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Engineering Manager - Platform Services


Where you’ll play

We are a team that delivers cutting edge, exciting products across the Flutter group, pushing the boundaries of performance and demanding maximum stability and 24/7 uptime.

Platform Services have evolved from the Betfair Exchange expertise in extreme volume, high availability, low latency systems taking technologies and services out to the whole of the Flutter Group covering areas such as Personalisation, Real Time analytics and Product catalogues.

Java, KX (a real time, in memory, analytic database) and Amazon Web Services are our primary technologies of choice. We are continually driving the aim of being a leader within Flutter in these technologies.

We promote Hackdays, Innovation Days, self-learning and provide developers space to fulfil their potential and the needs of the tribe.

How you’ll play it

  • Your primary role is to drive the success of 2 teams of 5-6 developers that build, test, release and support their own applications.

  • Are you passionate about both technology and people with exceptional communication skills in a Multi-faceted and fast paced, agile environment?

  • Managing the delivery of projects on Platform Service's roadmap and drive the evolution of your team's software delivery capability

  • Interacting and engaging with Senior management, Product Owners, Architects and Commercial Managers will be a regular aspect of the role

What you’ll bring

  • The desire to guide and manage development teams in an Agile, Continuous Delivery-based (CD) environment as well as having significant development exposure yourself?

  • Hands-on experience in delivering complex software solutions

  • Working with distributed, resilient, and transactional systems in the full CD lifecycle

  • Strong people and project management exposure and an ability to guide, motivate and inspire a highly productive, dynamic, and technically proficient team

About Betfair

Imagine a job that doesn’t feel like work at all

At Betfair, we’re here to play. To explore. To innovate. To challenge.  And we’re hoping you are, too.

Our business was born to create a fairer betting marketplace. Today, we’re the worlds biggest online betting exchange, one of the top 75 most valuable brands in the uk, and part of Flutter, one of Time100’s most influential companies.

Joining us means believing that we do our best work together. It means fighting what’s unfair. And it means aiming high and having fun while we do it.

So, if you’re ready to play too, this looks a lot like your next big career move. Plus, Betfair is part of the Flutter UK & Ireland family – a collection of big-hitting entertainment brands such as PaddyPower, Sky Betting & Gaming and Tombola.

Flexible Working

All our live jobs champion hybrid working, offering a flexible blend of home and office working with full autonomy to decide how many times you travel into the office each quarter.

Looking for a remote role? We’re open to discussing remote working for all our live jobs.

What’s on offer

  • £1,000 learning fund

  • Twice-yearly bonus (with part of it guaranteed!)

  • Unlimited Holiday

  • Pension contribution scheme

  • Private healthcare

  • Flexible ways of working – home or office, it’s your choice!

  • Access to thousands of Udemy courses

  • Invest via the Company Sharesave Scheme

  • 16 hours paid volunteering time per year

We’re working to be an inclusive employer, and we encourage people from all backgrounds, ways of thinking and working to apply. Everyone brings different perspectives and experiences; you don't have to meet all the requirements listed to apply for this role.

If you need any adjustments to make this role work for you let us know, and we’ll see how we can accommodate them.

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