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backend lead

about Lucra Sports

Lucra Sports is a peer-to-peer sports gaming platform focused on providing fans with a safer, more social, and quicker touch way to engage with friends around sports than existing sports betting or fantasy offerings. Lucra is a skill-based platform that is live for iPhone users in 37 states. On our platform, users create contests around player performances across a variety of sports and set their own terms based on comprehensive publicly available data that we provide instead of playing against the House. Social is at the core of what we built at Lucra- you choose to send contests to a friend, a group, or the Lucra public feed, follow other friends’ activity, view head-to-head stats and group leaderboards and smack talk with friends or groups. All of this takes just seconds, a far more quick-touch process than any existing fantasy sports offerings.

why we are so excited:

Space: Peer-to-peer sports betting combines several attractive (sports betting) and under-penetrated (peer to peer gaming) markets. With a nascent, but evolving regulatory and legal landscape, the opportunities for us will only grow.

Stage: We are currently raising our Series A after a very successful seed round and product launch. We need to ramp up the team and take advantage of the early lead we have in our space.

Team: We are a team composed of repeat founders, ex-NFL Management, ex-Microsoft, ex-Goldman Sachs.

Investor Base: We are backed by some of the biggest names in sports, including NBA/MLB team owners, professional athletes and top-tier venture funds.

about the project

Our first release is out the door but we have big plans for new features and will need to support what we expect will be a fast growing user base.

The geek stuff:

  • We have released a full featured and well received iOS app written entirely in Swift/SwiftUI. Check it out!
  • The backend stack is hosted on AWS using Hasura GraphQL, Aurora Postgres and Node.js Lambdas.
  • We have integrated with payment processors, sports data providers, id verification services and more but will continue to be expanding the scope of these.

about the role

This role is a foundational one within our organization with lots of opportunity for growth. We are building for the future!

  • Direct-hire or contract-to-permps
  • Start date is ASAP.
  • Reports to the CTO
  • We are fully remote and open to all US locations

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Own the backend code and infrastructure
  • Provide technical direction and feedback including short-term tactical and long-term strategic
  • Hands on, in the code

requirements

non-technical requirements
  • Fluent written and verbal English (native speaker level)
  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • Team-first mentality, works well with others
  • Autonomous worker, who needs little direction to execute tasks
  • Knowledge of sports will be very helpful
  • Not afraid to jump in when you see something you can add value to
technical requirements
  • Extensive infrastructure experience including AWS ECS/EC2, Lambda, Cloudfront, Cloudformation, S3, and networking.
  • Strong API integration experience
  • CI/CD experience
  • Expert Node.js skills
  • GraphQL and Postgres (or other relational db) experience a big plus

Looking for candidates for an immediate start-date.