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Lead Software Engineer, SRE Applications

Be the strategy behind the game.

DraftKings is growing quickly, and we’re looking for a Lead Software Engineer to help our Site Reliability Engineering Applications Team (SRE Applications) build resilient and scalable applications to provide a best-in-class experience for our customers. In this role, you will create, propagate, enforce, and implement resilience and scalability standards, processes, frameworks, and excellent quality tools with an obsessive focus on automation. 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.  Sounds good to you?  Join us.

What you’ll do as a Lead Software Engineer, SRE Applications:

  • Proactively research operational challenges for our highest priority products and services and design and develop automation-based solutions for your findings.

  • Ensure solutions are developed under the highest industry standards and meet production readiness criteria for global 24/7 operation.

  • Collaborate extensively with R&D teams to guide them in implementing resilience and scalability requirements and educate them on how to employ the developed tools and frameworks

  • Lead by example by mentoring other engineers through code reviews, design reviews, and over-the-shoulder debugging to support the team’s objectives and contribute efficiently to their career development goals.

 

What you’ll bring: 

 

  • A passion for building robust software systems using raw coding, ready-to-use libraries, and open source frameworks to accomplish large-scale goals and objectives.  

  • A proactive approach to your work and accomplishing your goals with a specific focus on taking initiative to support large-scale systems, processing millions of requests per day.

  • Knowledge in at least one OOP language like C# or Java and are eager to continue learning new languages.

  • A familiarity and understanding of ELK, Grafana, DataDog, Bamboo, Jenkins, Spinnaker, and JFrog.

  • Previous experience creating solutions for automated systems monitoring and related domain specifics.

  • A proven track record in solving CI/CD challenges is considered an advantage.


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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.

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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