The Uk’s leading online bookmaker bet365, is set to expand its operating capacity in Manchester after confirming the launch of a new DevOPs department.
The bookmaker set up a Manchester-based tech support office located in the Spring Gardens area of the city in 2018, led by the company’s Head of Systems Development, Warren Hughes.
bet365’s expanded Manchester tech support unit will be operated by the Hillside Technology subsidiary with the task of forming a new site reliability engineering team.
Leading initiatives, Steven Briggs, Head of DevOPS at Hillside Technology, told UK media that bet365 would set up a team of 70 engineers working between its Stoke headquarters and Manchester hub, helping the company optimise its software delivery, maintain core systems, and improve all-round IT infrastructure.
Strengthening bet365’s tech and IT support, Briggs confirmed that a number of software maintenance, service delivery and incident management operational teams would be unified under the expanded division of ‘ helping break technology silos that can hinder how end-to-end systems’ are managed.