Senior Java Developer

Job Category:
Software Developer/Engineer
Job Type:
Level of IT Experience:
5-10 Years
Central Dublin
Not Specified
Salary Description:
Competitive salary offered
Paddy Power Betfair
Job Ref:

Senior Engineer Java

What is involved in this role?

Our expert software development teams are responsible for designing, developing and running market leading sports trading platforms for the World's large online betting company. As a member of the Flutter Group, we power sports betting for more than 20 inhouse brands and B2B customers, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year around the globe.

Sports betting is a data-rich, time-sensitive industry and as such, our platforms are tasked with aggregating. processing and distributing high-volumes of real-time data, whilst achieving business-critical low latencies. Daily, our talented and highly motivated engineers face complex and varied challenges, which require aptitude, collaboration, innovation, technical knowledge and a "can do" attitude to address. To build our platforms we use Java as one of several programming frameworks, but also rely heavily on cutting-edge streaming technologies, containers, public cloud platforms, CI/CD, extensive automation, agile methodologies and behavioural- and acceptance-test-driven-development.

We pride ourselves for our culture of autonomy, flexibility, accountability, openness and trust. We understand that we collectively achieve success through a motivated an empowered workforce. If you share these values and are excited about progressing your career with equally minded people, drop us a line.

Is this you?

You focus on solving problems over writing lots of software
You're highly motivated and manage your time well
You build quality into your software upfront by understanding problems from multiple perspectives
You understand that it's the value you create and what you contribute that matters, not how long you spend working
You expect others to show trust in you, but you understand it works both ways
You have the confidence to ask a question, that you know others want answered
You're an innovator
You're an empowered, pragmatic decision-maker how balances risk against rewards
You take pride in and demonstrate ownership for what you deliver
You have a passion for sport


Design and develop trading applications in Java that meet both functional and non-functional requirements
Write high quality, maintainable code using best industry standards
Contribute to design/architecture discussions & decisions
Lead/mentor more junior engineers
Take technical ownership for complex applications
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
Effectively communicate within the team and showcase the team's successes within the department
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

Experience & Qualifications Required:

Experience as a Java engineer
Bachelors/Master's degree in computer science, engineering or related discipline
Experience in event-streaming platforms such as Kafka
Experience in message broker platforms such as RabbitMQ
Knowledge of using Actor systems (e.g. Akka) for building highly available & scalable systems
Experience of Event sourcing
Persistence technologies (e.g. DynamoDB, Cassandra)
Practical experience with AWS or other public cloud provider
Test-driven development techniques (e.g. BDD and ATDD)
Automated testing and mocking techniques
Clean coding
Agile and Lean approaches

Who Are We?

Paddy Power Betfair is an international sports betting and gaming operator, with a market-leading presence in the UK and Ireland, as well as a range of operations across Europe including Romania, Portugal and Malta.

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.


We are part of Flutter Entertainment, a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider for over thirteen million customers worldwide.

Established in 2019, Flutter merged with The Stars Group in 2020. As the parent company Flutter Entertainment now has a host of brands that sit under it including Paddy Power and Betfair (PPB), Sky Betting and Gaming, PokerStars, Timeform, Oddschecker, Sporting Life, SportsBet in Australia and FOX Bet, TVG and FanDuel in the US.

Across the globe, Flutter employs over 14,000 people across more than 40 offices and over 600 retail sites. We pride ourselves on being a responsible operator, committed to making a positive contribution to the communities we operate within.


We deliver products at scale for over 5 million customers, 99,9% of transactions in less than a second
The products you'll develop will comply with ambitious uptime targets: less than 50 minutes downtime expected per year
Our systems process more than 7 million transactions every day (more than all the European stock exchanges combined)
We deliver high transitional products, serving more than 2.5Bn calls a day
We have a diverse and up to date technical landscape to explore, leverage and innovate on

What Will I Get in Return?

Let's start with a fantastic salary and an uncapped Holiday Allowance - Yes, you heard that right - UNCAPPED holiday! We're all about on going development2, so you'll receive a self-development fund of €1,000 per year to spend on your learning. We love the concept of Flexible Working. That's why we have a host of flexible working options that are available to you. Add to that, we are part of a global company with offices on four continents. We offer the opportunity to work with people and teams in these offices and the possibility to work from those locations for a period or permanently. We are part of a large diverse global company and we encourage and support people to move to different roles or parts of the company to further their career development aspirations.

What else can I expect in the way of benefits?

The Fun Stuff: Annual Target bonus, Health & Wellbeing, with free classes such a yoga, boot camp, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, running & cycling clubs among others and a hybrid working model between home and office working.

What about the not so fun, but necessary, benefits?

We have a subsidised canteen, a great Pension/Flexible Financial Wellbeing package as well as Private health insurance, Life assurance and Income protection.

Ways of working:

Flexible working is our way of working! We're a diverse workforce, and therefore a 'one size fits all' approach isn't necessarily best. Whatever your personal needs may be, let's have a chat and see how we can accommodate them;

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only the suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview.

By submitting your application online, you agree that: your details will be used to progress your employment application. If your application is successful, your details will be used to administer your personnel record. If your application is unsuccessful, we will retain your details for a period no longer than two years, to consider you for prospective Paddy Power Betfair role.


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? Let's chat - we're open to discussing remote working for all our live jobs.

Inclusive Employer

We are an inclusive employer and we encourage people from all backgrounds. Flexible working is our way of working! We're a diverse workforce and therefore a 'one size fits all' approach isn't necessarily best. Whatever your personal needs may be, let's have a chat and see how we can accommodate them.

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