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Software Engineer, Backend (Full-Time)

Mission

To trailblaze a future of professional sports that is player-led and fan-focused.

Core Values

Stay Grounded

Think Critically

Encourage Creativity

Persevere through the noise

Operate like an owner

Be Helpful

About:
The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) powered by Ticketmaster is a men’s professional lacrosse league in North America, composed of 8 teams rostered by the best players in the world. Co-founded by lacrosse superstar, philanthropist, and investor Paul Rabil and his brother, serial entrepreneur and investor, Mike Rabil, the Premier Lacrosse League is backed by an investment group composed of Joe Tsai Sports, Brett Jefferson Holdings, The Raine Group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Chernin Group, Blum Capital, The Kraft Group, Arctos Sports Partners, and other top investors in sports and media. The PLL is distributed through an exclusive media rights agreement with ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN+. The PLL was recognized by Front Office Sports’ 2021 Best Employers in Sports. For more information, visit www.premierlacrosseleague.com and follow on social media: Instagram (@PLL), Twitter (@PremierLacrosse), Facebook (@PremierLacrosseLeague), YouTube (YouTube.com/PLL) and TikTok (@pll).

Company Values:
  1. Stay grounded
  2. Think critically
  3. Encourage creativity
  4. Persevere through the noise
  5. Operate like an owner
  6. Be helpful
Position Overview:
We are seeking an experienced Backend Software Engineer to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in NodeJS or similar JavaScript frameworks, Typescript, and extensive knowledge of databases and cloud services. You will be responsible for building and maintaining highly performant backend systems, ensuring seamless integration with our front-end services, and contributing to the continuous improvement of our technology stack.

Responsibilities:
  • Participate in sprint planning, code reviews, database architecture
  • Design, develop, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable code.
  • Implement performance and quality modules to ensure robustness, scalability, and high performance of backend services.
  • Work with Postgres and NoSQL databases to design and optimize data storage solutions.
  • Utilize containers, Docker, and Kubernetes for deployment and orchestration of services.
  • Build and maintain products on AWS, ensuring best practices in security, reliability, and scalability.
  • Implement GraphQL for optimized data querying and manipulation.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate backend services with front-end applications.
  • Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade existing systems.
  • Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to maximize development efficiency.
  • Aiding in decisions on tech stack (performance, optimization, tools, etc)
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field.
  • 3+ years of experience working with NodeJS or similar JavaScript backend frameworks and Typescript.
  • Proven experience in building highly performant NodeJS/ Express backends.
  • Strong understanding of Postgres & NoSQL databases.
  • Proficient in working with containers, Docker, and Kubernetes.
  • Demonstrated experience building products on AWS.
  • Experience with GraphQL is a must.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
Bonus points if you have:
  • Experience with Redis
  • Startup experience
Products You’ll Work On:
  • The PLL product suite including the Premier Lacrosse League website, stats, & other web & app based products
  • A new age fan engagement reward system
  • …and more innovative products in the sports industry
Technology Ecosystem:
Languages: Javascript, Typescript
Frameworks: React (frontend) | Node / ExpressJS (backend)
Databases: PostgreSQL, NoSQL
Ops: AWS, GCP, Kubernetes, Docker, Firebase Auth
Other: Git, Redis, Sentry

Compensation:
  • $90,000 to $110,000 annually
  • Based on the candidate’s experience, seniority, and location
  • The total compensation package includes Annual Bonus, Health, Life, Dental, and Vision Insurance, 401(k) plan, Equity Sharing, Mental Health Stipend, Unlimited PTO, and Paid Parental Leave
We require COVID-19 vaccination. We will consider reasonable accommodations only for valid and documented medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Premier Lacrosse League is an equal opportunity employer. Premier Lacrosse League is committed to the principles of equal employment. We are committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing equal employment opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations. It is our intent to maintain a work environment that is free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws. The Company is dedicated to the fulfillment of this policy in regard to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, placement, transfer, training, promotion, rates of pay, and other compensation, termination, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

ABOUT THE PLL

The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) powered by Ticketmaster is a men’s professional lacrosse league in North America, composed of eight teams rostered by the best players in the world. Co-founded by lacrosse superstar, philanthropist, and investor Paul Rabil and his brother, serial entrepreneur and investor, Mike Rabil, the PLL is backed by an investment group composed of Joe Tsai Sports, The Chernin Group, Arctos Sports Partners, Brett Jefferson Holdings, The Raine Group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), The Kraft Group, Bolt Capital and other top investors in sports and media. The PLL is distributed through an exclusive media rights agreement with ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN+. The PLL was named 2020 Sports Breakthrough by the Sports Business Journal, and recognized as a 2021 Best Employer in Sports by  Front Office Sports.

For more information, visit www.premierlacrosseleague.com and follow on social media:

Instagram: @PLL

Twitter: @PremierLacrosse

Facebook: @PremierLacrosseLeague

Youtube: YouTube.com/PLL

TikTok: @PLL