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Lead Software Engineer - Sports Intelligence

Building the Possibilities

 Our team comprises sports modelling experts and data science technologists, coming together to develop innovative sports models and pricing solutions that deliver value to the Sportsbook platform at DraftKings. Our Sports Intelligence team will supercharge the capabilities of the data science unit by building the software components necessary to bring this content to our user. As part of this role, you will be a proven leader, a creative thinker, utilizing software engineering skills to build out our next-generation quantitative development platform. 

What you'll do as a Lead Software Engineer:

  • You will take a lead role working with a team of engineers to evolve, improve and maintain all elements of the team's infrastructure. 

  • Build relationships, and establish strong lines of communication with a large and committed set of cross-functional stakeholders.

  • Develop performance-oriented code, covered with unit and automated integration tests

  • Follow and work according to software development standards and methodologies

  • Care about agility as much as you care about scalability. We roll out products very quickly and are looking for a team that can pivot at a moment’s notice.  

What You'll bring:

  • Experience in a Lead role working with at least one object-oriented language like C# or Java is required.

  • Expertise with Python will be considered an asset.

  • Expertise with C/C++, including low and high-level optimization will be considered an advantage.

  • Experience building distributed systems in a cloud computing environment such as AWS strongly preferred.

  • Strong instincts around performance vs simplicity tradeoffs, engineering for maintainability, extensibility and debuggability.

  • A keen interest in sports would be beneficial to success in this role.​


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.

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