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Lead Software Engineer (Casino)

Shape a rapidly scaling industry. 


DraftKings is growing quickly, and we’re looking for a Senior Lead Software Engineer to help establish and lead a team-centred around the mission of providing a best-in-class experience for our customers. This position requires strong technical skills and a bias toward collaboration. You will be working across teams, informing business decisions, and helping to expand our enterprise software platform.


What you’ll do as a Lead Software Engineer:

  • Lead the implementation and support of technical solutions;

  • Manage your team's software development life cycle — requirements gathering, planning, architectural design, implementation, code review, testing and deployment;

  • Adhere to quality standards and working procedures;

  • Initiate improvements and adjust development methodology;

  • Distribute expertise and skills amongst teammates;

  • Support and evolve the technical documentation;

  • Ensure and provide the quality of the developed solutions on production.

What you’ll bring: 

  • 6+ years of experience in designing commercial software products;

  • 5+ experience with any object-oriented programming language;

  • Experience in functional programming is considering a plus;

  • 1+ years of experience as a Technical Team Leader or similar position. Candidates without any expertise in Leadership but with huge experience in the distributed systems and desire to manage a team will be considered as well;

  • Good knowledge of data structures and algorithms;

  • Experience handling large data sets;

  • Knowledge and experience in large scale distributed systems is considered a plus;

  • Knowledge of any distributed stream processing frameworks is regarded as a plus (Spark, Storm, Flink is a huge plus);

  • Knowledge in Confluent platform – Kafka, Schema registry;

  • Experience with the following technologies such as Zookeeper, Docker, Kubernetes, Netty, RocksDB, etc. is a plus;

  • Knowledge of one or more non-relational data stores - key/value, columnar, document (Redshift, Cassandra is a plus);

  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills;

  • Fluent in English .

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.

Join Us!

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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