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    Sign in  
GameChanger Media // apps for youth sports teams communities
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2019
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About GameChanger:

Sports matter because they inspire leadership, teamwork, commitment, & confidencecritical life lessons that have the power to propel young athletes toward meaningful futures. GameChanger recognizes that without coaches, parents, & volunteers, organized youth sports could not exist. We celebrate those tireless heroes & make it our mission to help them do what they do best.

GameChanger is a technology company providing team management, scorekeeping, & live fan experiences that keep athletes connected with the team community. With GameChanger, coaches & parents can organize & follow their athletes journey in a simple & powerful way.

Were headquartered in downtown Manhattan & are proud to be part of the DICKS Sporting Goods family.

The position:

As a Platform Engineer, you will play an important role on the team building core services & production engineering that power our next generation of sports community applications. This work spans the API server, caching, databases, queueing systems, CI / CD & scaling automation, security, & developer productivity tools. You should have an interest in building backend systems that are performant, stable, secure, & massively scalable.

The role:

  • Work with a small team of collaborative, polyglot engineers
  • Contribute to the backend infrastructure & APIs supporting our family of iOS, Android, & web applications
  • Build & maintain systems, supporting millions of active users, with hundreds of millions of daily API calls
  • Contribute to the automated, zero down-time build-to-deploy pipeline
  • Automate auto-scaling in the AWS hosted infrastructure
  • Support multiple customer-facing teams to develop reusable & scalable architectures & tools
  • Teach & learn with engineers across the company
  • Be an advocate for responsible engineering practices (such as automated testing & security consciousness)

What were looking for:

  • Bachelors degree in computer science or sufficient equivalent experience to have developed solid fundamentals
  • Proficient in one of: JavaScript, TypeScript, Java, Python
  • Other optional languages include: Kotlin, Swift, Go, Scala, C++
  • Exposure to SQL & non-relational databases
  • Enthusiasm for backend technologies
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills, especially in complex systems
  • Ability & interest in learning new technologies quickly

The Perks:

  • Be part of a diverse team of genuinely kind & interesting individuals dedicated to improving the lives of our customers.
  • Benefits include medical, vision, prescription, dental, FSA/HRA, & coverage for family/dependents.
  • Generous maternity / paternity leave policy
  • Well-furnished, modern office
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Endless supply of snacks & drinks
  • Learning tools including Safari Books Online, opportunities to join clubs, attend conferences, & participate in hack days
  • Organized lunches, happy hours, & team outings

The Culture:

At GameChanger we are


We put our customers first, always asking, Will this enhance their youth sports experience?. We deeply understand our customers & work hard to anticipate their needs. We celebrate & support our customers contributions to their communities.

Team Players

We hold each other accountable to deliver our best effort. We are empathetic & supportive, providing a safe environment for risk taking. We listen actively, encourage debate, & commit to action. We do unglamorous work in service of the team.


We take on challenging initiatives designed to drive significant growth. We are mission-oriented, working with urgency to deliver value to our customers. We set a high bar, invest in development, & strive to be the best.


We take the initiative to solve problems. We entrust decisions to those closest to the problem. We embrace individual responsibility & accountability.


We concentrate resources on our most important work, often saying "no" to other initiatives. We respect others time by limiting distractions, running efficient meetings & communicating concisely.

We are an equal opportunity employer & value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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