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Senior Game Developer

Location - Sunderland

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Game Developer based in the Sunderland Office.

tombola is a family owned company based in Sunderland (with offices in Madrid, Milan, Copenhagen and Gibraltar) which operates the UK's, Spain's and Italy's biggest on-line bingo websites.

What will you do?

Be part of an expanding team responsible for developing games using our current tech stack of Typescript, Pixi and Vue. Working alongside colleagues within the product team, QA, design, and animation teams.

Skills you'll have

  • Javascript/Typescript
  • HTML(5)
  • Good understanding of OOP and class-based coding

Knowledge that would come in handy

  • Building games in any language
  • PixiJS
  • WebGL
  • Code optimisation
  • Webpack

About you

We want game developers, people who are focused on delivering the best games possible to our customers. Someone who is looking to push their ability to the limit and expand their knowledge and skillset on the way. The stack we use isn’t as important as the person using it and being able to overcome challenges, deal with pressure and make everyone around you a better developer and person is just as valuable.

We’re looking for someone with an "anything is possible" mindset, impossible is just a challenge.

Benefits

We offer a competitive salary as well as an amazing new HQ, free food and snacks, pension, discretionary bonus & private medical to name a few... To check out all of our perks please visit our benefits & perks page.

Game Developer

Location - Sunderland

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Game Developer based in the Sunderland Office.

tombola is a family owned company based in Sunderland (with offices in Madrid, Milan, Denmark and Gibraltar) which operates the UK's, Spain's and Italy's biggest on-line bingo websites.

What will you do?

Be part of an expanding team responsible for developing games using our current tech stack of Typescript, Pixi and Vue. Working alongside colleagues within the product team, QA, design, and animation teams.

Skills you'll have

  • Javascript/Typescript
  • HTML(5)
  • Good understanding of OOP and class-based coding

Knowledge that would come in handy

  • Building games in any language
  • PixiJS
  • WebGL
  • Code optimisation
  • Webpack

About you

We want game developers, people who are focused on delivering the best games possible to our customers. Someone who is looking to push their ability to the limit and expand their knowledge and skillset on the way. The stack we use isn’t as important as the person using it and being able to overcome challenges, deal with pressure and make everyone around you a better developer and person is just as valuable.

We’re looking for someone with an "anything is possible" mindset, impossible is just a challenge.

Benefits

We offer a competitive salary as well as an amazing new HQ, free food and snacks, pension, discretionary bonus & private medical to name a few... To check out all of our perks please visit our benefits & perks page.

Customer Service Agent - Native Italian Speaker

Location: Home Based (must live within commutable distance to Sunderland)

tombola is a family owned company which operates the UK's, Spain's and Italy's biggest on-line bingo website.

Our approach is different to many of our competitors in that we produce all of our games ourselves; in fact just about every aspect of tombola is managed in-house.

The future of tombola couldn’t be brighter as we look to build on our existing market-leading presence.

What will you do?

Successful candidates will be joining an existing team of home-based Customer Service Advisors who support players on the Italian version of the tombola website (https://www.tombola.it ).

To be a success in this role you will have:

  • Italian as your first language.
  • The ability to work effectively in a team.
  • The ability to travel to our Sunderland office when required.
  • The flexibility and dependability required for shift work.
  • Great people skills (patience and diplomacy are required on occasion!).
  • IT skills covering computers and mobile devices and the ability to problem solve customer issues remotely.
  • Access to a computer and a reliable broadband connection.

You’ll use the above to:

  • Provide exceptional customer service.
  • Develop an expert-level knowledge of the tombola.it site and games.
  • Be part of our Daily Task Rota (which includes activities such as: verifications, sin/ban processing, winners, complaints and failed transactions. These are managed via live chat, email and phone conversations.
  • Communicate important or unresolved issues to the rest of the team.

Additional Role Detail:

The hours range from 20 - 30 hours with the possibility of overtime.

You will need to live with commuting distance of our Sunderland HQ as visits to our offices for training will be required.

The site operates 24/7, but opening times for Customer Services is 8.00 am – 11.00 pm

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £9.82 /hour

 

Platform Developer

Location - Sunderland

tombola is a family owned company based in Sunderland which operates the UK's, Spain's and Italy's biggest on-line bingo websites, (with offices in Madrid, Malta, Milan, Copenhagen and Gibraltar).

Our approach is different to many of our competitors in that we produce all of our software ourselves; in fact just about every aspect of tombola is managed in-house. We have created all of our own games and take pride in our technical innovation and the strength of the development and design teams who use cutting edge technologies to drive the business forward.

The future of tombola couldn’t be brighter as we look to build on our existing market-leading presence.

What will you do?

