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DevOps Technical Lead

DraftKings

DraftKings

Software Engineering, IT
Multiple locations
Posted on Friday, December 8, 2023

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

We are looking for a highly motivated DevOps Technical Lead to join our Platform Engineering department. In this role, you will collaborate with our diverse team of engineers and architects to develop, maintain, and enhance our platform infrastructure, which powers hundreds of high-performance microservices created by over a thousand engineers. This position offers an opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies and tackle complex challenges as you play a critical role in the company's success. If you have a passion for innovation and a desire to drive change, then we know you’ll love it here.

What you’ll do as a DevOps Technical Lead

  • Lead the design and implementation of our Kubernetes-centered platform infrastructure, ensuring scalability, cost-efficiency, and maintaining high availability across 10+ production environments using a hybrid cloud approach (GCP, AWS, Azure, and on-premises data centers).

  • Lead our Observability strategy using Prometheus, Grafana, and ELK Stack.

  • Analyze and break down technical requirements into manageable tasks.

  • Plan and prioritize technical backlog in alignment with the company's goals.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to refine our development and deployment processes, leveraging GitOps, infrastructure-as-code, and CI/CD, promoting a DevOps culture company-wide.

  • Mentor and support DevOps Engineers, fostering their growth and skill development.

What you’ll bring

Required Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience in the tech industry.

  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing technical requirements and decomposing projects into manageable tasks, ensuring alignment with team capabilities and project timelines.

  • Expertise in Kubernetes administration.

  • Understanding of networking, Docker, and Linux administration.

  • Understanding of observability tools (Prometheus, ELK Stack, Grafana, DataDog, InfluxDB, or similar), with practical experience building queries and setting up alerts.

  • Proficiency in one or more scripting languages (Bash, PowerShell, Python, Groovy, etc.)

  • Proficiency in CI/CD platforms (ideally Jenkins)

  • Experience with cloud platforms (preferably GCP or AWS).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior leadership experience in any of the following roles would be a plus: Tech Lead, Team Lead, or Architect.

  • Proficiency in one or more of the following technologies would be a plus: GitOps (Flux), Infrastructure-as-a-code (Terraform, Ansible), Service discovery (Consul), Load balancing (Kong, Nginx), Streaming/messaging (Kafka, RabbitMQ), and/or Secret management systems (HashiCorp Vault, Sealed Secrets, AWS/Google Secret Manager).

  • Software development experience is a plus.

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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.