Senior Backend Engineer - Ruby On Rails - Growth (Remote Option)

At Underdog Fantasy
  • Full Time
  • Employee
  • Full Remote

Posted on June 9th

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Founded by a team of industry veterans, Underdog was born with the idea that bringing strategic innovation to sports gaming and entertainment is the key to success in an exceptionally competitive market. Underdog has quickly established itself as a leader in the space, and is committed to building the best sports gaming platform in the industry -- and supporting the most passionate community of sports fans while doing it!

At Underdog, we’re not only about creating these awesome products, but also about growing our culture of passion, ownership, and fun! We believe that great companies are made out of great people. Our continual aim is to create an inclusive environment for everyone, at all levels, to achieve their highest potential at work.

As a Backend Software Engineer, you will be one of the first members of the Growth Team that is tasked to improve our tools for our partner affiliates and to deliver on initiatives vital to both growing and retaining our customers.

This team will also help to enable our Content and News teams to provide a full spectrum sports experience from Underdog. 

*Please note, Underdog is a US based company and no sponsorship is available for this position at this time.

What you'll do:
  • Work with the product manager to scope tasks and identify blockers
  • Build internal tools for stakeholders to:
  • Improve data visibilityShare news faster and easier
  • Publish analytically backed content
  • Build API’s for external partners
  • Work with our designers to build promotional webpages 
  • Write code in Ruby
  • Document the systems you help build, monitor, and maintain
  • Coordinate with product, design, and support to organize priorities

Who you are:
  • You enjoy building beautiful user experiences and interfaces
  • You want to own projects from start to finish
  • You have experience with Ruby on Rails and PostgreSQL
  • A good communicator both written and verbal
  • You’re collaborative by nature, and passionate about fostering best practices for the betterment of the team
  • Eagerness to test, track & document your work

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

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 $120,000 and $170,000+, depending on experience, plus equity. Below you’ll find a few of our perks:

- 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
- Health, Dental, Vision+
- 401k Match & FSA
- Support for learning and development
- Remote, In-Person, or Hybrid Scheduling – we are 100% VIRTUAL FIRST!
- A $500 home office allowance
- $100 in UD cash
- Book club – expense your books
- Lastly, an extremely transparent, fun, and engaging culture where you will grow both personally and professionally!

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