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Software Developer - Betfair Exchange

  • Primary Location:
    Hammersmith Office
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  • Employment Basis:

Flexible Working

(when applicable)

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Java Developer

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

  • Contribute to the development, release, maintenance and support of highly available, resilient and distributed systems that provide extreme performance
  • Play your part in technical discussions and suggest relevant approaches for design, architecture and technologies for complex problems
  • Evangelise code quality, automation, testing and continuous delivery
  • Explore and keep up to date with new technologies

Skills and requirements we are looking for:

  • 2+ years of commercial experience with Java
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced Agile environment
  • A desire to shape our culture and influence the technical direction of our business

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

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