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Software Developer, Payments (Coop) - S2024

theScore COOP
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

theScore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PENN Entertainment , empowers millions of sports fans through its digital media and sports betting products. Its media app ‘theScore’ is one of the most popular in North America, delivering fans highly personalized live scores, news, stats, and betting information from their favorite teams, leagues, and players. theScore’s sports betting app ‘theScore Bet Sportsbook & Casino’ delivers an immersive and holistic mobile sports betting and iCasino experience. theScore Bet is currently live in the Company's home province of Ontario. theScore also creates and distributes innovative digital content through its web, social and esports platforms.

Work-term: May 6, 2024 - August 23, 2024

About the Role & Team


As part of the payments team at theScore, you will be working with a group of talented and friendly individuals. Our goal is to provide the best experience to patrons to manage their funds in the app. The payments team helps theScore by integrating with third party payment providers and supporting our client developers through a GraphQL API. We take pride in our craft by using tools that help us keep a high standard of quality within our codebase and application. We’re also a team that enjoys learning and sharing knowledge. We like to keep our documentation up to date and take time out of our day to learn new technologies.


About the Work

As a key member of our payments team you will:

  • Be part of our backend service teams supporting web and mobile clients
  • Collaborate regularly with engineers, product managers, designers to bring new features and products to our patrons.
  • Contribute to improving and evolving software development across the organization.
  • Work with our preferred technology stack (Primarily Elixir/Phoenix, LiveView).
  • Develop, scale, and optimize amazing GraphQL & RESTful APIs.
  • Other duties as required.

About You

  • A solid foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in data structures, distributed systems, algorithms and software design.
  • Passionate about clean code architecture and software craftsmanship.
  • Experience with a modern web framework and consuming and building APIs.
  • Experience with Git and GitHub or similar.
  • An interest in designing, building, and optimizing distributed systems.
  • Excellent communication skills, including solid technical writing abilities..
  • A drive for finding simple solutions to complex problems.
  • NICE TO HAVE: Experience with Kubernetes, Kafka, gRPC, experience with functional programming and integrating with payment providers.

What We Offer:

  • Fun, relaxed work environment
  • A voice. We're dedicated to open communication which empowers our employees to drive the company's culture
  • A company that encourages a culture of inclusion and diversity
  • Opportunity to work on large scale consumer-facing applications with millions of users
  • Career growth. Mentorship from some of the brightest people in the industry


theScore is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.