Senior Back End Platform Engineer

Published on April 03, 2024

A great place to work has a team-first mindset that fosters trust, open communication, and a willingness to adapt. It moves quickly with purpose, operates at peak performance, and encourages creativity. Employees feel valued, supported, and motivated to succeed in a positive and inclusive work environment.

We believe in people here at PrizePicks.

At PrizePicks, we are the fastest growing sports company in North America, as recognized by Inc. 5000. As the leading platform for Daily Fantasy Sports, we cover a diverse range of sports leagues, including the NFL, NBA, and Esports titles like League of Legends and Counter-Strike. Our team of over 450 employees thrives in an inclusive culture that values individuals from diverse backgrounds, regardless of their level of sports fandom. Ready to reimagine the DFS industry together? 

What you’ll do:

  • Designs improvements in complex programs where existing precedents provide little guidance.
  • Defines major problems in the subject-matter area.
  • Defines architecture patterns for code execution and code testing in the subject-matter area.
  • Defines standards for other programmers to follow.
  • Devises ways to obtain data not previously available.
  • Arbitrates differences between various program users when conflicting requirements arise.
  • Studies effects of changes in complex computer system software. Assess the feasibility and soundness of proposed programming projects which are novel and complex.
  • Develops programming techniques and procedures where few precedents exist.
  • Be assisted on projects by other programmers or technicians.

What you have:

  • 8-10 years of relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrated mastery experience with a domain area programming language.
  • Track record of being a technical lead for software teams to drive a desired result with complex requirements.
  • You should have expert experience in the following technologies:
    • Ruby on Rails
    • Go
    • SQL (Postgres)
    • Kubernetes
    • Docker
    • Shell scripting
    • Implementing distributed software systems
    • Linux or similar UNIX type operating systems

What makes you stand out:

  • You have experience in any of the following technologies:
    • React
    • Redux
    • Webpack
    • Turborepo or Lerna
    • CSS/SCSS/Styled Components
    • Jest

Where you’ll live:

  • This is a remote position so anywhere in the U.S.

Benefits you’ll receive: 

In addition to your great compensation package, we’ll shower you with perks including: 

  • Company-subsidized medical, dental, & vision plans 
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Stock options and bi-annual bonus
  • Uncapped PTO to encourage a healthy work/life balance (2-week MINIMUM required!)
  • Generous paid leave programs, including 16-week paid parental leave and disability benefits
  • Workplace flexibility and modern work schedules focused on getting the job done, not hours clocked
  • Company-wide in-person events and team outings
  • Lifestyle enhancement program
  • Company equipment provided (Windows & Mac options)
  • Annual performance reviews with opportunities for growth and career development


You must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.  We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time. 

PrizePicks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.