Director Platform Architecture - Java - Bulgaria

Location Sofia, Bulgaria
Job Type Permanent
Salary Very Attractive and strong benefits
Reference 29454

My Client in the iGaming industry is looking for a Director level Platform Engineer to join their brand-new office in Sofia.

You will be joining/leading a team of top server engineers that design and build the heart of games and product platform.

Technical expertise – Architecture & Systems Development

  • Deep expertise in and experience with Java server side development, real time SOA and micro services architecture (9 years+)
  • Expertise with REST API Concepts and Dropwizard/Jersey Framework, low-level networking (TCP stack) and Netty Framework
  • 5 to 7+ years of design and delivery of high volume highly available back end infrastructures – Telcos / Trading / AdTech systems, etc. Excellent understanding of enterprise architecture patterns, UML.
  • Gaming or Equity trading server side experience is a big plus
  • Demonstrated experience delivering systems at large scale (20K+ mps) using Kafka and Hazelcast
  • In depth understanding of the Distributed System Concepts: Leadership, Consensus, In-Sync Replicas, Partitioning
  • 7+ years of hands on Java development, strong familiarity with C / C++
  • Strong understanding of key security concepts and patterns
  • Excellent understanding of enterprise and mobile facing systems architecture

Technical expertise - Data Management

  • Experience with SQL and No-SQL DBs, specifically with Cassandra and MySQL
  • Experience with cloud-based Big Data tools.
  • Experience with Real Time Stream Analysis. Experience with ML and AI modeling a big plus.

Systems Operational maturity

  • Experience building operationally mature, well instrumented, very highly scalable, highly available, secure systems
  • Experience with Build Automation Tools: Gradle, Jenkins, Nexus, Docker Image Repositories
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes, Docker, DataDog, Stackdriver
  • Excellent understanding of SDLC, Java development and continuous integration best practices. Expertise with Jira and Confluence a big plus. 

Management skills

  • Excellent understanding of SDLC success factors
  • Proven record managing resources allocation effectively
  • Understanding of project KPIs and agile style progress reports
  • Driving projects in Agile environment
  • Experience configuring Jira / Confluence

Business partner expertise

  • Strong understanding of monetization process for social games / mobile
  • Intimately understanding of product, marketing challenges and how IT solves them
  • Intimate understanding of delivery life-cycle outside technology

Leadership expertise

  • Ability to inspire not just manage – genuinely nice guy
  • Excellent communication skills and desire to communicate
  • Proven record of driving change / moving people off their comfort zones
  • Track record mentoring and rebuilding development organizations
  • Naturally curious / avid reader / philosopher



  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent. MS in CS or Engineering a big plus
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