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About StarsDraft

Based in Austin, TX, we’re a team of developers, designers, and thinkers that are passionate about building the best daily fantasy sports website possible.

Our Philosophy

Product first StarsDraft philosophy

Product First

One should never have to accept “good enough.” Our business is about bringing a better, more engaging experience to our users. At StarsDraft, it’s all about constant innovation — the best or nothing.

Better experience StarsDraft philosophy

A Better Experience

Few are fortunate enough to do what they truly love, but for us, our passion has become our business. We’re creating a new daily fantasy sports experience — ready to join us?

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Joining the StarsDraft team

StarsDraft employee competitive compensation

Competitive
Compensation

StarsDraft employee health and dental insurance

Quality Health
& Dental

StarsDraft employee flexible schedule

Flexible
Work Hours

StarsDraft employee rapid product growth

Rapid
Product Growth

StarsDraft employee fun work envirnoment

Fun Work
Environment

StarsDraft employee paid timeoff

Paid
Time Off

Jobs

We are always looking for talented, passionate and creative minds to join our team. If you’ve got the goods, we want to hear from you! Don’t see a position below that fits you? Contact Us

System Admin/DevOps Engineer

System Admin/DevOps Engineer

Austin, TX (relocation offered)

We are looking for a Dev-ops Engineer for our growing Austin, TX office. As a DevOps engineer you’ll be responsible for running the StarsDraft.com app and services. You will be supported by robust backend systems, mature protocols, and an experienced team with a strong desire to build the best daily fantasy platform on the market. We’re looking for an engineer who can analyze and help improve our services and processes to get us to an even higher level of availability, scalability, and reliability, whilst maintaining simplicity of design.

Key Responsibilities

  • Hands on implementation, maintaining, and troubleshooting of complex virtualized environments
  • Use monitoring tools to find problems and resolve and/or escalate to development
  • Design and deploy new applications/services
  • Create and maintain documentation on system configuration & ops processes
  • Provide general assistance for Technical Support
  • Assist in the development and implementation of disaster recovery plans
  • Conduct research on emerging technologies in support of systems development efforts, and recommend technologies that will increase cost effectiveness and systems flexibility

Skills and Requirements

  • 4+ Years experience working with Linux (RHEL,FC,CentOS,OEL,Ubuntu,Debian)
  • Experience with AWS services (EC2, S3, Route 53, ELB, RDS)
  • Experience administering nginx, apache, WordPress, New Relic, OpenVPN, Jenkins, GitLab, Google Apps
  • Basic programming skills necessary to automate tasks (Bash & Python, perl, …)
  • Experience automating deployments (Ansible, Salt, Puppet, plain old shell scripts, rpm/deb packages, etc)
  • Experience administering MySQL
  • Solid understanding of networks – both physical and virtual.
  • Fast, motivated learner & excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to configure appropriate system monitoring across an array of services
  • Security minded and focused

Behavioral Competencies

  • Communicates effectively
  • Results focused
  • Decision making
  • Working with others
  • Commitment & resilience
  • Flexibility & adaptability
  • Leadership

Mobile Application Developer (iOS and Android)

Mobile Application Developer (iOS and Android)

Austin, TX (relocation offered)

We are looking for a Mobile Application Developer for our growing Austin, TX office. As a Mobile Developer you will be responsible for creating a stand alone mobile app based on our existing Daily Fantasy Sports web product. You will be supported by robust backend systems, mature protocols, and an experienced team with a strong desire to build the best daily fantasy platform on the market. As the Multi-platform App Developer, you will work with the technical and design teams to build the iOS and Android applications for the StarsDraft DFS product. This is a lead position and will be in charge of bringing this product to life. You will be part of a small, startup like, office working hard to bring the best possible product to our audience.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working in an agile, cross functional, team working to deliver the best possible platform experience on multiple platforms
  • Develop mobile applications in iOS and iOS/mobile-web hybrid/Android platforms
  • Skilled in breaking down features into requirements, giving time estimates, and writing test procedures
  • Establishment of testing environments and process
    Experience with version control and central repository to maintain the documents and code.
  • Work with business partners to continually develop, evolve and improve web and mobile applications
  • Collaborate with team to develop backend services that support both iOS and Android mobile platforms
  • Be focused on the end user’s experience and iteratively improve performance
  • Implement analytics in all aspects of application and analyze results

