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

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). 

Everyone on our team has a part to play

Your work is consistently of high quality. You solve difficult problems, applying appropriate technologies & best practices. You work with your team to invent, design & build software that is stable & performant. You are proficient in a broad range of design approaches & know when it is appropriate to use them & when it is not. Your solutions are pragmatic. You consider the legacy of the code you produce & write code that an Engineer unfamiliar with the system can understand. You limit the use of short-term workarounds. You do things with the proper level of complexity the first time (or at least minimize incidental complexity). You create flexible software without over-engineering. You make appropriate trade-offs, re-use where possible, & are judicious about introducing dependencies. You are efficient with resource usage (e.g., system hardware, database, memory/CPU, etc). 

  • You own parts of product & technology & strive to become a subject matter expert.
  • You write simple & extendable code following standards & best practices. You test your code thoroughly.You help balance customer requirements with the team requirements.
  • You help your team evolve by actively participating in the code review process, design discussions, team planning, & support ticket reviews.
  • You take on projects & make software enhancements that improve the team software & processes.
  • You work to resolve the root cause of complex problems, leaving software better & easier to maintain than when you found it.
  • You estimate stories/tasks accurately & deliver them in time.You keep yourself up to date with industry tools, utilities, & open-source frameworks.
  • Most importantly, you are; humble, pragmatic, self-managed, thirsty for knowledge, never satisfied & always challenging the norm. Responsible for the state of the code you both inherit & produce 

What we're looking for in our next teammate

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related software engineering field, or equivalent practical experience.  2+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience & passion for writing distributed, highly scalable & available backend systems & APIs using Java and/or Python or similar programming languages
  • Familiarity with web libraries & frameworks, such as Typescript, React, Angular, and/or Bootstrap.
  • A fundamental understanding of data structures & algorithms.
  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency, & drive.
  • Demonstrated abilities driving operational excellence & software best practices.
  • Experience with testing concepts, test tools, & integrating testing & best practices in the SDLC
  • Desire to learn & develop your skills through a growth mindset
  • Passion for working within a fast-paced environment & can adapt to change 

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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