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Senior Software Engineer - Backend (Free to Play)



Software Engineering
Edinburgh, UK
Posted on Monday, April 22, 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.

Why FanDuel?

Autonomy, Flexibility, Growth and Development.

We're dedicated to creating a collaborative culture where every Engineer has a real impact. We are a tech forward organisation who work and move with pace. Along with a competitive compensation package, we offer a highly flexible working environment and excellent career progression, along with a great environment committed to growth.


Developing the backend services that power FanDuel’s products, you’ll work in a small cross-functional team that owns its own software, projects and outcomes. This allows you to stay dynamic, move quickly and maintain your own quality. Our tech stack includes Java, Docker, K8s and AWS, amongst others and the scale and complexity of our engineering environments provides interesting problems to solve at every turn.

Everyone on our team has a role to play, on a daily basis, you’ll be involved in the following:

In this role, you will be working on FanDuel’s Free to Play Team and creating engaging free-to-enter games. Our F2P games get nation-wide exposure and attract millions of entries per year. Our Software Engineering Teams push 10’s of releases to production per day through our automated CI/CD pipelines and closely collaborate with Product, Design, and QE colleagues daily to solve complex problems.

What we’re looking for in our next team mate:

We are looking for technical leaders on the team who can take ownership of the architecture and code base. You will, ideally, have experience of influencing the technical direction of a team in a scaling or established technology organisation.

  • Skilled in Java and ideally SpringBoot
  • Experience working with AWS cloud based infrastructure and technologies
  • Good grasp on relational, non relational databases, messaging queues and concurrency
  • Familiarity working in an Agile environment
  • Understanding of orchestration and containerisation, ideally Kubernetes (K8s)

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 (30 Minutes)
  • Hiring Manager Interview (60 Minutes)
  • Technical Interview: Systems Design (60 Minutes)
  • Technical Interview: Paired Programming Exercise (60 Minutes)

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, judgement 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!