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JackPocket // lottery tickets app
Engineering, Full Time    Remote, New York City, or Santa Barbara, CA    Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2022
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Jackpocket is the first mobile lottery app in the U.S. that offers players a secure way to order official state lottery tickets, such as Powerball, Mega Millions, & more, via their smartphones. We're creating a more convenient, fun, & responsible way to play the lottery by modernizing the $300B global lottery market with a mobile platform that everyone, including grandma, can feel good about.

Jackpocket is looking for an experienced, self-driven Software Engineer that will help the company scale its operations systems as it expands into new markets. As a member of the operations tech team, youll be tasked with improving existing systems by building for durability, stability & scalability. With opportunities to work on technologies that range from embedded system development to full-blown ML, this position is perfect for a versatile engineer with a breadth of skills who craves variety.


  • Work alongside Developers & DevOps to ensure that the system is stable & scaling as designed
  • Introduce & implement new features across the Jackpocket operations infrastructure. This includes:
    • Retrofitting existing systems to add scalability & concurrency
    • Implementing new devices to improve operational efficiency
    • Composing Helm charts to simplify system deployment
  • Participate in the architectural evolution of the Jackpocket system
  • Profile systems to determine bottlenecks & to forecast system capacity
  • Provide support to local lottery operations to ensure live systems are performing properly
  • Work with the operations team, retailers, & the product team to implement requirements
  • Document operations policies & instructions to aid in troubleshooting


  • 4+ years as a Software Engineer or a comparable position working with highly scalable systems
  • Knowledge & experience with multi-threading, concurrency & building resilient systems
  • Experience with Elixir, Python & Java
  • Familiarity with Ruby & C++
  • Experience with SQL & working with RDBMs such as Postgres
  • Completed full lifecycle development, design, development, testing through to deployment
  • Knowledge of functional programming & architectural design principles 
  • Able to diagnose live systems & trace errors 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Kubernetes & Docker experience
  • Graphics & image programming
  • ML, CNN & Tensorflow experience
  • Knowledge of message queue systems & event driven architecture
  • Experience with RabbitMQ, Apache Kafka, or similar technology
  • Experience with networking technologies

Why Jackpocket?

  • Medical insurance covered up to 100% by Jackpocket
  • Dental & vision insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Stock options
  • Commuter benefits & Citi Bike membership
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Catered meals & stocked kitchen
  • Flexible working hours
  • Autonomy & upward mobility

This is a full-time exempt position & is not eligible for overtime under FLSA requirements. We are an equal opportunity employer & all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Jackpocket is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, & reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, & activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact

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