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Principal DevOps Engineer - 1501


Principal DevOps Engineer

  • Primary Location:
    Clonskeagh Office, Cluj - Napoca, Hammersmith Office, Leeds, Porto
  • Contract Type:
  • Employment Basis:

Flexible Working

(when applicable)

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Global Mobility

Ongoing Learning

Pension Scheme

Health Insurance

Pizza and Drinks Fridays

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The Role...

As part of the group Global Betting Platform (GBP) function, the Principal DevOps Engineer will integrate the team accountable for the GBP platform adoption process. Reporting to the Implementation Manager, the Implementation team will supply the required level of oversight, support and guidance providing the vision and direction for effective platform adoption, consulting Group Divisions on:

  • adoption best practices, standards, tooling and automation

  • structured adoption planning

  • structured resource planning

  • integration process of the GBP capabilities

    As a Principal DevOps Engineer, you will be consulting adopting divisions on the optimal strategies for platform capability service hosting, continuous integration, continuous deployment, metric collection and tooling. All the above done having in consideration divisional specific requirements.


What You'll be Doing...

  • Provide a division GBP deployment plan blueprint;

  • Provide consultancy for divisions ramping up to integrate partially or totally the GBP

    capability scope on platform deployment, maintenance and monitoring, while finding

    opportunities for scale to meet divisional demand;

  • Thought leader on the best way to plan the implementation making use of existing divisional tools/platforms and potential new ones;

  • Provide consultancy for divisions on the process for identifying, raising and tracking requirements to have an independent hosting platform where GBP can be operated;

  • Definition and curation of patterns used across divisions to provide standardized deployment tooling and hosting platforms;

  • Provide consultancy and guidance on application / service support models and adoption process;

  • Drive the shared development process for hosting and operations, defining/building common tools to ease the deployment/operational process;

  • Develop flowcharts, layouts and documentation to support the divisional teams with requirements;

  • Write well-designed, testable and efficient code;

  • Integrate software components into a fully functional software system;

  • Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade existing systems;

  • Break down complex problems into steps that drive the scalability, performance

    and stability of our platform.


What We're Looking For...

  • Effective Communicator: is effective in all types of communication, maintaining a logical, structured, clear, credible and mature style; adjusts communication style to fit the audience; ensures others understand how their efforts positively impact the bigger picture;

  • Adaptable: Successfully adapts to new challenges and circumstances; thrives on variety and is marked by an ability to think quickly; able to juggle multiple demands;

  • Collaborative: Works cooperatively and partners with other across various divisions to get work done; uses knowledge of group strategic drivers to guide actions; gains trust and support of others; seeks out opportunities to break down barriers and collaborate across organizational boundaries;

  • Resilient: Continues to perform effectively when faced with time pressures, adversity, disappointment, or opposition; remains focused, composed, and optimistic in difficult situations and bounces back from failures or disappointments;

  • Strategic: Constantly explores and analyses future scenarios and possibilities to help the Group respond to change and shape the future; drives self and others to pursue opportunities that will create sustainable value the Group; understands different perspectives on complex issues and contributes to the development of a strategy;


We'd love to see...

  • Proven experience on organisational adoption processes of complex software systems based on service-oriented architectures from an Operational perspective is preferential;

  • Linux systems administration, including bash, python or ruby scripting;

  • Configuration management experience, preferably ansible or chef;

  • Experience working with Kafka and message queueing systems;

  • Knowledge of Scala, memcached, Apache Storm, Apache Cassandra, ZooKeeper;

  • Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery experience, preferably in Jenkins and GoCD;

  • Experience of using established design patterns;

  • Awareness and experience in using agile methodologies

  • Technical experience in managing a highly available and highly scalable cloud environment;

  • Hands-on knowledge of container orchestration;

  • Strong desire to automate and simplify your way out of technical challenges;

ng a highly available and highly scalable cloud environment;•Hands-on knowledge of container orchestration;•Strong desire to automate and simplify your way out of technical challenges;

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Avenida de Camilo 96, Porto, Portugal, 4300-492

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