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

This role is considered to be the technical leader within the Quality Engineering that works alongside the FanDuel Group Account & Wallet platform team. You drive improvements in test processes that span multiple development teams or product verticals. The work is typically focused on team architecture/test infrastructure solutions set to enable multiple development teams or verticals. However depending on the context you may lead in the coordination of research, proposal and implementation of test strategies for product and platform software developments often in high complexity or high-risk developments, that is conducted by any level of QE or SE.

This role is akin to the Lead Software Engineer role, in the QE context of building effective &
reliable test infrastructure. The Lead QE operates primarily at a team level, with the ability to influence other teams.

You know how to divide a software project into parallel work that can be performed by you and other Quality Engineers and then reassembled successfully into a cohesive delivery. You enjoy coaching and developing other Quality or Software Engineers' technical skills.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Accountabilities:

  • You ensure that your team builds and improves upon test infrastructure that allows software development teams to help more effectively and efficiently test their software. Initially, this will involve building test infrastructure that helps increase/maintain the delivery quality efficiently for our Account & Wallet platform teams.

  • You provide solutions for development teams to better test software that spans across pre-production, release-to-production and in-production where appropriate.

  • You work efficiently and routinely deliver the test infrastructure with limited guidance.

  • 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 understand the impact of your test infrastructure and show good judgement when making technical trade-offs between short-term business or operational needs and long-term technology needs.

  • You are a key influencer in team strategy.

  • You drive mindful discussions with peers and teams you are enabling for.

  • 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. 

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

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

  • 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).

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND ABILITIES

  • You have a proven-track record as an effective Quality Engineer in complex software development projects.

  • You have a proven-track record of being a force multiplier in enabling development teams to self-serve in complex testing efforts.

  • You have built test infrastructure that is part of a continuous delivery pipeline that is reliable, has provided meaningful value to development teams and does not cause considerable drag. Examples includes service level/API integration testing, consumer-driven contract testing.

  • Excellent practical knowledge and experience of using Python or Java.

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

  • Solid understanding of test infrastructure design patterns and architectural principles.

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

  • Experience working with cloud-based infrastructure and technologies, preferably AWS.

  • 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.

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 its 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.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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