FanDuel Group is a collection of brands operating at the intersection of sports, gaming, tech, and entertainment. Our mission is to give sports fans the chance to win everyday and create experiences they can’t wait to share with their friends.

We’re not just a company, we’re a collective. And we’re not just coworkers, we’re a community. We’re an all-hands-on-deck crew of dreamers, doers, thinkers, makers, builders, breakers, and rebuilders. We value teamwork above all else, and we believe that diversity and inclusiveness are at the core of any good team. Like any good sports team, we’ve got passion. Passion for building a product our customers will love, passion for being the best in our field, and passion for our own people. With a company that’s as committed to its people as it is to its customers, FanDuel Group is a great place to develop yourself and your career.

SUMMARY OF THE ROLE

As Lead Engineer on our Content Vertical you’ll be responsible for consolidating our variety of Content and Player information systems creating reusable software that can be used across our Products along with introducing cutting-edge 3rd party technology where appropriate. You’ll be comfortable working with multiple technologies and languages and can provide clear, prioritised direction in order to reduce operational burden. You get to help build and design software solving for multiple stakeholders and providing a valuable, single source of truth for all information used by our products.

You are considered a technical leader on your team. You work efficiently and routinely deliver the right things with limited guidance. Your work focuses on complex, ambiguous problem areas in existing or new software initiatives. You take the long term view. You consider where each system is at in its life-cycle and where appropriate, proactively fix architecture deficiencies. You make existing systems simpler (e.g. by consolidating redundant systems, deleting unnecessary code, or removing/updating out of date documentation). You are able to take the lead on large projects that require the work of your team. You know how to divide a software project into parallel work that can be performed by you and other software engineers and then reassembled successfully into a cohesive launch. You enjoy coaching and developing other software engineers' technical skills.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

You understand the business impact of your systems and show good judgement when making technical trade-offs between your teams short-term business or operational needs and long-term technology needs. You are a key influencer in team strategy. You drive mindful discussions with customers and peers. You bring perspective and provide context for current technology choices and guide future technology choices. You understand that not all problems are new (or require new software). You make appropriate architectural trade-offs (e.g. coarse or fine grained service separation) Your code submissions and approach to work are exemplary - your solutions are inventive, secure, easily maintainable, appropriately scaleable, and extensible. You write software that is easy for other to contribute to. 

Accountabilities:

  • You take ownership of team architecture, providing a system-wide view and design guidance.

  • You make things simpler.

  • You write simple, exemplary code that motivates team write quality code & following best standards.

  • You drive engineering engagement best practices (e.g., Operational Excellence, Security, Quality, etc.) and set standards.

  • You 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 are able to find the best way forward and influence others to follow that path (build consensus).

  • You actively recruit and help others leverage your expertise, by coaching and mentoring in your organisation (or at your location).

  • You provide technical assessments for promotion to Sr. SE & Lead SE.

  • You contribute to the professional development of colleagues, improving their technical knowledge and the engineering practices.

  • You ensure your team is stronger because of your presence, but does not require your presence to be successful.

  • On-call rotation where required. You provide excellent customer support.

  • Most importantly, you are; humble & pragmatic.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND ABILITIES

  • Degree in Computer Science, related field, or equivalent work experience.

  • Solid experience building and designing Highly scalable, Fault tolerant and always available systems.

  • Good grasp in a broad range of data structures and algorithms.

  • Solid understanding of design patterns and architectural principles.

  • Expert in at least one modern programming language e.g. Java or Python or any Functional/OO programming languages.

  • Good grasp on relational, non-relational databases, messaging queues and concurrency.

  • Experience working with cloud-based infrastructure and technologies, preferably AWS. Understating of containers (e.g. Docker), and orchestration (Kubernetes).

  • Passion to automate your work by using scripting languages e.g. Shell scripts.

  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.

  • Demonstrated abilities driving operational excellence and best practices.

  • Demonstrated experience in shipping high quality products and services.

  • Familiarity working in an Agile environment.

  • Ability to work with a Node.js stack, separating and updating it into Java services as required.

 

WHAT YOU GET IN RETURN

  • An open and collaborative team who value and respect each other
  • An autonomous environment where you are empowered to make decisions
  • A new technical challenge around every corner, we’re never short of interesting problems to solve
  • An excellent wellbeing package including, flexible working & uncapped holidays, employee assistance program, full medical, dental and optical cover and cycle to work scheme.
  • Excellent development opportunities including, 10% time, hackathons, conference attendance, online and in-office training and a preference to promote from within. 
  • A stress-free financial package inclusive of, pension, life assurance, share save scheme, value creation rewards and season ticket commuter loans.

We’re very proud of the company we have created and the biggest contributor to our success is our people. We strive to create an environment that allows people to bring their whole selves to work, one that promotes a healthy work/life balance and one that is dedicated to supporting the personal and professional development of it’s people. 

FanDuel Group is an equal opportunities employer. Diversity and inclusion in FanDuel means that we respect and 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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