FanDuel and xDesign partnership to create hundreds of jobs

By Peter Lynch

A new partnership between FanDuel and Scottish software developer xDesign is expected to create hundreds of new jobs, as reported by BBC News.

Through the deal, a total of 400 roles will be created by the end of 2022, many of which will be in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Both groups will also invest £250,000 ($314,000) per year in drawing new talent into the market.

Under the multi-year partnership, Edinburgh-based xDesign will boost its team working on the FanDuel account in Edinburgh and Leeds by 40 people, to 120. It also plans to add 150 staff to the company’s existing headcount of 200 by the end of the year.

The group has provided the US-based sports gaming giant with product and engineering support for the past 18 months. The Flutter Entertainment-owned group aims to create 250 engineering jobs this year. New staff will have the opportunity to work at offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Atlanta.

“Investing in people and creating a platform for future tech talent is a must to tackle the ever-widening tech skills gap,” said xDesign Chief Executive Euan Andrews. “While job creation and growth form a huge part of this partnership, engagement and support for those at the early stages of their career in technology is vital.

“Extending our relationship with an organisation as successful as FanDuel will significantly contribute to identifying and cultivating the next generation of talent in the UK which both companies are fanatical about.”

FanDuel Group COO Andy Giancamilli commented: “The boom of the UK and Scottish tech sector is undeniable, and we believe this partnership with xDesign provides fantastic support and supplements the work our FanDuel world-class engineering teams do.”

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