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FanDuel // one-day fantasy sports
 
Engineering, Full Time    New York    Posted: Monday, June 13, 2022
 
   
 
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ABOUT FANDUEL GROUP

FanDuel Group is a world-class team of brands & products all built with one goal in mind  to give fans new & innovative ways to interact with their favorite games, sports, teams, & leagues. Thats no easy task, which is why were so dedicated to building a winning team. And make no mistake, we are here to win, but we believe in winning right. That means well never compromise when it comes to looking out for our teammates. From our many opportunities for professional development to our generous insurance & paid leave policies, were committed to making sure our employees get as much out of FanDuel as we ask them to give.

Our brands include:

  • FanDuel  A game-changing real-money fantasy sports app
  • FanDuel Sportsbook  Americas #1 sports betting app
  • TVG  The best-in-class horse racing TV/media network & betting platform
  • FanDuel Racing  A horse racing app built for the average sports fan
  • FanDuel Casino & Betfair Casino  Fan-favorite online casino apps
  • FOXBet A world-class betting platform & affiliate of FanDuel Group
  • PokerStars The premier online poker product & affiliate of FanDuel Group

THE POSITION: 
Our roster has an opening with your name on it

Were looking for passionate technologists, strong communicators & those with a commitment to continuous improvement. The ideal candidate will have the confidence to propose pragmatic solutions to complex problems & be eager to learn from & educate others. As a software engineer, you will work in empowered, multidisciplinary teams, autonomously tackling complex challenges that provide the very best experiences & products for a growing community of millions of players. 

You use technology to solve straightforward problems, seeking input & guidance from team members. You may create or have responsibility to improve or invent small tools or applications. You can take defined design & turn it into code & deliver it on schedule, applying appropriate technologies & current software engineering best practices. You write secure, stable, testable, maintainable code with minimal defects. You are proficient in a broad range of data structures & algorithms, knowing when it is appropriate to use them & when it is not. You make appropriate implementation trade-off decisions. You participate in team design, scoping & prioritization discussions. You seek to learn the business context & technologies behind your team's software. You work effectively other team members & identify any opportunities/problems arising from technical decisions. You invent, refine & develop your solutions to ensure they are meeting customer needs & team goals. You are a passionate advocate for your customer. 

Our Account Vertical is responsible for Registration, Authentication, User Identity & Verification journeys. Basically, if you've registered, logged-in, & managed your account on our platform, our engineering teams own this & more. You will be working specifically on our Protect pillar maturing how we make sure accounts across our platform (Sportsbook, Casino, Racing, DFS) are safe & secure by detecting & preventing unauthorized activities. Some of the technologies we use are Java, Python, Typescript (React), Terraform on AWS (EKS, Lambdas, RDS Aurora, SNS, SQS). 

THE GAME PLAN:
Everyone on our team has a part to play

  • You take ownership of team architecture, providing a system-wide view & design guidance 
  • You write simple & extendable code following standards & best practices. You test your code thoroughly.
  • Drive engineering engagement best practices (e.g., Operational Excellence, Security, Quality, etc.) & set standards
  • Work to resolve the root cause of endemic problems including areas where your team limits the innovation of other teams (bottlenecks). This may require you to influence software decisions made by other teams
  • When confronted with discordant views, you can find the best way forward & influence others to follow that path
  • Actively help others leverage your expertise through coaching & mentoring
  • You understand proper data storage, classification, optimization techniques
  • You understand the maintenance characteristics, run-time properties, & dependencies or your team's software, including hardware platform, operating system & build dependencies.
  • Contribute to the professional development of colleagues, improving their technical knowledge & the engineering practices
  • You clearly document your software to ensure that future generations of developers understand the intention behind the features & components you build.
  • In the event of a problem, you can troubleshoot & thoroughly resolve defects.
  • Ensure your team is stronger because of your presence but does not require your presence to be successful
  • You provide excellent customer support.
  • You participate in the interview process & help your team train SE interns.
  • You will keep yourself up to date with market standards, open-source frameworks.
  • Most importantly, be humble, pragmatic, self-managed, thirsty for knowledge, never satisfied & always challenging the norm. 

THE STATS:
What we're looking for in our next teammate

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related software engineering field, or equivalent practical experience.  7+ years of relevant work experience OR 5+ years of relevant work experience with a MS in Computer Science or related technical field. 
  • Experience & passion for writing highly scalable, fault tolerant & always available backend systems & APIs using Java and/or Python or similar Functional/Object-Oriented programming languages 
  • Good grasp on relational, non-relational databases, messaging queues & handling concurrency 
  • Understanding of modern architectures, design patterns, & platform nuances
  • Knowledge of web libraries & frameworks, such as Typescript, React, Angular, and/or Bootstrap.
  • Familiarity with full stacks, single-page applications and/or micro frontends
  • Knowledge of release process best practices for APIs & services within production systems
  • Experience working with cloud-based infrastructure & technologies, preferablyAWS.
  • Understanding of containers (e.g. Docker), & orchestration (Kubernetes).
  • Expert experience with testing concepts, test tools, & integrating testing & best practices in the SDLC
  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency, & drive.
  • Familiarity working in an Agile environment
  • Passion for working within a fast-paced environment & can adapt to change 

THE CONTRACT: 
We treat our team right

Competitive compensation is just the beginning. As part of our team, you can expect:

  • An exciting & fun environment committed to driving real growth
  • Opportunities to build really cool products that fans love
  • Mentorship & professional development resources to help you refine your game
  • Flexible vacation allowance to let you refuel
  • Hall of Fame benefit programs & platforms

FanDuel Group is an equal opportunities employer. Diversity & inclusion in FanDuel means that we respect & value everyone as individuals. We don't tolerate bias, judgement or harassment.  Our focus is on developing employees so that they reach their full potential.

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