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Sky Bet

Yorkshire Roots Global Ambition

From a state of the art technology hub spanning buildings number 2 and 6 at the canal-view Wellington Place in Leeds and Sheffield’s Electric Works digital campus, Sky Betting & Gaming operates leading betting and gaming entertainment brands under the Sky name, including Britain’s number one sportsbook, Sky Bet.

Our technologists have supported the Leeds Digital Festival since it kicked off back in 2009. Past contributions include a behind the scenes glance at the sports tech that brings a football match to life on digital platforms, the city’s first ever large-scale conference, TechEdge and a series of spin-off unconferences on UX, software engineering, web ops, data and analytics and dev ops to support a regular, accessible and high-quality grassroots knowledge share programme.

For 2019 we play host to a ‘That JVM Thing’ and BJSS hot debate, as Java goes head to head with Kotlin in a programming language showdown. A live PokerStars VR showcase will immerse guests in visually stunning and exotic locations on Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE, with realistic chip and card movements, an endless supply of interactive toys, props and accessories in this much-loved game of strategy and wit. We’re also proud to present 3,2,1 Go! that sees experienced tech speaker, Tom Hoyland, share his extensive experience of building successful agile teams.

Our long-standing support for the Yorkshire tech community sits alongside a unique offer for ambitious technologists seeking some of the most learning-intensive challenges in terms of speed, scale, profile and complexity, as we embark on a new journey as part of global favourite iGaming destination, The Stars Group.

Next generation digital products, designed and built by close-knit autonomous teams in the heart of Yorkshire and powered by a high-performance tech estate, are taking our Sky brand success story to brand new destinations beyond the UK and Western Europe, reaching millions of more customers in the US, Asia and the Middle East.

With leading positions in high-growth potential markets and a clear ambition to create the leading online gaming business in the world, supported by the best products, technology and people in the online gaming and betting industry, our success to date is all thanks to our unique way of working and we’re looking for even more people to join us.

If you’d like to become part of one of the most exciting tech businesses, developing homegrown products in Yorkshire for new international territories, visit www.skybetcareers.com

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