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Application Engineer

  • Primary Location:
    Clonskeagh Office
  • Contract Type:
  • Employment Basis:

Flexible Working

(when applicable)

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The Role... 

As an Application Engineer you will be part of a delivery team working within a dynamic, Agile environment. You will have experience in managing application releases through automated pipelines, working with Developers and Product Owners to solve issues and deliver value at pace, ensuring the quality of the product. You have experience of working with complex systems comprising of multiple data sources and collaborating applications.

You understand and embrace the philosophy of Continuous Delivery using Agile methodologies. Working closely with 3rd parties (e.g. OpenBet / SGD) and in-house teams to ensure delivery is provided along with quality. Your drive is to passionately believe in an Agile, DevOps-centric team that builds, releases, operates and maintains its own applications.

You will be part of a forward-thinking team working with both Private Cloud & Public Cloud with a view to taking part in any future migrations to the AWS platform. The team works closely with various stakeholders (internal & external) to ensure seamless integration of changes to our systems.

You will work with some of the leading tools and technologies available in the industry, ensuring productivity is maintained to the highest level.

This role requires strong communication skills, a knowledge of sport, plus familiarity with sports betting would be an advantage.


What you'll be doing...

  • Working closely with all team members, both internal and external to ensure timely delivery of quality code in a continuous integration environment.
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot issues and strong analytical skills.
  • Delivery & verification of technical changes across a broad range of services.
  • Integration & onboarding of any new services or dependencies.
  • Proactive attitude towards improving the continuous integration and delivery processes in use by the team.
  • Help defining standards, guidelines, and processes to determine product quality or release readiness.
  • Stakeholder engagement and management of expectations for any dependencies.
  • Version Control management of the RPM's as part of the team BAU and Tech Deliverables.
  • Focus on delivering at pace with an eye on quality.
  • Provide support for the multi Brand Production environments in PPB.
  • Contributing to process review and lessons learned activities.


What we need from you...

  • Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of continuous delivery, integration and deployment methodologies and strategies.
  • Experience in an Agile environment such as SCRUM and / or Kanban is preferred.
  • Source control software such as GitLab / GitHub or SVN is an advantage.
  • Continuous integration environments such as Jenkins.
  • *Some experience of working with object oriented programming language is an advantage (Java / Python / Ruby).
  • Experience with Git / GitBash command line.
  • Basic Knowledge/Experience in Unix/Linux systems is preferred.
  • Familiarity or working knowledge of Openstack / Citrix NS / Go / Sensu.

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Clonskeagh Office
Unit 1-4, Paddy Power, Power Tower, Belfield Office Park, Beech Hill Road, Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland, DUBLIN 4

This is who we are

Paddy Power Betfair is an international sports betting and gaming operator, with a market-leading presence in the UK and Ireland, as well as a range of operations across Europe including Romania, Portugal and Malta.

We are online-led, mobile-led and sports-led: and our proprietary technology, unique products and innovative marketing all combine to offer a superb experience to our five million customers worldwide.

Our spirit, talent and ambition has taken us into the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange and we now employ over 7,000 people in sixteen locations across the globe; from Dublin to Los Angeles, and London to Melbourne. Our culture rewards innovation, teamwork and we like to stay fast-moving in a dynamic industry.

On a larger scale

We are part of Flutter Entertainment, a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider for over thirteen million customers worldwide.

Established in 2019, Flutter merged with The Stars Group in 2020. As the parent company Flutter Entertainment now has a host of brands that sit under it including Paddy Power and Betfair (PPB), Sky Betting and Gaming, PokerStars, Full Tilt Timeform, oddchecker, Sporting Life, SportsBet, Bet Easy in Australia, FOX Bet, TVG and FanDuel in the US.

Across the globe, Flutter employs over 14,000 people across more than 40 offices and over 600 retail sites. We pride ourselves on being a responsible operator, committed to making a positive contribution to the communities we operate within.

This is your Challenge

  • Delivering product at scale for over 5 million customers, 99,9% of transactions in less than a second
  • Our systems process more than 7 million transactions every day (more than all the European stock exchanges combined)
  • Deliver high transitional products, serving more than 2.5Bn calls a day
  • Diverse and up to date technical landscape to explore, leverage and innovate
  • The products you’ll develop will comply with ambitious uptime targets: less than 50 minutes downtime expected per year
  • Continuous Integration, Deployment and Testing