Principal Software Engineer

Haverhill MA DraftKings

We’re defining what it means to build and deliver the most extraordinary sports and entertainment experiences. Our global team is trailblazing new markets, developing cutting-edge products, and shaping the future of responsible gaming.

Here, “impossible” isn’t part of our vocabulary. You’ll face some of the toughest but most rewarding challenges of your career. They’re worth it. Channeling your inner grit will accelerate your growth, help us win as a team, and create unforgettable moments for our customers.

The Crown Is Yours

As a Principal Software Engineer on our Platform Engineering team, you will be at the heart of innovation, leading efforts across multiple teams to pioneer new technologies and tackle challenging technical problems with significant impact and positive long-term outcomes.

In this role, you will drive the creation, delivery, and strategic direction of our core platforms, which power hundreds of high-load services.

What you’ll do as a Principal Software Engineer, Platform

  • Develop high-level product specifications with attention to system integration and feasibility.

  • Oversee the progress of development teams to ensure consistency with the initial design.

  • Ensure software meets all requirements of quality, security, modifiability, extensibility, etc.

  • Define and prioritize the backlog for several Platform teams (consisting of Software and DevOps Engineers).

  • Effectively communicate the business value of our solutions, such as improved developer efficiency, reduced time to market, or lower costs.

  • Champion our DevOps culture, leading the adoption of Kubernetes, Docker, CI/CD tools, infrastructure as code, and automated testing into the development lifecycle.


What you’ll bring   

  • Prior technical leadership experience in any of the following roles: Architect, Tech Lead, or Team Lead.

  • An ability to set and drive the big-picture strategy while also offering detailed technical guidance to the team.

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, including translating ambiguous inputs from multiple stakeholders into actionable plans, delivering presentations, and explaining and documenting complex technical decisions in an easy-to-understand way.

  • Expertise in one or more programming languages (C#, Go, TS, JS).

  • Experience with Kubernetes, Docker, and CI/CD platforms.

  • Knowledge of cloud-based or hybrid architectures, especially AWS and GCP.

  • Prior experience as a DevOps, SRE, or Technical Product Owner is a plus.

  • Proficiency in any of the following technologies is a plus: GitOps (Flux), Terraform, Kong, Kafka, RabbitMQ, Vault, Grafana, DataDog, ELK, Jenkins, AI (LLMs). 


Join Our Team

We’re a publicly traded (NASDAQ: DKNG) technology company headquartered in Boston. As a regulated gaming company, you may be required to obtain a gaming license issued by the appropriate state agency as a condition of employment. Don’t worry, we’ll guide you through the process if this is relevant to your role.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $180,000.00 – $270,000.00, plus bonus, equity, and benefits as applicable. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range and how that was determined during the hiring process.

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