FinTech, meet Sports Betting

Smarkets is a peer-to-peer exchange for sports and political betting that has handled over $15 billion in trading volume since 2010. We have offices in London, Los Angeles & Malta with staff from 35 different countries.

Our goal is to upend the sports betting industry by creating a transparent platform that creates the best value for users with not only the fairest odds but also the best technology, alongside a superior customer experience. We've been able to achieve this as a result of our dynamic, self-starting company philosophy which puts the engineers in charge of driving change.

Ultimately our culture has been responsible for the work the engineering staff have achieved. We aim to have a relaxed and collaborative working environment to solve the challenging problems that we face. In-house chefs, transparent salaries and monthly parties are some of the highlights of being a Smarketeer.

We're building a reliable, low-latency, highly concurrent system capable of handling thousands of executions per second. Our engineers deploy to production several times a day. As we’re rebuilding our infrastructure on AWS, we’re looking for someone passionate to help us building a low-friction, highly available system.


  • Expressed interest in learning new programming languages and technologies
  • Basic level of SQL knowledge
  • Familiarity with a programming language like Python
  • Familiarity with open-source software like Linux, BSD, PostgreSQL, MySQL


  • Programming experience
  • Interest in probability, sports and exchanges
  • Interest in working with Kubernetes
  • Experience with a configuration management tool such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef


  • Self-management structure similar to Valve
  • Flexible work environment
  • Sit-stand desks with wheels
  • Catered meals, drinks, parties on a frequent basis
  • Central London office
  • Work with some of Europe's smartest software engineers


This is a full-time job based at our office on the 7th floor at 1 Commodity Quay, St Katharine Docks, London, E1W 1AZ.

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