Senior Lead Software Engineer, Backend, Consumer Innovations


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.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.

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.

You may be required to become licensed through applicable regulatory agencies.

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