Senior Software Engineer, Platform

| New York, NY, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 125,000-175,000 Annually
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Second Spectrum is a Sports Emmy-winning data & tech company that is building the next way of seeing sports - by capturing and producing the highest quality data and innovative content for many of the world’s largest leagues and media partners, such as the NFL, NBA, English Premier League, ESPN, Amazon, and CBS Sports.

We are pushing the boundaries of deep tech -- machine learning, computer vision, big data, augmented and virtual reality. Our passion for cutting-edge design and decades of experience playing college and professional sports is an equal part of the magic that brings unique and innovative products to life. These products have helped Second Spectrum partners to multiple NBA championships, to win matches on football pitches around the world, to entertain and educate millions of fans on TV and digital. In 2021, Second Spectrum was acquired by Genius Sports, bringing together a unique combination of technological, operational and commercial capabilities.

We believe that technology will revolutionize the way that sports are played, coached, and experienced. We're just getting started turning our joint vision of transformative sports technologies into reality. 

Second Spectrum is the place to be if you’re interested in working on cutting edge technology in sports, alongside incredibly driven and ambitious teammates. Our innovative and dynamic environment emphasizes opportunities for motivated individuals to maximize their growth and impact.


The Role - Senior Software Engineer, Platform
We are looking for software engineers to develop the core systems that power all products and internal applications at Second Spectrum. You will be responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of production services that support
and deliver our unique content and data insights for thousands of sporting matches every year.


This role is based in our recently opened, global center, New York City office. Located in midtown Manhattan, amongst the iconic skyline, you'll be immersed in cultural richness that inspires innovation and creativity. Join our team and add your talents to building a hub for all of Genius Sports.


Specifically, you can expect to:

  • Develop core services that power all of our products and internal applications.
  • Build out our GraphQL platform that backs all of our user-facing products.
  • Develop our data ingestion pipeline that consumes and reconciles data we receive from our partners.
  • Develop our orchestration system that ensures we capture, generate, and publish all data streams on time with minimal human input.
  • Develop our storage and distribution layer responsible for making all of our data available to consumers at low latency.
  • Develop performant code targeting cutting edge devices both in the cloud and on-premise.
  • Build highly autonomous systems to scale our technology and minimize the need for manual intervention.
  • Collaborate on tools and frameworks that support the developer experience and velocity across the engineering organization.
  • Perform code reviews
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure that the product meets quality, security, scalability, and performance standards
  • Develop ideas for new services, products, or features by monitoring industry developments and trends
  • Lead, implement, review and maintain codebases and be responsible for overall quality of our deliverables
  • Disambiguate product requirements by communicating with stakeholders and offer up creative solutions to potential roadblocks
  • Coach and mentor junior team members


Minimum Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Rust or TypeScript (Node.js)
  • Strong software engineering fundamentals
  • Strong understanding of development cycle and programming techniques and
    tools
  • Current experience with Git and GitHub and/or GitLab
  • Solid critical thinking and root cause analysis skills
  • Ability to work successfully both in a team and independently
  • Desire to learn and teach others 
  • Care for your craft
  • Experience building distributed systems and designing databases
  • Desire and aptitude to learn, master, and share new and emerging
    technologies and take initiative to offer technical direction and creative
    solutions to business problems


Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise in Rust
  • An interest in sports
  • Experience building products for live events
  • Experience architecting, building, and benchmarking high-performance, real-time systems
  • Experience using Pulsar, Kafka, or Temporal


Our Stack

  • Languages: Rust, TypeScript Node.js)
  • Technologies: Postgres, GraphQL, Pulsar, RabbitMQ, Temporal, Redis, AWS (S3, SQS, SNS, RDS, etc.)
  • Infrastructure: Docker, Linux, Terraform, Kubernetes, Prometheus, Grafana


Our Work Environment and What You Will Benefit From

  • Cutting-edge products to work on for major professional sports leagues and teams.
  • Team-oriented engineering habits and software engineering best practices (readable, maintainable, and efficient code).
  • Flat hierarchy and collaborative management led by experienced and strong technical leads.
  • Innovative and dynamic environment, which encourages self-development and opportunities to make an impact.
  • Multicultural team with employees based across several countries (e.g., Switzerland, Denmark, France, United States).
  • Potential for Equity/Bonus, Flexible working hours, Competitive salary, Medical and dental benefits, 401k match


What’s in it for you? 

As well as a competitive salary and annual leave allowance, our benefits include health insurance, skills training and much more, depending on the location. We also offer a host of softer benefits, including many social events throughout the year such as summer and winter holiday parties, monthly team building events, sports tournaments, charity days and wellbeing activities.   

The base salary range for this role is $165,000 – $200,000. There are a number of factors which affect what the specific pay offer would be for this role, including location, seniority, and relevant educational and working experience. This is base salary only – all full-time roles will also be eligible to take part in Second Spectrum benefits and equity plan, and some roles may be eligible to take part in a bonus plan. For more details on the compensation and benefits package, please get in touch with our Talent team.


How we work 

We have adapted a forward-thinking ‘Ways of Working’ framework, which sets out (amongst other things) the opportunities for Second Spectrum to work flexibly, remotely and on working holidays. It affects different teams and locations differently, so please ask for further information on how it would work with this role. 

Our employees are empowered to stretch the boundaries of what’s achievable, always reaching further and pushing the edges to see what gives. We collaborate, we innovate, and we celebrate. We will continue to grow as an organization and continue to invest in our highly talented and diverse team.

Second Spectrum, part of Genius Sports Group, is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We recognize and celebrate the benefits that a diverse and inclusive workforce bring to our business, our customers and our staff. We welcome and will consider all applications regardless of age, different abilities or disability, gender identity or re-assignment, marriage, pregnancy, maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation (and any other applicable status). Please let us know when you apply if you need any assistance during the recruiting process due to a disability.


More Information on Second Spectrum
Second Spectrum operates in the Software industry. The company is located in Los Angeles, California. Second Spectrum was founded in 2013. It has 199 total employees. To see all 10 open jobs at Second Spectrum, click here.
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