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Solution Designer

  • Primary Location:
    Clonskeagh Office, Cluj - Napoca
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent
  • Employment Basis:
    Full-Time
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Flexible benefits of your choice

Learning and development opportunities

25 days annual leave

Customized wellbeing programs

Extended health and travel insurances

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Who we are:

 

Betfair Romania Development is the development powerhouse behind the Paddy Power Betfair Group. We are in Cluj-Napoca since 2009, now employing over 900 highly skilled professionals who cover a wide range of tech and non-tech areas such as development, data, information security, infrastructure, product and project management, digital marketing or sports operations.

 

We work on delivering unrivalled products across the industry, therefore being a Center of Excellence not only amongst PPB's European offices but also for supporting our colleagues at Sportsbet (AUS) and FanDuel (US) in creating a safe and exciting experience to our customers around the world.

 

At Betfair Romania Development, we know that an inclusive workplace makes for more engaged employees. As an industry leader, we continuously strive to maintain and grow a diverse and inclusive environment whilst also ensuring that we set the standards in ethical conduct and corporate responsibility.

Why Betfair?

Think Betfair. Experience Different.

It is no question that we, as a business, thrive on leveraging the power of people. We have a passion for innovation and a pace of change that creates a whirlwind of opportunities. At Betfair Romania Development, we believe in experiencing different. If you're tired of business as usual and want to create something new, you'll love it here. Quick-thinking, adaptable and disruptive, we believe the future is what you make it. Welcome to software development with a difference.

 

This our challenge:

 

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

 

What you are going to do:

 

The Solution Designer is responsible for solution architecture, technical implementation planning, consultancy and operations support to the technology delivery teams.

While some of these responsibilities are shared with other functions within Infrastructure, the diverse nature of the resources being brought together requires an impartial and independent perspective to guarantee that all considerations around the enterprise and hosting infrastructure are surfaced and understood before any major consolidation steps are taken. The role holder will need to consider the need of all PPB stakeholders dependent on the services of the Infrastructure team, as well as suppliers. The Solution Designer must work closely with product engineering to ensure that the infrastructure and supporting service meets their requirements while ensuring that the stakeholders understand what infrastructure can do for them.

The Solution Designer will be responsible for assisting in planning, reviewing, and research to provide input to key decision-making activities and will contribute to steering the direction taken by the infrastructure department to build out a world-class hosting and management services to underpin our customer offerings.

This role reports into the SDPM Senior Delivery manager and will require some travel to other locations including Cluj, London, Dublin, Porto.

 

  • Detailed design of technical solutions, applying core principles to high-level requirements and bringing the solutions to lower-level designs
  • Technical ownership of the end to end solution
  • Contribute to the coordinating and planning of technical solution builds
  • Transition support of solutions to the engineering & operational teams as required
  • To provide broad technical knowledge to ensure the solutions in Paddy Power Betfair are resilient, reliable and flexible to meet challenging and dynamic demands.
  • To provide leadership in designing and engineering the current and future platform services in Paddy Power Betfair.
  • Generate technical implementation plans and provide technical leadership and guidance during deployment activities
  • Work closely with project management and rest of the delivery teams to identify in advance potential problems with solutions, including in the areas overall simplification in the core infrastructure and identifying potential issues in a large multi-services platform environment.
  • Maintain and update solution documentation, detailed drawings and plans
  • Work with vendors to evaluate new hardware/software and create deployment standards.
  • Maintaining a consistent set of principles & standards across infrastructure solution delivery and evolve new principles as required.
  • Working closely with all the Engineering teams on the roadmap for new products and services based on current capabilities, business strategy and emerging technologies
  • Work with the product engineering delivery teams to incorporate platform improvements and maintenance upgrades through their delivery schedules and roadmaps.
  • Ensure cross-skilling and best practice sharing across products
  • Consult with Security, Infrastructure and cloud automation to ensure standards and principles are adhered to
  • Collaborate with Product Owners, Reliability Engineering and Service Management to ensure that the required support structures are in place
  • Contribute towards the preparation of a roadmap for new products and services based on current capabilities, business strategy and emerging technologies
  • Support the Solution engagement leads and project managers to define technical requirements and develop robust delivery plans
  • Contribute to the wider PPB architectural community

