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A Little Bit About Us…

Paddy Power Betfair, part of Flutter Entertainment PLC is an international sports betting and gaming operator, with a market-leading presence in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and the USA, as well as a range of operations across Europe including Romania, Portugal, and Malta.

We operate six sports betting and gaming brands; Paddy Power, Betfair, Adjarabet, Sportsbet, FanDuel, and TVG. 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 have 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.

Do You Want to Experience Different?

That’s the deal. And that’s our internal promise to prospective, new and existing employees. At Paddy Power Betfair, one thing is for sure – you will experience different.

When creating excitement is your business, and your sector is more ‘bold new’ than ‘same old’, it creates unique opportunities. Driven by possibilities, inspired by invention and shaping the whole industry as we continue to evolve as a company, this is a place where tenacious, adaptable, and quick thinkers thrive, and without traditional corporate constraints in an international environment, your future is what you make it.

What You’ll be Doing…

A System Engineer works as part of a cross-functional multi-platform Agile team, helping to instil a DevOps ethos by collaborating with project teams at all stages of the development process, sharing their operational and technical knowledge and insights, and utilising their cloud and systems expertise to build and maintain systems, thus supporting a Continuous Delivery approach that enables the fast-paced release of new applications and features.

As part of an Agile Tribe that is responsible for a suite of highly-available high-performant applications, our System Engineers build new tools and systems, automate processes and tasks, coach project teams in best practise support and operations, and manage technical and systems related projects.

Being highly adept multi-skilled engineers, they engage with other cross-company and cross-group IT teams on Infrastructure and IT-related projects, and act as technical representatives and ambassadors for the Tribe.

What We’re Looking For…


  • Contributing to design decisions from a System Engineering perspective
  • Cloud migrations and onboarding
  • Building, support, and maintenance of high-performance in-house and cloud-based systems
  • Middleware management and configuration
  • Involved in major event readiness, including Disaster Recovery and Failovers
  • Production ‘out of hours’ support alongside teammates, maintaining SLAs
  • Implementing production monitoring and metric measurement capabilities
  • Maintenance and decommissioning of legacy systems
  • Ensuring IT and Security policies are met or exceeded
  • Automation of everything!

Essential Skills & Experience

  • 4+ years’ experience in a Systems Administration or SRE role (Linux and/or Windows)
  • Cloud technologies (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP) and virtualisation (e.g. VMWare, Cloudify)
  • Centralised configuration management (e.g. Puppet, Chef, Ansible)
  • Solid understanding of Networking and Internet protocols
  • Web/App container administration (e.g. Apache, Tomcat, IIS etc)
  • Systems security and OS hardening
  • Experience of Load Balancing (e.g. Netscaler) an advantage
  • Experience of Log Analysis tools (e.g. ELK, Splunk etc) an advantage
  • Experience of Agile and Continuous Delivery an advantage

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
  • Sharesave Scheme
  • Flexible working hours and working from home options
  • Uncapped Holiday Allowance (yes, you heard right)
  • Health and wellbeing with free classes (yoga, bootcamp, swimming etc.)
  • Ministry of Fun who organise cool events throughout the year, like Bingo Loco
  • Pizza & Drinks Fridays
  • Career Progression
  • Global Mobility across all locations

The Boring Stuff

  • Pension Scheme
  • Life Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Free Parking (Ireland only)
  • Access to thousands of online courses