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Lead Software Engineer - Core Tools

FanDuel

FanDuel

Software Engineering
Edinburgh, UK
Posted on Monday, July 8, 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 looking for a Lead Software Engineer to join our Core Tools Team in Safety & Trust which oversees internal back office tooling at FanDuel. In this role, you will play a pivotal part in defining essential services and critical applications for the business including integrations.

As a technical leader on your team, you work to deliver the right things with limited guidance and focus on complex, ambiguous problems. You will take the lead on large projects that require the work of your team and their successful launch.

  • Take a technical lead role in supporting a dynamic agile delivery team which is undergoing a transition phase from writing services in Python and now pivoting to Java
  • Collaborate across the wider Engineering organisation at FanDuel
  • Coach and mentor team members, improving their technical knowledge and engineering practices
  • Identify areas for improvement, change and simplification around challenges such as operational excellence and defining a new roadmap

What We’re Looking For

We are looking for technical leaders who take ownership of the code base and team architecture while demonstrating experience of influencing the technical direction of a team.

  • You must have extensive experience in Java software development and Python would be beneficial
  • Experience with cloud technologies, ideally AWS
  • An understanding of core infrastructure concepts, ideally in Terraform or Cloud Formation
  • Familiarity working in an Agile environment and driving operational excellence or best practice
  • Experience of coaching and mentoring developers on your team

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 software and when that awesome new feature ships to users and the positive feedback starts rolling in, you can feel 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

  1. Initial Screening call with Talent Acquisition
  2. Discussion-based interview on Software Delivery and Technical Task
  3. Discussion-based interview on Customer focus; Operational Excellence; Dealing with Ambiguity and System Design Exercise

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

FanDuel is an equal opportunities employer. Diversity and inclusion in FanDuel mean 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.