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Software Engineer

Second Spectrum is a Sports Emmy-winning data & tech company that is building the next way of seeing sports - by capturing and producing the highest quality data and innovative content for many of the world’s largest leagues and media partners, such as the NFL, NBA, English Premier League, ESPN, Amazon, and CBS Sports.

We are pushing the boundaries of deep tech -- machine learning, computer vision, big data, augmented and virtual reality. Our passion for cutting-edge design and decades of experience playing college and professional sports is an equal part of the magic that brings unique and innovative products to life. These products have helped Second Spectrum partners to multiple NBA championships, to win matches on football pitches around the world, to entertain and educate millions of fans on TV and digital. In 2021, Second Spectrum was acquired by Genius Sports, bringing together a unique combination of technological, operational and commercial capabilities.

We believe that technology will revolutionize the way that sports are played, coached, and experienced. We're just getting started turning our joint vision of transformative sports technologies into reality. 

Second Spectrum is the place to be if you’re interested in working on cutting edge technology in sports, alongside incredibly driven and ambitious teammates. Our innovative and dynamic environment emphasizes opportunities for motivated individuals to maximize their growth and impact.


The Role: Senior Full Stack Software Engineer

We are looking for a software engineer to build web applications that run, configure, and visualize our AI-based sports analytics system. You will be working with engineers and internal operators specializing in Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, and Sports Logistics. The group ensures an end-to-end software solution runs efficiently for real-time delivery of data from thousands of sporting events every year. 

Second Spectrum is building a comprehensive system responsible for producing and distributing its highest quality and lowest latency tracking, skeletal pose, eventing, and video streams to date. You will design and develop the services required to execute all parts of this process for thousands of basketball and soccer games every year.

This role is based in our recently opened, global center, New York City office. Located in midtown Manhattan, amongst the iconic skyline, you'll be immersed in cultural richness that inspires innovation and creativity. Join our team and add your talents to building a hub for all of Genius Sports.

Specifically, you can expect to:

  • Develop web applications that power our Computer Vision-based tracking system.

  • Contribute across our stack, from web frontend, backend API’s, and databases

  • Maintain best practices for software development, including deployment process, documentation, and adherence to and improvement of coding standards.

  • Discuss and distribute knowledge, technical concepts, and ideas with any member of our diverse organization

  • Performance analysis and monitoring

  • Ability to lead technical discussions and feature prioritization


Minimum Qualifications

  • 3-5+ years software engineering experience

  • Experience building web applications

  • Experience with React

  • Experience with SQL & relational databases

  • Software engineering experience: modern software development practices and tools, distributed systems, database systems, performance tuning

  • Strong appetite for learning and working with technologies used by other engineering teams within the company

  • Bachelor’s in computer science or equivalent experience


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with TypeScript 

  • Experience with GraphQL

  • Experience with Three.js, HTML5 Video, and/or Canvas

  • Experience with Rust

  • Experience with ffmpeg

  • Expertise with the Elixir packages for server-side development: Phoenix, Ecto, ex-aws

  • Prior leadership responsibilities, including deploys and release management with technical and non-technical staff

  • Experience building real-time, interactive web frontend experiences


Our Stack

  • Server-side:  Node, Rust, PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ, Golang, Pulsar, Elixir/Phoenix

  • Client-side: JavaScript/TypeScript, React, Three.js, HTML/CSS

  • Infrastructure: AWS EC2 and S3, Docker, Linux, Grafana, Prometheus, Loki.

  • Version Control: Git


What’s in it for you? 

As well as a competitive salary and annual leave allowance, our benefits include health insurance, skills training and much more, depending on the location. We also offer a host of softer benefits, including many social events throughout the year such as summer and winter holiday parties, monthly team building events, sports tournaments, charity days and wellbeing activities.   

The base salary range for this role is $165,000 – $200,000. There are a number of factors which affect what the specific pay offer would be for this role, including location, seniority, and relevant educational and working experience. This is base salary only – all full-time roles will also be eligible to take part in Second Spectrum benefits and equity plan, and some roles may be eligible to take part in a bonus plan. For more details on the compensation and benefits package, please get in touch with our Talent team.


How we work 

We have adapted a forward-thinking ‘Ways of Working’ framework, which sets out (amongst other things) the opportunities for Second Spectrum to work flexibly, remotely and on working holidays. It affects different teams and locations differently, so please ask for further information on how it would work with this role. 

Our employees are empowered to stretch the boundaries of what’s achievable, always reaching further and pushing the edges to see what gives. We collaborate, we innovate, and we celebrate. We will continue to grow as an organization and continue to invest in our highly talented and diverse team.

Second Spectrum, part of Genius Sports Group, is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We recognize and celebrate the benefits that a diverse and inclusive workforce bring to our business, our customers and our staff. We welcome and will consider all applications regardless of age, different abilities or disability, gender identity or re-assignment, marriage, pregnancy, maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation (and any other applicable status). Please let us know when you apply if you need any assistance during the recruiting process due to a disability.

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