Adam Blanchard

Adam Blanchard

Software Engineer · Gaming Tribe

Worked at Sky Betting & Gaming 2015–2017

Software Engineer in the Sky Vegas squad; worked on the release of the new desktop and mobile platforms using PHP, JavaScript and React.


Adam Hepton

Adam Hepton

Lead Engineer, Website Experience · Bet Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2015

After almost ten years working in the education sector and contributing to key building blocks of the web such as the HTML 5 specification and jQuery, Adam joined Sky Betting & Gaming, where he is passionate about ensuring the millions of users of Sky Bet have a pleasant experience regardless of what device or platform they are visiting from. He and Tom Hudson were part of a group of people who initiated the trending topic #songsincode on Twitter in 2009.

  • JS
  • React
  • Node
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • Agile
  • Kanban
  • Delivery
  • People

Adam Pointer

Adam Pointer

Principal Automation Engineer · Platform Services Tribe

Worked at Sky Betting & Gaming 2012–2018

Tech lead within the Platform Services team, focusing on what the next generation of our build tools looks like.


Adam Stacey

Adam Stacey

Senior Devops Engineer · Core Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2016

Proud to be part of the Core Tribe in Sheffield, a keen cyclist and parent


Alex Stanhope

Alex Stanhope

Solution Architect · Bet (Nexus) Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2018

Coder turned Architect, fascinated by tech and the things it can do for how we all work together.


Alice Kaerast

Alice Kaerast

Senior Automation Engineer · Infrastructure Tribe

Worked at Sky Betting & Gaming 2012–2019

Alice played a key role in building our Hadoop-based data platform as a DevOps Engineer and then Architect, and then applied this engineering experience in the infrastructure tribe on Apache Kafka and other shared platforms.


Andrei Sandu

Andrei Sandu

Devops Engineer · Core Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2018

Young DevOps Engineer with a thirst for learning and a love of challenge. Grumpy SysAdmin in training.


Andrew Munro

Andrew Munro

Senior Software Engineer · Gaming Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2015

Senior Software Engineer working on the SkyVegas platform. Coming from a games development background, I enjoy delivering the best gaming experience possible to our customers.

  • Music
  • Technology
  • Gaming
  • Space

Andrew Newsome

Andrew Newsome

Lead Cloud Reliability Engineer · Infrastructure & Security Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2012

Member of the Infrastructure & Security Tribe, responsible for the reliability of the SBG cloud platforms and infrastructure services


Andy Burgin

Andy Burgin

Senior DevOps Engineer · Data Tribe

When not organising Leeds DevOps, or conference speaking, Andy is improving our underlying Hadoop data platform.


Andy Butcher

Andy Butcher

Solutions Architect · Bet Tribe

Always in search of the simplest thing that could possibly work


Ashley Broadley

Ashley Broadley

Engineering Manager · Data Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2012

Likes Programming, Board Games, Cycling, Squash, Thai Boxing and Pilates.


Callum Leahy

Callum Leahy

Graduate Software Engineer · Gaming Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2016

Part of the team delivering real time promotion information to our internal customers, working with Apache Kafka and NodeJS


Chris Buckley

Chris Buckley

Solution Architect · Gaming Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2012

Architect with an engineering background and a passion for working software. Loves pulling things apart and deleting as much as possible.


Colin Ameigh

Colin Ameigh

Principal Engineer · Bet Tribe

Worked at Sky Betting & Gaming 2012–2017

Generalist with no preferred language. Has been building large scale, high availability systems since the last millenium

  • Almost everything

Craig Andrews

Craig Andrews

Principal Engineer · Data Tribe

Worked at Sky Betting & Gaming 2012–2015

Craig was responsible for the Hadoop platform back in its early days as we struggled with bash scripts gluing Hive queries together, and invented our Pidl Ruby DSL to resolve this problem.


Craig Stewart

Craig Stewart

Senior Devops Engineer · Core Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2016

An experienced Systems Administrator and Professional member of BCS

  • cycling
  • swimming
  • debate

Dan Adams

Dan Adams

Web Application Security Specialist · Infrastructure Tribe

Dan is our go-to guy for any security-related questions, and works with our teams around the business to ensure we are running a secure platform

  • Hiking
  • history
  • philosophy
  • space tech

Dan Rooke

Dan Rooke

Solution Architect · Data Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2010

Dan has spent most of his SB&G career with the account team, managing traffic growth for that application of several orders of magnitude over a few years. Dan now acts as a Solution Architect for the team, with a specific interest in real-time event processing which he is pursuing with a recent move to the Data Tribe.

