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Senior Lead Software Engineer

DraftKings is seeking to hire a Senior Lead Software Engineer to lead a team within a new product area. The team will be built around this new senior lead, focusing on server side development of new features aimed to enhance engagement and improve user experience. We expect this senior lead to work hands-on alongside the team, implementing software, participating in code reviews, and making significant contributions to technical design. We’re looking to grow this team considerably and we are looking for a senior lead who will be able to grow into a people management role over time. This will look like being less hands-on as the team grows in size combined with an increase in management scope and responsibilities.

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

  • You will lead a team of engineers that is responsible for delivering backend implementation of product features centered around enhancing user engagement.

  • Establish strong lines of communication with a committed set of stakeholders.

  • Grow the members of your team through career management and feedback.

  • Implement software alongside your team members when necessary, participate in code reviews, and contribute to technical design of new features. 

  • Grow your team through participating in recruiting and interviewing.

What skills you will use:

  • Experience managing a small team of engineers is required.

  • Experience working with stakeholders and contributing to product definition.

  • Experience in planning, delivering, and managing complex microservice-oriented features, workflows, and products.

  • Expertise with at least one object-oriented language is required, preferably C#. 

  • Experience writing distributed systems in a Cloud Computing environment such as AWS strongly preferred.


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.

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