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Flutter Dublin 161121 C

Strategy Architect (Software Engineering)

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Leeds, United Kingdom
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full time 40 hours
  • Permanent

Technology Strategy Architect (Software Engineering)
We are considering applicants in London/Leeds/Dublin/Porto/Cluj/Sofia
Style of work - Hybrid

About Flutter Entertainment

Flutter is a FTSE 50 global leader in sports betting and gaming with annual revenues of over £4bn. Its strong and diverse portfolio of market-leading brands and best-in-class products provides its 13 million customers with excitement and entertainment in a safe and responsible way. Flutter brands include Paddy Power, Sky Betting & Gaming, Betfair, Sportsbet, FanDuel, and PokerStars.

The role…

The role sits within the Group Strategic Platforms function and is an integral part of the Shared Platforms team. You will lead the strategic process of defining product target architecture and the vision for technical evolution for platforms that are shared cross divisionally. The two current platforms within this remit are gbp and CPP, this could expand further in future.

The Global Betting Platform (‘gbp’), this is Flutter’s flagship proprietary sports betting platform and is being used by multiple Brands across the Group to power delivery of new Sports betting features at pace.

Cross Product Promotions (CPP) is an in-house platform that is currently used by multiple brands in the Flutter group, to support their generosity strategies, allowing to have a centralized way to manage different promotions, bonuses and promotional content across different offers and products.

Working closely with cross-divisional Product, Commercial and Technology teams to deliver quality products and experiences to our customers, you will support design of simple solutions to complex business problems – assuring availability and performance. You will provide ongoing consultation and advice to stakeholders about roadmap features and will lead and implement architectural design best- practices, aiding the company projects' long-term success. Provide technical mentorship and support for architectural design, from individual applications/services to distributed systems design.

What you’ll be doing…

  • Provide strategic technical direction and vision for the Shared Platforms product architecture

  • Lead a consistent and holistic approach to technical design across the group by promoting alignment of divisional Architectural designs

  • Work closely with Technology and Commercial stakeholders from multiple divisions, to ensure technical design solutions enable the platform to become a group asset

  • Ensure technical design adheres to the Shared Platforms vision

  • Active & constructively participate in the architecture community across the wider group – driving best practices and contributing to the overall Technology strategy

  • Develop comprehensive, informative documentation to be used across the different Flutter divisions

  • Work closely with Strategy and Senior architects to inform strategic technology decision making for the Flutter Group and its divisions

  • Develop understandings of the systems across the group, their strengths, weaknesses and the relationships and dependencies

  • Facilitate the creation and on-going maintenance of transparent group-wide artifacts and mechanisms supporting the shared understanding of systems and standards required to operate on significant shared codebases across the group   

We’d love to see…

  • Experienced in designing, documenting and developing highly available, modifiable applications with high throughput expectations 

  • Experienced in distributed systems design 

  • Good grasp of software engineering fundamentals 

  • Ability to properly balance the strategic and the tactical, ensuring the big-picture is not lost 

  • Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Understanding of the core GBP and CPP capabilities is a plus

What we’re looking for…

  • Building Support: Capable of establishing close relationships with our technical and non-technical stakeholders, underpinned by trust, integrity and respect. Able to build awareness, understanding and positive momentum behind the Group technology strategy, often without being in a position to assert authority

  • Objective: Is impartial and unbiased, ensuring equal treatment for all and that decisions taken are based on objective criteria

  • Collaboration: Work effectively and in partnership with our stakeholders on group shared goals that align towards the achievement of the Group technology strategy. Fosters a collaborative environment and assume the role of leader

  • Adaptable: Understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue and is able to adapt our approach in order to achieve a successful outcome

  • Strategic Thinking: Think about the big picture and use that perspective to support our Divisions to achieve competitive advantage through greater agility, faster time to market and a better customer experience

  • Strategic Communication: Proactive and considered in your approach to stakeholder communications. You actively listen, provide constructive feedback and help others to consider new perspectives

What’s in it for you…

  • Uncapped Holiday Allowance (you read that right!)

  • Pension Scheme (please ask for your location and we will share)

  • Bonus Scheme

  • Life Assurance, Income protection, Private healthcare (with option to add dependent)

  • £1,000 annual self-development learning fund & Access to thousands of Udemy courses

  • Invest via the Company Share save Scheme, Discount vouchers, Volunteering days.

  • ‘Take 20’ work from another location for up to 20 days

  • Enhanced Parental Leave Policy – Maternity up to 52weeks, including 6months 100% pay. Paternity/Adoption leave and paid time off for appointments.

  • Reward portal eg. electric car scheme, gym membership discounts etc.

  • On-site Gym, Canteen and Gaming area

At Flutter we’re working to be an inclusive employer, and we encourage people from all backgrounds, ways of thinking and working to apply. Everyone brings different perspectives and experiences; you don't have to meet all the requirements listed to apply for this role.

If you need any adjustments to make this role work for you let us know, and we’ll see how we can accommodate them.

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