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Lead Scala Developer

Job title Lead Scala Developer
Location London
Reference: 4321
Contact name: Curtis McGough
Contact email:
Published: September 23, 2022 1:54

Job Description

Lead Scala Developer

Hybrid: London




Looking to be part of a hugely successful company? Passionate about data and sports? Enjoy collaborating with teams and senior members, being a pivotal part of the future and growth of the company?

Working within sports and media, augmenting data to provide enhanced experiences and visuals across web and mobile applications for customers across a range of sports including UFC, Golf, Football, Tennis, Basketball and more.

This could be the next great career move for you!


About the role:

Manage and mentor a team of Scala developers

Working closely with the Head of Technology and stakeholders, lead projects and design applications with a focus on low latency, availability, quality and scalability

Work cross functionally with other teams within the company as well as internal and external partners to define and build new products/features

Contributing to future design and architecture solutions to directly impact the enterprise, you will also contribute to the technical direction of the team and department

Implement new products and features, as well as maintaining and improving the existing features and codebase

Define, maintain and improve working ways within the team and company


About you:

Technical leadership experience

Professional experience in Scala with strong bias for quality and engineering excellence

Proficient experience with multiple JVM techs and libraries, such as Akka, Hazelcast, etc.

In depth and demonstrable knowledge with microservice architecture and developing Scala applications with Akka

Database experience, ideally Postgres

Worked with and deployed to cloud services (AWS)

Knowledge of working with build pipelines and continuous deployment models

Worked in building globally scalable software architecture

API design skills with a knowledge of HTTP principles

Good interpersonal skills, with an approachable personality

Previous experience with a large, b2b organisation, and an interest in being involved in a dynamic and growing team

A nice bonus but not essential – a passion for sports!

Tech stack: Scala (Akka, HTTP, Steams), PostgreSQL, rabbitMQ, Kafka, Docker/Kubernetes, AWS, Linux (shell scripting), CI/CD (Jenkins, GitLab, GitHub)



More about the role and benefits:

2 days a month in office (any days you choose), 3% pension employer contribution for first year, 7% thereafter, annual bonus, health and dental cover care, income protection, life assurance, subsidised gym membership, eye care, cycle to work and green car benefits, workplace ISA, and 11 additional days annual leave on top of standard holidays.



Interested in the role but feel you aren’t a 100% fit? statistically women and underrepresented groups do not apply to roles unless they feel they are a 100% fit, you are actively encouraged to put yourself forward and welcome even if you feel there are missing experiences.


Apply now or reach out to me with an up-to-date CV at