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Lead Database Infrastructure Engineer

At 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 and are propelled by constant curiosity and diverse perspectives.

Building the Possibilities:

We’re growing rapidly. As a Lead Database Infrastructure Engineer, you will help us continue running our applications smoothly as our business scales. 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'll do as a Lead Database Infrastructure Engineer:

  • Responsible for the deployment, maintenance, and monitoring of our large scale Aurora MySQL/Postgres and VMWare-based on premises database infrastructure 

  • Lead efforts to plan and implement database infrastructure projects. Focus on allowing software development teams to self-service their needs while maintaining ownership and control over team responsibilities 

  • Write technical planning documentation for database infrastructure projects

  • Automate monitoring, maintenance and support related tasks

  • Define, recommend, follow, advocate and train on database design and performance best practices

  • Acts as a mentor to other team members and engineers throughout the organization

  • Able to rapidly diagnose and fix problems and provide periodic on-call support, effectively driving and managing communication under pressure and during incidents

  • Plan and implement all aspects of database disaster recovery

  • Develop and utilize self-provisioning tools such as Terraform and Chef to set up database infrastructure.

  • Act as steward of the production environment infrastructure and reduce downtime through all actions, ensuring change management that provides for safe production deployments that are free of impact to internal and external users

What you’ll bring :

  • Expertise in database administration, with experience maintaining highly available MySQL/Postgres clusters in AWS and on-premises

  • Amazon Web Services experience, 5+ years

  • Technical project leadership skills, 2+ years

  • Expertise in SQL (complex queries and stored procedures)

  • Expertise in data modeling and schema design

  • Proficiency in the scripting language of your choice (shell, perl, python, etc) and automation technologies (terraform, chef, docker, etc) for monitoring and custom automation

  • Strong written, verbal and organizational skills

  • Extensive experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment

This position can sit in either Boston or remote; however, this work is to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.

Join Us!

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.

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.

Ready to build what’s next? Apply now.

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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