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Senior Software Engineer, Backend

Reimagining Sports and Technology.

DraftKings is bringing sports fans closer to the games they love and becoming an essential part of their experience in the process. An industry pioneer since our founding in 2012, we believe we can continue to define what it means to be a technology company in sports entertainment. We love what we do and we think you will too.

Building the possibilities.

As a Senior Software Engineer on the SEO, Performance & Content team, you'll help create and maintain services dedicated to improving organic search results, fueling content throughout our products, enhancing the UX/UI for our users across multiple verticals and raising our Core Web Vitals scores. You will be a core member of a team constantly thinking outside the box and helping drive ideas and initiatives to stay ahead.

What you’ll do as a Senior Software Engineer:

  • Work as part of a hybrid team of highly skilled engineers located all over the US.

  • You will be developing systems and APIs that power a rich set of applications used by a large and passionate group of users every day.

  • Contribute and collaborate with the team in tech planning and build new services which meet all the desired requirements.

  • Improve upon existing services by bringing your ideas and unique skillset to the team.

  • Care about agility as much as you care about scalability. We roll out products very quickly and are looking for a team that can pivot at a moment’s notice. 

  • Identify bottlenecks and areas of improvement to increase the efficiency of our services and lambdas.

  • Have the opportunity to expand into Full Stack if desired.

What you’ll bring: 

  • Ideally, you have 3+ years of development experience in object-oriented programming using languages such as C# or Java. 

  • You have a strong knowledge of OOP and REST design principles. 

  • Proven experience working with a remote and distributed team.

  • 1+ years of relational database experience including schema design and SQL.

  • You also have experience writing and maintaining a comprehensive suite of unit and integration tests.

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

  • Ability to grow other engineers through code reviews, design reviews, and remote debugging.

  • Nice to have: 1+ years of frontend development.

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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