What Tribe do you work in?
I'm in the Bet Tribe – in the Native Apps Squad.
What Technologies do you use?
iOS / Android Native development. Mixture of Objective-C/Swift for iOS and Java for Android Development.
What it like to work in your tribe on a daily basis?
We are a squad of around 10, including both iOS and Android Developers. We hold a daily stand up to talk about what we have completed and what challenges the day ahead has. This is a good way to keep track of the work within the squad.
My day is generally a mix of development of new functions for the products, elaboration and investigation into the best practices and ways to approach requirements from the business and on the tech side of App Development. However, every day can be quite different and varied.
What has been your proudest moment at Sky Betting and Gaming?
I’ve been with SkyBet for 18 months now, however helping set up the bet native team and get it up and running in the first months of working here was quite a challenge both technically and mentally.
What are your favourite three things about working for Sky Betting and Gaming?
Learning & Development time. This is crucial in keeping up with new advances in how mobile native apps are developed and progressed. It’s a very fast-moving technology space.
Never bored as every day varies one day you could be doing iOS Dev, the next investigating how to get automated testing working with Android Apps, to attending meetings to decide the best approach and strategy to developing an App.
The people make this place great. They really do.
Finally, give us an interesting fact that no one knows about you…
I am part of a focus group of fans for McLaren Formula One team, and regular attend sessions at the factory and have been lucky enough to sit in a Formula 1 car (however different story trying to get out of it).