DraftKings: Lead Software Engineer
222 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116

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Were 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.


Shape a rapidly scaling part of Engineering.

DraftKings is growing quickly and were looking for a Lead Software Engineer to help establish and lead a team centered around the mission of providing a best-in-class experience for our products and customers. This position requires strong technical skills and a bias toward collaboration. You will be working across teams, informing business decisions, and helping to expand our software platform.

What You'll Do as a Lead Engineer

  • Take ownership development, maintenance, testing strategy, design discussions and operations of a full stack team, with API services written primarily in C# with SQL databases hosted in AWS.
  • 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.
  • 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 moments notice.
  • Work with your team under fast deadlines to design, build, and deliver innovative applications.
  • Lead your team in design sessions and ensure your team delivers high quality work that aligns with the mission of our platform.

What Skills you will Use:

  • You have experience as the expert on a development team where you were responsible for everything from planning to delivering key features and management of those features.
  • Expertise with at least one object-oriented language like C# or Java.
  • You have strong relational database skills using technologies like MySQL or SQL Server.
  • Familiarity with modern client JS frameworks, like Node.JS, React, and Redux.
  • Familiarity with AWS services and infrastructure.
  • You also have the ability to write automated comprehensive test suites at all levels of the architecture.


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 were great at coming together to find creative solutions to some of techs most interesting problems. If that sounds good to you, join us.


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Were proud to believe that your gender, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or status as an individual with a disability should have nothing to do with our hiring practices. Well never discriminate against anyones background or creed. If youre good at what you do, we want you to do it at DraftKings.

Full-time

Employee Testimonials

Manasa Konidena
Software Engineer

"The inclusive spirit is a huge motivating factor to working at DraftKings. When you are working on a project as a team which most times is already fleshed out by product teams and managers and gone through reviews, at project kick-offs and review meetings, your ideas and opinions are heard and taken seriously. An atmosphere is created where giving an opinion which you believe is valuable is the organic decision you make."

Tyler Dowse
Business Data Analyst

"Since my first day on the job, I’ve always felt like my ideas have been valued. Because DraftKings is so reliant on data-driven decision making, everyone in the company is willing to open up to your ideas if you have the data to back them up. Age, position, and experience have no negative impacts on how you are perceived at DraftKings, which makes for a very productive and collaborative workplace."

Ellen Kim
Senior Software Engineer

"I've found that working with really intelligent people to build new products motivates me to continue our journey at DraftKings together. Learning and sharing a variety of knowledge with each other, and solving technical problems together keeps me really interested in the industry and makes me feel highly valued at DraftKings every day."

Jessie Haffey
Senior Software Engineering Manager

"The problems we solve are unique because we’re dealing with live sporting events. Most tech products deal with relatively predictable traffic, as where our traffic on an NFL Sunday could be significantly higher than any other day of the week and might vary drastically minute to minute based on the game."

Jeff Singer
Tech Lead

"The first time I saw the engineering team work on a production outage, I was amazed by the deep understanding of our systems, the professionalism, and the urgency that my colleagues brought to the table. I have never seen anything else like it in my career as a software engineer."