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Cloud Development Ops Engineer

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Cloud Development Ops Engineer
Power Tower, Dublin 4






The Technology department within Paddy Power solves challenges that are truly unique in complexity and scale. The Group has retail, B2B, B2C and e-commerce dimensions. It has a global network of retail outlets, high volume real-time trading applications and mission critical websites. It sells live price feeds into some of the largest gaming operators in the world. The technology function, which comprises a wide range of skill sets, will double in size in the coming year.



In Paddy Power we are tasked with providing flexible, scalable, secure and highly available systems. Downtime isn't something we like. In Paddy Power, IT is a competitive advantage.



Under limited supervision provide system-level design / support / management of enterprise systems in a dynamic environment. Provide advice on best practice with regard to configuring, supporting and maintaining all UNIX and associated systems within Paddy Power.



Main duties & responsibilities

  • Support, maintain and develop the Cloud infrastructure of Paddy Power
  • Provide ‘out of hours' support as required
  • Manage the business applications and systems of Paddy Power
  • Build servers and software to Paddy Power standards as necessary
  • Assist in defining new standards in response to industry trends
  • Participate in on-going performance tuning of UNIX or Windows servers



Essential Competencies

  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and work to exacting deadlines
  • Flexibility and adaptable in their approach to customer and business needs
  • Excited and engaged to learn about new products while keeping abreast of new product developments
  • Must have excellent customer facing skills
  • Must have excellent follow-up skills

Education & Experience

  • Degree educated in an IT discipline
  • Exposure to Virtualization (VMware, KVM hypervisors)
  • System administration experience with a Cloud Environment (EC2, VMware etc)
  • Familiar with storage setup including SAN's
  • Strong Unix / Linux skills
  • Experience of Windows Server environment
  • Experience of Apache Http WebServer
  • Automation / Configuration tools (Chef Preferable)
  • Systems security and OS hardening
  • Basic Tomcat, relational, NOSQL administration skills
  • Solid understanding of networking (TCP/IP, DNS), firewalls and routing
  • Load Balancing experience such as Citrix Netscaler an advantage
  • Excellent Scripting skills - Shell, Python, bash, Ruby etc
  • Experience implementing and managing Production systems
  • Experience working on High Volume / Large scale systems


We offer a highly attractive benefits package, commensurate with a leading Plc, including; salary, bonus, pension, healthcare and life cover.



The Group focuses heavily on employee communication, development and retention. Our people are pivotal to everything we do and we are fortunate to have such a range of talented people that epitomise our devotion to customer service, our dedication to product excellence and our brand values of ‘fun, fair and friendly'.



Company Information
Paddy Power is a global Plc, headquartered in Ireland, with 2,400 employees worldwide. The amount staked by customers in 2010 was almost €4 billion. It is one of the fastest growing, innovative and dynamic businesses in the betting and gaming sector. It has seen record operating profit in 2010, following year on year growth of around 30% for each of the past ten years. It is an ambitious, cash rich company that recognises technology as critical to further accelerating its growth.


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