DraftKings Inc. (Nasdaq: DKNG) is a digital sports entertainment and gaming company created to fuel the competitive spirits of sports fans with products that range across daily fantasy, regulated gaming, and digital media.
Why Work with Us?
We are a leading sports entertainment brand that creates the most exciting digital sports competitions and experiences on the planet. Our goal is to transform the way fans experience sports. Our mission is to make sports better – and make better sports fans – by bringing them closer to the games they love.
How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?
A couple of weeks into my first month I had some family matters that I needed to help with -- my team didn’t even blink an eye and supported me throughout the entire time. DraftKings truly does care about its employees and it’s evident by the work environment & community it has built.
What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?
I've been working closely with my teams to explore opportunities to align several methods we use to give back to our users - from promotional offers to missions - and discover opportunities for optimization in that space. While I don't have a technical background, my teams have involved me in technical discussions since my first day at DraftKings.
Senior Product Manager
What makes someone successful on your team?
The collaborative culture. I have heard how competitive it gets in companies that are in a hypergrowth phase, but I was pleasantly surprised at how helpful everyone was when I started working here.
Product Experience Associate
How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?
First, it’s critical to get to know employees personally to build a relationship. Then I like to roll up my sleeves and partner with teammates to accomplish initiatives. I like to encourage discussion, debate, transparency, and communication.
Chief People Officer
What projects are you most excited about?
I got to work on the first online sportsbook in New Jersey and the teams here being able to architecture elegant systems and pull that feat successfully is a testament to the fact that you are surrounding yourself with really smart people. This often rubs off on you and makes you motivated.
I've found that working with really intelligent people to build new products motivates me to continue our journey at DraftKings together.
Senior Software Engineer
The people here are super helpful and really want you to succeed. The tuition reimbursement program also allowed me to take courses and gain even more experience and knowledge to reach my goal to become a gaming engineer.
I attribute my success to making the most out of difficult situations and to knowing when to rely on the experience and expertise of the people around me.