Successful candidates will be joining our International Platform team, a highly driven and cohesive team of full-stack developers of all experiences; from graduates to seniors. We pride ourselves on delivering quality software solutions efficiently.

We use many technologies, we will use the best tools for the job (and we have many jobs). You can expect to work with the following technologies on a daily basis:

  • C# ASP.Net MVC/Web API, Node.js, Java
  • Docker
  • AWS - Lambda, ECS, S3, DynamoDB, Elastic Beanstalk, Cloud Formation
  • Terraform, Teamcity, Octopus Deploy
  • MSSQL, MySQL, AWS Aurora, Redis, Couchbase
  • Umbraco CMS

You’ll be using these tools to:

  • Develop full stack web applications (desktop and mobile)
  • Build and maintain RESTful APIs for our clients to consume
  • Create and maintain the background services that form the connective tissue of our platform
  • Innovate new features and capabilities

About you

Do you need to be familiar with all of the tech listed above? Absolutely not. The only things we require are strong programming fundamentals and a desire to learn. All employees at tombola are passionate about their chosen career paths and if successful, you'll be working with people that love what they do – therefore, you should too.

We look for the following from our people:

  • Good communication. It sounds clichéd but things like being able to express your ideas clearly, talking to non-technical colleagues and effective feedback during code reviews are incredibly important.
  • A desire to learn. The platform team do a lot of things other companies don't, so there is a lot to learn. But that's a good thing as we don't want to stand still. We want people who want to improve themselves.
  • Suggest improvements. We're constant looking to improve the way we do things. From managing our workloads, to the way we deliver our code. We have an open attitude to new ideas. If you don’t like the way something is done all we ask is that you suggest a better way of doing it.
  • Think of new and unique ways to improve our customers experience. Ultimately that is what tombola is about, giving value to customers.

Benefits

We offer a competitive salary as well as an amazing new HQ, free food and snacks, generous pension, discretionary bonus & private medical to name a few... To check out all of our perks please visit our benefits & perks page.

Facilities Manager

Location: Sunderland

tombola is a family owned company which operates the UK's, Spain's and Italy's biggest on-line bingo website.

Our approach is different to many of our competitors in that we produce all of our games ourselves; in fact, just about every aspect of tombola is managed in-house. We are absolutely committed to building the best possible products for our current and future players.

The future of tombola couldn’t be brighter as we look to build on our existing market-leading presence.

What will you do?

As an experienced facilities/campus manager you’ll manage the Sunderland Campus of three buildings including our 25000sqft HQ, the Grade II Listed Roseline Building and Quayside House located on Sunderland Riverside.  As Facilities/Campus Manager you’ll be providing a total facilities management service to 200 colleagues managing a range of soft services including in-house catering, housekeeping, security and reception services and a number of hard-service, M&E & PPM contracts.

You’ll provide H&S advice to our line management team and robust contractor management ensuring our day to day compliance is achieved.  You’ll manage contracts that ensure our important supplies are ordered and delivered promptly as well as ensuring the security of our building assets are protected.   

The role is ever changing due to the continued growth and expansion of the company.  We work in a fast paced environment and our standards are high when it comes to maintaining the tombola campus.  With the continued growth of the company, we continue to invest heavily in the campus .  Your role will be play a key part in the developments and having experience in new builds and refurbishment, would be a great advantage if applying for this role.

What does the day job involve?

  • Provide active line management support to your direct reports (x4) ensuring all soft services are delivered to a high standard for our colleagues
  • Develop and implement our health and safety strategy, including its continuous improvement in line with legislative changes.
  • Deliver the planned, preventative maintenance programme for our campus in line with and alongside our building refurbishment programme
  • Work with management to develop our green initiatives to increase recycling programmes driving down utility costs.
  • Procure contracts and services as required seeking best value for the business, leveraging the opportunities to have consistency of contractors across the campus
  • Manage the FM contractor compliance arrangements for all planned/reactive works on site
  • Manage the accident investigation, reporting and instigation of corrective actions procedures
  • Complete health, safety and food safety prevention/inspection on a regular basis ensuring records are maintained.
  • Manage all physical security arrangements (including access control & keys) for colleagues, on site visitors and premises is delivered in accordance with our policies
  • Liaise and work closely with senior stakeholders as well as other teams such as IT and support
  • Advise line managers of health & safety matters and manage this process to ensure that all advice is incorporated into day-to-day processes and operations.
  • Other reasonable ad hoc tasks that might arise in the department from time-to-time.

What will you need to be able to do the job?

