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Sky Betting & Gaming Overview

Leeds, England
1001 to 5000 employees
2001
Company - Private
Information Technology
£500 million to £1 billion (GBP) per year
We're a tech company born out of Sky, and we’re aiming to be the UK’s best digital business. 1000+ colleagues, developing some of the country’s biggest brands in online betting and gaming including SkyBet, SkyVegas, Soccer Saturday ... Read more

Mission: We're on a mission to make Betting & Gaming Better and build the UK's Best Digital Business.

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    Join us at the very first Queer Code Yorkshire event! We've got the founders of Queer Code London coming over for some technical talks on improving your code. There'll also be networking and discussion about what we want the future of Queer Code Yorkshire to be. We hope you can join us!

  • We're celebrating Ada Lovelace Day in October, so If you're a non-tech considering a career move into the digital sector, join us for a unique series of talks from some of our senior women in tech who will share details of their current role and career path to date. 12:30 - 12:40 - Jayne Bulmer – Business Analyst 12:40 - 12:50 - Jenny Farell - Site Reliability Engineer 12:50 - 13:00 - Leanne Jagger - Software Engineer 13:10 - 13:20 - Laura Rann - Project Manager 13:20 - 13:30 - Gina Keith - Service Lifecycle Manager 13:30 - 13:40 - Lesley Walkinshaw - Test Manager

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Sky Betting & Gaming – Why Work For Us?


Who We Are

We're a tech company born out of Sky, and we’re aiming to be the UK’s best digital business. 1000+ colleagues, developing some of the country’s biggest brands in online betting and gaming including SkyBet, SkyVegas, Soccer Saturday Super6 and Sky Sports Fantasy Football.

Constantly innovating we’ve doubled in size over the last 5 years. And we’re not going to stop there. Here, you’ll grow. You’ll be challenged. You’ll be well rewarded. And our fast-track progression will meet your ambitions. Our laid-back culture has replaced suits and ties with casual dress, pool tables and arcade tournaments. We’ve created one of the most exciting environments in the business. It’s no wonder we’ve been named one of the UK’s best companies to work for.

Smart grads. Big thinkers. Game changers. We’re the Tribe who makes sure that our early joiners develop careers that are guaranteed to take flight, whatever direction they choose. It’s all about building our next generation of future leaders via internships, graduate programmes and at our Software Academy.

Tech. Commercial. Finance. HR. Operations. Trading. Risk. Whatever your ambitions, you’ll accelerate your career, learn at pace and make a big impact working on real-life projects. We can offer you a world of new tech, great perks, fast growth, brilliant prospects and all kinds of career possibilities. Are you in?

At Sky Betting & Gaming, we don’t have teams. We have Tribes. Tribes of people who work collaboratively with a shared purpose. Each Tribe is made up of small, agile and autonomous squads. And while each Tribe has a different goal, we’re all working towards one common tribal vision. Our Tribes also help us to tell a powerful and exciting story of what it’s like to work at Sky Betting & Gaming. Together with our Sky brand it's the way we work that makes us a distinctive place to work.

It’s an environment where startup culture, speed to market, agility and continuous improvement (from the game changer to the incremental) are powerful influences. It’s somewhere that values challenge and collaboration, while removing barriers and hierarchy. And it’s driven by an ethos that helps everyone feel like they’re part of something much bigger than their own role.

Being part of a Tribe means being part of a diverse and vibrant mix of people. People who make decisions together, quickly. Individuals flourish here; opinion is encouraged and everyone in the Tribe can make a big personal contribution. Above all else, we focus on doing the right thing for our customers, and on creating brilliant experiences.

It all means that we’ve created the kind of workplace that not only retains talent, but wins awards for it too - including a place on the prestigious Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list.

The bottom line is that all of our Tribes are committed to achieving our mission of Making Betting and Gaming Better, and to delivering on our ambition to be the UK’s best digital business. 

And because each Tribe shares the same common goals, in reality we’re all part of the master tribe: Tribe SBG. Which is something that everyone should experience at least once in their career.

