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12 April 2022

Software Engineer II

The Drone Racing League (DRL) is the premier, global drone-racing circuit and producer of world-class sports content. As a futuristic sport that blurs the line between the real and the digital, we get to race in the most legendary locations around the globe and immerse fans into video-game-inspired courses. 

We are seeking a full stack developer to join our Race Engineering team. This team builds the systems and tools that power our racing environment and facilitate our research. This role requires wearing different hats and calls for a full stack developer, who is driven by curiosity and loves technology, enjoys innovation in a fast paced environment, and willing to partake in running the show of our real life races in various places around the globe.

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop and expand the functionality of the DRL Race Operations System (RaceStack) including Sports Data System design
  • Help us take Timing and Scoring infrastructure to the next level.
  • Support the application deployments and operation on-site at DRL events, including live troubleshooting and analysis
  • Develop research-grade and engineering applications 

Who You Are: 

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience, Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering preferred
  • Strong JavaScript skills, as well as system interoperability including messaging, sockets, APIs and data interface layers
  • Some experience with relational and non-relational databases (MongoDB, MySQL)
  • You have a good understanding of development and testing methodologies
  • Experience with Node.js, Express.js and React.js
  • You have experience working in startup environments and able to collaborate effectively with your peers
  • You are willing to travel up to 20% of the time

Bonus Points:

  • Experience in building and working with cloud based infrastructure, specifically on AWS
  • Understanding of testing frameworks (Mocha, Jasmine, Jest)
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails
  • Experience with Docker / K8s

Why You’ll Love DRL: 

  • We team up. We can promise you’ll work with some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. We work hard and we play hard too. We care deeply about our work and each other. 
  • Everybody sweeps. No task is ever too small for our team. We sweat the details and are not afraid to get our hands dirty.  
  • We embrace debate. There are no seats at the table at DRL because there is no table. Everyone is encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas. We embrace the idea that debate is healthy and knowing that an impassioned discourse leads to our best results. 
  • We stay hungry. We look for the hardest challenges and tasks and once we master them, we look for the next one. We celebrate our victories and are always excited for tomorrow knowing “good enough” is never really “good enough.”
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