FanDuel

Senior Software Engineer - Backend

3+ months agoNew York, NY / Remote

ABOUT FANDUEL GROUP

FanDuel Group is a world-class team of brands and products all built with one goal in mind — to give fans new and innovative ways to interact with their favorite games, sports, teams, and leagues. That’s no easy task, which is why we’re so dedicated to building a winning team. And make no mistake, we are here to win, but we believe in winning right. That means we’ll never compromise when it comes to looking out for our teammates. From our many opportunities for professional development to our generous insurance and paid leave policies, we’re committed to making sure our employees get as much out of FanDuel as we ask them to give.

FanDuel Group is based in New York, with offices in Georgia, California, New Jersey, Florida, Oregon and Scotland. Our brands include:

  • FanDuel— A game-changing real-money fantasy sports app 
  • FanDuel Sportsbook— America’s #1 sports betting app 
  • TVG— The best-in-class horse racing TV/media network and betting platform 
  • FanDuel Racing— A horse racing app built for the average sports fan 
  • FanDuel Casino & Betfair Casino— Fan-favorite online casino apps 
  • FOXBet — A world-class betting platform and affiliate of FanDuel Group 
  • PokerStarsUS — The premier online poker product and affiliate of FanDuel Group

THE POSITION

Our roster has an opening with your name on it

We’re looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our Daily Fantasy Sports vertical with a focus on backend development. We look for passionate technologists, strong communicators and those with a commitment to continuous improvement. The ideal candidate will have the confidence to propose pragmatic solutions to complex problems and be eager to learn from and educate others. As a software engineer, you will work in empowered, multidisciplinary teams, autonomously tackling complex challenges that provide the very best experiences and products for a growing community of millions of players.

You use technology to solve straightforward problems, seeking input and guidance from team members. You may create or have responsibility to improve or invent small tools or applications. You are able to take defined design and turn it into code and deliver it on schedule, applying appropriate technologies and current software engineering best practices. You write secure, stable, testable, maintainable code with minimal defects. You are proficient in a broad range of data structures and algorithms, knowing when it is appropriate to use them and when it is not. You make appropriate implementation trade-off decisions. You participate in team design, scoping and prioritization discussions. You seek to learn the business context and technologies behind your team's software. You work effectively other team members & identify any opportunities/problems arising from technical decisions. You invent, refine and develop your solutions to ensure they are meeting customer needs and team goals. You are a passionate advocate for your customer.

THE GAME PLAN

Everyone on our team has a part to play

  • Responsible for the state of the code you both inherit and produce.
  • You write simple and extendable code following standards and best practices. You test your code thoroughly.
  • You classify, store, and handle data in accordance with FanDuel policies.
  • You track security risks and mitigate and/or escalate them in a timely manner.
  • You understand the maintenance characteristics, run-time properties, and dependencies or your team's software, including hardware platform, operating system and build dependencies.
  • You clearly document your software to ensure that future generations of developers understand the intention behind the features and components you build.
  • On-call rotation where required.
  • In the event of a problem you are able to troubleshoot, research the root cause of problems, and thoroughly resolve defects.
  • You provide excellent customer support.
  • You participate in the interview process and help your team train SE interns.
  • You will keep yourself up to date with market standards, open-source frameworks.
  • Most importantly, be; humble, pragmatic, self-managed, thirsty for knowledge, never satisfied and always challenging the norm.

THE STATS

What we’re looking for in our next teammate

  • Degree in Computer Science, related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience and passion for writing distributed, highly scalable and available backend systems & APIs using Java and/or Python or similar programming languages.
  • Proficient in a broad range of data structures and algorithms.
  • Experience working with cloud-based infrastructure and technologies, preferably AWS.
  • Understating of containers (e.g. Docker), and orchestration (Kubernetes).
  • Passion to automate your work by using scripting languages e.g. Shell scripts.
  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
  • Demonstrated abilities driving operational excellence and best practices.

THE CONTRACT
We treat our team right

Competitive compensation is just the beginning. As part of our team, you can expect:

  • An exciting and fun environment committed to driving real growth
  • Opportunities to build really cool products that fans love
  • Mentorship and professional development resources to help you refine your game
  • Flexible vacation allowance to let you refuel
  • Hall of Fame benefit programs and platforms

The applicable salary range for this position is $120,800 to $172,700 which is dependent on a variety of factors including relevant experience, location, business needs and market demand. This role may also be eligible for short-term or long-term incentive compensation.

FanDuel Group is an equal opportunities employer. Diversity and inclusion in FanDuel means that we respect and value everyone as individuals. We don't tolerate bias, judgement or harassment.  Our focus is on developing employees so that they reach their full potential.

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Client-provided location(s): 290 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10010, USA
Job ID: 2417783

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness
    • FSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
  • Work Flexibility
    • Flexible Work Hours
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Leave of Absence
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement
    • Performance Bonus
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
  • Professional Development
    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Promote From Within
    • Access to Online Courses
  • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Woman founded/led