Rivalry is a startup uniquely positioned to disrupt the dated online gambling space. The founders and staff come from the gaming and esports scene and are now working their way into the betting world. This approach differs from a lot of operators who come from the betting world and see esports as an opportunity.
We pride ourselves on our endemic knowledge of the esports scene and aim to not just be the best esports betting site in the world, but much more. We are striving to have one of the most comprehensive offerings and product innovations for both esports and traditional sports betting. These include the gamification of betting (your favorite RPG game meets betting), MMOGGs (massive multiple online gambling games), and some other top secret ideas in the works.
Rivalry exists to grow esports, support the people that make up the scene and make matches even more exciting to watch, while being committed to responsible gambling.
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The most critical component on our path to success is the product. We are working to create the best betting site in the world. To do that we are eager to add a highly skilled DevOps / SRE Engineer Engineer to our incredible team.
This is a senior role working alongside the current backend and frontend software engineering team. You will be asked to collaborate with others and lead efforts. We pride ourselves on keeping up with a modern stack, focusing both on performance but also developer quality of life. We expect that you'll be a part of feature planning, as well as helping vet our implementation options. Similarly, we'd expect you to be a part of scoping discussions and planning, offering your expertise to solve problems. No department in Rivalry is pigeon holed. Everyone contributes to product ideation as it’s the only way to successfully innovate.
On a more technical level, your job will be to architect a containerized deployment of our LAMP stack, measure and monitor performance of infrastructure and develop and maintain our application code to support our team. You should have experience with high concurrency systems, load balanced applications, performance optimization and instrumentation. All solutions must have rigorous testable DR and HA considerations. You will also be required to run periodic tests of DR and HA failure scenarios.
You should have a strong understanding (4 or more years experience) of many of the following:
- Zero downtime deployments
- Cloud infrastructure (AWS, GCP, Azure)
- Security Design
- Automated testing
- Continuous integration tools
- Server orchestration (Capistrano, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, etc)
- Docker, Kubernetes
- Container orchestration (Rancher)
- CDN, Caching, Reverse Proxy scenarios.
- LAMP Stack (Laravel)
- MySQL - Locking and performance related best practices.
Our hosting environment is unique in that we are required to locate servers in specific regions for regulatory reasons. Most of these regions do not have modern cloud infrastructure (AWS, GCP, Azure, etc) available. You will be expected to roll your own or integrate commercially available infrastructure management tools. You will also be responsible for developing solutions for segmenting the product for regional deployments.
Our office is located in Toronto. The ideal candidate will also be located in Toronto. However, we will consider remote applicants +/- 3 hours from eastern time zone.
We offer a competitive salary and total rewards package including a comprehensive benefits package and stock options (we believe it's important for our people to own a piece of the company and share in our success).
- A chance to work in one of the most exciting and rapidly growing industries
- Work with an extremely talented team who share a love for video games and esports on truly innovative projects; we’re not your typical online sports betting site - we’re a tech company first, and a sports betting company second
- Work where you get your best work done. Whether that’s in an office (when it’s safe enough) or in the comfort of your own home. Our offices are located in Toronto, but a large portion of our company works remotely across 17 different countries.
- Free video games! Every Rivalry employee gets a monthly stipend
Rivalry is an esports/sports betting and entertainment startup on the hunt to revolutionize an entire industry. We exists to grow esports, from the grassroots communities to the professional players and leagues.
Driven by our passion for games, we are delivering the most comprehensive offerings and product innovations to a new generation of players. All while being deeply committed to responsible betting.