Hi, we’re Underdog!

We’re the fastest-growing sports gaming company ever.

We build innovative games and products for American sports fans.

Founded in 2020, our team built four of today’s most widely played fantasy games and recently launched our Underdog Sportsbook. We are the only sportsbook to ever launch on our own home grown technology, which allows us to build different and innovative experiences. We believe there’s so much more to be built for sports fans, and we’ll continue to win by building the best products and experiences for our customers.

The opportunity in front of us to become the biggest company in our space is massive; after all, we’re currently sitting in the fastest-growing consumer industry in the U.S. In just over two years, we reached a nearly $500 million valuation through some of the best investors in the game, including Mark Cuban, Kevin Durant, BlackRock, and SV Angel. We are many times larger now and our growth is not slowing down.

At Underdog, we believe that sports are for everyone and are building a tomorrow for every fan. Want to help create that future? Join us.

About the role and why it’s unique:

  • As a Senior Platform Engineer, you will be in an impactful role as one of the founding members of the Platform team. In this role, you will help improve the scalability and performance of both our Fantasy and Sportsbook platforms
  • Design, develop, and integrate automation solutions to minimize manual efforts in the fields of build, release, test automation, monitoring, and compliance
  • Promote infrastructure stability through application observability best practices and reducing friction in compiling change logs, coordinating releases, and performing deployments
  • Manage deployments across multiple environments
  • Document the systems you build, monitor, and maintain
  • Coordinate with product, design, technical compliance, and customer support to organize priorities and release schedules

Who you are:

  • 5+ years of infrastructure engineering experience for large, high traffic applications
  • Experience with automation, scripting, CI/CD pipelines, and cloud platform technologies
    • Git, GitHub, GitHub Actions, Docker, Helm, ArgoCD, and Cloud (AWS)
  • Experience with logging/monitoring tools
    • Datadog preferred
  • Extremely comfortable around an IDE, containers, and deploying code in Kubernetes and Docker
  • Experience with monoliths and microservices
  • Obsessed with scaling and improving platform performance and developer productivity
  • Eager to document, evangelize and support adoption of your work
  • Able to test, measure, and iteratively improve your work
  • Ability to work both asynchronously and collaboratively, with excellent communication, analytical, and problem solving skills

Even better if you have:

  • Experienced with relational databases
  • Familiar with Typescript / React frontend, Native Mobile apps, and containerized infrastructures

 

Our targeted compensation rate for this position is between $150,000 and $180,000, depending on experience, plus equity. Think your skills are exceptional and warrant higher pay? Apply anyway! If we agree, we're willing to negotiate.

 

This position may require sports betting licensure based on certain state regulations.

What we can offer you:

  • Unlimited PTO for salaried employees (we're extremely flexible with the exception of the first few weeks before & into the NFL season)
  • 16 weeks of fully paid parental leave
  • A $500 home office allowance
  • A connected virtual first culture with a highly engaged distributed workforce
  • 5% 401k match, FSA, company paid health, dental, vision plan options for employees and dependents

 

Underdog is an equal opportunity employer and doesn't discriminate on the basis of creed, race, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability status, or any other defining characteristic.


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