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Software Engineering Manager - DevOps

FanDuel

FanDuel

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

ABOUT FANDUEL

FanDuel Group (“FanDuel") is an innovative sports-tech entertainment company that is changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams, and leagues. The premier gaming destination in the United States, FanDuel consists of a portfolio of leading brands across gaming, sports betting, daily fantasy sports, advance-deposit wagering, and TV/media.

FanDuel has a presence across all 50 states with approximately 17 million customers and 28 retail locations. FanDuel is based in New York with offices in New Jersey , Georgia, California, Oregon, Canada and Scotland.

Its networks FanDuel TV and FanDuel+ are broadly distributed on linear cable television and through its relationships with leading direct-to-consumer over-the-top platforms.

FanDuel Group is a subsidiary of Flutter Entertainment plc, the world's largest sports betting and gaming operator with a portfolio of globally recognized brands and traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: FLUT).

THE ROSTER

At FanDuel, we give fans a new and innovative way to interact with their favorite games, sports and teams. We’re dedicated to building a winning team and we pride ourselves on being able to make every moment mean more, especially when it comes to your career. So, what does “winning” look like at FanDuel? It’s recognition for your hard-earned results, a culture that brings out your best work—and a roster full of talented coworkers. Make no mistake, we are here to win, but we believe in winning right. That means we’ll never compromise when it comes to looking out for our teammates. From creatives professionals to cutting edge technology innovators, FanDuel offers a wide range of career opportunities, best in class benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. At FanDuel, our principle of “We Are One Team” runs through all our offices across the globe, and you can expect to be a part of an exciting company with many opportunities to grow and be successful.

THE POSITION
Our roster has an opening with your name on it

We’re looking an experienced SRE/DevOps Engineering Manager who enjoys helping and coaching those around them. With a passion for delivery and working with other managers to help solve stakeholder problems you’ll be comfortable communicating with senior stakeholders, reporting progress and raising risk & issues as they occur along with suggested mitigations. You’ll be able to use your existing Software Engineering knowledge to help stakeholders understand the delivery process.

You know where to simplify, optimize, or extend solutions for the best outcomes. You’re excited to help develop and grow Engineers within your team, providing an out-standing employee experience tailored to their individual needs. If you’re looking to exercise and develop their existing core leadership skills both from a technical and people management point of view, then this is the position for you!

You should have a proven ability to grow a team and lead it to success. You will show a pragmatic approach to problem solving, your experience should be built on a solid foundation of engineering development and operational excellence, and you should be able to show a proven background in coaching and people management. You’re comfortable holding 1-on-1s and helping people recognize and achieve goals. You’re responsible for leading your team and guiding the members within it towards success as it delivers important features and capabilities to agreed deadlines.

THE GAME PLAN
Everyone on our team has a part to play

  • You will help and coach your team both from a technical and people perspective whilst championing operational excellence & site reliability.
  • You will manage a team of agile DevOps Engineers
  • You will be building out a team of DevOps Engineers in Atlanta and working with a DevOps team and manager in the UK (occasional travel may be required)
  • You have experience of using tools such a Jira and Confluence for planning and processes.
  • Take a leading role in planning and communicating the future roadmap for the DevOps & Site Reliability culture in the Core Products & Experiences domain
  • Work and collaborate with a range of technology stakeholders to promote ideas and implements new processes, tools or technologies
  • Will drive constructive discussions, dive deeply into technical details (e.g., dependencies, design choices, operability), and ensure there is a clear direction.
  • Help make trade-offs; balancing the larger picture (e.g, resourcing, business goals, user experience, dependency impacts, efficiency, availability, etc.) against the needs of building, maintaining, refactoring, scaling, and extending features to properly support the life of the technology. You make sure your SEs can spend adequate time on design and you seek their (and the Staff Engineer's) input on technology recommendations.
  • Responsible for delivering architecturally sound solutions in the absence of a highly experienced individual contributor
  • You can handle most problems, decisions and escalations providing realistic solutions to mitigate long-term risks.
  • Write tenets and clear documents around establishing best-practice processes.
  • Exhibit best behavior and exemplify our company behaviors.
  • Responsible for taking part in the recruitment process identifying the best candidates and providing a great candidate experience.

THE STATS
What we're looking for in our next teammate

You will be passionate about imparting knowledge and building, growing, and leading successful teams. Ideally, you will have a background in software engineering and code and repository delivery alongside proven people management and leadership skills in a technology environment.

  • Experience implementing a DevOps culture and tool set and a strong DevOps technology background
  • Experience working with CI platforms and pipelines to create efficiencies
  • Ideally you will have worked with AWS cloud-based infrastructure and Kubernetes
  • The ability to build relationships across a range of stakeholders whilst also being able to challenge
  • People management, communication, presentation and facilitation skills
  • Ability to pressure-test solutions, spot edge-cases and work with other Engineers to solve these.
  • Experience defining and implementing software delivery best practices, agile delivery methodologies and proven track-record of continuously improving delivery pace while maintaining quality.
  • Experience supporting software systems in production including on-call support with a relentless focus on improving the stability, availability and performance of those systems.
  • Delivery of technology solutions working closely with multiple stakeholders and users.
  • Experience of working with cross-functional teams, including Project Managers and Product Managers and other stakeholders to define the roadmap for development to new or existing products/services
  • Experience of writing distributed, highly scalable and available backend systems & APIs.

PLAYER BENEFITS
We treat our team right

From our many opportunities for professional development to our generous insurance and paid leave policies, we’re committed to making sure our employees get as much out of FanDuel as we ask them to give. Competitive compensation is just the beginning. As part of our team, you can expect:

  • An exciting and fun environment committed to driving real growth
  • Opportunities to build really cool products that fans love
  • Mentorship and professional development resources to help you refine your game
  • Be well, save well and live well - with FanDuel Total Rewards your benefits are one highlight reel after another

FanDuel is an equal opportunities employer and we believe, as one of our principal states, “We Are One Team!” We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, Veteran status, or another other characteristic protected by state, local or federal law. We believe FanDuel is strongest and best able to compete if all employees feel valued, respected, and included. We want our team to include diverse individuals because diversity of thought, diversity of perspectives, and diversity of experiences leads to better performance. Having a diverse and inclusive workforce is a core value that we believe makes FanDuel stronger and more competitive as One Team!

This role includes paid personal time off and 14 paid company holidays. FanDuel offers paid sick time in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws.

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