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Senior Lead Software 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.

Shape a rapidly scaling industry.
DraftKings is growing at a rapid pace and we’re seeking a Senior Lead Android Engineer to guide our Android development teams and contribute significantly to our product roadmap. This isn’t just a technical role. You’ll be working with various teams, steering our business strategies, and ingeniously addressing all of our scaling issues. Does that sound like an exciting opportunity to you? Come join us.

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

  • Take ownership for the design, development, maintenance, testing strategy, and operations of Android apps written primarily in Kotlin within the Online Sportsbook Domain.

  • Collaborate with business leads across the organization to define milestones and deliveries on very short time frames for new features to be added to existing systems.

  • Be the primary technical voice for the engineering organization on the systems your team owns.

  • Lead your team in design sessions and ensure your team delivers high-quality work that aligns with DraftKings’ engineering strategy.

  • Have an opportunity to work on a complex problem on your own, and provide the POC (proof of concept) to the team.

What you’ll bring:

  • Ideally, you have experience as the ‘expert’ on a development team where you were responsible for planning, delivering, and managing key Android features.

  • Solid understanding and experience with native Android development, including an understanding of Android SDK and Android Studio.

  • Proficient in at least one programming language for Android development such as Java or Kotlin.

  • You have an understanding of real time updates using web sockets or server side events.

  • Familiarity with trunk-based development and use of feature flags for releasing quality features.

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

  • Prior experience with other platform languages, such as Swift and Xamarin is a plus.

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills, real-time decision-making, and responsiveness to problem-solving that prioritizes 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.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $152,000.00 - $228,000.00, plus bonus, equity, and benefits as applicable. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range and how that was determined during the hiring process.

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