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Software Developer, Sportsbook Engagement (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 Sportsbook Engagement team, you will provide services to enhance our customers' experience within theScore Sportsbook platforms.  Actively look beyond the transactional elements of the product and delight our customers by providing the best experience to find, place, share, track and settle Sportsbook bets. This role involves direct collaboration with our design, product, frontend, and backend development teams to define and deliver first-class sports betting experience. As a company, we are design and UX-focused, we believe in turning complex problems into aesthetically beautiful and simple interfaces. Sportsbook Engagement has high visibility and develops features that have a direct impact on the product and the user experience. We iterate quickly so you have plenty of opportunities to learn & grow technically, but more importantly, we have fun while doing it.

About the Work

As a key member of the Sportsbook Engagement team you will:

  • Work with our preferred technology stack (Primarily Elixir, Phoenix, Phoenix LiveView).
  • Develop, scale, and optimize gRPC endpoints, GraphQL APIs, and SQL queries.
  • Solve technical problems of the highest scope and complexity.
  • Navigate through highly sensitive and regulated systems in our codebase; ensuring highest level of code quality and test coverage.
  • Participate in the design, architecture, and delivery of new features in a collaborative agile/scrum environment.
  • Collaborate with other teams and various stakeholders to build integrations with other internal services.
  • Setting up monitoring and alerting with DataDog, Bugsnag, PagerDuty, Splunk.
  • 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.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to communicate clearly with various stakeholders, add and maintain documentation and work with other team members.
  • Comfortable working in the terminal.
  • Experience with Git and GitHub or similar.
  • Proficiency within an editor of your choice.
  • A passion for sports and/or gaming is considered an asset.
  • Nice to have: experience with modern backend web frameworks and relational databases.

What We Offer:

  • Fun, relaxed work environment
  • Virtual Game nights
  • 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.