FanDuel will ‘drive results’ following introduction of Edinburgh hub

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FanDuel has embarked on its UK adventure after Flutter’s US-based subsidiary debuted its Collaboration Hub in Scotland’s capital city Edinburgh. 

Lauding the opening as a “new era” for the company, the launch of the UK Collaboration Hub will see the creation of 250 new engineering jobs to support the development of FanDuel’s mobile sportsbook, casino and racing platforms. Colleagues will also work on specialist projects relating to tech, product and UX.

Moreover, the base is also said to foster cross discipline working and drive project ignition, whilst bringing FanDuel colleagues close to those working for Flutter’s UK and Ireland, and International divisions. 

“We believe a collaborative approach is the best way to drive results and truly innovate when it comes to product delivery,” noted Matthew Taylor, FanDuel Vice President of Software Engineering. 

“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.”

Based on Freet Street, within the regenerated Fountainbridge area of Edinburgh, the UK Collaboration Hub is said to offer a “bright and refreshing space” and designed to “boost creativity and engagement” via its equipment. 

Having been originally founded in Scotland in 2009, the opening of the UK Collaboration Hub is the latest investment the company has made in the country. It will accommodate up to 550 people and will be open to staff across the UK and those visiting from the US.

Taylor added: “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.”