 

Key Skills:

 

  • Experience in a related role is strongly desired.
  • Experience of delivering technology through multi-disciplinary teams using agile and lean software development methods
  • Structured thinking and a clear ability to plan and deliver outcomes
  • Ability to lead and influence teams to successful outcomes
  • Ability to operate across all teams and be a strong communicator at all levels
  • Ability to analyse to a deep technical level Infrastructure solutions proposed within the Infrastructure team
  • Builds strong relationships with key stakeholders based on mutual respect, openness and transparency
  • Open to see change as an opportunity and thrive in a fluid environment.
  • Works at pace and conveys a sense of urgency to the team
  • Good understanding of project management and ability to prioritise work effectively.
  • Works well under time and environmental pressures
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Commercially aware with a strong customer focus
  • Gives honest, direct feedback to team members and stakeholders to help resolve issues quickly.
  • Works at pace and conveys a sense of urgency to the team
  • Leads by example in terms of work ethic and professional attitude

 

Desirable:

 

  • Experience building scalable online services with rapid burst capacity
  • Good knowledge of solution design, hosting design, & WAN
  • Excellent working knowledge of IaaS, PaaS bringing together all tools and environments to deploy, configure, and orchestrate applications/services. This includes a deep understanding of infrastructure as code and immutable infrastructure.
  • Active interest in technology trends and the impact of open source technologies, determining when and how best to exploit these to the advantage of PPB
  • Good knowledge of SAS & enterprise technology
  • Highly proficient with office tools Education
  • Bachelors/Master's degree in a business or technology discipline

 

Attributes:

 

Personal leadership style Places a high priority on developing and empowering others, develops others through coaching and feedback. Is resilient and confident under pressure, handles and manages crisis effectively, experiments to find new solutions isn't afraid to fail and learn from the experience.

Commercial acumen: Knows how the business works and how the organisation makes money and stays competitive. Encourages diverse thinking to promote and nurture innovation. Articulates credible pictures and visions of possibilities that will create sustainable value

Ability to drive change: Talks about future possibilities in a positive way, creates milestones and symbols to rally support behind the vision. Articulates the vision in a way everyone can relate to.

Business engagement and relationship management: Works cooperatively and partners with others across the organisation to get work done. Uses knowledge of business drivers to guide actions

 

What you can expect:

 

  • 25 days of annual leave;
  • Free breakfast;
  • Sharesave scheme;
  • „Flexible Benefits” of your choice;
  • Private health insurance (includes dental insurance and health assessments);
  • Free parking;
  • Thousands of courses online through ‘Udemy.'
  • Working from home options

 

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, in order to consider you for prospective Paddy Power Betfair role.

 


 
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Blvd. 21 Decembrie 1989, no. 77, The Office building, Betfair Romania Development, Entrance A, 4th Floor, Cluj, Romania, 400124
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This is who we are

Betfair Romania Development is the development powerhouse behind the FTSE 100 company Flutter Entertainment, located in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, since 2009.

We’re the employer of choice for over 900 highly skilled people in a wide range of Programming Languages, Information Security & Governance, Product & Program Management and Sports Operations.

We support an agile environment where bold ideas meet online innovation as the teams deliver excellence worldwide through 7 main project streams: Gaming, Customer Management, Infrastructure, Security, Data Warehouse, Marketing, and Risk & Trading.

EXPERIENCE DIFFERENT

We’re an international family of the talented and the brave. If you’re tired of business as usual and want to create something new, you’ll love it here. Quick-thinking, adaptable and disruptive, we believe the future is what you make it. Think Betfair. Experience Different.

This is your Challenge

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, Full Tilt Timeform, oddchecker, Sporting Life, SportsBet, Bet Easy in Australia, 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.