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Senior Lead Frontend Engineer, Game Systems

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.

Shape a rapidly scaling industry

DraftKings is growing quickly and we’re looking for a Senior Lead Software Engineer to direct our engineering teams and influence our product roadmap. This is more than a technical position, though. You’ll be collaborating across teams, informing our business decisions, and creatively finding solutions to all of our scaling challenges. Sound good to you? Join us.

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

  • Take ownership for the design, development, maintenance, testing strategy, and operations

  • Lead a team of engineers to success, providing visibility and ensuring timely delivery of projects

  • Work with design and art teams to create gameplay systems.

  • Take technical ownership of a full game and coordinate effectively with other teams and stakeholders

  • Work within and enhance core game technologies

  • Introduce fresh ideas and bring innovative solutions to the table

  • Demonstrate strong communication skills and an ability to mentor and grow others

What you’ll bring: 

  • 6+ years experience in Frontend development preferably in the gaming industry or similar Realtime rendering environments

  • Strong JavaScript / TypeScript and React skills

  • Involvement in product development from conception to completion

  • Ability to lead by example through coding best practices and time management.

  • You also have the ability to write automated comprehensive test suites at all levels of the architecture.

  • Prior experience helping scale a rapidly growing company is a plus.

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills, real-time decision making, and responsiveness to problem-solving that put the customer experience first.

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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