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The NFL is looking for a Senior Software Engineer who is passionate about data and delivering world-class experiences to our millions of fans, who can guide and work along-side a team of software engineers delivering robust API’s and solve complex data storage problems, rethought from the ground-up to deliver the best of our live games and direct-to-consumer products. This individual will work on the ingestion of all football data spanning from traditional box scores to live tracking data from Next Gen Stats. We’re looking for someone who is collaborative, resourceful, and can communicate complex ideas with ease. This position requires excellent communication skills, and a “get-it-done” mindset to ensure results are delivered while also encouraging creativity, innovation, and inclusion. The ideal candidate is adept at contributing to the design of a solution and can roll up their sleeves to be a key contributor.

Responsibilities

  • Be a key contributor in the design, development and maintenance of the Digital Media data engineering and Next Gen Stats platforms which provides football data to multiple departments in and outside of the organization.
  • Help your team make decisions around designing solutions and approaches to meet business expectations in an efficient manner
  • Participate in code reviews
  • Collaborate with product and project team members to ensure timely delivery of quality releases
  • Participate with the team to deliver and execute the technical and product roadmap for data engineering across a variety of technologies.
  • Contribute to the technical roadmap and evolution of data engineering in coordination with other engineering teams, product, and business stakeholders
  • Identify opportunities for improvement in engineering practices and software delivery
  • Be a supporter of our leadership team that shares values of creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work community

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience as a Software Engineer
  • Extensive experience in at least 1 of these languages: Java|Scala|Python|Node JS.
  • Extensive experience working with Cassandra, MongoDB and relational databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLServer)
  • Proven experience building REST API’s
  • Experience influencing best practices within your team
  • Experience taking a lead role in building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
  • Knowledge of best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Superior communication and people skills
  • Ability to build support for architectural decisions and ideas by working with the various Technical Engineering Leads
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly
  • Comfortable with cross-platform development and collaboration to deliver cohesive experiences while sharing core pieces of code

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in computer science, engineering, data science or related field preferred.
  • Experience working with large data sets and high I/O a plus
  • Experience with Cloud based solutions a plus
  • Experience or academic knowledge or Machine Learning/AI is a plus
  • Familiarity with CI/CD build and deployment practices

Other Key Attributes / Characteristics

  • Familiarity with the Media and Entertainment industry a plus
  • Understanding or appreciation of football is a plus
  • Ability to work autonomously and to manage time well on your own

Travel

  • Some travel may be required (<20%)

Terms / Expected Hours of Work

  • NFL employees are required to work 40 hours per week.
  • The NFL maintains a Flexible Workplace Policy that provides members of our workforce with opportunities to periodically work from a location of their choice, while maintaining a priority on in-person work at an NFL office, which enables us to more effectively collaborate, connect and build a workplace culture that will drive our continued success.
  • We also continue to prioritize the health and safety of our NFL workforce. Consistent with that commitment, considering the substantial and growing body of evidence that vaccinations remain the most effective protection against the spread the COVID-19, we require that members of our NFL workforce be fully vaccinated. Exceptions are available only for those who need an accommodation for a qualifying disability or sincerely held religious belief or practice.
  • The NFL is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment that reflects our incredibly diverse fan base. We provide an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all employees and applicants without regard to status as protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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