Rarefied talent in data science, data technology, and analytics

Senior Database Engineer


Job Description

DraftKings Inc. (Nasdaq: DKNG) is a digital sports entertainment and gaming company. It’s simple, at DraftKings, we believe life’s more alive with skin in the game. For that reason, we’re committed to responsibly creating the world’s favorite games and betting experiences. Headquartered in Boston, MA, with offices around the globe, we believe we can continue to define what it means to be a technology company in sports entertainment. We love what we do, and think you will too.

Do you MySQL?

We’re growing rapidly and are searching for a Senior Database Engineer to join our innovative team. As a Senior Database Engineer, you will develop, optimize, and support a geographically distributed database infrastructure, both in the cloud and on the premises. If you're interested in taking on the kind of engineering challenges necessary to provide for these complex and highly available systems, we hope you join our team.

What you’ll do as a Senior Database Engineer:

  • You will deploy, maintain, and monitor of our large scale Aurora MySQL and VMWare-based on-premises database infrastructure.
  • Automate monitoring, maintenance, and support related tasks.
  • Recommend, follow, advocate, and train on database design and performance best practices.
  • You will rapidly diagnose and fix problems as well as provide periodic on-call support.
  • Lead the planning and implementation of all aspects of database disaster recovery.

What skills you will use:

  • Ideally, you have 2-5 years of Amazon Web Services experience.
  • Proficiency in database administration, with experience maintaining 50+ highly available MySQL/Postgres clusters in AWS and on-premises.
  • Expertise in SQL (complex queries and stored procedures).
  • Expertise in data modeling and schema design.
  • Strong Linux skills.
  • Proficiency in the scripting language of your choice (shell, Perl, python, etc) and automation technologies (terraform, chef, docker, etc) for monitoring and custom automation.
  • Extensive experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment.

Who are we a good fit for?

We love working with talented people but more than that, we seek out compassionate co-workers with a collaborative spirit. Our work moves quickly and we’re great at coming together to find creative solutions to some of tech’s most interesting problems. If that sounds good to you, join us.

Apply now

As a technology company at our core, DraftKings believes that the best innovation comes from diverse perspectives, thoughts, beliefs, ideas, and experiences. We consistently push boundaries and challenge the conventional to ensure our culture and products reflect the expectations of our employees, and the customers we serve.

We’re proud to believe that your gender, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or status as an individual with a disability should have nothing to do with our hiring practices. We’ll never discriminate against anyone’s background or creed. If you’re good at what you do, we want you to do it at DraftKings.

You may be required to become licensed through applicable regulatory agencies.

Interested in this position?
Job Location
Boston, MA
Additional Job Details
Employment Type:
Full Time
More Jobs at DraftKings