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LVIV, SYSOPS

A little bit about us and our vision

Our ambition is to be world leading in fantasy sports and pool betting – join our journey!

Our products are primarily targeted at large international partners and customers. The fantasy sports-and pooled betting market is a rapidly growing market in Europe.

How fantasy games work: In fantasy sports, you are a manager for a team. Each player creates their own Fantasy team by “buying” real players (from any sport) and receives points according to how well the real players perform in the real matches/events.

Our products are already being used by millions of users, and Scout Gaming Group’s immodest ambition is to create the world`s best fantasy-and pooled betting solutions.

As a SysOps in Scout, you will be a big part of our journey towards this target.

Scout Gaming Group`s biggest advantage is a modern and solid technology. We have for example chosen to not support old browsers for the benefit of increased possibilities and higher user-friendliness.  Our backend platform is built up as a modern web API for web and app clients, delivery from backend to end user works as a pure API-delivery, free of legacy and old-fashioned technology.

For the SysOps team this means we outsource what we believe others do better than us, for example Kubernetes. But in other areas, we build and maintain the whole stack, for example our PostgreSQL clusters.

Benefits

We have established a very good working environment where we, among other offers our employees professional conferences, offer monthly massage during work hours, flexible working hours, a good lunch deal every day, pension agreement, sponsored mobile and internet subscriptions, as well as a discount arrangement for dental health.

At Scout, you will meet challenges, get your own responsibility areas and get the chance to grow your own carrier as a developer. You will get big opportunities to upgrade, further develop and create brand new concepts. You will cooperate closely with our product developers, QA and designers in Bergen and Ukraine. There will also be regular possibilities to work from our offices in Lviv (Ukraine).

Your main tasks will be 

Day to day operation of our fantasy betting platform, including but not limited to: 

  • Maintain our GKE/Kubernetes clusters, Helm deployments and Jenkins pipelines
  • Analyze logs and trends to look for areas of improvements
  • Network operations – DNS entries, Firewalls, Traffic Routing
  • Regular follow-up and testing of database backups/routines
  • Access and permission management
  • Timely reviews of our operating procedures, including but not limited to: Security Policy, Incident Management Response, Secure Development Policy. Propose changes to processes so we are better aligned with these. 
  • Maintaining the network infrastructure in the Bergen office, including: troubleshooting, proactive optimization. 
  • Maintenance of alerts, resource requests, proposing solutions for decreasing cost and increasing safety
  • Enable developers through: ad-hoc requests, offering solutions for them to be able to proceed with their work independently, teaching technology where the case: k8s, docker, linux, databases

On Call Duties:

  • Be within 15 minutes of a computer when on-call. 
  • Respond to alarms as the first line of defence when on call.
  • Engage other developers (call them) when needed. 
  • Explicitly delegate on-call responsibilities to someone else when they cannot be performed due to objective causes.
  • Help maintain a fair rotation of on-call within the SysOps team.
  • Write an incident report when an incident occurs.  

What you should have

  • Experience with Cloud deployments. We use primarily Google Compute Platform (GCP)
  • At least basic understanding of networking, routing, DNS, CDN and other technologies that is the foundation of communication
  • All good understanding of HTTP and REST
  • Familiar with modern automation and deployment principles 
  • Familiar with Kubernetes, Helm, Jenkins
  • Excellent knowledge of Linux 
  • Excellent knowledge of CI/CD and agile concepts such as SysOps
  • Relevant higher education within computer engineering/development, or acquired competence through work experience that can compensate for higher education
  • Be able to work alone, and in teams, and be self-driven in terms of finding areas where the team can improve

Desirable, but not required:

  • Operational management processes (ITIL) and automation experience
  • Cloud certifications
  • Experience developing and managing highly available, secure, performant and dynamic infrastructures
  • Focus on security

As a person you are

  • Ambitious, solution-oriented and enthusiastic about technology
  • Good collaboration skills
  • Appreciates self-management and takes initiative
  • Have a high implementation capacity
  • Love to work with new technology and finding the optimal and innovative solutions

In Scout you will

  • Be heavily involved in the development of world-leading solutions with some of the world’s largest iGaming and media companies as clients
  • Get much responsibility and the opportunity to continuous professional development
  • Be part of a hardworking, creative and inspiring team
  • Be part of an exciting journey to build a leading provider within the sports and betting industry
  • Get the opportunity to attend different conferences, exhibitions, client meetings all over the world, as well as visit and work from our offices in Stockholm, Lviv, and Malta
  • Get competitive conditions for salary, pension and other benefits (bonus/option program, subsidized internet and phone subscription, good lunch agreement, joint company trips and lots of social events.

Where will you work and with whom?

Our office is located in Beautiful Bergen, in a light and playful office space. Short way to both the light rail and the bus stop. We even have our own “playroom” with a tribune, Playstation and a sports bar!

In Bergen we are 18 employees:

  • 9 Backend/Frontend-developers
  • SysAdmin
  • Lead designer & 1 UX designer
  • Project manager
  • Product team
  • Chief Product Officer
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Chief of Architecture
  • Chief Financial Officer 

In Bergen we work with the core of our products, so you will be involved in almost everything we do. We’re a social and united team, who love what we do. We believe it should be fun to go to work! Are you in doubt whether you are qualified for the position, send us an email anyway. We don’t bite. Usually.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, don’t hesitate to contact us.

We appreciate if you add this to your application:

  • CV and/or resumé with your work experience, education and a list of former projects
  • References

If you read this job advertisement and possess other qualifications/skills than development, but you would like to work with us, we would be more than happy to have a chat with you. We are always looking for motivated and passionate people.

Contact persons

Andreas Sundal (CPO)

Phone: +47 40850013

E-mail: asu@scoutgg.com

Terje Bølstad (COO)

Phone: +47 95242423

E-mail: tbo@scoutgg.com

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