Software Engineering Intern - Summer 2021

Boston, MA

DraftKings Inc. (Nasdaq: DKNG) is a digital sports entertainment and gaming company. It’s simple, at DraftKings, we believe life’s more alive 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.

DraftKings is a sports entertainment company that has technology at its core. As an intern with the Engineering team, you'll be a contributor to user facing work in your first week, and own a project to to completion end to end, all while embedded in one of our Engineering teams. We feel this gives you the opportunity to learn a lot, in Software Engineering best practices, and what it is like to be a Software Engineer at DraftKings.

Past Projects/What you might work on:

  • Build an integration with a Customer Service SaaS service to make handling of customer inquiries by our Customer Experience team more efficient.
  • Connect some of our internal tools to the Slack API, building a custom Slackbot to make workflows that are very common much easier to follow along with.
  • Allow for more personalization inside our application by creating marketing tools to target content to our users based on their interests.

What You'll Need:

  • Experience writing working software, project format is a plus
  • Experience with version control systems ex. git (personal or coursework)
  • Study in a technical major, graduating before Summer 2022 (rising Senior)
  • Exposure to object-oriented languages (e.g. C#, Java)

Bonus Points:

  • Previous internship experience writing software
  • An understanding of testable software (unit testing, automated end-to-end testing)
  • Some experience with:
  • Data layer construction (SQL preferred)
  • Mobile application development (iOS or Android)
  • REST API Design and Implementation
  • Web application development (JavaScript, React / Redux preferred)
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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