FanDuel to create 250 engineering jobs with new collaboration hub in Edinburgh

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Flutter Entertainment-owned US sports betting market leader FanDuel has opened a new ‘collaboration hub’ in Edinburgh.

The hub will “foster cross-discipline working and drive project innovation” while bringing FanDuel colleagues closer to those working in Flutter’s UK, Ireland and international divisions, the operator said.

Its launch will bring with it the creation of 250 new engineering jobs to support the development of FanDuel’s mobile sportsbook, casino and racing platforms. Employees will also be set to work on specialist projects relating to technology, product and user experience.

In total, the hub will be able to accommodate up to 550 staff members, and will be open to staff across the UK and those visiting from the US.

Based on Freer Street in Edinburgh’s Fountainbridge area, the three-storey hub “offers a bright and refreshing space designed to boost creativity and engagement from state-of-the-art equipment,” Flutter said.

FanDuel VP of software engineering Matthew Taylor: “The continued boom of the UK and Scottish tech sector is undisputed, and we wanted to create a new world-class environment to match our world-class engineering teams.” 

Matthew Taylor, FanDuel VP of software engineering, added: “We believe a collaborative approach is the best way to drive results and truly innovate when it comes to product delivery. 

“The official launch of our new UK Collaboration Hub today signals an exciting new chapter in the FanDuel story that will proactively bring together the best talent from across the country to innovate and excel in this dedicated creative space.”

The launch takes FanDuel back to its roots, having originally been founded in Scotland in 2009.

Taylor concluded: “The continued boom of the UK and Scottish tech sector is undisputed, and we wanted to create a new world-class environment to match our world-class engineering teams. 

“Investing in our people is key and the Collaboration Hub helps us continue to recruit, develop and support our colleagues as we further grow our UK employee base,” he added. 

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