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Graduate Developer

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

(when applicable)

Shares Plan

Careers Progression

Global Mobility

Ongoing Learning

Pension Scheme

Health Insurance

Pizza and Drinks Fridays

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The Role... 

At Paddy Power Betfair we have built the most advanced trading platform in the world. Yet our Exchange is still evolving and improving thanks to our amazing developers. We are tackling some of the biggest technical challenges, in the gaming and financial industries, by utilising the latest cutting-edge technologies and approaches all while we continue to disrupt and revolutionise the market.

With responsibility for software that processes 5 billion requests a day and millions of pounds of our customer's money – the demand on our services only increase day-by-day. We require high quality developers that think smart, deploy often, take ownership and want to be part of something big.

As a graduate joiner you will:

  • Initially join a 6-week Blended Learning training scheme for you to upskill as a developer
  • Join a small agile development team led by your manager who will provide day to day support
  • Link up with a mentor as soon as you join who will help you settle in and provide guidance
  • Learn from Knowledge Sharing sessions, Hackdays and a wealth of knowledge from your peers

As a member of a small team in a focused technology department, you will:  

  • Learn how to develop software for the Exchange, including release management, maintenance and understanding the infrastructure platform on our distributed micro service architecture
  • Play a part in technical discussions and soak up knowledge and experience from your peers
  • Start writing code with quality, testing and performance in mind from the first line
  • Have the opportunity to enhance your skills and keep up to date with the newest technologies

Technologies we use:

  • We primarily write our software in Java and associated frameworks like Maven, Spring etc
  • Some projects may call for SQL or even Python, Node.js, AngularJS or .NET
  • Focus on cutting edge technologies like Kafka, Hazelcast, and Amazon Web Services
  • Mature Continuous Integration platform with Go and Jenkins on our internal IaaS solution

 
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Location
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