Software Application Engineer

The .Net application engineer will be joining a team who develop cutting-edge and market leading Sports trading platforms. Paddy Power Betfair is able to offer its B2C and B2B customers an unequalled breadth of pricing, product and risk management systems 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Over the past 6 years, the team has developed a reputation for delivering high-quality risk and trading applications to Sports Traders, Racing Traders and Risk Managers on the Trading Room floor. Due to its successes and increasing responsibility, the team has a number of opportunities becoming available. A successful candidate will have share in the responsibility for delivering these applications; from sophisticated risk systems to high-volume, real-time data aggregation and price setting. Some of these can be quite complex but all are extremely time-critical. The candidate will be technologically open-minded and will be immersed in innovative and challenging environment with opportunities to broaden their skill-set and experience. To deliver these projects, the team leverages cutting-edge technology including the latest .NET technologies, real-time web, NoSql databases, CI/CD, agile methodologies and public/private cloud platforms. It is this use of innovative technology, in conjunction with industry expertise and extensive analytics, that enables the Paddy Power Betfair Traders to successfully make the mission critical decisions necessary in a high-pressure trading environment. Responsibilities Design and develop trading applications in C# that meet both functional and non-functional requirements Write high quality, maintainable code using best industry standards Contribute to design/architecture discussions & decisions Be flexible to changing requirements and priorities, while managing own task list and time Be a team player – put the team above the individual and take responsibility for the team’s reputation Work with Business Analysts and Traders to define scope, features and estimates for new projects Effectively communicate within the team and showcase the team’s successes within the department Continuously innovate Troubleshoot and debug real-time development issues Contribute to the on-going evolution and continuous improvement of the department Support the department’s Production systems Required Experience 3+ years of commercial programming experience using Microsoft .NET technologies. Preferably C#. Candidates with similar Java experience wishing to expand their skill sets will also be considered Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal). Exposure to Test Driven Development Proven ability to solve complex technical problems Practical experience in MS SQL Server and Entity Framework or similar ORM Bachelors/Master’s degree in technology or related discipline Preferred Experience/Interests Knowledge of gambling and an interest in sport advantageous Passion for lean development practices Experience working in cross-functional agile teams using Kanban or Scrum Keen innovator Exposure to AWS or other public cloud provider DevOps experience Interest in high-throughput/low latency distributed systems Desire to be part of fast-paced, highly collaborative teams Motivated by solving complex technical problems as part of a team environment We offer great benefits such as uncapped annual leave, healthcare, pension, subsidized canteen, flexible working options that include working from home and flexible hours and much more! Paddy Power Betfair plc is an international sports betting and gaming operator, with a market-leading presence in the UK, Ireland, Australia and the USA, as well as a range of operations across Europe including Romania, Portugal and Malta. We operate five sports betting and gaming brands; Paddy Power, Betfair, Sportsbet, FanDuel and TVG. We are online-led, mobile-led and sports-led: and our proprietary technology, unique products and innovative marketing all combine to offer a superb experience to our five million customers worldwide. Our spirit, talent and ambition has taken us into the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange and we now employ over 7,000 people in sixteen locations across the globe; from Dublin to Los Angeles, and London to Melbourne. Our culture rewards innovation, teamwork and we like to stay fast-moving in a dynamic industry.