We aim to be the UK’s best digital business. Constantly innovating, we’ve doubled in size over the last 5 years and created a place with no boundaries. 

You’ll grow. You’ll be challenged. You’ll be well rewarded. You’ll work with 1000 amazing colleagues in an open, fun and fast-paced environment. You bet it sounds exciting.

AMAZING COLLEAGUES, WORKING WITHOUT BOUNDARIES

Passionate about our products, we act with integrity, take ownership of our work and learn all the time. Better together - trust & collaboration are at the heart of everything we do.

GAME CHANGING THINKING

We think big and act bold to change the game and make betting and gaming better. We’ve the courage to challenge and push the boundaries to exceed expectations.

CUSTOMER OBSESSED

We push ourselves to make life better for our customers. Providing brilliant experiences, we anticipate changing needs and deliver what they want even before they know it.

Discover an environment with no boundaries. Our business runs at scale and pace, we’re growing bigger and getting faster by the day, and there are no boundaries to what we can achieve. Our engineering based Tribes are focused on meeting the complex challenges we face, and we’re relentless in our quest to get the best people on board.

Some key numbers include:

  • ~53 million messages received and processed with low latency in our trading platform on a busy Saturday
  • At weekends we can need ten times the capacity needed for a weekday
  • We almost never drop below 200 page requests per second
  • Page content can change 750 times per second; 25 million times per day
  • 7.5TB per day read from our production MongoDB cluster
  • Production tier in one DC has more than 5 Terahertz of CPU capacity and nearly 20 TB of RAM
  • ~300 different applications used to power skybet.com
  • ~30 tightly integrated third-parties (OpenBet, BetGenius, Spin etc)
  • ~200 in-house code repositories maintained across Sky Betting and Gaming
  • We stand up about 1,500 VMs in Site A, with a combined processor load of ~5THz and RAM usage of ~20TB.
  • Two or more releases to live every day on average, delivering on average two or more tickets with some business value in each ticket (~25 tickets a week on average, about 1250 over the course of a year)
  • 35 different tasks performed (mostly in parallel) to perform a “normal” software release to live
  • 1 billion business events logged every single day for further analysis across the tribe

If you'd like to be part of this growing culture of innovation and delivery you can find out more at skybetcareers.com.

You can even take a virtual tour of our office by clicking here.

Or, for more information about the cool stuff we get up to, follow our engineering team's blog at engineering.skybettingandgaming.com

Sky Betting & Gaming Reviews

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Sky Betting & Gaming Chief Executive Officer Richard Flint
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    "Fun, Exciting, Progressive"

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    Current Employee - Football Trading Manager in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Football Trading Manager in Leeds, England
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    I have been working at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture from the top down that anyone can contribute a great idea.
    Trust and responsibility placed in employees at all levels.
    Fun and different benefits ranging from surprise free lunches, gift vouchers, celebrity visits to the office.

    Cons

    Quick growth over the last year has led to some disconnect between teams.
    A 24/7 business culture that isn't reflected across all support teams.

    Advice to Management

    Keep spending on the best people and best equipment/technology solutions and it will keep us competitive.

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Sky Betting & Gaming Photos

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Sky Betting & Gaming Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Sky Betting & Gaming (Sheffield, England) in March 2015.

    Interview

    One hour interview with tech lead and engineering manager, following phone screening by a recruitment agency. Talked through my CV, the (greenfield) project I was being hired for, and some agile/cultural and tech questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Showed me a canonical MVC diagram of a web app and asked me to talk through potential attack vectors in each part of the architecture and how to defend against them.   1 Answer
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Sky Betting & Gaming Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, The Sunday Times (UK), 2017
  • The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For, The Sunday Times (UK), 2016, The Sunday Times (UK), 2016
  • In-House Recruitment Team of the Year, Recruitment Business Awards, 2016
  • Fast Growth Business, Yorkshire Business Masters, 2016
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