Attention techies! Bet365 wants you!Wednesday, May 24, 2017 13:25
The so-called "Spring Gardens" hub was opened in 2016 and is headed by Warren Hughes, the firm’s Head of System Development. Setting up the premises in Manchester has clearly been a success: after six months, Bet365 already took on the second floor in the building, and the new recruits Bet365 will take on - over the coming weeks and months - will bring the Manchester headcount to around 150 staff members.
Bet365 is ahead of the curve
During the Grand Nationals 2015, an independent industry expert surveyed the performance of a variety of gambling websites and compared them. Bet365's mobile site came in on top for mobile performance. Time to Bet, transaction by step, limited bandwidth, total transaction weights and transactions payload versus performance, page errors and quality of service were the key metrics in the study. "Carefully consider every HTTP request that your site makes," suggests the technology expert at Bet365, and further notes that when optimising websites for mobile devices the key items to consider are network, memory and battery life.
“An average Saturday for us is busier than most eCommerce sites are on Black Friday. There are few places where you’ll be as challenged and stretched," sums up Hughes. In recent years, the number of Bet365 users has grown, which indicates that the importance of strong IT solutions will grow, and the demand for skilled workers in the area will further increase. “We’ve found that the unique technical challenges on offer are helping us to attract Manchester’s top talent,” notes Hughes.
What does it take to be a Bet365 techie
Loving sports, betting and games certainly helps to gain employment at Bet365's flagship tech hub. However, an interest in all things innovative and superb programming skills are also critical. Currently, Bet365 has five teams that provide software development and testing in sports, trading, customer support and gaming. While there continues to be a strong focus on front-end development, Bet365 is hoping to extend the scope of its teams and further delve into mobile and middleware technology.
To up-skill its employees and make them more versatile, Bet365 plans to cross-train developers in new areas, including the programming languages Elixir and Go.
In this current recruiting phase, Bet365 aims to hire a broad range of IT experts: tech leads, team leads, project managers and senior developers. Nevertheless, a few spots are also reserved for junior developers. While experience in the online gaming industry is desirable, it is not a must.
"You will be joining a team of bright, enthusiastic developers who have a desire to learn and thrive on a challenge, with the opportunity to help us continue to move forward and lead the way in this exciting industry," notes Bet365.
Bet365's main operations continue to be managed from Stoke, also parts of its IT. Yet, it's in Manchester's "Spring Gardens" hub that the company is planning and realising the future of online gaming, sports betting and future gambling concepts.