Senior Lead Software Engineer, Backend, Consumer Innovations


We are DraftKings.

We’re inspired by our shared passion for developing creative solutions to complex challenges and empowering the people around us to do their best work. We are industry leaders in the digital entertainment and technology space propelled by constant curiosity and diverse perspectives.

Our teams are fueled by innovation. We are looking ahead, building what’s next, and continuously reinventing the industry. We’re a publicly traded (NASDAQ: DKNG) technology company headquartered in Boston, with teams around the world and an expanding global presence.

Be part of a groundbreaking company.
Building the possibilities.As a Senior Lead Software Engineer in Consumer Innovations, you’ll work in a focused team bringing the best new experiences to customers. You’ll be a creative contributor to our decision-making in building new features that are fun to use, solid, and scalable. Sounds good to you? Join us.

What you’ll do as a Backend Senior Lead Software Engineer:

  • Take ownership of the design, development, operability, and team leadership of the innovations dev team creating new apps and features using current distributed compute methods, primarily written in C# and React Redux, using SQL and NoSQL data stores in AWS.
  • Collaborate with our product and engineering leads across the company to plan new functionality that’s developed to smoothly integrate into large production systems down the road.
  • Lead the dev team in design sessions, coding practices and standards, and ensure your team delivers high quality work that aligns with our mission.
  • We’re constantly growing and forming new teams, and helping talented people grow into their strengths. You’ll have the opportunity to grow into leadership-level engineering roles or transition into engineering manager roles.

What skills you will use:

  • Experience as the ‘expert’ on a development team where you were responsible for everything from planning to delivering key functionality and periodic maintenance of that functionality.
  • Expertise with object-oriented software development, such as C# or Java.
  • Strong relational database skills using technologies like MySQL or SQL Server.
  • Experience with modern client JS frameworks, like Node.JS, React, and Redux.
  • Familiarity with AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud services, infrastructure, and distributed software systems.
  • Solid cloud-native experience with containerized microservices, data grids, auto-scaling and managed infrastructures.
  • Ability to write automated comprehensive test suites at all levels of the architecture.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills, real-time decision making, and responsiveness to problem solving that puts the customer experience first.

Join Us!

We strive to create a place where all feel safe, empowered, engaged, championed, and inspired. DraftKings is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This means we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind and are committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of your gender identity, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or status as an individual with a disability.

Ready to build what’s next? Apply now.

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