Principal Software Engineer, Platform

| Greater Boston Area

We’re reimagining sports and technology.
DraftKings is bringing sports fans closer to the games they love and becoming an essential part of their experience in the process. An industry pioneer since our founding in 2012, we believe we can continue to define what it means to be a technology company in sports entertainment. We love what we do and we think you will too.

The vision behind the game.
We’re growing rapidly. As a Principal Software Engineer at DraftKings, you’ll be a leader within the organization, delivering highly scalable software systems and collaboratively setting the direction of your team. This isn’t just a technical role, though. You will have the opportunity to develop the talented engineers on your team and help them achieve their own potential.

 What you’ll do as a Principal Software Engineer:

  • You will solve our most challenging technical problems.
  • Design and code critical aspect of our platform.
  • Develop the technical roadmap for a technology, platform, or domain.
  • Act as a mentor for your talented team of engineers who look to you for guidance through design reviews and casual lunch and learns on technical topics.
  • You will also establish strategies and approaches that help your team produce scalable and fault-tolerant systems to solve business needs

 What skills you will use:

  • You have experience and expertise in building scalable, fault-tolerant systems.
  • A history of developing strong relationships with business partners.
  • You have exceptional object-oriented programming skills with a modern OO language like C# or Java (we use C#).
  • Strong relational database design skills paired with ability to craft SQL that can access that database in a safe way – we use Amazon’s Aurora variant of MySQL.
  • You will also have a strong understating of unit and automation testing.

Who are we a good fit for?
We love working with talented people but more than that, we seek out compassionate co-workers with a collaborative spirit. Our work moves quickly and we’re great at coming together to find creative solutions to some of tech’s most interesting problems. If that sounds good to you, join us.

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We’re proud to believe that your gender, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or status as an individual with a disability should have nothing to do with our hiring practices. We’ll never discriminate against anyone’s background or creed. If you’re good at what you do, we want you to do it at DraftKings.


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C#Languages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • MySQLDatabases

Location

Located steps away from South Station and Downtown Crossing makes our office commute friendly with endless possibilities for coffee and lunch.

What are DraftKings Perks + Benefits

DraftKings Benefits Overview

DraftKings offers a comprehensive suite of benefits to promote health and financial security for you and your family. Medical, Dental, and Vision are provided to cover your essential total rewards needs. We understand that long-term planning is key, so we offer 401(k) with a competitive employer match. Discretionary offerings include supplemental Life Insurance, HSA, FSA, and a Commuter Benefits plan. DraftKings also offers a discount program to assist with programs/services that are important to you.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
DraftKing's Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is designed to help employees with medical, dental & vision care expenses with pre-tax contributions of up to $2,650 annually.
Disability Insurance
The goal of DraftKings Disability Insurance Plans is to provide you with income replacement should you become disabled and unable to work due to a non-work related illness or injury. DraftKings provid
Dental Benefits
Regular dental exams can help you, and your dentist detects problems in the early stages when treatment is simpler and costs are lower. Keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy will help prevent
Vision Benefits
Our vision plan covers routine eye exams and also pays for all or a portion of the cost of glasses or contact lenses if you need them
Health Insurance Benefits
Health Insurance benefit is covered by BCBS.
Life Insurance
DraftKings provides Basic Life and AD&D Insurance to all eligible employees at no cost to them.
Wellness Programs
Corporate discounts with local gyms, race reimbursements and various seminars related to wellness (meditation, nutrition, ergonomics, etc.)
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
DraftKings will match 50% of employee contributions up to 6% of all 2018 eligible earnings (salary and bonus)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
DraftKings offers up to 14 weeks of paid maternity leave and up to six weeks of paid paternity leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
We value work life blend and you shouldn't worry about how much time off you have.
Paid Holidays
DraftKings offers employees paid time off to observe all major holidays.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
DraftKings offers refrigerators filled with craft beer and wine.
Casual Dress
It's not about what you wear, but what you can bring to the team.
Commuter Benefits
DraftKings offers pre-tax commuter benefits to help you save money on qualifying transit or parking expenses.
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Eligible employees may request reimbursement of up to $5,250/calendar year. To receive reimbursement, you must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program related to your field.
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