Principal Software Engineer, Backend - Acct Platform

Boston, Massachusetts

Be part of a groundbreaking company.

We are looking for a Principal Software Engineer/Architect with significant technical experience designing high-performance distributed systems. You will be the technical architect and lead engineer of a division, involving both frontend and backend development on a primarily .NET stack, with ReactJS, Xamarin, iOS and Android frontends.

The functionality you will work on is foundational to our user experience. You will have the opportunity to work with complex systems that support end-user behavior. Building new capabilities that are at the center of our regulatory compliance-driven functionality, and meet the needs of our rapidly expanding jurisdictional presence.

What you'll do as a Principal Software Engineer:

  • Take ownership of the design, development, maintenance, testing strategy, and design pattern standards of the Account Platform.
  • Contribute to the architecture and design of projects and strategic initiatives, with a specific focus on solutions that are compliant, secure, stable, and scalable.
  • Mentor and lead design sessions, ensuring that Account Platform engineers deliver high-quality work that aligns with the mission of DraftKings Engineering.
  • Identify gaps in our implementations, propose the creation of new services, or combining existing services.
  • Investigate suitability of new technologies, occasionally building proofs of concepts as demonstrators.
  • Look for ways to improve developer efficiency, and ultimately, developer happiness. Lead by example to learn, educate and promote in a collaborative manner to help the engineering team continually develop.
What you'll bring:
  • Expertise in .NET/C# development (7+ years).Experience creating and maintaining performant, secure, and resilient APIs.
  • Evangelize good design, and influence teams to build APIs following industry standards.
  • Experience in planning, delivering, and managing complex microservice-oriented features, workflows, and products.
  • Expertise in large-scale distributed systems development, using Agile and modern release processes.
  • Ability to write comprehensive automated test suites at all levels of the application.
  • Familiarity with AWS-based services and infrastructure.
  • Familiarity with CI/CD and automation.
  • Experience in User Account Management with a bias towards Security is a strong plus.

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