Penn National Gaming, Inc.

Backend Engineer

Location US-PA-Philadelphia
Job ID
2020-75418
Casino Property
Penn Interactive Ventures - Philadelphia
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Category
Information Technology & Engineering

Overview

Penn Interactive (PI) is an interactive gaming company headquartered in Philadelphia. PI is the digital arm of Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ: PENN), the largest regional casino operator in the U.S.). Our mission is to challenge the norms of the gaming industry by building an immersive interactive gaming experience that is responsible, innovative, and fun.  Through our partnership with Barstool Sports, we are hoping to continue to launch our online sportsbook and icasino across the US.  We are committed to helping our team members grow and succeed.  We believe that hiring talented individuals that love what they do will help us win!  

 

Penn Interactive is committed to cultivating a diverse and stimulating work environment to achieve extraordinary results. We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make impacting change! We have a strong culture and a set of core values that we live by every single day, they are:

 

Willingness to succeed and win – always challenge the status quo and solve problems that have never been solved before

No ego zone; Be authentic – act with integrity and always be striving to help the team succeed

Lead with transparency – we will always be open and honest with our team and users

Extreme Ownership – learn from your mistakes so you can get back up and try again

Build the bench from within – we are a meritocracy. If you work hard then you will be rewarded

 

The Backend Engineer will work on a small, cross-functional team to develop the backend and various APIs for a one-of-a-kind, native sports betting experience. Candidates for this role will work with multiple client teams to build a revolutionary sportsbook from the ground up. Previous work in the gaming industry is not important but we do expect your work-product will reflect a strong technical background and a dedication to concise, scalable code.

Your daily responsibilities include

  • Demonstrate best-in-class programming skills to develop secure, tested, optimized, scalable code.
  • Translate business requirements into code.
  • Collaborate with designers, product managers, ops engineers, client engineers, QA engineers and various other teams and stakeholders to solve innovative problems utilizing out-of-the-box solutions.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively using Github, Slack, Google Docs, JIRA, so as to keep all stakeholders in-the-loop regarding relevant issues.
  • Interact thoughtfully and professionally with everyone including non-technical colleagues.
  • Ability to work in a highly regulated environment and develop code according to regulatory requirements

To be successful in this position it will require the following skill set

  • 3-5 years of experience building and maintaining backend systems and building and consuming APIs.
  • Experience with Django/Flask/Python, or Golang.
  • Experience with deploying code in Linux based environments such as Debian or Ubuntu.
  • Experience with Git or other distributed version control systems.
  • Experience writing well tested code or experience with practices like TDD
  • General computing knowledge -- familiarity with the standard suite of Web Protocols (HTTP, TCP, etc.).
  • Familiar with virtualization (ex. Docker, rkt)

BONUS POINTS

  • BSc or MSc in Computer Science or another STEM field.
  • Experience administering AWS Core Services (S3, SQS, EC2, ECS, etc.).
  • Experience deploying code via Kubernetes
  • A passion for sports or betting.

Gaming License

  • Position may require licensing in applicable states that PI operates.  If so, you must qualify for licenses and permits required by federal, state and local regulations.

 

Something to leave you with

Penn Interactive is committed to helping our team members live their best, healthy life. We offer unique and competitive benefits that help our team members stay healthy and safe.  Some of our competitive benefits include:

 

  • Flexible paid time off options and holiday time
  • A multi-carrier marketplace that has a wide array of medical, dental, and vision insurance options
  • 401K saving & matching program
  • Collaborate and flexible working environments

 

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