Principal Java Engineer

Viktoriia Pastukh
Viktoriia Pastukh
Recruitment Partner


Remote, Ukraine

The Principal Software Engineer role will be an important one in scaling out the Sports Development (DBS) team. The Principal Software Engineer will be working alongside other Software Developers, Project Managers, QA, and Operations teams in order to shape and implement the technology and product deliverables that will drive the next generation Managed Trading Service as well as other industry-leading tools used in the rapidly expanding sports betting industry.

Duties will include:

Create innovative solutions to enhance product features, performance and maintainability of various core components within the software stack. Assist in the mentoring of team members on software development practices and architecture and design.

Design, develop and test OpenBet proprietary sports betting pricing, risk management and trading systems using Java following standard design patterns, particularly loosely coupled micro-services.

Assisting in the development of system to support a real-time AI-driven sports betting probability/pricing modelling system

Ensure code quality by participation in team code reviews.

Contribute to the resolution of any issues and incidents related to our various sports data feed and sports trading components within the specified Service Level Agreements (SLA) for our various customers.

Ensuring that applications have appropriate hooks into monitoring and alerting tools to assist in DevOps and TechOps monitoring, problem discovery and resolution.

Collaborate well in a distributed, cross-functional team environment, interacting with QA’s, project managers, product owners, and other departments


  • 4+ years of experience in a Software Development Developer role or similar

  • Excellent Java knowledge, engineering experience and interest in learning other coding languages;

  • Experience with messaging systems such as ActiveMQ or Kafka would be a huge plus

  • Knowledge of build, test and release tools (ie. Maven, Gradle, NuGet, Jenkins, CircleCI, etc)

  • Knowledge and understanding of software processes and development cycles

  • Experience with databases including one or more of SQL (e.g. MySQL, MS SQL Server), NoSQL (e.g. MongoDB)

  • Experience with application monitoring tools such as Prometheus, Grafana would be a plus.

  • Strong mathematical skills

  • Knowledge of building data serving APIs (XML, JSON), especially experience with frameworks such as Spring Boot, Spring Cloud or similar

  • Knowledge of mobile and web-based development is a plus

  • Experience or familiarity with the sports betting industry would be highly regarded but not mandatory

  • Experience using code versioning, development and deployment tools

  • Experience with analysing and solving complex technical issues

  • Knowledge of design patterns, data structure and algorithmic solutions

  • Knowledge of the sport betting industry and sports betting concepts will be a huge plus

Why would you enjoy working with us at OpenBet?

  • Competitive benefits, an open and supportive environment as well as a modern and exciting workplace

  • The opportunity to interact with global teams on a regular basis and the possibility to switch teams and projects as you and our business continues to develop and grow

  • Tangible and genuine development — at OpenBet you can take your career where you want it to go!

  • Exposure to real work, business-critical projects and the chance to develop some of the world’s leading e-commerce sportsbooks whilst working on exciting client projects and interact with lots of code!

Stages of communication:

  1. Call with Recruiter

  2. Technical Interview 

  3. Final Interview 

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