Software Engineer (Full Stack) - Sports Betting

The Athletic

United States of America / Canada
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 01/03/2021
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About The Athletic

Provider of a subscription-based sports media platform designed to offer in-depth sports coverage and related information. The company's platform offers in-depth articles on local and national sports, that are free of advertisements, pop-ups and auto-play videos, enabling users to get authentic sports news and articles from talented local and national sports journalists, covering 35+ markets across North America.

Job Description

About Us
The Athletic is a direct-to-consumer digital sports media company committed to helping subscribers experience storytelling in a whole new way. Founded in 2016 and headquartered in San Francisco, The Athletic has over 500 full-time employees and covers more than 250 professional sports and collegiate teams in the US, Canada and the UK. The Athletic’s newsroom has produced thousands of in-depth articles along with more than 120 podcasts and premium video content. The Athletic is a remote-friendly company as we have offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, and Melbourne.
About the Role
You will be part of the sports betting team. This is a newly-created, small, fast-moving team that will work closely with our Newsroom and Product teams to create experiences in the rapidly evolving sports betting space. Your team will build across all our platforms, including scores, in-game experience, articles, payments, growth, and more. As a full-stack engineer, you’ll get to work on every part of the stack: web, backend, API, database, analytics.


    • Work with Design and Product teams to build a web UI that is beautiful, performant, and well-engineered.
    • Architect and build the backend/api layer to optimize for performance, growth, scalability, ease of future development, and code quality.
    • Write unit and functional tests to ensure maximum code and app quality.
    • Investigate, debug, and fix user-reported production issues.
    • Provide mentorship and guidance to other team members.
    • Work with the team to influence technology direction.
    • Brainstorm new product ideas and improvements alongside the design and product teams.
    • Work within a highly cross-functional team, iterating on process and making your own suggestions for improvements.


    • 2+ years experience as a full-stack software engineer.
    • Bachelor's degree in CS or relevant discipline.
    • We have 2 primary tech stacks, one in React (Next.js) with an Apollo/GraphQL API layer, and one in PHP (Wordpress) with a REST API layer. MySQL database, ElasticSearch, and DynamoDB on the backend. All hosted on AWS. Prior experience with any of the above is desired, but not required.
    • The current team is largely based in San Francisco, CA, but this role can be based in a 100% remote capacity within the United States or Canada.

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Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.