Lead Software Engineer - Mobile


The Crown Is Yours

DraftKings is growing at a rapid pace and we’re seeking a Senior Lead Android Engineer to guide our Android development teams and contribute significantly to our product roadmap. This isn’t just a technical role. You’ll be working with various teams, steering our business strategies, and ingeniously addressing all of our scaling issues.

What You’ll Do As A Lead Mobile Software Engineer

  • Take ownership for the design, development, maintenance, testing strategy, and operations of Android apps written primarily in Kotlin within the Online Sportsbook Domain.
  • Collaborate with business leads across the organization to define milestones and deliveries on very short time frames for new features to be added to existing systems.
  • Be the primary technical voice for the engineering organization on the systems your team owns.
  • Lead your team in design sessions and ensure your team delivers high-quality work that aligns with DraftKings’ engineering strategy.
  • Have an opportunity to work on a complex problem on your own, and provide the POC (proof of concept) to the team.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Ideally, you have experience as the ‘expert’ on a development team where you were responsible for planning, delivering, and managing key Android features.
  • Solid understanding and experience with native Android development, including an understanding of Android SDK and Android Studio.
  • Proficient in at least one programming language for Android development such as Java or Kotlin.
  • You have an understanding of real time updates using web sockets or server side events.
  • Familiarity with trunk-based development and use of feature flags for releasing quality features.
  • You also have the ability to write automated comprehensive test suites at all levels of the architecture.
  • Prior experience with other platform languages, such as Swift and Xamarin is a plus.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills, real-time decision-making, and responsiveness to problem-solving that prioritizes the customer experience first.

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