Skills and Requirements

You should have experience building and publishing multiple high quality apps available in public application stores.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in the following: Developing mobile applications (native or hybrid), iOS/Android/Windows
  • Knowledgeable in aspects of the mobile lifecycle, including application development application structure, device and operation system Application Program Interface (API), debugging, performance, security and deployment
  • Basic knowledge in understanding of client-server development in mobile environment, proven architect skills
  • Experience with mobile based technologies with a combination of the following: Windows Phone, Win8 Apps, Xamarin, iOS, Android, PCLs, PhoneGap, NativeScript
  • Experience with mobile delivery and integration of application systems with Windows Store, Google Play, Apple App Store
  • Utilization and integration of mobile features like Push Notifications, Background Loading, Offline Content Storage, etc.
  • Object-oriented programming ability using Java based technologies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills and strong teamwork relationships

Behavioral Competencies

  • A passion for sports, fantasy or otherwise.
  • Communicates effectively
  • Results focused
  • Decision making
  • Working with others
  • Commitment & resilience
  • Flexibility & adaptability
  • Leadership

Java Engineer

Java Engineer

Austin, TX (relocation offered)

StarsDraft.com is looking for a JAVA Engineer with 6+ years’ experience in software engineering or equivalent academic experience in analysis, architecture, design & development of applications using J2EE technologies

You will be responsible for developing web client and web server code and will need to be a strategic thinker, problem-solver, detail-oriented, and an effective communicator. We have a passion for sports and daily fantasy, but foremost is our commitment to excellence and high degree of personal accountability. We are looking for someone with an entrepreneurial mind set that wants to help us become the leading daily fantasy product on the market.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with other members of the team to determine the best path forward in the development of new product features, enhancements, and optimizations
  • Work independently to execute the creation of these new products and deliver high quality software that meets the needs of the business
  • Work closely with other members of the team to create and tweak processes that will make the team successful over the long haul
  • Learn and help improve existing legacy technology offerings
  • Participate in design and code reviews
  • Identify and address performance bottlenecks
  • Identify and communicate best practices for full stack engineering
  • Contribute and maintain a high quality codebase through refactoring and automated testing

Skills and Requirements

  • At least four years of experience writing Java or Scala Server code.
  • Experience with RDBMs platforms, especially MySQL.
  • Experience working with ORM tools such as Hibernate or EBeans.
  • Excellent knowledge of the SQL language.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Unix operating system, specifically Linux and Mac OS X variants.
  • Ability to work on tasks without close supervision.
  • Knowledge of basic Agile and cooperative development
  • Working knowledge of GIT source code management system.
  • Good communication skills and experience using those skills in a cooperative programming environment.
  • Eagerness to learn new skills.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced development environment where the emphasis is on productivity

Behavioral Competencies

  • Experience with Concurrent and Scalable applications
  • Familiarity with the Scala language.
  • Experience working with Typesafe’s Activator platform including Play Framework and Akka.
  • Experience with in-memory cache systems such as Hazelcast

Frontend Engineer

Frontend Engineer

Austin, TX (relocation offered)

This role, based in Austin, TX, will be a key contributor in the implementation of new and innovative frontend features for our constantly evolving daily fantasy sports website.

The role requires an individual that’s technically talented, able to contribute quality code, and passionate about sports. Work will be focused on user facing features and enhancements. You will be responsible for the quality, scope, and timeliness of all your deliverables. Because we are a startup, we will be reliant on your technical skill, but also your passion and ownership over all aspects of your work.

We have a passion for sports and daily fantasy, but foremost is our commitment to excellence and high degree of personal accountability. We are looking for someone with an entrepreneurial mind set and that wants to help us become the industry leader in daily fantasy Sports.

Key Responsibilities

  • Key contributor in maintaining and improving our front end framework.
  • Technical design and implementation of new features and feature enhancements for the StarsDraft platform, focused on client-side technologies like Javascript (jQuery) and CSS.
  • Collaborate with back end developers to ensure a predictable and efficient feature release.
  • Make sure that all code is thoroughly tested along with unit testing where applicable.
  • Evaluate open source libraries, new technologies, and manage technical planning.
  • Constantly looking to improve the user experience not only by fixing bugs on the live site, but also using the product and understanding where enhancements can be made.

Skills and Requirements

  • 3-5 years of client-side development experience, preferably on high-traffic consumer-facing websites.
  • Demonstrated ability with XHTML/HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, and JSON/XML.
  • Strong JavaScript skills and experience with jQuery and other Javascript libraries.
  • Strong knowledge of CSS including media queries.
  • An eye for implementing pixel-perfect design across a variety of form-factors including desktop, phones, and tablets.
  • A solid understanding of Computer Science fundamentals including object oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving and complexity analysis.
  • Strong understanding of infrastructure and scalability.
  • A passion for group dynamics and for working in a collaborative high-performing environment
  • Excellent language skills and a proactive approach to communication.
  • Experience working with Agile process tools such as Git/git-flow
  • Looking to make an impact in the world of Daily Fantasy Sports