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Software Engineer Lead

The Engineering Tech Lead will lead the platform team continuously creating new features and will be responsible to deliver large, cutting edge real time gaming platform.

  • The role includes 70% coding
  • Designing and Solutioning highly scalable and highly available features using cutting edge technologies (e.g. Kafka, Vert.x, AWS services, Redis, InfluxDB, MySQL, Elasticsearch, JavaRX and more)
  • Lead the development of gaming platform and ensure its scalability and performance 
  • Gather product and technical requirements
  • Mentor Junior and Senior members of the team
  • Being Architecture and Technological trust point of the team
  • Participate in and contribute to technical design reviews
  • Will be responsible for code quality including reviews and apply best practices
  • Taking active part of the team KPI’s and participated in a leads meeting


  • BSc. in computer science / software engineering
  • 5-8 years’ experience in server side development (Java / Scala)
  • At least two years of experience as a development Tech Lead.
  • Experience in one of NoSQL data stores like Redis, Mongo, Elasticsearch, etc. - Must
  • Extensive Java knowledge (Java Core, multithreading)
  • Proficiency in Object Oriented Programming, design patterns and microservices architecture
  • 5+ years of experience with designing and implementing highly scalable systems and micro-services architecture
  • Experience supporting systems in production, working with monitoring systems, understand how to debug and solve production issues, and experience with production deployment methods
  • Leadership capabilities – can lead development activities, team player, motivate and mentor team members
  • A people person with great interpersonal skills

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.

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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