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Software Development Lead L4

SciPlay Corporation

This is a Full-time position in Las Vegas, NV posted November 22, 2021.

Scientific Games (SG) is a global leader focused on delivering an ever-expanding portfolio of lottery and gaming products and services to the world’s government-regulated and government-sponsored entities.

Scientific Games’ global reach is made possible through the expertise, skill and dedicated efforts of its 8,000+ employees who serve lottery and gaming customers in more than 100+ countries on 6 continents.


SG Digital leads the global gaming market, providing innovative software that powers the world’s most successful operators and online gaming providers.

We pride ourselves on product innovation and technical excellence and are constantly adding new applications and new functionality to our product suite, used by billions of end users.

Having recently become the Digital, online Division of the $4bn Scientific Games, we are now in a period of dramatic growth that will see us grow headcount by 30% this year alone.

Want to be part of our story?

We are a group of distributed multidisciplinary engineers, passionate about casino gaming, focused on a few highly scalable distributed platforms on a hybrid technology stack running in public and private clouds.

The teams are small and move fast –
– all members are expected to be able to achieve maximum results with minimal direction.

Position Summary

Job Description

Software Development Engineer: Plans, designs, develops and tests software systems or applications for software enhancements and new products including cloud-based or internet-related tools.

Most companies should be able to match to a specific software development engineer position.

Use this position if company does not breakout software development positions such as Software Engineer (Applications) (5141-5146) or Software Engineer (Systems) (5161-5166).

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

Supervisory responsibilities include, but are not limited to: training and mentoring employees; planning, assigning, delegating and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and resolving employee issues.

Job Level Description

Top individual contributor technical position.

Equivalent to the VP-level or higher.

Position is for a limited number of incumbents.

Advanced technical, published expert.

The Development Lead position at SG Digital consists of a balance of four main areas of responsibility:

Technical leadership: Understand the platform and technologies used and guide future direction 

Team leadership: Coaching, support and development of the team 

Customer liaison: A trusted point of contact between SG Digital technical teams, our customers and partners. 

Incidents: Management of, and escalation path for live production incidents. 


Key Tasks

  • Build and maintain functionality for our next generation sports trading platform;
  • Manage a mixed team of approximately 4-6 developers and QA engineers;
  • Manage and contribute to technical end-to-end delivery of projects;
  • Become a primary point of contact for and maintain strong relationships with both external and internal customers;
  • Lead design and code reviews, set coding standards and ensure they are met by deliverables;
  • Ensure engineering best practice principles are applied at all times;
  • Design solutions that are compatible with the strategic direction of the company;
  • Support the recruitment process of technical resources
  • Accountable for designing, delivering, and running the services under the team’s responsibilities and within the desired levels of service.

Reporting Lines:

Reports to: Development Manager.

Responsible for: Ownership for the management of a squad and software quality and delivery assigned to it.

Mentoring team members and building a healthy productive culture. 

Liaison with:  The role will interact directly with the Development managers, QA Lead, project managers, product managers, architecture and other team members.


If you are the right Development Lead for us you will be able to demonstrate:

  • 2+ years people management skills including experience managing development teams.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken.
  • Experience interacting with customers, external partners and business stakeholders.
  • Demonstrable talent coding in Java, JEE and/or C# and/or Python and their application with design patterns.
  • Experience with Java Spring and Spring Boot Frameworks, and/or C#/.NET
  • Experience working with loosely coupled microservice architectures
  • Experience with messaging-based systems such as Kafka or ActiveMQ
  • A disciplined approach to testing
  • Good knowledge of large-scale website or application architectures and technology stacks.
  • Knowledge of enterprise integration patterns.
  • Experience with various development methodologies; Agile, TDD or Kanban
  • Experience reviewing others work for performance, security, efficiency and portability.
  • Ability to multi-task and rapidly switch contexts.
  • Ideally 5+ years of experience building low-latency, high-transaction applications.

It would also be great to see these skills/experiences as well:

  • Experience working with any AI/Machine Learning framework such as TensorFlow, SciPy, etc.
  • Performance tuning skills, including refactoring, code profiling and monitoring.
  • Automated testing and CI.
  • Release management and configuration management experience.
  • Web technologies and internet protocols (XML, JSON, TCP/IP)
  • Interest and experience with North American sports or the sports betting industry is a huge plus


Bachelors degree in related field.

Years of Related Experience

Years of experience 0 to 2 years

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, use hands, operate a computer, and have specific vision abilities to include close and distance vision, and ability to adjust focus working with computer and business equipment.

Work Conditions

Scientific Games Corporation and its affiliates (collectively, “SG”) are engaged in highly regulated gaming and lottery businesses.

As a result, certain SG employees may, among other things, be required to obtain a gaming or other license(s), undergo background investigations or security checks, or meet certain standards dictated by law, regulation or contracts.

In order to ensure SG complies with its regulatory and contractual commitments, as a condition to hiring and continuing to employ its employees, SG requires all of its employees to meet those requirements that are necessary to fulfill their individual roles.

As a prerequisite to employment with SG (to the extent permitted by law), you shall be asked to consent to SG conducting a due diligence/background investigation on you.

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive; it is intended to identify major responsibilities and requirements of the job.

The employee in this position may be requested to perform other job-related tasks and responsibilities than those stated above. 

SG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

If you’d like more information, please click on this link: EEO Poster

SG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

If you’d like more information about your equal employment opportunity rights as an applicant under the law , please click here for EEOC Poster .

At Scientific Games, we are committed to making the best games, platforms and systems in the world.

We are looking for smart, passionate and creative people to join our team and help us transform the gaming world.

We are a global, industry-leading gaming technology company that embraces challenge, fosters an inclusive culture, values integrity, innovation and winning, and is committed to developing and supporting its people.

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