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VP of Engineering (Sports Betting)

Underdog Fantasy

Underdog Fantasy

Software Engineering
Remote · United States
Posted on Friday, August 25, 2023

What is Underdog?

Founded by a team of industry veterans, Underdog was born with the idea that bringing strategic innovation to sports gaming and entertainment is the key to success in an exceptionally competitive market. Underdog has quickly established itself as a leader in the space, and is committed to building the best sports gaming platform in the industry -- and **supporting the most passionate community of sports fans while doing it!

At Underdog, we’re not only about creating these awesome products, but also about growing our culture of passion, ownership, and fun! We believe that great companies are made out of great people. Our continual aim is to create an inclusive environment for everyone, at all levels, to achieve their highest potential at work.

As a VP of Engineering, Sports Betting, reporting to the CTO, you will be helping us scale and build the foundational services supporting our sports betting product. As a leader, you will help build, scale and deliver top-tier products for your organization and department.

Please note, Underdog is a US based company and no sponsorship is available for this position at this time.

What you’ll do:

  • Oversee a team responsible for delivering products that change and accelerate the fantasy sports industry, while focusing on driving key business metrics and KPIs
  • Manage and grow a team of managers and individual contributors across technologies (iOS, Android, Web, and Backend)
  • Provide coaching and leadership in software best practices
  • Find and develop top quality engineering talent
  • Collaborate closely with product and design on roadmap and delivery
  • Be accountable for the technology strategy for an incredibly fast growing team
  • Obsess over creating great user experiences
  • Work with leadership to evolve the engineering organization within fantasy as it grows and matures
  • Build a diverse team while encouraging a collaborative and inclusive environment

Who you are:

  • 10+ year veteran of combined software development and management experience across multiple languages and frameworks
  • Experienced manager of managers and staff engineers, with experience driving impact for an entire department
  • Clear, concise, and strong communicator
  • Strong mentor and leader, with a history of developing future leaders and strengthening organizations through coaching
  • Experience with hyper growth including adapting strategies to accommodate changes in team size and structure

Even better if you have…

  • Demonstrated passion for and/or extensive experience working in the dynamic domains of Sports Betting, Fantasy Sports, or closely related industries
  • Managed an engineering org of over 50 individuals

Underdog Sports is firmly committed to equity, inclusion, and diversity. Our unique culture was built on the foundation of a safe and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. We highly value the mental, physical, and emotional health of our employees, and are continuously asking ourselves: what can we do better? 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. Our targeted compensation rate for this position is between $240,000 and $350,000, depending on experience, plus equity. Think your skills are exceptional and warrant higher pay? Apply anyway! If we agree, we're willing to negotiate. Below you’ll find a few of our perks:

  • Unlimited PTO (we're extremely flexible with the exception of the first few weeks before & into the NFL season)
  • 16 weeks of fully paid parental leave
  • Company paid Health, Dental, Vision plan option for employees and dependents
  • 401k Match & FSA
  • Remote, In-Person, or Hybrid Scheduling – we are 100% VIRTUAL FIRST!
  • A $500 home office allowance
  • $100 in UD credit
  • Support for learning and development
  • Book club – expense your books!
  • Monthly raffle to win a sports ticket reimbursement of up to $500 (including game day snacks!)
  • Lastly, an extremely transparent, fun, and engaging culture where you will grow both personally and professionally!