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Department: Trading Tribe

Location: Dublin, Ireland

We are building a development function to continuously improve extend or replace the existing stack of applications and systems under the ownership of the Trading Tribe in PPB. Projects undertaken by this group will be many and varied and will mean that in joining this team you will gain exposure to a wide variety of applications, development approaches and technologies. We have an opportunity to look at our existing estate and to find ways to add value through optimising, automating, re-architecting and through the addition of new features and creation of new platforms where necessary.

We use Java and Scala where appropriate to build our platforms and are focused on using the right technology for each task.

Is this you?

You have spent years using agile and lean practices to deliver world class software. You are a Kaizen creature who never stops thinking about how to improve yourself and your team.

When hardware fails, your applications keep going because they are fault tolerant. When the company grows, your applications scale right alongside. Customers enjoy using your applications, because they are reactive and always perform well.

You understand that building the ‘right thing’ is as important as building the ‘thing right’, and have leveraged test-driven techniques such as ATDD to achieve both. You believe that software quality is the responsibility of the whole team, regardless of job titles.

You understand and embrace the philosophy of Continuous Delivery. You have no interest in throwing your work ‘over the wall’ to anybody. Instead, you passionately believe in an agile, DevOps-centric team that builds, tests, releases and operates its own applications.

What do we need from you?

  • 3+ years’ experience as a Java or Scala programmer
  • An understanding of Event-driven, messaging-based systems
  • Messaging brokering technologies (experience in RabbitMQ and/or Kafka an advantage)
  • Dependency Injection (experience in Spring an advantage)
  • Storage technologies (SQL and/or NoSQL)
  • Test-driven development techniques (e.g. BDD and ATDD)
  • Automated testing and mocking techniques
  • Clean coding
  • Agile and Lean approaches

Here’s what our MD of Technology, Grieg McEwan had to say about us!

I imagine there’s a perception that a PPB employee is typically male, a sports fan, loves to have a bet – but that is quite far from the truth. The ideal candidate is smart and inquisitive, someone who embraces working in a fast-paced ever-changing environment. We’re a very large company, we’re in the FTSE100, we operate at scale, but working here is often like being at a start-up – fast-paced, with plenty of innovation and opportunities for people to excel. That means we can offer high-end rewards, but also have tailored benefits

What do you get as an employee @ Paddy Power Betfair? Have a look below!

  • Full personal medical insurance with Irish Life
  • Pension of 5%
  • Uncapped holiday allowance (Unlimited holidays) *
  • 3-month sabbaticals – Minimum 12 months service
  • Flex working environment #FlexAppeal
  • Soft benefits (tax saver schemes, bike to work scheme, subsidized canteen & barista and ministry of fun social club)
  • Life assurance of 4x base salary
  • Long term sick cover
  • Income protection scheme
  • Company share scheme

#FlexAppeal @ PPB

What do we mean by #FlexAppeal? We all play many different roles in our lives, whether it’s as a career, training for a big sporting event, or going back to school to learn something new. Sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day, so wouldn’t it be great if you could tweak your hours? That’s exactly why we’ve launched our new flexible working options.

We make sure everyone at PPB knows about the flexible working opportunities available and feels confident to ask for them. So whether you’ve just returned from maternity leave or are studying for your masters, we’ll help you find out how to make it work for you. Your Way.

Uncapped annual leave @ PPB

It’s exactly what it says on the tin! Work hard, Play hard. At Paddy Power Betfair, we recognise that employees work hard to get the results we drive for, and with that comes the need to unwind and recharge, in order to promote positive health and wellbeing.

With the introduction of uncapped holiday allowance, we want to move away from traditional restrictions on leave and ensure work is working for both of us. Performance is what matters, not the hours that are worked, and we trust our employees to ensure that they balance work and life and the business priorities.