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Senior Full-Stack Engineer, Closers


About GameChanger:

We believe in the life-changing impact youth sports have on and off the field because they encourage leadership, teamwork, responsibility, and confidence-important life lessons that have the power to propel our youth toward meaningful futures. We recognize that without coaches, parents, and volunteers, organized youth sports could not exist. By building the first and best place to experience the youth sports moments important to our community, we are helping families elevate the next generation through youth sports.

So if you love sports and their community-building potential, or building cool products is your sport, GameChanger is the team for you. We are a remote-first, dynamic tech company based in New York City, and we are solving some of the biggest challenges in youth sports today.

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The Position:

The goal of GameChanger's Closers team is to provide the highest quality coverage experience for coaches and staff members of our youth sports teams. To do this we provide features to coaches and staff members that enhance their ability to analyze, teach and improve the skills and performance of their teams.

As a Senior Backend Engineer, you'll be responsible for the health of our API server codebase and the developer experience of working on it. You'll own the frameworks and SDK that underpin GameChanger's development and also lead building features on our website when needed. You will lead changes to our server side codebase to make it more performant, productive, and scalable. You will report to one of our Engineering Managers.

What You'll Do:

  • Lead architectural decisions to ensure productivity as our headcount grows.
  • Drive changes to our API and SDK to facilitate server/client communication.
  • Use modern tools to develop features on the web and across our backend stack.
  • Introduce code patterns and tools to improve developer ergonomics.
  • Collaborate with peers on critical decisions about how our applications are architected and built.
  • Teach and learn with engineers across the company.
  • Promote responsible engineering practices.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality using the best practices of testing, code architecture and feature development.

Who You Are:

  • Solid understanding of software engineering fundamentals.
  • Experience scaling a codebase to a large number of users and engineers.
  • Track record of successful projects utilizing Typescript and Node.js.
  • Experience writing scalable, performant server-side code.
  • Passion and savvy working with the latest in web and server development tech.
  • Comfort working in a multi-disciplined product team.
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills.
  • Experience mentoring engineers


Our backend APIs are built with TypeScript, Node.js, Redis, and PostgreSQL and run in AWS.

  • 4+ years in a software development role with a backend focus.
  • 4+ years experience with Node.js or another backend technology.
  • 3+ years experience leading and implementing design solutions
  • Our web app client is a React and Redux application written in TypeScript. Experience with TypeScript is strongly preferred.
  • Our mobile apps are built in Swift and Kotlin. It's not required that you know these but you are welcome to pitch in and help on their development if you choose.


  • Work remotely throughout the US or from our well-furnished, modern office in Manhattan, NY.
  • Unlimited vacation policy.
  • Paid volunteer opportunities.
  • WFH stipend - $500 annually to make your WFH situation comfortable.
  • Snack stipend - $60 monthly to have snacks shipped to your home office.
  • Full health benefits - medical, dental, vision, prescription, FSA/HRA., and coverage for family/dependents.
  • Life insurance - basic life, supplemental life, and dependent life.
  • Disability leave - short-term disability and long-term disability.
  • Retirement savings - 401K plan offered through Vanguard, with a company match.
  • Company paid access to a wellness platform to support mental, financial and physical wellbeing.
  • Generous parental leave.
  • DICK'S Sporting Goods Teammate Discount.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

The target salary range for this position is between $160,000 and $200,000. This is part of a total compensation package that includes incentive, equity, and benefits for eligible roles. Individual pay may vary from the target range and is determined by several factors including experience, internal pay equity, and other relevant business considerations. We constantly review all teammate pay to ensure a great compensation package that is fair and equal across the board.

DICK'S Sporting Goods has company-wide practices to monitor and protect us from compliance and monetary implications as it pertains to employer state tax liabilities. Due to said guidelines put in place, we are unable to hire in AK, DE, HI, IA, LA, MS, MT, OK, and SC.

Job ID: Gamechanger-260229b5-df55-4167-8bc0-d84f5db3aa41
Employment Type: Full Time

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
    • Health Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • FSA
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Fitness Subsidies
  • Parental Benefits

    • Adoption Leave
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
    • Work-From-Home Stipend
    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Holiday Events
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Company Outings
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
  • Financial and Retirement

    • Company Equity
    • Financial Counseling
    • 401(K)
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
  • Professional Development

    • Internship Program
    • Work Visa Sponsorship
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Asian founded/led
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program

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