Vacancy Type:
31 (Unikrn)

About Us

We’re Entain. Powered by our very own technology and building products that push boundaries, Entain is home to a global family of more than 25 well-known brands and over 25,000 people, but we all play for the same team. When we win, we win together. Our vision is to be the world leader in betting, gaming and interactive entertainment by bringing moments of excitement into people’s lives. We will achieve this through our focus on sustainability and growth, driving change in the fast-paced world of entertainment.

In 2021, Entain acquired unikrn to launch the company's esports practice. Unikrn is one of the world's preeminent esports betting platforms. Unikrn paved the wave in the sports betting industry by offering esports odds across 35 titles, as well as virtual esports and streamer betting. Unikrn also boasts a skill-based betting platform that allows players to wager on themselves in ranked matches in the world's most popular gaming titles.

Objectives of the role:

Implement new features, and maintain and improve existing features and codebase for Unikrn’s flagship esports platform. Join the team working on the award-winning Unikrn Virtual, Streamer, or UMode systems.  

Role Responsibilities 

  • Develop and own new user-facing core features for the unikrn platform 

  • Build reusable code, components and libraries for future use with excellent code quality, from unit testing to quality assurance within a service architecture 

  • Work within different platform services to build out new features or improve existing 

  • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability 

  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders 

Key Skills Required 

  • Superior Command in both spoken and written English 

  • 5+ years experience backend application design and implementation

  • Professional experience in modern PHP 

  • Flexibility and willingness to learn new technologies as needed 

  • Experience contributing to the architecture and design of (architecture, design patterns, reliability, and scaling) of new and current scalable distributed systems. 

  • Knowledge of testing strategies and best practices 

  • Common source control and deployment strategies (Git, Jenkins/Codeship/Docker) 

  • The ability to make quick decisions and iterate often 

  • Ability to onboard into an existing (large) codebase looking for paths and ways to improve on it and additionally suggest reengineering where needed to be efficient

  • Passion for learning and always improving yourself and the team around you 

  • Exposure to Agile methodologies 

  • A passion for writing quality code Exceptional candidates will have the following 

Additional Skills: 

  • knowledge about one or more modern backend programming language such as Rust 

  • Experience or awareness of Event-driven architecture ● B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent  

  • Working knowledge of container technologies (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes) and modern CI/CD practices  

  • Ability to work with heads of other teams to estimate requirements, schedules, and deadlines.  

  • Experience with using and modeling Mysql Databases 

About Entain

We may sit on the FTSE100, but for millions of customers worldwide, we’re the brands they hold in their hands – and heart. As the home of household names like Ladbrokes, Foxy and PartyPoker, to name just a few, we elevate lives with moments of excitement. And right now we’re elevating ourselves above the competition. We’re leading the industry in bold new directions - and it’s our diverse and talented team who are making this possible. Believe us, the best is yet to come. For our customers. For our future. For your career.

DEI and Wellbeing @ Entain

At Entain we do what’s right. It’s one of our core values. Which is why we’re taking the lead when it comes to creating a diverse, equal and inclusive future - for our people, our industry and our society. We’ve created a culture where everyone can feel psychologically safe, included and heard. Where being accepted for who you are is a given. Here, we celebrate our individual differences, and make sure everyone feels supported, respected, and empowered to thrive – and that starts from the moment you apply to join us. We want our employees to feel healthy and supported at home and at work. That’s why we have our Well-me programme, which provides information, tools and training to help our people look after their mental and physical wellbeing in ways that matter to them.

Life @ Entain

We’re a team who love to play, and win, together. We love building bonds between our people, and we love to build your career up too. Join us, and we won’t just be your employer, we’ll be your biggest cheerleader. We’ll give you the power to lead the conversation on your learning and career goals from day one, and then get behind you with all the support you need to take your career – and our business – to new heights.