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JackPocket // lottery tickets app
Engineering, Full Time    Remote, New York City or Santa Barbara, CA    Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2021
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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.

As a member of Jackpockets Backend Engineering Team, you will work collaboratively across Engineering, Product, Operations, & Marketing to architect, build, & enhance consumer applications, APIs, internal administration tools, & more. Jackpocket is an Agile shop utilizing a variety of different programming languages across its technology stack.


  • Participate in initiatives around new libraries & technologies to improve & scale Jackpockets capabilities
  • Architect & build out new services using technology best suited for the job
  • Work collaboratively to develop & enhance the backend system, including cleaning & refactoring existing code
  • Rewrite legacy code & build new services to handle increasing traffic as Jackpocket continues to grow 
  • Maintain & contribute to existing test suites to ensure that Jackpocket applications are reliable & work as intended 
  • Utilize advanced Postgresql to meet the high load on the database
  • Contribute to compliance related initiatives including but not limited to state regulations & SOC audits


  • Bachelors degree in computer science or equivalent relevant experience
  • Experience working with non-trivial Ruby on Rails applications, as well as other technologies like Python, Node, & Elixir
  • 8+ years of software development experience
  • Demonstrated success in building out APIs, integrating with third party services, & writing efficient code that can handle applications at scale
  • Ability to write clean & efficient SQL
  • Experience working in a fast paced Agile environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Google Cloud, microservices, DevOps, CI/CD, Docker, & Kubernetes
  • Proficiency with Elixir / Erlang

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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