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Position Summary:

Continuing its role as a digital leader in media, the Digital Product Development team will develop and deliver a number of strategic digital product initiatives for the NBA, NBA 2K League, WNBA and G League. We are looking for a candidate that can develop and maintain various digital products for these leagues. This will include the development of state-of-the-art, scalable cloud-based services. The candidate should be an expert in their field and help lead the team strategically in achieving our goals. The ideal candidate for this role should be an effective communicator, lead product development initiatives and be able to effectively find solutions to issues that may arise.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Drive feature development in fully functional Azure/.NET Core based on business needs, design specs, while optimizing the existing codebase.

  • Set coding standards, keep and improve documentation, and conduct technical demos of developed software.

  • Refine and improve business requirements from a developer's lens and contribute with the design of technical solutions to meet those needs.

  • Critique, optimize, and redeploy existing codebase to adhere to and proactively adjust our codebase to changing business requirements.

  • Participate in Business-Driven Development feature cycles, write complete unit tests, and champion robust testing-driven development.

  • Collaboratively triage, isolate, and resolve programming problems.

  • Provide after hours and weekend support for production systems when needed as part of a team on-call schedule.

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • 5 years as part a of software development team, preferably in a .NET development capacity

  • 3+ years of experience building highly available/scalable cloud-based applications.

  • Familiar and comfortable with pair programming.

  • Deep understanding of design patterns and applicable tradeoffs when choosing them.

  • Knowledge of Azure Functions, Durable Functions, Event Grid, stateless compute, and containerization strongly preferred (but can be cloud-agnostic)

  • Ability to work asynchronously and with a globally distributed team while still delivering tasks on time, with accurate work estimation skills as part of an Agile development team.

  • Knowledge of and practical usage of a CI/CD stack.

  • Excellent written, verbal, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Education: BS in a Computer Science or programming-related technical discipline.

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