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Lead Software Engineer

Company: NBC Universal
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


SportsEngine, Inc., an NBC Sports Group company and leading provider of Sport Relationship Management (SRM) software, is hiring a Lead Software Engineer to join our Customer Data Platform team.

Each day, hundreds of thousands of volunteer coaches, directors, and managers positively impact the lives of millions of athletes through sports. They impact their lives by teaching them lifelong values of working hard, being honorable, and treating each other like family.

At SportsEngine, our mission is to help make the lives of volunteers easier by building world-class technology solutions to help them spend less time running their organization and more time putting smiles on the faces of these athletes.

We're looking for people who not only believe in our mission, but take pride in their craft. We provide only the best equipment, offer competitive pay, great benefits, and the opportunity to know each day that you truly made a difference in the lives of sports volunteers around the world.

Our passion and commitment to making a difference extends beyond SportsEngine and is shared with our parent company, NBCUniversal.

At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It's our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU's vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It's what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary.


Our ideal Lead Software Engineer candidate has at least 5 years of technical experience in a collaborative team environment delivering scalable, secure, and highly available SaaS applications.

  • Develop highly interactive and developer friendly data platform libraries and integrations.
  • Work directly with Product Managers, Product Owners, User Experience, Quality Engineers, Principal Engineers, and Operations teammates to define, create, enhance, maintain, and deploy analytics and data integrations for their applications.
  • Constantly use best practices by coding small, utilizing short lived branches, using feature toggles, building APIs, creating and maintaining unit tests, applying modern frameworks and design patterns, actively reducing technical debt, and continuously delivering by merging/releasing daily to the mainline branch.
  • Lead and directly manage a small team of 1 to 3 Engineers.
  • Perform 1-on-1's, give feedback, and facilitate tasks to direct reports.
  • Mentor, support, and provide technical leadership to engineers and the team.
  • Lead others in the completion of complex tasks/projects while also contributing as an individual engineer.
  • Plan, design, and estimate software engineering efforts.
  • Represent the technical perspective within the team's Triad meeting.
  • Be active in shaping a culture of learning across the Product Development team

Our Technical Stack

  • Angular, and TypeScript.

  • Ruby on Rails web application framework.

  • Git, MySQL, NoSQL, Linux, Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services, and Serverless.


  • 5 or more years professional experience.

Skilled at aligning a team around a technical vision.

  • Skilled to help others learn and grow in their careers.

  • Driven, motivated, and committed to a team oriented culture.

  • Considerable ability to create RESTful APIs with HTTP protocols.

  • Considerable knowledge of event-driven microservices architecture.

  • Familiarity with various data concepts and analytics platforms like Google Analytics, mParticle and Periscope.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent training or experience.

Desired Characteristics

  • Endless intellectual curiosity.

  • Thrives in a collaborative team environment.

  • Exhibits a deep respect for the craft, and values building software sustainably by using modern techniques and industry best practices.

Keywords: NBC Universal, Minneapolis , Lead Software Engineer, Other , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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