Lead Site Reliability Engineer

Boston, MA

DraftKings Inc. (Nasdaq: DKNG) is a digital sports entertainment and gaming company. It’s simple, at DraftKings, we believe life’s more fun with skin in the game. For that reason, we’re committed to responsibly creating the world’s favorite games and betting experiences. Headquartered in Boston, MA, with offices around the globe, we believe we can continue to define what it means to be a technology company in sports entertainment. We love what we do, and think you will too.

Building the possibilities.
We're growing rapidly. As a Lead Site Reliability Engineer, you will help us lead the SRE team to ensure DraftKings services run continuously and smoothly as we bring game-changing experiences to our users. DraftKings solves some of the most interesting challenges in the tech industry, and when you join our team, you'll have the opportunity to see your ideas and solutions directly impact our products.

What you will do as a Lead SRE:

  • Lead our SRE team efforts across multiple projects
  • Take ownership and contribute to decisions related to product deployment, monitoring, alerting, escalations, and mitigations.
  • Create self-provisioning infrastructure using tools like Chef, Terraform, and Docker.
  • Define key metrics and SLAs around new web services being created to support our rapid traffic growth.
  • Design and implement monitoring and alerting strategies to enforce application SLAs
  • Create platform-as-a-service environments where entire subsets of our architecture can be created and destroyed cleanly and reliably.
  • Regularly review processes, identify inefficiencies, and improve to reduce the manual efforts by automation.
  • Provide guidelines and/or technical assistance to engineers.
  • Also foster a continuous deployment ecosystem that will allow DraftKings to operate at a massive scale.

Skills you will use:

  • 3+ years of experience with cloud environments and provisioning automation
  • Deep understanding of common scripting languages (Ruby, Python, Bash, Powershell)
  • Experience working with at least one object-oriented language (Java, .C#, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of networking and web concepts and ability to debug issues down to the packets.
  • Experience leading engineering teams and guiding technology roadmaps
  • Strong problem solving and technical troubleshooting skills
  • Past experience in Incident Management and a 24x7 team managing large scale software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with distributed systems and the challenges with operating them as they scale.
  • Understanding of CI/CD pipelines, familiarity with Bitbucket, Bamboo, and Octopus Deploy.
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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