Senior Backend Engineer, Cloud

| Austin, TX, USA
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Position at FloSports

FloSports is a world-class sports media company strategically positioned to be the essential destination for passionate sports fans, delighting them with live event coverage, breaking news, highlights, stats, rankings, and team and player profiles. We are growing Our Sports every day by continuing to invest in our ever-expanding ecosystem, which consists of over a dozen sport verticals and hundreds of streaming partners. FloSports is creating the home for sports like hockey, track & field, racing, grappling, wrestling, cheer and more, and we are looking for innovative and passionate people like you to help us!

THE ROLE:

As a Backend Engineer specializing in cloud-native development and serverless technologies at our cutting-edge sports media platform, you will play a critical role in developing backend systems that power immersive sports experiences for millions. Utilizing AWS's serverless solutions, you will create scalable, efficient, and innovative applications that support real-time analytics, interactive fan engagements, and content delivery at scale. This role is a blend of technical expertise, creative problem-solving, and collaboration with a dynamic team to push the boundaries of sports media technology.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop & Implement Cloud Solutions: Design and deploy serverless backend solutions using AWS Lambda, API Gateway, DynamoDB, and other AWS services for real-time sports analytics and fan engagement.
  • Enhance Cloud Architecture & Infrastructure: Optimize cloud resources for peak performance during major sports events, ensuring scalable, secure, and efficient operations.
  • Promote Collaboration & Best Practices: Work with developers, designers, and product managers to innovate in the sports media space. Share knowledge and mentor team members in cloud-native development practices.
  • Drive Project Oversight & Strategy: Take ownership of projects from inception to deployment, aligning backend solutions with strategic business goals. Lead in agile practices and sprint planning.
  • Commit to Continuous Learning & Improvement: Stay ahead of the latest trends in serverless computing and cloud-native technologies, fostering a culture of innovation and continuous learning within the team.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Cloud Platforms: Advanced knowledge of AWS serverless architecture, including Lambda, API Gateway, DynamoDB.
  • Programming Languages: Proficiency in backend development languages such as Python, Node.js, or Java.
  • Database Technologies: Experience with both SQL and NoSQL databases, understanding their integration into cloud-based applications.
  • DevOps & CI/CD: Familiarity with CI/CD tools, infrastructure as code (IaC), and automated testing frameworks to support continuous integration and deployment processes.
  • Cloud Architecture: Deep understanding of cloud-native development principles, serverless architectures, and microservices.
  • Security Practices: Knowledge of security best practices in the cloud environment, ensuring the integrity and safety of sensitive sports data.
  • Scalability & Performance: Proven ability to design systems that efficiently handle high traffic volumes during live sports events.
  • Communication: Excellent communication skills, capable of articulating complex technical ideas to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Problem-Solving: Creative and effective problem-solving abilities, especially in high-pressure situations.
  • Leadership: Strong leadership skills, with the ability to mentor junior engineers and contribute to a collaborative team environment.
  • Innovation: A passion for innovation, with a keen interest in exploring new technologies and methodologies in sports technology.
  • Project Management: Experience with agile development practices and the ability to lead projects from concept to deployment.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:

At FloSports, we are bonded by our passion for sports and our purpose to unite communities around experiences that finally give underserved sports the love they deserve. We recognize the need to build a company that seeks out, embraces, and celebrates our individual differences, ideas, and talent. FloSports is committed to the pursuit of a fair, equal and inclusive workplace where everyone is given the opportunity to grow to their fullest potential.

OUR BENEFITS:

  • Recognized three years in a row as a Top Workplace by the Austin-American Statesman
  • Flexibility at work - you can take control of your profession and personal schedule
  • All-hands events hosted twice a year in beautiful Austin, Texas
  • Annual equity awards for all top performers
  • Competitive and comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans
  • Peace of mind through company-paid short-term disability, long-term disability and life insurance
  • Generous 401(K) company match vested immediately
  • Progressive parental leave policies
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Hack-a-thons and a full calendar of team-building and social events
  • Free laundry service for all positions that require travel
  • Company donation to youth teams and leagues that our employees coach
  • Stocked snack bar, catered lunch and breakfast tacos every week
More Information on FloSports
FloSports operates in the Digital Media industry. The company is located in Austin, TX. FloSports was founded in 2006. It has 270 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, Partners with nonprofits, Friends outside of work, Eat lunch together, Intracompany committees and Daily sync. To see all 4 open jobs at FloSports, click here.
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