Sr Backend Engineer, Penn Interactive- Barstool Sportsbook

Philadelphia, PA, United States

The Senior Backend Engineer will work on a small, cross-functional team to develop the backend and various APIs for a one-of-a-kind, native sports betting experience. Candidates for this role will work with multiple client teams to build a revolutionary sportsbook from the ground up. Previous work in the gaming industry is not important but we do expect your work-product will reflect a strong technical background and a dedication to concise, scalable code.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrate best-in-class programming skills to develop secure, tested, optimized, scalable code.
  • Translate business requirements into code.
  • Collaborate with designers, product managers, ops engineers, client engineers, QA engineers and various other teams and stakeholders to solve innovative problems utilizing out-of-the-box solutions.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively using Github, Slack, Google Docs, JIRA, so as to keep all stakeholders in-the-loop regarding relevant issues.
  • Interact thoughtfully and professionally with everyone including non-technical colleagues.
  • Ability to work in a highly regulated environment and develop code according to regulatory requirements
  • Experience with Django/Flask/Python, or Golang.
  • Demonstrated experience building and maintaining backend systems and building and consuming APIs.
  • Experience with deploying code in Linux based environments such as Debian or Ubuntu
  • Experience with Git or other distributed version control systems.
  • Experience writing well tested code or experience with practices like TDD
  • General computing knowledge — familiarity with the standard suite of Web Protocols (HTTP, TCP, etc.).
  • Familiar with virtualization (ex. Docker, rkt)

BONUS POINTS

  • BSc or MSc in Computer Science or another STEM field.
  • Experience administering AWS Core Services (S3, SQS, EC2, ECS, etc.).
  • Experience deploying code via Kubernetes
  • A passion for sports or betting.

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