DraftKings is hiring a

Database Developer

Boston, United States

DraftKings is a technology company that creates the most exciting digital sports competitions on the planet. Focused on the rapidly growing Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) space, DraftKings offers players the opportunity to compete through web and mobile channels in 1-day or 1-week fantasy sports contests for cash prizes and money-can’t-buy experiences. Founded in 2012, we are headquartered in Boston, with additional offices in New York City and London. This is a unique opportunity to work at a company experiencing explosive growth while inventing an industry. We bring the most incredible experiences and the industry's biggest contests to our players. We are looking for exceptional talent to play for our team! Apply today and be a part of our success story.

As a SQL Developer at DraftKings, you will be responsible for the operational support of our mission critical, highly available, large-scale data infrastructure.  You will be a great communicator with a passion for all aspects of database operations from monitoring to performance tuning to change management.

  • Aid in the deployment, maintenance and monitoring of our database environments (OLTP and OLAP) which are highly available and high performing
  • Implement capacity planning best practices and monitoring
  • Participate in planning, maintenance and implementation of all aspects of database disaster recovery
  • Follow database performance best practices
  • Help increase our ever-expanding systems and database documentation when architecting or automating new features
  • Rapidly diagnose and fix problems. Escalate more complicated problems when necessary
  • On-call responsibility (including weekends), required
  • Build and deploy automation and configuration management policies and scripts


  • Linux and Windows administration experience in an operational environment
  • Knowledgeable and competent in one or more common scripting languages: Perl/Python/Powershell/bash
  • Amazon Web Services database experience (RDS as well as EC2)
  • Should have the skills to triage issues in an end-to-end manner with awareness of how web, application and caching tiers impact database performance and availability
  • Will be highly motivated, enthusiastic and detail-oriented
  • Must thrive in fast paced, results driven environment


  • Familiarity with MySQL, MariaDB, SQL Server and Amazon RDS
  • Familiarity with git