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Lead Platform Engineer (Databricks)

DraftKings

DraftKings

Software Engineering
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, December 8, 2023

We’re defining what it means to build and deliver the most extraordinary sports and entertainment experiences. Our global team is trailblazing new markets, developing cutting-edge products, and shaping the future of responsible gaming.

Here, “impossible” isn’t part of our vocabulary. You’ll face some of the toughest but most rewarding challenges of your career. They’re worth it. Channeling your inner grit will accelerate your growth, help us win as a team, and create unforgettable moments for our customers.

The Crown Is Yours

As a Senior Databricks Engineer, you will have the chance to build our Databricks platform from the ground up. You'll be putting your Databricks knowledge and experience to work as you collaborate with teams of Data Engineers, Data Scientists, and Analysts to build a world-class data platform. You will lead the Databricks platform to deliver services for projects and users, including tracking Databricks roadmap for new features and evaluating public/private preview offerings for future use.

What you’ll do as a Senior Databricks Engineer

  • Tune Databricks for performance and utilization optimization.

  • Provide infrastructure guidance of Databricks capabilities to accommodate business/technical use cases.

  • Automate and manage provisioning needs, such as Databricks Cluster Policies, Unity Catalog, Secrets Management, Role Based Access Control model and permissions.

  • Monitor and manage data and processes to control cost and optimize compute spend.

  • Configure and manage monitoring/alerting around latency performance on the Databricks platform including Delta Live Tables and Databricks Workflows.

  • Coordinate and collaborate with dependent infrastructure and AWS services to implement Databricks integration with services, such as S3, IAM, SSO.

  • Provide technical expertise and troubleshooting as well as support for change management, governance. compliance, internal audits and remediations.

What you’ll bring

  • A proven track record of administration, engineering, and operationalizing the Databricks platform in a production mode at scale for Data Engineering, Data Science or MLOps use cases.

  • Experience working in AWS.

  • Strong experience with infrastructure as code technologies (eg Terraform).

  • Experience with streaming use cases and Databricks streaming technologies including Delta Live Tables.

  • Familiarity with basic principles of Data Architecture and how technologies like Databricks, Snowflake, dbt and Airflow are combined to deliver solutions at production scale.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and collaborate with both business and technical teams.

Join Our Team

We’re a publicly traded (NASDAQ: DKNG) technology company headquartered in Boston. As a regulated gaming company, you may be required to obtain a gaming license issued by the appropriate state agency as a condition of employment. Don’t worry, we’ll guide you through the process if this is relevant to your role.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $132,000.00 - $198,000.00, plus bonus, equity, and benefits as applicable. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range and how that was determined during the hiring process.