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Senior Staff Software Engineer, Tech Innovation

FanDuel

FanDuel

Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

ABOUT FANDUEL

FanDuel Group (“FanDuel") is an innovative sports-tech entertainment company that is changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams, and leagues. The premier gaming destination in the United States, FanDuel consists of a portfolio of leading brands across gaming, sports betting, daily fantasy sports, advance-deposit wagering, and TV/media.

FanDuel has a presence across all 50 states with approximately 17 million customers and 28 retail locations. FanDuel is based in New York with offices in New Jersey , Georgia, California, Oregon, Canada and Scotland.

Its networks FanDuel TV and FanDuel+ are broadly distributed on linear cable television and through its relationships with leading direct-to-consumer over-the-top platforms.

FanDuel Group is a subsidiary of Flutter Entertainment plc, the world's largest sports betting and gaming operator with a portfolio of globally recognized brands and traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: FLUT).

THE ROSTER

At FanDuel, we give fans a new and innovative way to interact with their favorite games, sports and teams. We’re dedicated to building a winning team and we pride ourselves on being able to make every moment mean more, especially when it comes to your career. So, what does “winning” look like at FanDuel? It’s recognition for your hard-earned results, a culture that brings out your best work—and a roster full of talented coworkers. Make no mistake, we are here to win, but we believe in winning right. That means we’ll never compromise when it comes to looking out for our teammates. From creatives professionals to cutting edge technology innovators, FanDuel offers a wide range of career opportunities, best in class benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. At FanDuel, our principle of “We Are One Team” runs through all our offices across the globe, and you can expect to be a part of an exciting company with many opportunities to grow and be successful.

THE POSITION
Our roster has an opening with your name on it

As a Senior Staff Software Engineer within the Technology Transformation team, you’ll be working closely with the VP of Tech Transformation and a team of engineers to identify ways that FanDuel can leverage new and innovative technologies to provide new and cutting-edge customer experiences and drive internal innovations for the business. You will be asked to think big and be willing to move fast. You’ll identify opportunities and put them into action quickly, and you won’t be afraid of failure. You’ll know when to pivot and how to measure success. And when you’ve found a successful solution, you’ll know how to build it for scale and longevity for our rapidly growing company and will think about the long-term implications for the business. You’ll be excited by propelling our business forward and making FanDuel an industry leader for innovative technologies. This person will help support and lead a team of engineers as they tackle tough technical challenges within the fast paced and growing environment. You’ll help find opportunities focused on providing the best employee experience while balancing delivery of capabilities that work at Scale. You’ll own your software, helping define solutions to problems while mitigating long-term risks. You’ll raise and help mitigate blockers while providing status updates to leadership.

We’re looking for experienced Engineers who enjoy mentoring those around them. The right candidate should have a passion for delivery and working with leaders to help solve problems. You are comfortable communicating with stakeholders. You’ll be able to use your existing Software Engineering knowledge to help stakeholders understand the delivery process. You know where to simplify, optimize, or extend solutions for the best outcomes. You’re excited to help develop and grow engineers within this team, helping improve their employee experience as an Engineer.

THE GAME PLAN
Everyone on our team has a part to play

Reporting into the VP of Technology Strategy and Transformation, you will deliver slates of new innovation ideas. You will help FanDuel build new solutions and capabilities quickly and will be eager to test cutting edge technologies as part of these solutions. You will be a go-getter who is willing to roll up their sleeves and get something done and isn’t afraid to fail. Leading by example, you will help our engineers develop and grow by encouraging them to contribute to cross-team technical discussions, support their ideas and initiatives, and most importantly empower them as individuals to make decisions.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Help build an innovation development team to rapidly prototype, experiment, and demonstrate production-like capabilities.
  • Deliver strategic technical and product roadmaps for innovative solutions.
  • Develop relationships with stakeholders and refine existing roadmaps for success.
  • Contribute to the assessment, analysis, planning, and design of Web and Mobile applications.
  • Ensure the health of Agile principles and practices within our teams.
  • Provide strong domain knowledge of the business and technology platform.
  • Communication of designs, progress, and achievements across all levels of the organization.
  • Ensure solutions are appropriately documented, supported and transitioned into BAU.
  • Maintain relationships with other disciplines and stakeholders.
  • You'll exhibit best behavior and exemplify our company principles.
  • Measure, own, and drive predictability through Operational Excellence and transparency through data and KPIs.



THE STATS
What we're looking for in our next teammate

  • At least 9 years of software development experienced in both web and mobile programming.
  • BSc or master’s in computer science or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with front end technologies such as React and Angular, mobile languages such as Swift, Kotlin, and React Native.
  • Has technical proficiency in full stack technology – can build using programming languages in JavaScript, Node.js, Typescript, Java.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication and presentation skills; this role has considerable exposure to senior leaders, with a need to communicate complex technical activities in a simple manner to varying stakeholders.
  • Willingness to try new things quickly, with a test and learn mentality. Someone who is not afraid to fail and pivot when the time is right.
  • Has a pulse on new and innovative technology trends in the market and is eager to stay at the cutting edge.
  • You have deep expertise from similar roles within a large, fast moving, online digital business, and will have experience of lean, agile, and more traditional delivery methodologies.
  • You have an ability to collaborate with technical leaders, from brainstorming technical architectures to leading the charge on performance and stability, to helping unblock technical roadblocks. You have strong skills getting in the technical weeds to ensure the best Product delivery possible.
  • You will be able to focus and motivate third party delivery partners to build best-in-class technical solutions, as well as work at pace with quality and deadlines at the forefront of their thinking.
  • Knowledge of sports and/or experience working within a heavily regulated industry is a plus.
  • Don’t check all the boxes? That’s okay! We encourage you to still apply if you feel like you possess an adjacent skill set and are interested in learning more about this position

PLAYER BENEFITS
We treat our team right

From our many opportunities for professional development to our generous insurance and paid leave policies, we’re committed to making sure our employees get as much out of FanDuel as we ask them to give. Competitive compensation is just the beginning. As part of our team, you can expect:

  • An exciting and fun environment committed to driving real growth
  • Opportunities to build really cool products that fans love
  • Mentorship and professional development resources to help you refine your game
  • Be well, save well and live well - with FanDuel Total Rewards your benefits are one highlight reel after another

FanDuel is an equal opportunities employer and we believe, as one of our principal states, “We Are One Team!” We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, Veteran status, or another other characteristic protected by state, local or federal law. We believe FanDuel is strongest and best able to compete if all employees feel valued, respected, and included. We want our team to include diverse individuals because diversity of thought, diversity of perspectives, and diversity of experiences leads to better performance. Having a diverse and inclusive workforce is a core value that we believe makes FanDuel stronger and more competitive as One Team!

The applicable salary range for this position is $174,000 - $229,000, which is dependent on a variety of factors including relevant experience, location, business needs and market demand. This role may offer the following benefits: medical, vision, and dental insurance; life insurance; disability insurance; a 401(k) matching program; among other employee benefits. This role may also be eligible for short-term or long-term incentive compensation, including, but not limited to, cash bonuses and stock program participation. This role includes paid personal time off and 14 paid company holidays. FanDuel offers paid sick time in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws.

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