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Senior Lead DevOps 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 are looking for a highly motivated Senior Lead DevOps Engineer to join our Platform Engineering department. In this role, you will collaborate with our diverse team of engineers and architects to develop, maintain, and enhance our platform infrastructure, which powers hundreds of high-performance microservices created by over a thousand engineers. This position offers an opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies and tackle complex challenges as you play a critical role in the company's success. If you have a passion for innovation and a desire to drive change, then we know you’ll love it here. Sound good to you? Join us.

What you’ll do as a Senior Lead DevOps Engineer:

  • Lead the design and implementation of our Kubernetes-centered platform infrastructure, ensuring scalability and maintaining high availability across 10+ production environments using a hybrid cloud approach (GCP, AWS, Azure, and on-premises data centers).

  • Drive collaboration with cross-functional teams to identify and address areas of improvement in our development and deployment processes utilizing GitOps, infrastructure-as-code, and CI/CD processes.

  • Design and oversee the implementation of robust monitoring and alerting solutions using tools like Prometheus, Grafana, and ELK Stack.

  • Lead the efforts to monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize the performance and cost efficiency of our infrastructure.

  • Analyze technical requirements and decompose projects into manageable tasks, ensuring alignment with team capabilities and project timelines.

  • Utilize leadership experience to oversee team and technical initiatives, providing guidance on best practices and innovative solutions.

  • Foster the DevOps culture throughout the company, while leading long-term DevOps strategy planning, aligning with business objectives and emerging technological advancements.

  • Mentor and support DevOps Engineers, fostering their growth and skill development.

What you’ll bring:

Required Qualifications

  • 4+ years of DevOps experience.

  • Prior leadership experience as a team or tech lead, architect, or similar role.

  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing technical requirements and decomposing projects into manageable tasks, ensuring alignment with team capabilities and project timelines.

  • Expertise in Kubernetes administration, including overall management and deployment.

  • Understanding of networking, Docker, and Linux administration.

  • Expertise in observability tools (Prometheus, ELK Stack, Grafana, DataDog, InfluxDB, or similar), with an understanding of how to build queries and set up alerts.

  • Proficiency in one or more scripting languages (Bash, PowerShell, Python, Groovy, etc.)

  • Proficiency in CI/CD platforms (ideally Jenkins) and experience in creating pipelines.

  • Experience with cloud platforms (preferably GCP or AWS).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with GitOps (Flux), and/or infrastructure-as-a-code tools (Terraform, Ansible).

  • Experience with service discovery (Consul), load balancing (Kong, Nginx), streaming/messaging (Kafka, RabbitMQ), and/or secret management systems (HashiCorp Vault, Sealed Secrets, AWS/Google Secret Manager).

  • Software development experience is a plus.



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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