Technology

At the heart of Betfair is our technology

Around 800 of Betfair’s staff are technology focused giving the advantage you would expect from such a large in-house team. We provide everything from the datacentre cabling to the core infrastructure to the software itself. This gives us the benefits of a flexible approach and the pace we need to innovate at the highest levels of technical excellence.

We encourage a collaborative culture so that our people can grow, learning from some of the best minds in the industry.

We value people who want to be involved in everything that we do, from shaping our own culture to sharing our technical expertise with professionals both inside and outside of Betfair. Many of our team members present at conferences, participate in the open-source community and contribute to blogs, such as our own Engineering blog at betsandbits.com.

The reason we have to be so tech focused comes down to scale and pace.

We are in the API Billionaire’s club alongside Twitter, Facebook, eBay and Google – with more than 2.5Bn API calls being served daily. Our IT team monitors 100k data-points per second across our estate – every second of the day. We generate in excess of 2.5TB of logs each day. We successfully process over 100M transactions a day on the Exchange with edge-to-edge p95 times of under 4ms. We ship around 500 changes a week to production across our products and infrastructure. It’s breath-taking and amazing.

Our Engineering teams

Our engineering teams are spread across three main locations in London, Portugal and Romania. This mix of cultures adds further to a great working environment with many opportunities to travel to the other offices and work with team-members from different countries.

Our Future

Our technology future is bright – the more we succeed, the more customers we attract – and with our annual growth rates continuing to be well into double digits we are doing a great job. This means we need more bright engineering talent to come and join us. If you want get some of the best technical and IT experience Europe has to offer in a fun and challenging culture alongside a technical landscape that will blow your mind, then we might be the right place for you.