Welcome our new sponsors FanDuel!

Welcome aboard to our new sponsors FanDuel!

FanDuel

FanDuel specialize in one day leagues for American sports. Players can play against other users in any of the 12,000+ leagues offered per day, with entry fees ranging from $1 all the way up to $5,300. FanDuel pays out up to $1,000,000 per day in cash prizes.

FanDuel is a US company employing 82 people with most of it’s engineering, development, and design teams based in Edinburgh. Currently in TechCube, they are about to move to new offices in central Edinburgh.

Their development teams use agile techniques and continuous deployment with testing to create a fantasy sports engine that handles 3 million entries a week on average, with over 25 thousand of those per hour at busy times. The core technologies are normally Python, Java and JavaScript, but they look into whatever tool is right for the job and are currently rolling out native mobile apps.

To support a metrics-driven approach to the business, they are building a data warehouse using Hadoop and Amazon’s Redshift. This is all hosted on Amazon Web Services using automated configuration and deployment tools like Puppet.

You can find out more information about them here, and if you’re looking for a job and think this sounds like an interesting problem to tackle check out their Careers page here.

Thanks to our previous sponsors Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems who have helped us out from the start. We are looking for a 2nd sponsor – get in touch if your interested!

 

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