  • Event Processing
  • RabbitMQ
  • Kafka
  • Samza
  • Spark Streaming

Darrell Taylor

Darrell Taylor

Hadoop Developer / Consultant · Data Tribe

Data Warehouse forklift driver, shifting crates of one and zeros around the place.


Dave Chaston

Dave Chaston

Principal Software Engineer · Gaming Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2015

Principal Software Engineer for Next Gen Promotions squad. Make it work. Make it right. Make it fast.


David Sunter

David Sunter

Graduate DevOps Engineer, Platform Services · Early Careers Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2016

Dave joined on the first software academy ran by SB&G in August 2016, now working in Platform Services Team as a Gradaute Dev Ops Engineer.

  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Cricket
  • Snowboarding
  • Gaming
  • Technology

Gary Mulder

Gary Mulder

Site Reliability Engineer · Bet Tribe

Worked at Sky Betting & Gaming 2016–2017

After 10 years as a Systems Administrator, now specialising in Site Reliability and Performance Analysis. Likes making fast computers run faster. And maximum-pain chilli peppers.


Gav Harris

Gav Harris

Engineering Manager, Platform Services · Data Tribe

Worked at Sky Betting & Gaming 2011–2018

Gav joined the SB&G family as a member of the Infrastructure Tribe, and has a strong desire to automate all the things. He led our Platform Services team, succesfully rolled out Chef across the entire estate, and was at the forefront of our investment in infrastructure automation.


Glen Mailer

Glen Mailer

Software Engineer · International Tribe

Worked at Sky Betting & Gaming 2011–2015

Sheffield-based generalist who loves programming and hates waste.


Holly Straker

Holly Straker

Learning & Development Coordinator · People & Support Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2017

Working to create a learning and inclusive culture at Sky Betting and Gaming


Ian Thomas

Ian Thomas

Principal Engineer · Bet Tribe

UI focused engineer with a passion for JS, UX and front-end performance.

  • JS
  • React
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • Node

Iker Gomez

Iker Gomez

Software Engineer · Data Tribe

Worked at Sky Betting & Gaming 2015–2017

Iker was one of our Software Engineers in the Data Team keeping our pipelines alive... He was the team member responsible for the data team improving their Spanish language skills


Jake Roberts

Jake Roberts

Security Operations Analyst · Infrastructure & Security Tribe

Part of the Security Operations team at SkyBet.

  • Privacy
  • PC Gaming
  • D&B

James Moorhouse

James Moorhouse

Software Engineer · Bet Tribe

Worked at Sky Betting & Gaming 2015–2017

Software Engineer in the Bet & Customer Transactions squad where he works primarily on the Bet Tracker product, written using a combination of PHP and React.

  • Running
  • snowboarding
  • cars
  • gym
  • electronic music and some web based technology thrown in there for good measure

Jamie Munro

Jamie Munro

Lead Engineer · Bet Trading Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2011

Lead engineer in Trading Models squad, building AWS serverless applications to predict the outcomes of sporting events. Former football trader, current football fan.


John Denholm

John Denholm

Lead Platform Engineer · Bet Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2012

Longtime Skybet engineer, generally in charge of all things Graphite. Likes cats and whiskey.


John Kitson

John Kitson

Scrum Master · Gaming Tribe

Worked at Sky Betting & Gaming 2015–2018

John worked as a Scrum Master in the Gaming Tribe, covering the Gaming Promotions and Casino squads. John is a father of one and in his spare time enjoys running and organising at his local junior parkrun.


Jon Bulbrook

Jon Bulbrook

Software Engineer · Gaming Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2014

Currently a Software Engineer in the Gaming Promotions Squad, working on internal APIs and real-time promotions using Apache Kafka and NodeJS. Also worked on the new Sky Vegas platform using React, JavaScript and PHP.


Josh Mitchell

Josh Mitchell

DevOps Engineer · Data Tribe

Josh is a platform engineer in the Hadoop data team, and keeps our Cloudera cluster ticking over.


Leanne Jagger

Leanne Jagger

Software Engineer · Bet Trading Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2016

Software engineer working on in-house trading tools, typically using Java, React, Node and a serverless architecture in AWS.


Lee O'Donnell

Lee O'Donnell

Director of IT Infrastructure & Security · Infrastructure Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2010

Leads the delivery of high scale, secure and high performance infrastructure platforms for SB&G. Background in electronic engineering of high performance computing platforms, telecoms and software engineering of internet solutions


Lucy Davinhart

Lucy Davinhart

Senior Automation Engineer · Infrastructure Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2016

Instigator of DevOps Shenanigans, Woman who Go, and Recreational Procrastinatrix.
Also completely incapable of deciding on a single consistent surname.
Pronouns: they/them or she/her.


