Principal Software Engineer, Platform

Boston, MA

We’re reimagining sports and technology.
DraftKings is bringing sports fans closer to the games they love and becoming an essential part of their experience in the process. An industry pioneer since our founding in 2012, we believe we can continue to define what it means to be a technology company in sports entertainment. We love what we do and we think you will too.

The vision behind the game.
We’re growing rapidly. As a Principal Software Engineer at DraftKings, you’ll be a leader within the organization, delivering highly scalable software systems and collaboratively setting the direction of your team. This isn’t just a technical role, though. You will have the opportunity to develop the talented engineers on your team and help them achieve their own potential.

What you’ll do as a Principal Software Engineer:

  • You will solve our most challenging technical problems.
  • Design and code critical aspect of our platform.
  • Develop the technical roadmap for a technology, platform, or domain.
  • Act as a mentor for your talented team of engineers who look to you for guidance through design reviews and casual lunch and learns on technical topics.
  • You will also establish strategies and approaches that help your team produce scalable and fault-tolerant systems to solve business needs

What skills you will use:

  • You have experience and expertise in building scalable, fault-tolerant systems.
  • A history of developing strong relationships with business partners.
  • You have exceptional object-oriented programming skills with a modern OO language like C# or Java (we use C#).
  • Strong relational database design skills paired with ability to craft SQL that can access that database in a safe way – we use Amazon’s Aurora variant of MySQL.
  • You will also have a strong understating of unit and automation testing.


Who are we a good fit for?
We love working with talented people but more than that, we seek out compassionate co-workers with a collaborative spirit. Our work moves quickly and we’re great at coming together to find creative solutions to some of tech’s most interesting problems. If that sounds good to you, join us.

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As a technology company at our core, DraftKings believes that the best innovation comes from diverse perspectives, thoughts, beliefs, ideas, and experiences. We consistently push boundaries and challenge the conventional to ensure our culture and products reflect the expectations of our employees, and the customers we serve.
We’re proud to believe that your gender, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or status as an individual with a disability should have nothing to do with our hiring practices. We’ll never discriminate against anyone’s background or creed. If you’re good at what you do, we want you to do it at DraftKings.

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