Java Developer (Interested in DevOps)


UK: High Holborn

Job Description

BetBuddy, part of Playtech Plc (PTEC:LSE), is a RegTech solution provider that has rapidly become the go-to offering that is helping the gaming industry meet stringent consumer protection regulatory requirements. BetBuddy applies state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology that enables operators to automatically assess consumer risk at high volume and velocity.

BetBuddy was acquired by Playtech, the world's largest gambling software supplier, and we are now looking for talented professionals to help us grow our business within the Playtech family, as we develop our solution to its next stage of evolution in the major regulated markets in the world.

We are currently recruiting for a Java Developer, who has a passion for DevOps, to help develop the next evolution of the BetBuddy application. Our solution is a RegTech application that works in a data-rich environment and uses machine learning models to develop risk assessments of players.  Whilst DevOps experience is not essential, a desire to build expertise in this area would be a distinct advantage.

The role will provide extensive exposure to tech 'mega trends' like AI, Big Data, Cloud, Microservices, and you will work closely with key internal and external stakeholders to deliver the next phase in the evolution of our award-winning product. You will have the possibility to expand and deepen your knowledge in system integration and automation with big data. You will also have an active role in our internal system setup as well as with our customers. The role is for a java developer that will take part in developing new and improve existing functionality. In addition to the development you will also be participating and defining the deployment, monitoring and upgrading processes for our internal systems as well as for our customers.

We promote an active learning culture with regular lunch and learn activities, agile methodologies, and the possibility to do research on new technologies that may be incorporated in to the BetBuddy application. You will also have the possibility to learn from other members in the team since we have a peer-to-peer learning culture and we encourage knowledge sharing inside the team.

BetBuddy is a unique technology company, developing a unique product that is placing AI and Big Data at the heart of consumer protection in the gambling industry. The company has a very high profile in Playtech and in industry and is at the forefront of R&D in the application of AI in gaming through a partnership with the Research Centre for Machine Learning at City, University of London.

Your Role

  • Participate in defining and improving BetBuddy infrastructure
  • Participate in the development of next version of BetBuddy application
  • Participate in the deployment and installation strategies for the BetBuddy application
  • Maintaining the existing BetBuddy application
  • Support research and assessment of new technologies that may be included in the BetBuddy application and infrastructure
  • Play a hands-on and active role in the engineering team

Experience Required


  • Good knowledge of Java
  • Linux infrastructure, database SQL (MySQL)
  • CI/CD tools, such as Jenkins
  • Agile methodologies
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexibility i.e. working in a dynamic environment


  • Source code versioning using Git
  • Java 8 or later
  • Spring technologies such as Spring boot and Spring data
  • Knowledge about cloud computing platforms like Azure and AWS
  • Experience of Test-Driven Development
  • REST
  • Microservices
  • Continuous integration and continuous deployment
  • Docker

About Playtech

Playtech is a leading software provider for online gaming operators and can be positively considered as one of the pioneers of the worldwide online and land-based gaming industry. Company's business portfolio consists of the most prominent names in the business, including Bet365, William Hill, PaddyPower, Gala, Coral, Ladbrokes, Winner, Betfair, etc. Behind the eminent success of Playtech's products and services there are around 5,000 people located in 18 countries, the majority of whom are engaged in research and development of current and future gaming technologies. For additional information on Playtech, and the Playtech Group of companies, please visit and for more information about Bet Buddy, please visit

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