At the NBA, we're passionate about growing and celebrating the game of basketball. Through the intensity of the game and the amazing athletic skill of our players, we deliver excitement to hundreds of millions of fans around the world.
As a global sports and media business, the NBA is so much more. While Basketball Operations runs the league's on-court activities, other departments manage relationships with television and digital media partners, develop marketing partnerships with some of the world's most recognizable companies, oversee the licensing of NBA merchandise, and handle a wide range of responsibilities that drive the NBA's success.
The Software Engineer, Platform Development will support, develop and maintain a number of strategic digital product initiatives for the NBA, NBA 2K League, WNBA, G League and Basketball Africa League. We are looking for a Software Engineer, Platform Development to produce scalable software solutions. You'll be part of a cross-functional team that's responsible for the full software development life cycle, from conception to deployment as well as ensuring operational excellence during games and league tentpole events.
The candidate should be an expert in their field and work closely with the Director of Digital Product Development in helping lead the team strategically in achieving our goals. The ideal candidate for this role should be an effective communicator, working in partnership with the Technical Lead of Digital Operations as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all thing's platform support of the league's digital products.
As a founding member of the NBA's Platform Engineering presence in India, the candidate will be critical to establishing NBA engineering and support best practices as the team continues to grow in the region. Candidate must work well in a fast-paced 24x7 work environment, displaying strong problem-solving skills, exceptional work ethic, ability to read environments and think outside of the box.
Work with development teams and product managers to ideate software solutions
Where applicable, design client-side and server-side architecture and build the front-end of applications through appealing visual design
Provide technical and developmental mentorship to subordinates
Partnering with Product and Content Teams, gather business requirements and design technical solutions to meet those needs
Liaise with, and provide written feedback to technical and business constituents as necessary
Set coding standards and help drive the strategic technical direction of our engineering efforts; develop systems to meet or exceed business KPIs
Understand and modify existing systems as business requirements and consumer behaviors change
Develop system test criteria and participate in systems testing
Respond to, isolate and resolve programming problems
Provide support for production systems when needed
Proven experience as a Software Engineer or similar role
Experience developing API focused Node JS and Typescript applications
Familiarity with common stacks and API/SDK integrations
Familiarity with databases (e.g. MySQL, DynamoDB), web server technologies (e.g. Apache) and web proxies (e.g. Varnish)
Knowledge of Customer Identity and Access Management / IDP providers (i.e. Okta, Akamai, etc.)
Knowledge of Content Delivery Networks (e.g. Akamai) and CI/CD stack
Strong knowledge of ES6+ and experience with asynchronous operations
Strong knowledge of Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure inclusive of Lambda/Function Apps, S3/Blob Storage, CloudWatch, EC2, auto-scaling and other micro-services
Strong knowledge of application performance monitoring and logging analytics tools (i.e. New Relic, Loggly, etc.)
Experience with Unit Testing (e.g. Jest, Mocha, Chai)
Excellent written and verbal skills
BS in computer science, electrical engineering or a related technical discipline.