Java Team Lead

betPawa - an online sports, gaming and betting company (Relocation to Tallinn, Estonia)

Who we are?
betPawa is an online sports, gaming and betting company currently trading in Kenya, Uganda,
Nigeria, Zambia, Ghana, Zimbabwe, and Tanzania, with further operational offices based in London
and Tallinn. The company employs approximately 200 people globally, about 75-80 people in HQ in
Tallinn of which 45 are in the IT department.

Potential of the company, growth plans.
Soon launching more Africa countries as new markets. Current growth rate: 5%-10% per month. More
than doubled users and sales in 2018. The organization will double the number of employees in
Tallinn in 2019.

What do we do? Why do we do it?
We create, develop and operate sports betting platform and online casino games.

How do we do it?
The underlying platform is developed by our engineering team in Tallinn using Java (11), Spring Boot,
Hibernate, MySQL and Docker. It is tailored to support a fast-growing user base and a high number of
concurrently active users. We do weekly releases.

Tech stack:
Services: Java (11), Spring Boot, Hibernate, gRPC
Data: MySQL, Redis, RabbitMQ
Monitoring: Prometheus, Grafana, and Graylog
DevOps: Ansible, Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes
Front-end: VueJS, jQuery
QA Automation: Java, Selenium, and Allure
Possibly, be able to give overview of all the projects in the company.

Job description, tasks:

As a team leader of the platform team, you will be responsible for maintaining a high SLA of our
existing services, expand them with new features and lead the platform development team. The
platform team must deliver services with a high degree of scalability (>1000 transactions/second) and
availability, as they are responsible for the cross-cutting services that are used by all other

● Manage backend engineering team
● Take responsibility for the design and implementation of features and services
● Ensure scalability of all services
● Participate in the full software development life-cycle
Requirements for the role
● Experience in managing a development team
● Solid knowledge of Java

● Extensive experience with Spring and Hibernate
● At least 7 years of backend software development experience
● Hands-on experience with Docker and MySQL/PostgreSQL
● Very good communication skills
● Very good verbal and written English
● A desire to lead a strong engineering team and deliver value
Beneficial skills
● Knowledge of the sports betting industry

Goodies of the stack — technology or something the candidate would appreciate working
with: Microservices, Kubernetes, up to date stack, moving to CI/СD.

We offer:
● A modern technology stack and best software development practices
● Participation in international conferences and trainings
● Personal and professional growth opportunities in a fast-growing product company
● Sports benefit, onsite gym and weekly football practice
● Fresh fruits, team lunches, and fun company events
● A modern office in Tallinn city center, free parking
● Workstation up to your choice (Windows, Linux)
● A competitive salary

How many interviews, who is participating?
1. HR (recruiter),
2. Tech (team lead)
3. VP of Engineering.


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