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Engineering Manager - Sports Betting

Underdog Fantasy

Underdog Fantasy

Remote · United States
Posted on Saturday, September 2, 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 an Engineering Manager on our Sportsbook team, you will lead a full stack development team and help build and maintain an engaging sports betting player experience.

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

What you’ll do:

  • Lead a delivery team of talented and driven engineers to deliver features and solutions for the sports betting services
  • Facilitate growth of the engineering talent on your team as they confront both technical and career issues by managing the team’s workstream, improving processes, and building a healthy and stimulating environment
  • Partner with the product lead for feature discovery, day-to-day product development, and delivery planning
  • Collaborate with other Sportsbook Engineering leads to help create technical roadmap for the organization
  • Support the design and development of a clean, well-structured, and maintainable code to help build and maintain our sports betting services
  • Build awareness of the best practice standards defined by communities of practice and ensure they are applied by your development team
  • Promote diversity by nurturing a collaborative and inclusive environment where all voices are heard
  • Develop a deep understanding of our sportsbook business and architectural value, and help reduce operational complexity with technical solutions
  • Contribute to developing, maintaining, and reviewing the code for your team

Who you are:

  • You have a minimum of one year experience managing a software delivery team
  • Experience building highly scalable, available distributed systems to handle high traffic conditions with low latency
  • Strong background in building platform solutions and interest in Sports betting services
  • Excellent software architecture skills
  • Excellent communication, analytical, and problem solving skills with both engineers and product
  • High level of accountability, bias to action and a desire to empower individuals on the team to perform at their best

Even better if you have…

  • Experience leading a team in a remote-first environment
  • Experience working with product managers in gathering requirements, investigating technical needs and creating designs that fit within project timelines
  • Experience with regulated industries
  • Experience building Web, Android, or iOS applications
  • Proficiency working in GCP or other cloud infrastructures like AWS or Azure

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 $150,000 and $210,000, 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!