Betfair seeks techies

The deepening recession in Britain and elswhere is resulting in valuable and qualified IT people coming on to the market as some companies tighten their belts, but online gambling group Betfair is doing the opposite, and using the opportunity to snap up top techies with an eye on future expansion.

Recently appointed Chief Technology Officer Tony McAllister, told this week: “We think this is a good opportunity to invest in the future from a resource and technology standpoint. The idea is to make Betfair a destination workplace and hire the best talent on the planet.

“A lot of these talented people have been put out of their jobs and my goal is to take advantage of that. Now is the best time to shop for new talent, but we will do it in a very methodical manner. I want to be much more prescriptive about the skills I am looking for," he said.

This year will see Betfair boost its mobile offering, so the firm will be on the lookout for professionals with experience in that field, as well as staff who can help with any major code rewriting for its core platform.

The company’s 350-strong team, which is already supported by a near-shore facility in Romania, will also seek to attract more international talent.

“I would like to bring much more global experience and different cultures into the business and these employees will be based across the world doing different things,” said McAllister.

“If you are going to do more in the mobile space, you need to have people in the US and Asia as that is the cutting edge of mobile technology. It is hard to manage, but the benefits far outweigh the difficulties.”

General Gambling News

Login to post a comment:


Click Here to register a new account

What's going on right now!

2mins ago someone from Bulgaria played Extra Stars

Casino Community

Share this page on:
Follow LCB on:
Follow LCB

In the last 24h


  • New Members
  • Members Online
  • Guests
Highest Community Rated Online Casinos
Guts Casino
  (335 Ratings)
32 Red Casino
  (617 Ratings)
Lucky Red Casino
  (342 Ratings)
BETAT Casino
  (335 Ratings)
Club USA Casino
  (455 Ratings)
Mr Green Casino
  (433 Ratings)
Buzzluck Casino
  (301 Ratings)
  (291 Ratings)
  (298 Ratings)
Raging Bull
  (246 Ratings)
Bet365 Games
  (288 Ratings)
Casino Adrenaline
  (206 Ratings)
Unibet Casino
  (260 Ratings)
  (293 Ratings)
  (380 Ratings)
  (142 Ratings)
  (129 Ratings)
Betsson Casino
  (361 Ratings)
Redbet Casino
  (267 Ratings)
Betsafe Casino
  (346 Ratings)
  (186 Ratings)
Casino Extreme
  (319 Ratings)
Vera John Casino
  (279 Ratings)
ComeOn Casino
  (395 Ratings)
Bet365 Casino
  (549 Ratings)
Thrills Casino
  (295 Ratings)
  (218 Ratings)
Intertops Red Casino
  (200 Ratings)
Sportingbet Casino
  (162 Ratings)
Royal Panda
  (208 Ratings)

Follow LCB on Facebook Follow LCB on Twitter Follow LCB on Pinterest Follow LCB on Google plus