About Us :
OPAP is the top gaming company in Greece and among the most recognized ones in its sector worldwide. We aim at establishing OPAP as a world-class entertainment and gaming company, having long-term strategic priorities focus on the customers, on the people, on the network, on the products and on the digital-technological capabilities.
We are currently a highly esteemed employer, offering career opportunities and a unique work experience to exceptional professionals and talented young people, through our dynamic Selection & Recruitment Program as well as our Internship / Graduate Programs.
Our main objective is to develop a high-performing Team by attracting new talents, as well as developing and creating stronger bonds between our people.
So what’s the challenge
The SW Development Director owns the strategy, design, development, delivery and support of internally developed software products that meet business needs and support strategic goals.
Aligned with the IT architecture, security and operating standards, drives the development, configuration and integration of SW applications using agile methodologies and providing guidance, support and expertise to the team for their accurate and timely implementation.
Your day to day will include :
Understanding the long and short term objectives of business needs and proposing changes and enhancements in the IT architecture and development of software solutions
Driving the design of highly scalable solutions following standard code practices, reusable code and libraries for future use and ensuring that all development, changes and configurations are documented to enable and support effective knowledge management
Guiding and monitoring the allocation of projects and resources, taking into account the available capabilities, time and budget
Keeping abreast of the local and international trends and best practices, proposing relevant improvements to increase the efficiency, sustainability and speed of operations
Cooperating with IT Infrastructure, Operations and IT Security Teams to define infrastructure needs and ensure security policies upon project particularities
Monitoring the Service Level Agreement of the Team, ensuring the operational continuity of the business
Coordinating the release and deployment of changes
Handling the relationship with external vendors and 3rd party IT providers ensuring the accurate and clear communication of needs, while monitoring and controlling the on time and according to standards delivery of work
Managing own team members, providing the necessary coaching and support for the development of their skills and achievement of set goals
What you need to succeed :
BSc / MSc degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management or relevant field
10+ years of relevant experience in the design, development and testing of enterprise SW applications preferably in the fields of Gaming, Consultancy, Telecommunication, Retail, or Banking
Experience in leading teams with agile methodology and principles
Great understanding of modern micro-services based software architectures and SOA principles
Solid knowledge of full life cycle development, preferably with Java technologies (Java / J2EE / Spring / Hibernate), Application Servers (JBOSS / Apache / Tomcat), Web services (SOAP / REST, XML / JSON), RESTful API design principles, relational database systems (Oracle / MySQL / MS SQL Server)
Very good knowledge in programming language as required from business needs such as, JAVA, C++, C#, VB.Net, etc.
Experience with configuration and integration processes
Customer centric and innovation seeking approach
Business acumen and strong achievement mentality
Strong managerial skills; proven ability of managing diverse teams and projects effectively
Strong analytical, organizational and problem solving skills
Excellent project management and negotiation skills
Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written, in Greek and English
What we offer to our candidates :
Opportunity to work with #dynamic people full of #passion #integrity & #fun
Modern & award winning workplace environment
Competitive compensation package
Competencies’ & Career Development opportunities
Private health coverage
OPAP Group is an equal opportunity employer
Does this sound like you? If yes, we would love to meet you!