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Cloud Engineer

Underdog Fantasy

Underdog Fantasy

Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2024

Hi, we’re Underdog!

We’re the fastest-growing sports gaming company ever.

We build innovative games and products for American sports fans.

Founded in 2020, our team built four of today’s most widely played fantasy games and recently launched our Underdog Sportsbook. We are the only sportsbook to ever launch on our own home grown technology, which allows us to build different and innovative experiences. We believe there’s so much more to be built for sports fans, and we’ll continue to win by building the best products and experiences for our customers.

The opportunity in front of us to become the biggest company in our space is massive; after all, we’re currently sitting in the fastest-growing consumer industry in the U.S. In just over two years, we reached a nearly $500 million valuation through some of the best investors in the game, including Mark Cuban, Kevin Durant, BlackRock, and SV Angel. We are many times larger now and our growth is not slowing down.

At Underdog, we believe that sports are for everyone and are building a tomorrow for every fan. Want to help create that future? Join us.

About the role and why it’s unique:

  • As a Cloud Engineer, you will have the opportunity to take our infrastructure to the next level by improving the scalability and reliability of our backend systems
  • Maintain availability, support, and growth of our AWS infrastructure by writing, reviewing, and maintaining code primarily in Terraform and Helm
  • Assist the monitoring and operation of our environments hosted in AWS
  • Work closely with our development teams (Fantasy, Sportsbook, Data) in managing, scaling, and triaging issues related to infrastructure
  • Tweak application and infrastructure scaling to ensure a quality user experience
  • Participate in incident response procedures and conduct incident postmortems
  • Participate in on-call rotations in which you will remediate issues and prevent them from reoccurring

Who you are:

  • 3+ years of cloud engineering experience
  • Experience working with Kubernetes, Terraform, and cloud infrastructure platforms (specifically AWS)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of programming languages (Python, Ruby, Bash)
  • Familiar with IaC and IC tools such as Terraform and Github Actions
  • Experience using logging and monitoring tools such as Datadog
  • Experience with participating in an on-call rotation for production cloud infrastructure
  • Excellent communication, analytical, and problem solving skills while working with engineers, product, and support
  • Open to feedback and eager to collaborate with other developers to accomplish tasks at hand

Even better if you have:

  • Desire to learn new technologies and share knowledge with others

Our targeted compensation rate for this position is between $120,000 and $135,000, depending on experience, plus equity. Think your skills are exceptional and warrant higher pay? Apply anyway! If we agree, we're willing to negotiate.

This position may require sports betting licensure based on certain state regulations.

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.