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Software Developer, Retail (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

Number of available positions: 1

About the Role & Team

As part of the Retail team, you will be working with a team of smart, friendly, and dedicated Engineers, Product Managers and Designers determined to deliver some of the best retail applications the market has to offer. This team will be developing retail based applications for kiosks, over the counter system, odds boards etc. The team will be responsible for building applications from its base using React and existing design components from theScore's library.

About the Work

  • Work with our preferred technology stack (Elixir, Phoenix, Phoenix LiveView)
  • Develop, scale, and optimize amazing gRPC, GraphQL, & RESTful APIs.
  • Participate in the design, architecture, and delivery of new features in a collaborative agile/scrum environment.
  • Have the opportunity to build:
    • the APIs supporting kiosks and devices that betting users can interact with and that accepts card payments.
    • the APIs supporting over the counter devices that employees interact with to accept cash/card for bet placement.
    • the APIs supporting user interfaces for Odds Boards and screens detailing current bet offerings for end users.
    • the firmware and software for physical component hardware like card readers, betslip scanners, and more.
    • the fleet management system for kiosks and other components.
  • Build your components to interact with multiple microservices that use Elixir, Kafka, and more.
  • Work with monitoring and alerting tools (DataDog, Bugsnag, PagerDuty)
  • Other duties as required

About You

  • Experience in software development, specializing in back-end technologies
  • A strong foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in data structures, distributed systems, algorithms and software design.
  • Passionate about clean code architecture, software craftsmanship, and testing.
  • Experience with Git and GitHub or similar.
  • Proficiency working in the terminal and editors of your choice.
  • Experience with modern web framework and API development (Phoenix, Django, Node, Go)
  • Experience with relational databases (PostgreSQL and MySQL)
  • Experience with testing frameworks (ExUnit, RSpec, Jest, pytest)
  • Experience with profiling tools (pyspy, Pyroscope, xprof, datadog, NewRelic)
  • Knowledge and familiarity with caching strategies and tools.
  • Consuming and integrating third party APIs.

Bonus Points

  • Experience with IoT or kiosks
  • Experience with Elixir
  • Experience building GraphQL APIs and GraphQL schema stitching & subscriptions
  • Experience with background job processing (Oban, Exq, Sidekiq, Celery, Beanstalk)
  • Experience with asynchronous event handling infrastructure (Apache Kafka, MQTT/RabbitMQ, AWS SQS/SNS, Google Cloud Pub/Sub)
  • Familiarity with GCP and Kubernetes
  • Contributions to open source software
  • A passion for sports and/or esports

What We Offer:

  • A true part of the team; you’ll work on the same sprint as everyone else.
  • 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.