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Architect, Backend


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.


Do you thrive on delivering impact in leading a vertical's engineering teams towards best practice architectural design and delivering high performing, resilient micro-services? As an Architect for the backend, you’ll work closely with engineers, product managers, data analysts, other architects and SecOps. This role fits a leader who is collaborative, proactive, delivery-focused and enjoys mentoring others. You'll lean on your consistent track record of building performant and scalable applications to help the teams succeed in a high-growth environment using the latest patterns, approaches and technologies.


  • Lead the architectural design for your domain, collaborating with product managers and engineers

  • Lead the definition and implementation of the standards, guidelines and architectural reviews

  • Working with other architecture leaders to set the overall architectural vision for the project

  • Provide project oversight, code and design review leadership

  • Bring together the right SMEs to deliver the right solution

  • Include operational considerations on your design and plan (e.g. metrics, logging, alerting, tracing, shifts, deployment, cost-effectiveness)

  • Collaborate with transparency, providing visibility on technological and architectural aspects of your domain’s part of the project


  • The ability to lead by influence rather than by directing

  • Experience architecting  and implementing  scalable, fault-tolerant, cloud-based distributed systems - preferably in the public cloud (AWS, Azure or Google Cloud)

  • Experience in planning, designing, delivering complex microservice-oriented features, workflows, and products.

  • Knows how to delegate, educate, and give autonomy to every team member while staying apprised of project progress

  • Experience with technologies and patterns such as circuit-breaking, backpressure/streaming and message queues, distributed caching

  • An understanding of the different data structures/systems such as No-SQL vs SQL/relational, data lakes, data warehouses and how/when each might be appropriate

  • Experience with micro-services architectures

  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins/Octopus/Bamboo, ELK

  • Experience working with CI/CD process and tools, testing frameworks and practices

  • A background in object-oriented programming in a language such as Java, C#

  • Experience with technologies and patterns such as circuit-breaking, backpressure/streaming and message queues, distributed caching

  • Work with teams to identify software in their products that can be componentized for company-wide reuse



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. 

We are DraftKings.

We’re inspired by our shared passion for developing creative solutions to complex challenges and empowering the people around us to do their best work. We are industry leaders in the digital entertainment and technology space propelled by constant curiosity and diverse perspectives.

Our teams are fueled by innovation. We are looking ahead, building what’s next, and continuously reinventing the industry. We’re a publicly traded (NASDAQ: DKNG) technology company headquartered in Boston, with teams around the world and an expanding global presence.

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We strive to create a place where all feel safe, empowered, engaged, championed, and inspired. DraftKings is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This means we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind and are committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of your gender identity, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or status as an individual with a disability.

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As a regulated gaming company, you may be required to obtain a gaming license issued by the appropriate state agency as a condition of employment.

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