DraftKings: Security 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.


The strategy behind the game.

As a member of the Information Security Team, youll be continuously attacking and defending the DraftKings web applications, cloud environments, and networks to ensure security for our customers and employees. Our team consists of forward-thinking individuals who want to disrupt the traditional mold through progressive design, automation, and system implementation practices.

What youll do as a Security Engineer:

  • Test defensive controls and security response at DraftKings.
  • Triage information security alerts and take appropriate action when real threats are discovered.
  • Design and audit cloud security solutions to enable production security operations.
  • Coordinate with IT, site reliability, and engineering teams to track and ensure security findings get resolved in a timely manner.
  • Research, design, and advocate new technologies, architectures, and security products that will support security requirements for the cloud and cloud-enabled products.
  • Assist in penetration tests against the DraftKings web application and DK office networks to continuously find and remediate security issues.

What skills you will need:

  • Thorough understanding of core Information Security principles such as CIA triad, malware, vulnerabilities, exploits, attacks, firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, etc.
  • Scripting or development experience in either Python, Ruby, PowerShell, C#/.Net, etc., and extensive operations experience in either Linux or Windows operating systems.
  • Experience in securing on-premise IT assets, office networks and also cloud infrastructure.
  • Cloud computing experience (preferable AWS).
  • Knowledge of Web app vulnerabilities (preferably OWASP Top 10). Web app penetration testing using tools such as Nikto, Sqlmap, Burp Suite is a plus.
  • A 4-year degree in Information Security (or equivalent field).
  • Experience with NIST Special Publication 800-series is a plus.


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."