Macs Dickinson

Macs Dickinson

Lead Software Engineer · Bet Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2017

Dad. Welsh. Cat person. Involved in Leeds Hack & Yorkshire Digital. Software Engineering Enthusiast.


Marcus Ojerinde-Ardalla

Marcus Ojerinde-Ardalla

Junior Data Engineer · Data Tribe

A Young Data Engineer With a Passion For All Things Sports


Martyn Ranyard

Martyn Ranyard

Platform Engineer · Bet Tribe

Worked at Sky Betting & Gaming 2014–2017

Multi-faceted geek, some people collect things and call it a hobby, I collect hobbies.


Matt Kirwan

Matt Kirwan

Software Engineer · Gaming Tribe

Worked at Sky Betting & Gaming 2015–2019

Software Engineer in the Gaming Promotions Squad currently working on processing real-time promotional data using Apache Kafka and NodeJS.


Oliver Leaver-Smith

Oliver Leaver-Smith

Senior Devops Engineer · Core Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2017

ols currently works as a Senior Devops Engineer at Sky Betting and Gaming. His topics of expertise include OpenBSD, automation, chaos and resilience engineering, and Nerf warfare. He is also interested in security, networking, privacy, opensource, decentralisation and federation, hardware hacking, and cyberdecks.


Patrick Holmes

Patrick Holmes

Head of Cloud Delivery · Infrastructure & Security Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2016

Member of the Infrastructure & Security Tribe, responsible for the operational delivery of the SBG cloud platforms and infrastructure services


Paul Brabban

Paul Brabban

Principal Data Engineer · International Tribe

Worked at Sky Betting & Gaming 2016–2017

Paul led the Data Engineering squad in the International Tribe and runs the (def shef) functional programming meetup in Sheffield.


Paul McCormick

Paul McCormick

Head of Bet Technology · Bet Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2013

Paul leads the Bet Tribe technology team and has worked in the betting industry for his entire career: first Ladbrokes, then Sportech, Buzz Sports and (best of all!) SB&G.


Paul Whitehead

Paul Whitehead

Senior Performance Test Engineer · Core Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2016

Specialist in Performance Testing and Operational Acceptance Testing. PerfOps & #Perfmatters


Rami Alnawas

Rami Alnawas

Senior Platform Automation Engineer · Infrastructure - Platform Services Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2015

A Developer who previously worked with SysAdmins until I joined SB&G where I fully embraced the DevOps movement. Keen problem solver and an objective advocate for Cloud and Serverless architectures.


Rob Groves

Rob Groves

SRE · Bet Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2012


Rob Tuley

Rob Tuley

Head of Data Technology · Data Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2011

Rob leads the engineering arm of the Data Tribe with teams working on data warehousing via Hadoop, real time data streaming, Informix & Oracle management, and infrastructure automation & platform tooling.


Serena Wadsworth

Serena Wadsworth

Test Engineer · Data Tribe

Worked at Sky Betting & Gaming 2016–2017

Engineer in the Data Science squad of Data Tribe. Immersing myself in the world of Hadoop and trying to learn some R. When not at work I enjoy playing PS4 and trying to crossfit.


Sophia Chambers

Sophia Chambers

Junior Software Engineer · Core Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2016

Currently a software engineer in the Core UI tribe based in Sheffield. Favouring all things javascript.


Tom Davidson

Tom Davidson

Senior Infrastructure Engineer / Delivery · Infrastructure Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2014

Part of the Delivery squad who are responsible for deploying, upgrading & scaling the PaaS that underpins the majority of the Sky Betting & Gaming products. His philosophy is, "Why do something manually more than once when you can script or automate it."

  • automation
  • scripting
  • virtualisation
  • linux

Tom Hudson

Tom Hudson

Principal Engineer · Bet Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2011

Pragmatic purist, problem solver, coder and Go lover.

  • Cars
  • guitars
  • cheese and crackers

Tom Lomas

Tom Lomas

Software Engineer · Core Tribe

Worked at Sky Betting & Gaming 2015–2016

A software engineer with Account in the Core Tribe. Works with the account integration API and more recently in improving the payment systems used by deposits and withdrawals.

  • NFL
  • music
  • travelling
  • PHP
  • Node

Tom Scott

Tom Scott

Principal Data Engineer · Data Tribe

Worked at Sky Betting & Gaming 2014–2015

Tom provided technical leadership for the SB&G Hadoop data team when he wasn't driving his family around in his minibus. After working in our cutting edge team till Nov 2015, he now works for Cloudera.