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Developer

  • Primary Location:
    Hammersmith Office
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent
  • Employment Basis:
    Full-Time
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Flexible Working

(when applicable)

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Java Developer – London based – Hybrid work from home / onsite work location

 

Software Engineering @Paddy Power Betfair

At Paddy Power Betfair, we are building the most advanced betting platform in the world. Our developers work on some of the biggest technical challenges in the gambling and financial industries. They are responsible for the software that handles more than 5 billion requests per day, manages billions of pounds of our customers' money, and the underlying real-time analysis of the complex data resulting from this high throughput, low-latency platform.

What You'll Do        

  • Complete a six-week onboarding programme to learn about the domain and get up to speed with unfamiliar technology
  • Work on a wide variety of projects across the entire business as part of a cross-product and cross-brand department
  • Design and develop highly available, resilient, and distributed backend services in Java and KDB+
  • Run complex analyses on Big Data in real-time with sub-second latency to gain an edge over competitors and identify the behaviour patterns of bad actors within our ecosystem
  • Measure the performance and availability of our tech stack – to track inefficiencies and continuously improve our software ​
  • Understand our customer's behaviours and use cases to offer the best experience possible through the software you deliver​
  • Evangelise code quality and good practices, continuous delivery, and automation within an Agile environment
  • Take control of your personal growth within a supportive environment and guided by your own mentor

 Technology You'll Use

  • Java to write most of our application code​
  • Kafka for our asynchronous message queue​
  • KDB+ for our real time data analytics​
  • Boxever for the decisioning of our group-wide personalisation capability​
  • AWS for our public cloud offering​
  • I2 as our own private cloud offering for most of our infrastructure ​
  • Python / Bash to write scripts
  • Jenkins to create deployment stages​
  • Go to link the deployments into pipelines​
  • Ansible to automate app deployment
  • Splunk for monitoring and alerting
  • .NET to manage our catalogue​
  • Oracle DB to persist our data​
  • Linuxas the main platform of choice​

 

The Hiring Team

The Platform Services Tribe is the newest addition to the Sports and Platforms department within PPB Technology. Our mission is to take the best technologies and capabilities within the Flutter group and extend it to all relevant areas of the business.

We work in a highly adaptive environment with current focus on personalisation of user experience and real-time analysis of the rich veins of data resulting from the millions of transactions taking place on our platform every day. High-performance data streaming drives insights on customers, both to serve the business needs and to provide experiences tailored to each customer.

Joining a brand-new tribe, you will have plenty of opportunities to drive the direction of the technology we use and the tools we develop. We encourage innovative solutions and improvements to the challenges we face and empower individuals to own the entire lifecycle of the idea.

About Us

Paddy Power Betfair plc is part of Flutter Entertainment, a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider with over thirteen million customers worldwide.  As a group, we operate some of the world's most innovative, diverse and distinctive sports betting and gaming brands. This includes brands Paddy Power, Betfair, PokerStars, Sky Betting & Gaming, FanDuel, Fox Bet, Sportsbet, Odds Checker and Full Tilt.

Our spirit, talent, and ambition has taken us into the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange and we now employ over 13,000 people across more than 20 offices and over 600 retail sites. Our colleagues demonstrate curiosity and integrity in everything they do. Our culture rewards innovation, teamwork and we like to stay fast-moving in a dynamic industry.

We believe that diversity of experience and background can help us achieve our company goals and provide a better work environment for our employees as well as a better product for our customers. If you have the desire to shape our culture and influence the technical direction of our business, we recommend that you apply.

We strive to be a responsible operator, committed to making a positive contribution to the communities we operate within.

You Should Apply If

  • You have more than 2 years software development experience in Java, KDB+ or other programming languages
  • Are passionate about technology and care about code quality and best practices
  • Are keen to contribute towards the vision of our next generation platform
  • Are willing to take on new challenges and work on different projects and applications
  • You love collaborating with other developers, happy to do pair programming
  • You have working proficiency and communication skills in verbal and written English

If you have the above skills and experience and are looking to develop your Java Development skills click apply now, alternately send an email directly to me on john.stead@pbb.com – Thanks.


 
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Hammersmith Office
Winslow Road, Wandsworth, London, Greater London, United Kingdom, SW11 1TN
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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