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Technical Development Manager - 1426


Technical Development Manager

  • Primary Location:
    Hammersmith Office
  • Contract Type:
  • Employment Basis:

Flexible Working

(when applicable)

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The Role

The Betfair Exchange is a complex and exciting technological product. Always pushing the boundaries of performance while demanding maximum stability and maintainability. Working with fellow Delivery Managers (DM) and Product Owners (PO) within the Betfair Exchange Platform you will facilitate the delivery of projects to enhance and improve our product. As a solid engineer yourself, you will have a strong desire to lead and manage a development team in an Agile, Continuous Delivery-based (CD) environment.

You will be able to demonstrate a good coaching style and possess the qualities to inspire and motivate others in a fast-paced environment. An aspect of the role will also involve shaping our culture and the technical direction of our products. We are looking for someone who has a great understanding of our business and is able to articulate this to our technical teams, providing insight and direction to our developers.


What You Will Be Doing... Key Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for the delivery of technology solutions in the Exchange Platform
  • Work closely with other Exchange teams to ensure alignment of roadmaps
  • Work closely with Product Owners to define requirements for Exchange projects
  • Take responsibility for the technology solution, and remove obstacles for the team
  • Liaise with business and technology stakeholders to ensure a smooth delivery
  • Play a senior role in the use of lean and agile practices across the department
  • Up-skill your teams, to build knowledge and expertise in their products and modern delivery techniques


What We Are Looking For... Experience:

  • Knowledge of Sports betting or related financial markets
  • Working well under time and environmental pressures
  • Hands-on experience in delivering complex software solutions
  • Working with distributed, resilient and transactional systems in the full CD lifecycle
  • Making the right technical decisions driven by a strong commercial understanding
  • Strong people and project management experience with a proven ability to lead, motivate and inspire a highly productive, dynamic and technically proficient team
  • Hands-on experience of translating agile principles into Software Development practices
  • Strong analytical and diagnostic skills, particularly with regard to technical risks, issues and constraints
  • Ability to engage with senior stakeholders, both technical and non-technical to discuss and gather requirements
  • You must be comfortable in a hybrid office / working from home environment


Education, Qualifications & Experience

  • IT management experience within the areas of software development, quality assurance or lean methodologies
  • Tertiary level Information Technology qualification or equivalent


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Hammersmith Office
Betfair, Winslow Road, London, United Kingdom, W6 9HP

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