Our IOS Developer, Jon tells us all about life in the Gaming Tribe...
What Tribe and Product do you work on? I work in the Gaming Tribe, working on the Gaming Apps – Bingo, Casino, Vegas and Poker
What Technologies do you use? Xcode/Swift/ObjectiveC/SpriteKit/Git Briefly describe what it’s like to work in your tribe on a daily basis? I wake up at 5am to the sharp screams of a child. I then get to work for about 8, put my feet up, get some tunes on and start working on some amazing new features for the gaming apps.
Working in the gaming tribe is great fun, there’s loads of new initiatives going on and always something to keep you interested. Building new features is a favourite of mine – some that are product driven and some that arise as a ‘wouldn’t it be cool if…’ discussion.
The app team has an amazing culture and are always looking at ways to enhance the user experience of customers through native features. We’ve created some pretty cool stuff that has seen a positive impact on the business.
What has been your proudest moment at Sky Betting and Gaming? Seeing new features that I’ve developed make it into the live app and seeing the positive feedback from customers. You’re favourite three things about working for Sky Betting and Gaming… 1. L&D Time – A day every other week to try out new technologies/work with other teams etc 2. £1K Tech Ninja Fund – A personal training fund to pay for any conferences/books/technologies that would help develop your skills and career 3. Being able to work on POC’s – Creating new things that aren’t on the roadmap that may make it into production
An interesting fact that no one knows about you… I’m from New Zealand… NOT Australia!