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Mid-level Java Developer – London based – Hybrid work from home / office 

Software Engineering on the Betfair Exchange @Paddy Power Betfair 

The Essentials 

Ideal Skillset: Java, Spring, Maven, Kafka, Oracle, Linux

Benefits: Looking for a role that can support your learning and career goals 

Onboarding Programme from Day 1 

Mentoring, Pair Programming and Career Development Framework 

£1,000 yearly Learning & Innovation Fund and 10% Time Allocation 

Uncapped Holiday and Flexible Working plus many other benefits 

The Job: Multi-faceted and fast paced, agile environment  

Working in a small team of 5 developers in the flagship product in Betfair 

Involved in the full product lifecycle including design, delivery, and operations 

Product that is Complex, High Volume, and Always On brings many challenges  

The Company:

A FTSE 100 company setting the tone for the future of the industry 

5 global brands across 3 continents = endless opportunities 

Safer Gambling at the heart of what we do 

At Flutter UKI, we have the most advanced betting platform in the world. Our teams work on large technical challenges day-in day-out. And are responsible for managing more than 5 billion requests per day, and billions of pounds of customers' money via our software. 

Technology Used In The Department 

Java to power our applications with the Spring Framework, and​ Kafka for our messaging 

Oracle DB and MySQL DB to persist our data​ 

Linux as the main platform of choice on our AWS public and I2 private cloud​ 

Jenkins and Maven to create deployments​, with Go to link Continuous Delivery (CD) 

Ansible to automate app deployment augmented by Python / Bash for scripts 

Splunk and Sensu for monitoring and alerting 

KDB+ for our real time data analytics​ and .NET to manage our Event catalogue​ 

Boxever for the decisioning of our group-wide personalisation capability​ 


More than 2 years software development experience 

Passionate about technology and care about code quality and best practices 

Keen to contribute towards the vision of our next generation platform 

Willing to take on new challenges and work on a variety of projects and applications 

Love collaborating with other developers, and keen to do pair programming 

You have working proficiency and communication skills in verbal and written English 

What You'll Do          

Follow a six-week onboarding programme teaching about the domain and unfamiliar technology 

Design and develop highly available, resilient, and distributed backend services 

Track performance and availability of our products to continuously improve our software ​ 

Trace customers’ behaviours and use cases to offer the best experience possible  

Evangelise code quality and best practices, CD, and automation within an Agile approach 

Take control of your personal growth within a supportive environment, guided by your mentor 

The Hiring Team 

The Exchange Platform Tribe is the most mature in the Sports and Platforms department within Engineering. Our mission is to preserve, maintain and enhance the flagship product in the Betfair brand – The Exchange. 

We work in a highly adaptive environment with current focus on enhancing our Cash Out product to improve its availability and offering, as well as streamlining and hardening our products to support the increasing expanse of products our group is offering. 

Joining our tribe, you will have plenty of opportunities to drive the direction of our technology and tools. We encourage novel solutions and enhancements to the challenges we face and promote Hackdays, self-learning and innovation and provide developers space to fulfil that potential. 

About Us 

Paddy Power Betfair plc is part of Flutter Entertainment, a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider with over thirteen million customers worldwide.  As a group, we operate some of the world's most innovative, diverse and distinctive sports betting and gaming brands. This includes brands Paddy Power, Betfair, PokerStars, Sky Betting & Gaming, FanDuel, Fox Bet, Sportsbet, Odds Checker and Full Tilt. 

Our spirit, talent, and ambition has taken us into the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange and we now employ over 13,000 people across more than 20 offices and over 600 retail sites. Our colleagues demonstrate curiosity and integrity in everything they do. Our culture rewards innovation, teamwork and we like to stay fast-moving in a dynamic industry. 

We believe that diversity of experience and background can help us achieve our company goals and provide a better work environment for our employees as well as a better product for our customers. If you have the desire to shape our culture and influence the technical direction of our business, we recommend that you apply. 

We strive to be a responsible operator, committed to making a positive contribution to the communities we operate within. If you have the above skills and experience and are looking to develop your Java Development skills click apply now, alternately send an email directly to me on – Thanks.

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