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Cloud Automation Engineer - 0312


Cloud Automation Engineer

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3 extra days of vacation


Internal International Opportunities

Health insurance

Mobile allowance

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Fully provisioned kitchen

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The Role...

We deliver Paddy Power Betfair's infrastructure automation and support 200 software developers. We, also, develop automation for private (OpenStack) and public cloud (AWS) to provide deployment facilities for Paddy Power Betfair's services. You are a Linux engineer and you have Python (or similar) and scripting experience. You feel comfortable around config management tools.

Our services run on 1000's of machines. You should be comfortable working at scale and supporting clustered computing across a number of technologies that range from web application services to message queues, data streaming and data storage technologies.

You'll be part of the automation community at Paddy Power Betfair. This role is based in Porto, but the community is spread across our offices in the UK, Ireland and Romania as well, so it would be desirable if you could travel from time to time.


What You'll be Doing... 

  • Using configuration management tools such as Ansible and/or Chef to create self-service workflows;
  • Cooperate with existing engineers and the broader development community;
  • Follow best practices for infrastructure within the department;
  • Working closely with development teams and product owners as part of an Agile software development team to ensure the required functionality is present keeping in mind resilience at all times;
  • Driving the full integration of automated workflows into a Continuous Delivery framework;
  • Supporting the development teams on all infrastructure related subjects;
  • Research and development of tooling/process to enable delivery and infrastructure teams;
  • Participating in the design of core technology and infrastructure, and driving adoption.


What We're Looking For... 

  • Experience in Linux based operating systems;
  • Experience in configuration management tools (such as Chef or Ansible);
  • Knowledge in virtualization and cloud technologies (Openstack, AWS preferred);
  • Experience in artifact packaging and repositories (such as Yum and RPM);
  • Experience in container technology;
  • Programming skills and SDLC good practices;
  • Advocate of Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery practices;
  • Track record of delivery in an agile environment;
  • Team player and eager to learn;
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Experience with automation of recurrent tasks.

We'd love to see...

  • Passion for building a great consumer product that our customers will love;
  • Ability to interact effectively with other functional teams;
  • Strive to learn new technologies and improve ways of doing things;
  • Good communicator and problem solving oriented;
  • Automating for AWS and Cloud-Native Services.

What You'll Get in Return... 

Our passion has helped us take the betting industry by storm. So we think it's only fair that you enjoy excellent rewards.  


The Fun Stuff 

  • Competitive salary and bonus scheme
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Games room
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Sharesave scheme 
  • Career progression
  • Global mobility 
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • In office shower and locker rooms
  • Health and well being classes (Yoga, bootcamp, etc.)
  • Free breakfast 
  • In office masseuse, nutritionist and ergonomist 

The Boring Stuff 

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Lunch credit
  • Health assessments
  • Travel allowance
  • Own your own laptop scheme
  • Thousands of online learning courses
  • Mobile allowance
  • Employee Assistance Programme 

There is more, but we won't go on... 

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Avenida de Camilo 96, Porto, Portugal, 4300-492

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 people always come first, that’s why we believe we can complement each other. You are our missing piece to be a better company, to build a better business for everybody, including ourselves.On the other hand, we are your missing piece, giving you the flexibility, work life balance and the tech challenge you´re lacking.
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