It takes powerful technology to connect our brands and partners with an audience of 1 billion. Nearly half of Verizon Media employees are building the code and platforms that help us achieve that. Whether you’re looking to write mobile app code, engineer the servers behind our massive ad tech stacks, or develop algorithms to help us process 4 trillion data points a day, what you do here will have a huge impact on our business—and the world. Want in? Yahoo Sports connects fans to the sports and fantasy games they love most and is the first screen for the next generation of sports fans worldwide,who crave real-time personalized quality content and superior fan experiences every day.
Have a passion for Sports? Got the engineering chops to bring Yahoo Fantasy Sports to the next level? Our Fantasy Sports Draft Server team needs you! Come scale our systems, harden our infrastructure, and roll out exciting features for the most important part of the fantasy sports experience: the live draft. All while working in the extremely engaging sports industry!
As a senior engineer you will design, code, and own large portions of the Fantasy Sports Live Draft System. In addition, there will be opportunities to work on other technology stacks inside of Yahoo Sports. As part of our world class engineering team, you will interact with engineers, designers, product managers, and marketing to collect requirements, define feature sets, and build scalable and reliable components.
Required Technical Skills and Experience
BS or MS in Computer Science and 5-7 years experience in one of JAVA/C/C++/Python.
Experience with low latency real time systems, such as a Chat service.
Experience with high scale, threaded stateful applications.
Operational and Deployment experience on live systems.
Excellent knowledge of Linux.
Solid experience with an application server like Apache or Jetty.
Good knowledge of OOP and software design patterns and where and when to use them.
Strong skills in testing your own code using unit or functional tests.
Aptitude for troubleshooting and bug-fixing on large, business critical systems.
Strong communication skills and an ability to explain highly complex problems to a varied audience.
Ability to estimate, plan and execute work on time and with high quality.
Other Recommended Skills and Experience
Passion for the Sports Industry and a passion for delivering products that our users simply cannot live without.
Experience with some caching techniques and technologies Squid/Redis/Memcache.
Familiarity with Agile methodologies like Scrum or Kanban
RESTful web services.
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