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Engineering Manager, Fantasy

Underdog Fantasy

Underdog Fantasy

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 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:

  • Lead a delivery team of talented and driven engineers to deliver features and solutions for the sports betting and fantasy 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 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 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 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
  • 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 $190,000 and $215,000, 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.