: Senior Lead Software Engineer, Architecture
222 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116

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DraftKings Inc. (Nasdaq: DKNG) is a digital sports entertainment and gaming company. Its simple, at DraftKings, we believe lifes more alive with skin in the game. For that reason, were committed to responsibly creating the worlds favorite games and betting experiences. Headquartered in Boston, MA, with offices around the globe, we believe we can continue to define what it means to be a technology company in sports entertainment. We love what we do, and think you will too.


Shape a rapidly scaling part of Engineering.

As a Senior Lead Software Engineer for the Web Front-End on the Architecture team, youll help guide our product teams in implementing critical, company-wide initiatives such as componentization, tooling modernization and accessibility. Your team will be core in helping drive important initiatives and in guiding teams to develop with proper processes, tooling and coding standards.

What you'll do as a Senior Lead Software Engineer:

  • Take ownership of development, maintenance, testing strategy, design discussions and operations of a front-end team, with the majority of your code in React + Typescript
  • Care about agility and reuse 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.
  • Guide your team, and the product teams in design sessions and help them deliver high quality work
  • Drive the team in maintenance, implementation and improvement of the core front-end components for everything from UI, event handling and messaging
  • Work with teams to identify software in their products that can be componentized for company-wide reuse
  • Build efficient, well-tested User Interface components in React and Redux
  • Identify bottlenecks to improve performance

What skills you will use:

  • The ability to lead by influence rather than by directing
  • A plus if you have experience in designing and developing for accessibility and internationalization
  • A proven ability to deliver production-quality solutions
  • 8+ years of development experience with modern CSS and JavaScript frameworks.
  • 3+ years of development experience with React
  • Experience with Storybook or similar UI component explorer is a strong plus
  • Familiar with and encourages OWASP practices
  • Mobile experience (Android, iOS, Xamarin) a plus
  • Ability to participate in code reviews, design reviews, and over-the-shoulder debugging.
  • Experience working with modern front-end build tools, testing frameworks and practices (e.g. Node, NPM, Yarn, WebPack)
  • The ability to understand, debug and improve asynchronous code


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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As a technology company at our core, DraftKings believes that the best innovation comes from diverse perspectives, thoughts, beliefs, ideas, and experiences. We consistently push boundaries and challenge the conventional to ensure our culture and products reflect the expectations of our employees, and the customers we serve.


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.



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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."