Senior Lead Software Engineer, Casino Games Engine

Dublin City Centre, IE

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.

Shape a rapidly scaling industry.
DraftKings is growing quickly along with the sports and online gaming industries in the US and abroad and we’re looking for a Senior Lead Casino Games Engineer to build the greatest new gaming experiences and disrupt one of the oldest industries. Sound good to you? Join us.

What you'll do as a Senior Lead Casino Game Engineer

  • Take ownership of the design, implementation, and maintenance of real money game engines and related functionality as part of our Remote Gaming Service (RGS), being both a hands-on contributor and providing guidance to your team.
  • Own the operational quality of your team’s deliverables, following software and gaming best practices, to plan, build, and use operational metrics and automation, including game simulation, forced outcome, and test reporting tools.
  • Collaborate with internal and external teams to maintain a well-integrated product at scale and maintain great working relationships.
  • Care about agility and scalability. Work with your team under fast deadlines to design, build, and deliver innovative applications .
  • Lead your team’s Agile/SCRUM practices and co-own its backlog.
  • Develop your team members thru balanced feedback and mentoring.

What skills you will use:

  • Your experience as the “expert” on a development team where you are responsible for everything from planning to the delivery of key features and management of those features
  • Exceptional object-oriented programming skills with modern OO languages like C# or Java, and scripting languages like Python, to build highly scalable and resilient products.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience is required.
  • Familiarity with AWS services and infrastructure 
  • Teamwork in a modern, Agile/SCRUM environment, clearly writing and sizing Stories, leading and taking advantage of Retrospectives, presenting your work at Sprint Reviews, guiding team members thru code and design reviews, as well as process changes that can lead to improved quality and developer efficiency, etc.
  • Ability to plan, build, and maintain mechanisms for operating these real money gaming products in a highly regulated environment. Strong analytical and problem solving skills, mathematics foundation, and data structures understanding
  • Experience in multithreading, concurrency, multitenant architecture, design/architecture patterns
  • Experience in designing and implementing APIs
  • Ability to write automated comprehensive test suites at all levels of the architecture. Strong experience in debugging, performance/memory profiling, code review, and refactoring
  • Leadership to guide your team through its various technical activities (e.g., technical planning and documentation, detailed code review activities, and being leading releases).

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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