Daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel is set to expand its product development and delivery capabilities by employing a further 200 software specialists for its new Glasgow city offices.
In December 2014, the Edinburgh founded operator announced that it would open a new development office in Glasgow City Centre. The fast growing company has doubled its Scottish workforce in the past year, as it leads the burgeoning US daily fantasy sports market.
Founded by Edinburgh husband and wife team Nigel and Lesley Eccles, FanDuel currently operates offices in Edinburgh, New York, LA and Orlando. The operator stated that its decision to open offices in Glasgow would gain it access top quality IT professionals.
Commenting on the opening of its Glasgow City offices CEO Nigel Eccles said:
“We are very pleased to have found a home in Glasgow. We know most Glasgow- based engineers have no wish to relocate, so it makes perfect sense for us to open an office here.We have worked hard to create a culture that inspires great work and promotes a healthy work-life balance and 2 West Regent Street (office address) will enable us to do that in a fast-paced environment. I pay tribute to the partner-led approach adopted by Shepherd, which enabled us to identify the deal pretty quickly.”
In May FanDuel governance announced that it had opened strategic US development offices in Orlando, after hiring the majority of Zynga’s defunct social fantasy sports division Sports365