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Software Developer, Sports API (Coop) - S2024

theScore COOP
On-site
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:

The Sports API team is responsible for some of our most crucial internal APIs at theScore.  After scores and stats data is ingested from our 3rd party partners, the Sports API team works to shape this into the most logical formats to power the different app and site experiences.  Because we’re primarily an API team, we pay a lot of attention to monitoring and alerting, performance, and scalability while providing great documentation for our Android, iOS, and Web client teams.

Typical Day at theScore:

As a key member of our Sports API team you will:

  • Work with our preferred technology stack (Primarily Elixir/Phoenix, Ruby on Rails, modern JavaScript).
  • Develop, scale, and optimize amazing GraphQL & RESTful APIs.
  • Be part of our backend service teams supporting web and mobile clients.
  • Participate in the design, architecture, and delivery of new features in a collaborative agile/scrum environment.
  • 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 modern web framework and API development (Elixir/Phoenix, Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, Django, Node).
  • Experience with Git and GitHub or similar.
  • A strong grasp and experience with relational databases; including PostgreSQL and MySQL.
  • Experience with background job processing (Oban, Sidekiq, Celery, RabbitMQ).
  • Comfortable working in the terminal.
  • Proficiency within an editor of your choice.
  • Experience with testing frameworks such as ExUnit, RSpec, Jest, pytest or equivalent.
  • Nice to have: Familiarity with GraphQL APIs, GCP/AWS, Kubernetes, contribution to open source software, experience working at startups, passion for sports and/or esports.

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.