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Staff Cloud Engineer

Underdog Fantasy

Underdog Fantasy

Software Engineering
Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 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 Staff Cloud Engineer, you will have an impactful role in building and determining the interoperability of our Kubernetes footprint. Your expertise in cloud infrastructure and containerization technologies, creative problem-solving skills, and collaborative cross-functional abilities will contribute to delivering highly reliable, efficiency-focused infrastructure that enable us to create an engaging experience for our customers. In addition you will be tasked with the following:

  • Work cross-functionally to enable backend teams to develop confidence in how their applications will interoperate and perform across data centers.
  • Continuous optimization of our architecture for resiliency and recoverability to ensure business continuity.
  • Own the deployment of Kubernetes clusters to cloud providers and colocation data centers.
  • Define a technology stack to facilitate interoperability and discoverability of services deployed across data centers and regions.
  • Create tooling to automate maintenance and effectively operate the environments.

Who you are:

  • Skilled engineer who pushes the envelope and knows “good” gets us there, but “great” is what we continuously strive for
  • Lends expertise and contributes to the success of the team to foster interpersonal and individual professional growth
  • Open to feedback and eager to collaborate with other developers to accomplish tasks at hand
  • Excellent communication, analytical, and problem solving skills with engineers, compliance, and IT
  • Ability to analyze and make technical recommendations that minimize spend in cloud environments
  • Deep understanding of Linux and the command line
  • 8+ years experience with CI systems (Jenkins, GitHub Actions, CircleCI, etc)
  • 8+ years hand-ons experience with AWS
  • 6+ years experience working with cloud object storage (S3, Google Cloud Storage)
  • 6+ years working with Kubernetes
  • 6+ years working with Relational Databases (Postgres, MySQL, etc)
  • 5+ years working with infrastructure-as-code technologies like Terraform
  • 5+ years building custom roles and managing service accounts in IAM

Even better if you have:

  • Experience with CDN providers like Cloudflare and Fastly
  • Experience with AWS Outpost and Direct Connect
  • Experience building out multi-data center deployment in regulated industries

Our targeted compensation rate for this position is between $185,000 and $220,000, depending on experience, plus equity. Think your skills are exceptional and warrant higher pay? Apply anyway! If we agree, we're willing to negotiate.

What we can offer you:

  • 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
  • A $500 home office allowance
  • A connected virtual first culture with a highly engaged distributed workforce
  • 5% 401k match, FSA, company paid health, dental, vision plan options for employees and dependents

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.


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