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Senior Backend Engineer (Originals)

Underdog Fantasy

Underdog Fantasy

Software Engineering
Posted on Saturday, May 11, 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:

  • Work on bespoke projects focused on gamifying and building unique features into our fantasy and sports betting products
  • Design and develop clean, well-structured, and maintainable code to build new backend features
  • Collaborate with the team and product stakeholders from start to finish, openly communicating issues, asking clarifying questions, raising concerns when needed
  • Develop a deep understanding of our product infrastructure and how we deploy our software
  • Advocate for best practices to create strong foundational development practices for our growing team
  • Be open to feedback and collaboration with other developers to accomplish tasks at hand

Who you are:

  • Product Minded Engineer with 7+ years of software engineering experience
  • Strong Experience with Static Programming Languages like Java, C++, Go, etc.
  • Eager to work with C# and .NET Core
  • Experience building highly scalable, available distributed systems to handle high traffic conditions with low latency
  • Excellent communication, analytical, and problem solving skills with both engineers and product

Even better if you have...

  • Proficiency working in AWS or other cloud infrastructures like GCP or Azure
  • Understanding of CI/CD, unit testing, integration testing
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL
  • Experience with Microservices
  • Experience with REST services

Our targeted compensation rate for this position is between $150,000 and $180,000, 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.