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About The Role

Job Title: Grandstand Developer
Employer: Ladbrokes Coral Group

Position: Permanent

Reporting to: Technical Project Manager • Digital

Location: Stratford, London

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Advert Open: 6 March 2019

Advert Close: 4th April 2019

The Company

Ladbrokes Coral provides customers with exciting, simple and responsible betting and gaming experiences, delivered by the most passionate and committed people in the industry.

Our origins lie in the traditional business of providing betting services to generations of British customers on horse and greyhound racing. Today, we've got the biggest UK high street presence in the industry, a growing online business and leading positions in some of the world's best markets internationally. Our recent acquisition by GVC has opened up unrivaled opportunities for further growth and success.

As one of the largest betting and gaming companies, and a member of the FTSE 100 index, we aim to meet the highest standards in everything we do, from the way we run our business, to how we support our people, our customers and the communities we work in. With the best betting and gaming brands and the best people, we aim to lead the field and shape the future of responsible gambling.

The Role

Love sport, technology and have an interest in betting? If yes, this could be the perfect role for you.

We are looking for a passionate Full-Stack Developer to join our a newly formed team who are working on an exciting and evolving programme which delivers real-time marketing capabilities.

You will collaborate daily with other developers to expand and improve our current inhouse platforms and work to deliver elegant solutions as well as troubleshoot issues as they arises.

Key responsibilities:

  • Translate designs and wireframes into high quality code.
  • Test, deploy and maintain Node.js based services.
  • Optimise applications for maximum speed and scalability.
  • Investigate, troubleshoot and perform detailed root cause analysis of issues that may occur in live systems.
  • Undertake performance tuning, improvement, balancing, usability and automations duties.
  • Participate in brainstorming and open discussions to evolve applications.
  • Integrate multiple data sources and databases.


  • 2+ years of Node.js development experience.
  • 2+ years of Java development experience.
  • Substantial JavaScript experience.
  • Previous exposure to a variety of development methodologies, test automation tools and frameworks.
  • Exposure of working in tight deadlines to meet sprint commitments.
  • Experience of performing peer code reviews with other team members.

Technical Skills and Qualifications:

  • BA in computer science or similar relevant field.
  • Ability to communicate well with product owners and stakeholders.
  • Solid experience with Java, J2EE, Spring, Hibernate
  • Experience with Spring framework.
  • Experience with React.js
  • Experience of version control (GitHub, CVS, SVN)
  • Proficient in front-end technologies, such as HTML5, and CSS.
  • Competencies in REST & SOAP APIs.
  • Experience with relational databases such as PostgreSQL
  • Clear understanding of source control management.
  • Strong understanding of Agile methodology and TDD principles.
  • Familiarity with Jenkins, Docker and AWS.

About The Company
At Ladbrokes Coral, we believe we’ve got the best brands in betting and gaming; and the best people behind them too.

There’s never been a more exciting time to join us. Our recent merger combined more than 230 years of heritage and opened up a world of exciting opportunities for the future. With the biggest UK retail estate in the industry, a growing digital business and an ever-expanding international presence, we want to be the world’s best betting and gaming company, where customers want to play and people want to work.