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Engineering Manager

  • 496395
  • Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • Full time

The Company

Sportsbet's purpose is to bring excitement to life for its customers and we do this by overdelivering on excitement through serious fun, disrupting the status quo and living our values. From the moment you walk in the door you'll see that fun is at the heart of the way we work.  We’re a flexible, progressive, open-minded, and inclusive employer with over 7000 cool, clever and curious people around the world. We’re a global player, but in Melbourne, Sydney and Darwin we’re tight knit, with 800 of us bringing excitement to life every day.

Our commitment to responsible gambling is genuine and demonstrated through the wide range of responsible gambling initiatives and tools we offer that go over and above industry requirements. We care about our team members and customers and everyone at Sportsbet has a role to play in bringing our commitment to Responsible Gambling to life. Check out the tools and information we provide our customers to help manage their gambling on our dedicated site at 


What is the role?

 This exciting role is a key position within our Core Betting and Generosity team, responsible for designing and delivering software solutions while maintaining quality, good hygiene in development practices and adoption of new technologies

The Engineering Manager is responsible for overseeing a team of engineers in the design and delivery of technical solutions aligned with the Sportsbet technology strategy. Using agile methods to deliver value in multiple technology domains, you will also support the creation, migration and adoption of new software systems and platforms and support the growth and development of the individuals in the team to foster positive team dynamics.


Key elements of the role include:

  • Provide Technical leadership to a team of Engineers using Agile methodologies
  • Develop relationships with stakeholders to ensure roadmaps reflect agreed prioritisation and budget;
  • Own the delivery of initiatives by leading delivery of outcomes within cross functional delivery teams
  • Ensure solutions are appropriately documented and supported to ensure successful transition to BAU;
  • Understand the learning objectives of team members and help ensure their needs align to the strategic objectives of the Trading Solutions team, and support individual career development plans to enhance individual capability, expertise and growth;
  • Collaborate with other Teams and Leads to deliver appropriate and timely, and ensure the team’s output complies with architecture, engineering and technology standards.


Who are you?

  • Demonstrated experience as technical leader in a mid-large digital organisation with a proven ability to lead teams
  • Highly motivated and delivery focused thought leader
  • Demonstrated ability to interact positively and constructively with internal stakeholders, partners, and team members 
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple streams of work in a high-pressure environment 
  • Agile mindset with a focus on value driven iterative solutions 
  • Powerful sense of ownership and accountability 
  • Experience in major Java frameworks such as Spring Boot, Hibernate, etc. 
  • Experience in basic AWS concepts and services such as VPC, EC2, ECS, Cloud formation, RDS, etc. and Serverless architecture e.g., Lambda 
  • Experience in design and develop highly available, scalable and reliable AWS based systems 
  • Experience in Microservice based architecture and event-driven architecture 
  • Experience in enterprise application development 
  • Experience in test automation and relevant frameworks and libraries 
  • Understanding of CI/CD and relevant tools and technologies such as Docker, Jenkins, Ansible Script 
  • Familiar with DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and other databases 
  • Familiar with Kafka or other streaming technologies  
  • Familiar with RabbitMQ or other message brokers 


The Perks

We don’t expect you to do all this for free, so along with a very competitive salary we will also provide you with:

  • 25 days annual leave (a whole extra week of holidays)
  • Tailored career development programs, as well as a commitment to developing Thought Leader and Specialist Talent programs
  • Genuine flexible working and remote working policy
  • Discounted gym memberships, free breakfast and loads of event and conference tickets and many more
  • Best in class Parental Leave program with six months paid leave for Primary Carers

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