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Senior Lead Software Engineer

Shape a rapidly scaling industry. 


DraftKings is growing quickly and we’re looking for a Senior Lead Software Engineer to help establish and lead a team-centered around the mission of providing a best-in-class experience for our customers. 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.

Who are we a good fit for?

We are looking for a person who is highly pro-active and autonomous. We won’t tell you what to do, we will tell you what we want to achieve.

We want to entrust you one of the core parts of our solution – set of APIs responsible for betting. You will have wide flexibility and freedom in making the decisions and building the processes as long as they satisfy all stakeholders needs. In exchange for this, we expect reliable plans and commitments, healthy team, and product that meets high standards. You will work together with Delivery Manager and R&D Manager and can count on their support and help with tricky questions.

During your work activities, you will play a so-called Servant Leader role for a couple of teams inside one of the DraftKings units. The unit is deeply integrated into the company’s structure, so your day-to-day work will include interactions with people all around the company and requires mature skills in communication and planning. This is perfect environment for your professional growth.


What you’ll do as a Lead Software Engineer:

  • Lead the implementation and support of technical solutions;

  • Manage your team's software development life cycle — requirements gathering, planning, architectural design, implementation, code review, testing and deployment;

  • Adhere to quality standards and working procedures;

  • Initiate improvements and adjust development methodology;

  • Distribute expertise and skills amongst teammates;

  • Support and evolve the technical documentation;

  • Ensure and provision the quality of the developed solutions on production.

What you’ll bring: 

  • Excellent knowledge of C# (Core framework experience)

  • Practical experience with TPL, async, concurrent data structures, immutable data structures

  • Profiling and optimizations, GC and memory management

  • Working experience with SQL and NoSQL databases, scale options, availability, eventual consistency

  • Can design REST services, implement pull and push(WebSocket, SSE) approaches

  • Understanding of large scale, distributed systems, microservices architecture, business transactions

  • Experience building event-driven architectures: messaging, consumer patterns, CQRS, Event Sourcing

  • Experience in implementing telemetry, business and technical metrics, distributed tracing

  • Ability to "challenge" architecture and design, propose improvements

  • Understanding of Automation processes related to R&D cycle

  • You enjoy working with intelligent and energetic teams of people

  • Good English both verbal and written

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.

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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