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Senior DevOps Engineer

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

Flexible Working

(when applicable)

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Pizza and Drinks Fridays

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The Role...

As part of the group Global Betting Platform (GBP) function, the Senior DevOps Engineer will be part of 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
  • the integration process of the GBP capabilities

As a Senior 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 a 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;
  • Provide consultancy 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...

·     Building Support - We establish close relationships with our stakeholders, underpinned by trust, integrity and respect. We are able to build awareness, understanding and positive momentum behind the Group technology strategy, often without being in a position to assert authority.

·     Objective - We are impartial and unbiased, ensuring equal treatment for all and that decisions taken are based on objective criteria.

·     Collaboration - We work effectively and in partnership with our stakeholders on shared goals that align towards the achievement of the Group technology strategy. We foster a collaborative environment and assume the role of leader when required.

·     Adaptable - We understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue and are able to adapt our approach in order to achieve a successful outcome.

·     Strategic Thinking - We think about the big picture and use that perspective to support our Divisions to achieve competitive advantage through greater agility, faster time to market and a better customer experience.

·     Strategic Communication - We are proactive and considered in our approach to stakeholder communications. We actively listen, provide constructive feedback and help others to consider new perspectives.

We'd love to see…

  • Proven experience on organizational 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 in 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;

What You'll Get in Return... 

Our passion has helped us take the betting industry by storm. So we think it's only fair that you enjoy excellent rewards.  

The Fun Stuff 

  • Competitive salary and bonus scheme
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Games room
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Sharesave scheme 
  • Career progression
  • Global mobility 
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • In-office shower and locker rooms
  • Health and well-being classes (Yoga, Bootcamp, etc.)
  • Free breakfast 
  • In-office masseuse, nutritionist, and ergonomist 

The Boring Stuff 

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Lunch credit
  • Health assessments
  • Travel allowance
  • Own your own laptop scheme
  • Thousands of online learning courses
  • Mobile allowance
  • Employee Assistance Programme 

There is more, but we won't go on... 

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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