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Java Developer

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Role area:
Technology
Contract type:
Full Time
Location:
London
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At Paddy Power Betfair, we’re building the most advanced betting platform in the world. Our developers work on some of the biggest technical challenges in the gambling and financial industries. They are responsible for the software that handles more than 5 billion requests per day and manages hundreds of millions of pounds of our customer’s money – and the demand on our services is increasing day-by-day. We’ve come a long way in the last ten years but for us the journey is only just beginning.

At Paddy Power Betfair our Exchange is constantly evolving – and we are always looking at new ways to add value for our customers. Whether that’s developing an industry leading concept like ‘cash out’ or building a dynamically scalable platform to cater for demand during key sporting events. Whatever the challenge, we make sure that we utilise the latest technologies and approaches that to solve them. We are very active in the open source community and are currently contributing to a number of projects – something we encourage all of our people to get involved in.

With record numbers of customers using our products, our team of developers in the London office are building the next generation of our sophisticated sports trading platform. We’re looking to disrupt the market and revolutionise the world of online gambling through our technology solutions.

We have a set of values at Paddy Power Betfair that all of our people have been able to contribute to and shape. Specifically, we respect each other and the opinions of others – no matter what level of seniority everyone can have their say in our supportive and collaborative environment. Our people are smart; and not just technically, we have a natural curiosity and know how to gain the most efficiency in the way we work. Every Betfair release has an impact on our customers and the millions of pounds that they trust us with every day – we want to make this a positive experience. We are rigorous and disciplined in what we do; with the volumes of liquidity that we manage we cannot afford to drop the ball. At the same time, we want to get value to our customers as soon as we can so we don’t shy away from deploying high risk features – we trust our developers to exercise caution in line with pace. If we didn’t, we would never be able to compete in this market. Just as in the world of betting, we all want to win – we will never be happy being second best and this resonates with everything that we do.

Responsibilities

  • Develop highly available, resilient and distributed systems.
  • Contribute towards the vision of our next generation platform.
  • Measure the performance and availability of our tech stack – using this data to track inefficiencies and improve our software continuously.
  • Know our customers – from the algorithmic traders to the weekend punter. Understand their behaviours and use cases to offer them the best possible experience through the software you deliver.
  • Evangelise code quality, continuous delivery and automation.
  • Understand the balance between pace and perfection.

Requirements

To achieve our ambitious company goals, we need driven, highly capable technical experts to join our world leading development team. You would come with a desire to shape our culture and influence the technical direction of our business. If this appeals to you we would recommend that you apply.

Flexible Working Options:

1/ Working from Home

2/ Flexible Hours