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Software Engineer Manager_FanDuel

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Role area:
CIO
Contract type:
Full Time
Location:
Porto
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This is who we are

Blip is a Tech and Innovation Hub with a strong knowledge in software development, mobile apps, web platforms and retail applications for betting and gaming.

We are part of Flutter Entertainment – one of the World´s Largest Groups in the bookmaking industry, with an annual revenue of around 2 billion euros. The Code we develop, powering brands such as PaddyPower, Betfair and FanDuel, is used by over 5 million people in more than 100 countries and we are in the API Billionaire Club alongside players such as Google, Facebook and Twitter.

The missing piece

At Blip, our people always come first, that´s why we believe we can complement each other.

You are the piece we are missing to further improve as a company, to build a better business for everybody, including ourselves. On the other hand, we are your missing piece-we will give you the flexibility, work life balance and the tech challenge you strive for.

FanDuel

This role is to work on one of our FanDuel Sportsbook platform teams. FanDuel is the premier gaming destination in the United States, FanDuel Group consists of a portfolio of leading brands across gaming, sports betting, daily fantasy sports, advance-deposit wagering, and TV/media, including FanDuel, Betfair US, and TVG. FanDuel Group has a presence across 45 states and 8 million customers.

It all starts here!

This is your 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 Delivery Manager is accountable for a Software Engineering delivery team and its software delivery. You will passionately lead a team of 5 software engineers and 1 QA engineer to deliver amazing value to our customers. Using lean and agile methodologies, you will be responsible for the pace, scale and performance of your team delivery. Having a technical background, with experience in all aspects of software delivery processes, from inception to release, will set you up for success.

Reporting to the Director of Sportsbook Platforms, you will also be accountable for hiring, performance appraisal and reward of your team, focusing in helping your people define their career path and goals for short and long term.

Your exceptional communication skills will be key, not only to lead your team through a challenging, continuously changing environment, but also on your constant interactions with a diverse group of stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

Leadership & People

  • Lead, inspire, motivate and line manage a multi-disciplinary software development team;
  • Coach, hold 1 to 1s, set and review objectives, appraise performance, and assist with career development, ensuring effective performance management;
  • Lead a ‘delivery with high quality’ culture that is results oriented and takes accountability;
  • Responsible for achieving and sustaining people’s engagement;
  • Meet ambitious timelines while balancing business risks and trade-offs;
  • Drive the team to continuously improve processes in always changing environment;
  • Maximize employee retention through motivation and strong management.

Software Delivery

  • Understand intimately the dependencies between components and how they combine to deliver service to the end consumer and to the business;
  • Consistently apply significant knowledge of Agile/Lean within the team, namely Scrum methodology, to continuously improve the team pace, efficiency and quality;
  • Serve as liaison between delivery team and key stakeholder(s);
  • Execute, plan and manage changes as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements;
  • Manage the review of product requirements within the team and provide feedback to product owners and other change originators;
  • Provide technical direction for design, development, testing and deployment from definition phase through planning, implementation and maintenance;
  • Understand and balance commercial needs against technical requirements and capabilities;
  • Easily recognize system deficiencies and lead to effective solutions;
  • Continuous improvement of processes through automation of common procedures, and implementation of standards, processes and checklists;
  • Prioritize tasks throughout all phases of the project lifecycle;
  • Lead a culture of technical approach documentation and preparation of software development and QA estimates;
  • Actively measure and review the Productivity, Velocity, Quality and Duration of delivery, taking prompt corrective action where necessary.

Ownership

  • Own products and/or components in terms of being fully accountable for the efficient, quality, and effective implementation of the relevant roadmap, as well as Incident Management;
  • Work closely with the key business customers, stakeholders, external partners and all groups within the Technology
  • Organization to implement, evolve, support and own the software and system components to appropriate quality standards;
  • Clearly communicate and promote strategies, roadmaps, dependencies and plans for products and/or components;
  • Own the product lifecycle and be responsible for managing all delivery risks;
  • Manage all technical resources and capacity plans within budget and project schedule.

We hope you have

  • At least 5 years of proven track record of leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams on complex software projects;
  • Using agile methods for software delivery;
  • Working with distributed, redundant and transactional systems and the quality assurance of these;
  • Managing the development of a team by ensuring that project tasks are in line with each team member’s defined career path, as much as possible;
  • Using defect tracking systems;
  • Strong analytical and diagnostic skills, particularly with regard to technical risks, issues and constraints;
  • Strong leader and energetic motivator;
  • Work well under time and environmental pressures;
  • Demonstrate senior principles, leading by example, showing work ethic and passionate, professional attitude;
  • Proven track of project management;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English and Portuguese);
  • Team player, who strives to maximize team performance;
  • BSc or Masters in Computer Science or equivalent demonstrable knowledge.

We´d love to see

  • Proven track record of Incident Management;
  • Release management experience;
  • Background in working in a Continuous Integration (or Delivery) environment;
  • Background in working with a DevOps culture;
  • Experience working with Cloud Infrastructures.

What you can expect

  • 3 extra days of vacation
  • FlexAppeal – Flexible Hours and possibility to work from home
  • Doctor, masseuse, nutritionist and ergonomist at the office
  • Health insurance for employee+spouse+children
  • Mobile Allowance
  • Choose your Operating System (Windows or macOS)
  • Own your laptop and accessories after 3 years in the company
  • CSR – 2 social days allowance
  • Training and Certification
  • Fully provisioned kitchen with free breakfast and coffee breaks
  • Community groups
  • Sports Training
  • Showers and Locker Rooms
  • Partnerships discounts
  • Teambuilding budget + activities
  • Internal International Opportunities (between Porto, London, Dublin, Cluj, Malta, New York, Orlando, Los Angeles, Edinburgh and Glasgow)

Are you our missing piece? If so, apply here