Scala Software Engineer (medium-level)

  • Backend
  • Permanent
  • London, UK


  • Full time

  • London office based - WFH Hybrid Policy

TXODDS are a global lead in dissemination of sports fixture and pricing information, offering primarily B2B products including versatile API’s, highly customisable low latency feeds and advanced Big Data analytics.

The technical side is primarily based on using advanced fully-typed, functional Scala as well as using Python in some parts of the technology stack, with Puppet- and Kubernetes-derived DevOps, and distributed and clustered technology being the cornerstone of the architecture. The infrastructure is extremely diverse and has components deployed in various native and Cloud environments across the world.

Summary of the role and team

You will be working with geographically distributed teams of people, primarily in the UK, and across the EU, on various fast-paced business and technology-driven projects.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Assume active development role in one or more inter-related projects in the Company in accordance with the Technical Roadmap.

  2. Follow up on and propose novel solutions to the project goals or issues.

  3. Take part in Architecture reviews of the key design decisions.

  4. Take part in defining the infrastructure-as-code for the respective projects as well as the CI/CD aspects relevant to the development team.

  5. Support more junior developers in advancing their knowledge and contribution level.

  6. Take active and decisive part in the resolution of issues in the deployed software.

  7. Adopt and follow a good pace of software refactoring and paying off the technical debt.

  8. Take part in tasks’ estimation, release planning, and subsequent releases.

  9. Effectively communicate with other developers, product owners, testers, and business stakeholders.


  • Degree from an accredited college or university (or equivalent certification and/or relevant work experience). Master’s degree is desirable.

Mandatory Skills

  • Excellent technical proficiency in test-driven functional language-based development in Scala.

  • Test Driven Development.

Desirable Skills (3+ years, unless stated otherwise)

  • Continuous Integration and Deployment (GitHub, Jenkins, Docker).

  • Code development using the core Typelevel frameworks, such as Cats, Cats Effect, http4s, and fs2.

  • Experience working with Docker, Cloud technologies, Kubernetes.

  • Puppet for DevOps.

  • Web applications development using JavaScript/TypeScript and UI libraries including Angular 9 and above.

Experience in the following technical areas (3+ years, unless stated otherwise)

  • Experience with building scalable and maintainable applications.

  • Exposure to key Architecture and Software Engineering methodology, including Requirements Engineering and UML.

  • Experience working with the network stack and Linux use for service hosting and day-to-day use.

  • Good experience working with various data SQL and NoSQL stores.

  • Some experience developing backend components including real time streaming, distributed in-memory platforms, as well as traditional database systems.

  • Experience working with Confluence, JIRA, Kanban methodology and similar.

Industry/Domain Experience

  • Ideally, some exposure to the sports data information systems domain.

  • Exposure to various betting technology is a bonus.

Clear Thinking

  • A mindset built on simplicity and keen on innovation.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with competing and alternating priorities and constant focus on delivery.

  • Logical and structured approach to problem-solving in both near-term (tactical) and mid-to-long term (strategic) horizons.


  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

What’s in it for you?

Ask our team and they would say: We are the eternal start-up at heart! You add 20 years of experience and a diverse and dynamic workforce and we’re the place you want to be! We want you to enjoy working with us and nourish a great work-life balance to suit you and your needs, with flexibility in both working from the offices & working from home days. At TXODDS we don’t do dress codes, we let you be an individual, in a casual and relaxed office atmosphere with focus on great work. You will be joining a rapidly expanding and constantly evolving organisation who highly values their employees. We offer a competitive salary with a great potential for advancement for the right candidates. A generous flexible benefits package, including healthcare, to suit you and your family’s needs, and a friendly working environment with the opportunity to develop your career within an industry-leading organisation. We are based in large contemporary offices in trendy Hoxton Square and we like the team to take advantage of the amenities around us for some afterwork drinks and regular company days/nights out (Covid permitting).

We believe in the benefits of a diverse workplace and are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion and/or belief.

Our holiday package Includes 20 days/ year + bank holidays + an extended 10-12 days Christmas holiday, + an accrued 1 day per year with the company.

As part of the Product Delivery Team you’ll also get advanced tools, books, and personal productivity applications, and conference attendance sponsorship.

Remote Interview & Hiring Process

TXODDS makes protecting the health and wellness of colleagues and candidates considering a career with ourselves the highest priority. Our recruitment and on-boarding experience for this role will likely be partly virtual.  Candidates interviewing will get to know their team over the phone and video. Our goal is to provide you an on-boarding experience that will immerse you in our business and development culture and set you up for success.