I’m a Senior Software Developer in the Gaming team, which oversees various different sites – Bingo, Casino, Games, Poker and Slots. My job role is predominantly writing code on a day to day basis as well as reviewing the code which other developer...
I’m a Senior Software Developer in the Gaming team, which oversees various different sites – Bingo, Casino, Games, Poker and Slots. My job role is predominantly writing code on a day to day basis as well as reviewing the code which other developers have written.
Every day we deal with live issues, I come in and the first thing I do is check the server reports, in case we have a major issue from overnight. My technical skills have improved massively and that has given me some great opportunities.
After two years here, we opened offices in Bulgaria, so I had the opportunity to move over there to train the new staff. I lived over there for nine months. That was a point when I really realised, clearly I’m a valued member of staff.
As a person, before joining bet365, I was a little bit shy. In such a big environment, dealing with lots of people on a daily basis, I’ve had to make decisions with colleagues that I’ve never met before and we work together to triage and fix issues. It's definitely helped improve my communication skills.
I used to work for a small travel agency in Greece. In my spare time, I was working on betting projects, making odds for football games and working on trading models, so joining bet365 was something I was very excited about. It’s a big Company – available 24 hours a day, seven days a week – and is growing exponentially. I had to deal with five people on a daily basis back in Greece – now it could be 50 people. You know you are going to face lots of challenges and your code needs to be scalable, in order to be able to support the Company’s vision.