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Senior Backend Developer

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What you can expect

To work in a company that is part of the Paddy Power Betfair Group is to work in one of the largest and fastest-growing online betting and gaming operators in the world. Here you’ll experience different, because this is a place where tenacious, adaptable and quick thinkers thrive and only the best manage to get a position.

At Blip you will be working in an international environment with:

  • More than 7500 employees (close to 300 in Porto);
  • 16 distinct locations around the globe, 4 of them technology development centers;

You will be working on a high scale and high demand environment. This will mean:

  • Delivering product at scale for over 5 million customers;
  • Deliver performant product. 99,9% of transactions in less than a second and that our systems process more than 7 million transactions every day (more than all the European stock exchanges combined);
  • Deliver high transitional products. We are in fact part of the API Billionaire’s club supporting and evolving an API serving more than 2.5Bn calls a day.

You will find a high availability delivery environment:

  • The products you develop will comply with ambitious uptime targets: less than 50 minutes downtime expected per year;
  • You will be working in a truly continuous delivery environment that includes: Continuous Integration, Deployment and Testing;

You will be working in an environment where we strongly believe that our people are our most important asset and we invest on them intensively. This means:

  • Having a continuous personal development process;
  • Investing in your competences development not seen as a perk but as a fundamental must: for two years in a row (2017 and 2018) Blip was voted as the best company for personal and professional development in Portugal;
  • Working in Blip will also mean working in an environment deeply focused on the wellbeing, happiness and sense of belonging of our employees. Our mottos are “Work-life balance” and “Full flexibility, full responsibility”.

You will find benefits like:

  • 3 Extra days of vacation;
  • The possibility to work remotely;
  • Showers and locker rooms;
  • Bicycle parking for you to explore alternatives on commuting to work;
  • Fully provisioned kitchen with free breakfast and coffee breaks;
  • Doctor, masseuse, nutritionist and ergonomist at the office;
  • Health insurance;
  • Mobile allowance;
  • Choice of operating system;
  • Own your laptop and accessories;
  • CSR – 2 social days allowance;
  • Sports Training;
  • Partnership discounts;
  • English lessons;
  • Finance advisory;
  • Blip Baby Kit;
  • Referral bonus scheme;

Key experience & qualifications

  • Java and/or development experience of a high concurrency/high transactional platform;
  • We value experience working with Apache Kafka and message queueing systems;
  • Knowledge of Scala, Akka, memcached, Apache Storm, Cassandra, ZooKeeper is a plus;
  • Client-server protocols such as REST;
  • Experience of using established design patterns;
  • Awareness and experience in using agile methodologies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work on a team that owns the services that support the scale of our business;
  • Develop software as part of an agile team with short iterations and frequent releases;
  • Contribute to planning and development of our technology;
  • Remain up-to-date in terms of current (and future) technologic trends.

Key attributes

  • Passion for building a great consumer product that our customers will love;
  • Ability to interact effectively with other functional teams;
  • Excellent communicator, common sense and a passion for the art of problem solving.

So what are you waiting for? Come and join the best team in Portugal!

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