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Software Engineer - Backend

FanDuel

FanDuel

Software Engineering
Edinburgh, UK
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024

FanDuel Group is a world-class team of brands and products that deliver sports betting, gaming and entertainment to millions of US sports fans every day. That’s no easy task, and wouldn't be possible without a fantastic team who have helped us pioneer new products and innovative features that make us a leader in the industry. Whether you’re looking for better career progression, improved financial security or just a better sense of belonging, we believe we’ve created a culture in which everyone can succeed, no matter how you got here.

The Position

FanDuel is hiring a Software Engineer to work within one of the most critical areas of the business - our Core Product Experiences (CPE) engineering domain. This domain is responsible for engineering new features and maintaining existing core functions relating to our customers. This includes functions such as login, sign up, deposits and withdrawals and more!

This Software Engineer role is backend focused working with Java, AWS and Spring, though we have a few applications also written in Python. As our customer base continues to grow, our focus as an organisation, and within this team is how we can create scalable systems that offer a frictionless experience for our customers.

Some of our tech stack includes: Java, Python, Spring, Spring Boot, AWS, Github, BuildKite, SonarCube, IaC tools (Terraform, K8s, Docker), Datadog, Puppet.

Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Creating high quality code to further our backend systems and technical solutions (using Java)
  • Focusing on operational excellence (leaving things better than when you found them)
  • Actively participating in sprint ceremonies like daily huddles, backlog refinement, sprint planning, sprint review and sprint retrospective
  • ​​Contributing to the identification and implementation of process improvements and technological advancements
  • Engaging in code reviews and pair-programming
  • Problem-solving and debugging code

What We’re Looking For

You will have most of the following experience:

  • Strong experience with Java, creating distributed, highly scalable and available backend systems and APIs.
  • Proficiency working some of the following: relational and non-relational databases; messaging queues and concurrency
  • A focus on operational excellence, constructively identifying problems and proposing solutions
  • Understanding and exposure to creating software with scalability in mind
  • Experience working with AWS cloud-based infrastructure and technologies (would be a bonus)

What You Can Expect

  • Interesting work - working in a fast-paced and ever-changing industry, new problems and exciting solutions are never too far away. There are always opportunities to learn new skills and broaden your horizons
  • A sense of achievement - Our teams own their own software and when that awesome new feature ships to users and the positive feedback starts rolling in, you can feel really proud of what you and your team created
  • Personal development - clear and defined career pathways for every role at every level, a supportive manager, loads of learning opportunities and even 10% of your time to dedicate to your learning.
  • Belonging - everyone at FanDuel works for each other, we win together, make mistakes together and have lots of fun doing it.
  • Trust - A trusting work environment where productivity is valued above all else, giving you autonomy and ownership of your time and work
  • Great financial package - Including salary, bonus, pension, private healthcare, share save scheme, flexible working & holiday policy along with a number of other benefits.

The Interview Process

  • Recruiter Screen - 30mins
  • Competency Interview - 60mins
  • Technical Interview - 60mins

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

FanDuel is an equal opportunities employer. Diversity and inclusion in FanDuel means that we respect and value everyone as individuals. We don't tolerate bias, judgment or harassment. Our focus is on developing employees so that they reach their full potential.

The requirements listed in our job descriptions are guidelines, not hard and fast rules. You don’t have to satisfy every requirement or meet every qualification listed. If your skills are transferable and you are in the ballpark experience-wise, we'd love to speak to you!

Location: Our Scottish tech hub is based in central Edinburgh and is fitted with fabulous amenities including a gym, showers, bike parking, gaming pods, multiple breakout areas, meeting rooms, a roof terrace and much more.

We operate a hybrid model for the majority of our roles, where we normally spend a day or two in the office per week.