Mission: We exist to bring fans closer to the games they love. We make sports better by making better sports fans. That’s because we live in the one place sports fans have never been before. DraftKings: The Game Inside the Game.
Top CEOs: 2016 (#14)
I have been working at DraftKings full-time (More than a year)
- Constant new development and innovation, starting early on you will be expected to design, build, and test your own systems.
- Ownership means learning all about the deployment, maintenance, and testing side of the process as well as coding.
- Surrounded by excellent engineers.
- Fun office perks and culture. Snacks, beer/wine, extra curricular events help build more personal relationships with coworkers
- Flexible schedule and vacation time/work from home policy.
- Incredibly fast paced, and a "bias for action" means projects are often started before they are fully thought out. You will probably build at least one thing that doesn't get shipped or used in production. It can sometimes feel like the team is scrambling without a clear goal.
- The engineering org structure is constantly changing, and career paths are not as clearly defined as they should be.
Advice to Management
Try to fight for clearer specs before beginning projects. Realize that a poorly built project delivered sooner might hurt the company in the long term vs a well built project delivered later.
I applied online. I interviewed at DraftKings.
I initially applied online and within about a week I received a response to schedule a phone screen. During the phone screen the recruiter asked about my background and gave me a basic conditional probability question which I answered without any issues. I was then informed that for the next round of the interview process, I would receive a phone call from representatives of the team. During the call I would be able to gain an insiders perspective on the responsibilities of the role as well as complete another exercise. Unfortunately, the second phone interview did not take place. After sending numerous emails and leaving several voice mail messages to the recruiter who scheduled the initial phone screen, the second phone interview did not take place.
Excited to announce that our CEO, Jason Robins, is #8 on Fortune's 40 under 40 List. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vI8pG