Senior Backend Engineer - Ruby on Rails

As a Backend Engineer- Fantasy, you will be tasked to improve the scalability of our games, create new games, and more sports to our existing games to deliver on initiatives vital to both growing and retaining our customers.

What you’ll do:
  • Write, test, review, and maintain code using Ruby
  • Evaluate and recommend solutions & suggestions to the team
  • Maintain and improve internal APIs
  • Document the systems you help build, monitor, and maintain
  • Coordinate with product, design, and support to organize priorities
  • Improve the scalability and performance of the platform

Who you are:
  • Extremely comfortable using Ruby, RoR, PostgreSQL, GKE & Minitest
  • A superb communicator both written and verbal
  • You’re collaborative by nature, and passionate about fostering best practices for the betterment of the team
  • Obsessed with scaling & improving the platform's performance
  • Eagerness to test, track & document your work
  • A top level problem solver comfortable ideating and implementing solutions suggested by the team
Even better if you have…
  • Experienced with relational databases
  • Familiar with API design
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!