Skills & Knowledge

  • Current or recent experience of working in a Facilities/Campus Manager role
  • A good working knowledge of Health and Safety legislation
  • A track record of managing a team and their development
  • Knowledge of building regulations and legislative requirements
  • Ability to write, develop and promote policies and procedures
  • Contractor management and compliance experience
  • Ability to manage a range of relationships and stakeholders
  • Experience of using a Building Management System
  • Competency in the use of IT, especially the Microsoft Office suite and Outlook.
  • Relevant H & S qualification (e.g. IOSH or NEBOSH)

Abilities & Behaviors

  • positive in approach with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • highly organised and able to multi-task
  • to be presentable and smartly dressed
  • flexible and able to respond to emergency calls outs
  • to be confident and able to deal with a variety of people and situations
  • to be reliable and able to work on your own initiative
  • have great attention to detail and the ability to work accurately
  • a desire to learn - as we don't want to stand still

Benefits

We offer a competitive salary as well as an amazing new HQ, free lunch and snacks, pension, discretionary bonus & private medical to name a few... To check out all of our perks please visit our benefits & perks page.

Senior Platform Developer

Location - Sunderland

tombola is a family owned company based in Sunderland which operates the UK's, Spain's and Italy's biggest on-line bingo websites, (with offices in Madrid, Malta, Milan, Copenhagen and Gibraltar).

Our approach is different to many of our competitors in that we produce all of our software ourselves; in fact just about every aspect of tombola is managed in-house. We have created all of our own games and take pride in our technical innovation and the strength of the development and design teams who use cutting edge technologies to drive the business forward.

The future of tombola couldn’t be brighter as we look to build on our existing market-leading presence.

We look for the following from our people: 

Our tech areas are split up of three teams - Game, Platform and Engine. What we look for in a Senior Developer is: 

  • Significant knowledge in at least one common web technology in a commercial environment  

  • Excellent broad range of knowledge of common web technologies. 

  • Experience of developing web applications on a cloud platform in a commercial environment. 

  • Experience of building quality into web applications. Performance testing, integration testing, unit testing. 

What will you do? 

We use many technologies; we will use the best tools for the job. 

You can expect to work with the following technologies on a daily basis: 

  • C# ASP.Net MVC/Web API, Node.js, Java

  • Docker 

  • AWS - Lambda, ECS, S3, DynamoDB, Elastic Beanstalk, Cloud Formation

  • Terraform, Teamcity, Octopus Deploy 

  • MSSQL, MySQL, AWS Aurora, Redis, Couchbase 

  • Umbraco CMS

You’ll be using these tools to:

  • Develop full stack web applications (desktop and mobile)

  • Build and maintain RESTful APIs for our clients to consume 

  • Create and maintain the background services that form the connective tissue of our platform 

  • Innovate new features and capabilities  

Do you need to be familiar with all the tech listed above? Absolutely not. The only things we require are strong programming fundamentals and a desire to learn. 

To be a success in this role you will have: 

  • Good communication. It sounds clichéd but things like being able to express your ideas clearly, talking to non-technical colleagues and effective feedback during code reviews are incredibly important.

  • A desire to learn. tombola do a lot of things other companies don't, so there is a lot to learn. But that's a good thing as we don't want to stand still. We want people who want to improve themselves.

  • Suggest improvements. We're constantly looking to improve the way we do things. From managing our workloads, to the way we deliver our code. We have an open attitude to new ideas. If you don’t like the way something is done all we ask is that you suggest a better way of doing it.

  • Think of new and unique ways to improve our customers experience. Ultimately that is what tombola is about, giving value to customers. We pride ourselves on delivering quality software solutions efficiently.

  • Mentoring more junior members of the team. 

  • Proactively find problems and solutions.  

  • Able to lead small teams on projects 

  • Keep up with Industry trends. 

  • Forward thinking – yet pragmatic with it. 

Benefits 

We offer a competitive salary as well as an amazing new HQ, free lunch and snacks, pension, discretionary bonus & private medical to name a few... To check out all of our perks please visit our benefits & perks page. 

C# Developer

Location: Sunderland

tombola is a family owned company which operates the UK's, Spain's and Italy's biggest on-line bingo website.

Our approach is different to many of our competitors in that we produce all of our games ourselves; in fact, just about every aspect of tombola is managed in-house. We are absolutely committed to building the best possible products for our current and future players.

The future of tombola couldn’t be brighter as we look to build on our existing market-leading presence.

What will you do?

Your responsibilities will include: 

Be part of a growing engine team working with some of the latest technologies. Developing game mechanics into massively multiplayer bingo and arcade games with the focus on high availability and accurate processing. Champion the investigation and adoption of modern technologies to further enhance our products. 

Heavily collaborative with colleagues within the game, product, platform, infrastructure and QA teams to ensure a cohesive product delivery and utilising the fundamentals of DevOps. 

