • Leading by example and ensure that all the department policies, processes and rules are followed

Requirements:

  • Candidates must possess an EU citizenship
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent, plus a minimum of 4 - 5 years' experience in a software development position
  • Expertise in PHP, strong knowledge of MySQL, distributed revision-control tools and a modern JavaScript frameworks
  • Strong background in architecting and developing complex systems
  • Mindset driven by modern engineering practices, as well as awareness that micro-service architecture has its challenges
  • Ability to work independently and be team-oriented
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills, proactive & enthusiastic, with excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Leading experience is a plus

 

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