Head of Development - Casino - Malta

Location Malta
Job Type Exclusive
Salary €70,000 to €80,000 pa
Reference 26056

My client, a market leading online casino operator are now seeking a talented and passionate Head of Dev to join their team based in Malta.

The role:

  • As the Head of Development, you will be responsible for the overall development life-cycle of platforms and solutions.

  • You will lead a team of engineers to design, develop and test a state-of-the-art gaming platform to be able to deliver to the customers a cutting-edge experience with unique features in the sector.

  • You have an established background in developing systems with strong technical ability, excellent project management skills, great communication skills, and motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment. Additionally, you also have a proven track record of hiring and developing engineers, helping them meet and exceed their career goals.


  • Manage the Development department, including Backend, Frontend, QA and Application Support teams

  • Provide technical leadership, direction and mentoring for multi-disciplined software focused teams

  • Perform line management duties, including recruitment, reviews, 1-1 meetings, motivating and performance management.

  • Work collaboratively with other team leaders to draw out the big picture architectural vision of the product

  • Establish a shared team technical vision which is aligned with the product road-map

  • Manage the tech debt and growing code base so we continuously improve quality and performance

  • Lead functional design reviews and provide continuous feedback to the team

  • Cooperate with the multiple teams and close the gap between stakeholders and developers, being able to look at a problem and come up with practical solutions

  • Guide a team of passionate developers through coaching and mentoring, and continuously find new opportunities to teach the team

  • Lead design discussions, retrospectives and empowering teams to find solutions to complex engineering challenges

  • Confront outstanding challenges even when it comes to supporting legacy systems

  • Report on the team's productivity and constantly strive for self and team improvement

  • Conduct design and code reviews within the team to ensure that code meets very high quality standards

  • Lead by example and ensure that all the department policies, processes and guidelines are followed

  • Manage resolutions, and escalation paths for live production incidents

  • Take large, complex projects and break them down into manageable tasks, develop functional specifications, then work with the development leads to deliver them in a successful and timely manner

  • Instill best practices for software development and deliver high-quality products on tight schedules

  • The above duties are a guideline and may be altered and added to with additional related duties assigned by the manager in line with business exigencies and continuity.

The ideal candidate:

  • You possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science or a related discipline

  • An experienced, inspirational leader having led large teams of approximately 10-20 developers

  • An experienced project manager having managed multiple parallel projects within tight time frames

  • You have experience in establishing automated testing and CI

  • You have a solid understanding of development and QA processes including DevOps practices

  • You demonstrable a background in software development architecture, where PHP is considered as an asset

  • You can multi-task and rapidly switch contexts, Motivated by a fast-paced and highly entrepreneurial environment.

  • You take initiative, while aware of the accountability and leadership responsibility that comes with it

  • You are an approachable person with strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • You have a genuine interest in supporting people and finding creative solutions


  • Competitive salary

  • Annual fitness allowance

  • Daily fresh fruit

  • Breakfast Wednesdays

  • Private Health insurance

  • Quarterly company and team events

  • VIP tickets to many local events and festivals showcasing world class DJ’s

  • Learning and development benefit

  • Corporate VIP discount scheme

  • Relocation Package (1-way ticket to Malta + 2 weeks accommodation)

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