Be involved in all phases of development, from conception all the way to release and beyond. Building highly available applications using languages and technologies such as C#, T-SQL, Redis and AWS. 

You will be actively involved in team discussions, decision making and contributing to the development processes. 

Actively support the implementation of continuous integration to ensure a solid deployment process. 

Skills you will need: 

  • Proficiency in at least one modern OO language, preferably C# 
  • Good understanding of OOP and class-based coding 
  • Async and concurrent code experience will be beneficial 

We want enthusiastic developers with a proactive attitude and strong team working skills as well as being confident working independently. You must be committed to collaborated problem solving and have an excellent attention to detail. You must be numerically competent and having a mathematical background would be advantageous. 

To be a success in this role you will have:

  • Good communication. It sounds clichéd but things like being able to express your ideas clearly, talking to non-technical colleagues and effective feedback during code reviews are incredibly important.
  • A desire to learn. tombola do a lot of things other companies don't, so there is a lot to learn. But that's a good thing as we don't want to stand still. We want people who want to improve themselves.
  • Suggest improvements. We're constantly looking to improve the way we do things. From managing our workloads, to the way we deliver our code. We have an open attitude to new ideas. If you don’t like the way something is done all we ask is that you suggest a better way of doing it.
  • Think of new and unique ways to improve our customers experience. Ultimately that is what tombola is about, giving value to customers. We pride ourselves on delivering quality software solutions efficiently.

Benefits

We offer a competitive salary as well as an amazing new HQ, free lunch and snacks, pension, discretionary bonus & private medical to name a few... To check out all of our perks please visit our benefits & perks page.

Lead Game Developer

Location - Sunderland 

tombola is a family owned company which operates the UK's, Spain's and Italy's biggest on-line bingo website. 

Our approach is different to many of our competitors in that we produce all of our games ourselves; in fact, just about every aspect of tombola is managed in-house. We are absolutely committed to building the best possible products for our current and future players. 

The future of tombola couldn’t be brighter as we look to build on our existing market-leading presence. 

What will you do? 

You will lead a team who deliver a range of HTML5 games on desktop web, mobile web and mobile apps working alongside colleagues within the product, design and animation teams. You will mentor and provide technical leadership for your team that include developers and QA. Our tech stack is Typescript, Pixi and Vue. 

Skills you'll have: 

  • Strong Typescript/JavaScript 
  • HTML5 
  • Good understanding of OOP and class-based coding?    

Knowledge that would come in handy: 

  • Building games in any language?    
  • PixiJS   
  • Cordova 
  • Webpack 

We look for the following from our people: 

We are?looking for a leader who is proactive, innovative and passionate about game development. You will approach software development and delivery with a player (user) first approach whilst delivering scalable and clean code. 

  • Technical leadership & mentoring experience 
  • Collaborative and upbeat with excellent communication skills 
  • Strong JavaScript development background. 
  • In depth understanding of gameplay creation and optimisation techniques. 
  • Proven ability to create polished products. 
  • Understanding of animation technologies, their benefits and trade-offs. 
  • Understanding of the limitations of platforms and browsers. 

You are expected to be organised, with an ability to communicate articulately to range of different stakeholders and have a proven track record in game design and the interest in people management/development. 

Extensive development experience is a definite plus, building a motivated team who deliver exceptional products is at the heart of tombola. 

To be a success in this role you will have: 

  • Good communication. Be able to express your ideas clearly, talking to non-technical colleagues and effective feedback during code reviews are incredibly important. 
  • A desire to learn. tombola do a lot of things other companies don't, so there is a lot to learn. But that's a good thing as we don't want to stand still. We want people who want to improve themselves.? 
  • Suggest improvements. We're constantly looking to improve the way we do things. From managing our workloads, to the way we deliver our code. We have an open attitude to new ideas. If you don’t like the way something is done all we ask is that you suggest a better way of doing it.? 
  • Think of new and unique ways to improve our customers experience. Ultimately that is what tombola is about, giving value to customers. 
  • Align team priorities to business objectives whilst delivering quality software. 
  • Participate in recruitment planning to ensure there is the necessary talent and resource to contribute to the growth and needs of tombola. 
  • Create a work environment that is motivating for team members and which fosters innovation and solutions for business challenges as we continue to grow.? 
  • Work with the Product Management team to prioritise the delivery of value to our player needs. 
  • Lead, advocate and collaborate on the architecture for game development, finding creative technical solutions where necessary. 

Benefits

We offer a competitive salary as well as an amazing new HQ, free food and snacks, pension, discretionary bonus & private medical to name a few... To check out all of our perks please visit our benefits & perks page.