Gamesys

Together we invent, play and discover; crafting experiences that thrill our players and rock the world! We are on a mission to become the world’s most entertaining online gaming company.

Founded 2001
1001-1500 employees
  • Casinos & Gaming
  • Headquarters address
    Piccadilly, London

    About Us

    We are on a mission to become the world’s most entertaining online gaming company. It all started with Jackpotjoy but along the way we have grown into the award-winning team of designers, developers and operators behind some of the leading gaming sites and apps including Virgin Games and Heart Bingo.

    Born in 2001 with just a handful of developers, we are now over 1200 employees strong across 7 group offices worldwide with our headquarters in Central London. Over 24 million players enjoy our 258 games, generating on average 6,028 chat messages every 15 minutes!

    Whether it be through the awards we've won for innovation in Bingo and Slots, our commitment to using cutting edge technology, or simply our passion to innovate, thrill, and surprise, Gamesys constantly pushes the boundaries to be the best in class.

    Our culture is visible everywhere. Visit our reception - you’ll find sweets and a giant monkey, in the design team a giant red lamp and the latest quad core mac pros; the breakout areas a Gamesys pool table and fridges full of beer, wine and soft drinks. In the meeting rooms you might find grass instead of carpet, in the summer you’ll meet all our families together for a celebration and in the winter you can find Mexican wrestlers or circus acts roaming around. Weekly social and sports events give you the opportunity to stretch both your mind and body, whether it be getting involved in a meetup or brownbag session, playing in the poker tournament or joining one of the many sports teams. But our culture is not just in what you can see it's in everything we do, we're hard workers and we get stuck in. We have fun, making fun and our vision is to invent, play and discover together, to craft experiences that thrill our players and rock the world.

    Here are some things we've been recognised for as an employer:
    UK's coolest offices, 2018: [https://www.glassdoor.co.uk/blog/uk-coolest-offices-2018/](url)
    Parental Leave: [https://www.employeebenefits.co.uk/issues/june-2018/exclusive-gamesys-shared-parental-leave/](url)

    Technology at Gamesys

    Technology is at the heart of what we do at Gamesys. Our whole platform is developed in-house and is currently serving over 430 games across desktop, mobile web and native. Our team takes great pride in building the world-class technology platform that powers the entertainment we provide to our 120,000 daily active users.

    Learning & Development

    As part of the tech department, you will have access to a wide variety of online resources to further your development including Safari Books and LinkedIn Learning. In addition, we run frequent learning lunches (Brownbags), internal training sessions run by you or your colleagues, formal training and conferences depending on your discipline.

    In 2017 we spend over £100k on conferences sending 178 people to a wide range of conferences including React, SoCraTes, Velocity and Women of Silicon Roundabout.

    Career Progression

    A long time ago we realised that not every techie wants to be a manager and introduced tech career pathways to provide routes that didn't just focus on the traditional upwards movement.

    We like to promote internal movement across teams to keep the challenges fresh and provide opportunities for you to craft your career to be a functional expert, a leader, or something completely different; the choice is up to you.

    Our Tech Teams

    For us to continue to be one of the largest online gaming companies in the UK our tech teams need to be at the forefront in providing innovative, smart solutions. We use a scalable microservice architecture and continuous delivery pipelines to ensure zero downtime for our players meaning they can play anywhere and everywhere 24/7, 365 days a year.

    We encourage free thinking and collaborative problem solving within and between our teams. We also want our teams to be autonomous by deciding the most effective processes & methodologies (Kanban/Scrum) to get things developed in the most efficient way. We also want you have the best tools for the job which is why we provide the latest Mac Book Pros.

    With technology continuously evolving it’s key that you are motivated to stay up to date with the latest developments. We can help you with that by providing world class training and conference passes.

    We have put a lot of effort into our release process, enabling teams to deploy independently from each other and to push new ideas and features directly to our players quicker than ever. Being able to see our player’s respond to our updates with such a quick turnaround makes all the hard work worthwhile. Our platform is powered by cutting edge technologies and tools including – Kubernetes, Docker, Big Table, Fluent, Google Cloud and AWS. As technology evolves so does our tech stack.

    These are the values we admire, live by and have coursing through our genes.

    We really care about and respect our players. We understand what thrills them and what they find fun. We take the time to learn our propositions and to understand the customer experience, regularly coming up with great ideas about how things can be improved.

    We show very smart thinking in our areas of expertise. We are able to be analytical in making decisions and use our judgement to do the right things at the right times. We can connect what we do with the company’s business success.

    We are real team players, who always work collaboratively. We contribute to the team as a whole, communicate well, and keep people informed. Our collaboration is equally good across teams, and other functions. We always think about Team Gamesys first and ourselves second.

    We are highly self-motivated and action orientated, with a great work ethic. We leap out of the blocks, own issues, and get on with doing what’s needed. We demonstrate time and again that we get the job done.

    We take great pride in our work. We’re not satisfied with something being ‘just good enough’. We’ve got high personal standards, and we work consistently to get the quality right, even if it means going above and beyond in terms of effort. We’ll always go out of our way to do things that make a positive contribution to the company and fellow employees.

    We are thirsty for knowledge and constantly curious. We always keep our skills up to date and are focused on and prepared to invest time in our self-development. We’re happy to coach and mentor others and share knowledge. We’re always open to others ideas, as we don’t assume we always know best.

    We keep calm and carry on in all circumstances! We’re tenacious, adaptable and comfortable with changes in priorities. We calmly deal with ambiguity, absorb pressure; and re-group quickly if there’s a problem. We always keep the end goal in mind.

    We are slightly cheeky, into everything, don’t take ourselves too seriously and are forever young at heart. A collective of individuals who manage to play nicely together…and are not afraid to show their wonderfully weird sides. There’s a slightly quirky, unique edge which marks each Gamesys employee. We don’t prescribe it, but we know it when we see it!

    Tech stack

    Java 8, Spring, JavaScript, React/Redux, NodeJS, HTML5, CSS3/SASS, MongoDB, ActiveMQ, Docker, Ruby, Python

    Benefits

    Compensation and retirement

    Pension plan

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance

    Vacation and time off

    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits

    Values and quality of life

    Diversity program
    Snacks and beverages
    Company activities
    Gamesys - Company Photo
    Gamesys - Meetups @ Gamesys
    Gamesys - 51 Nationalities - 1 Team
    Gamesys - Summer Parties
    Gamesys - Central Location
    Gamesys - Our Reception
    Gamesys - Free Fruit / Drinks
    Gamesys - In-House Design and Development Teams
    Gamesys - Games Room
    Gamesys - Company Photo