Full Stack Software Engineer

  • Genius Sports Group
  • Room 1005, Huiyang Plaza, No.55 East Tianlin Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai
  • 22 May, 2023
Full time Computer Science Engineer

Job Description

A bit about us 

Do you want to join one of the world’s fastest growing sports technology companies? 

Genius Sports is at the epicentre of the global network connecting sports, brands and fans through official live data. Our mission is simple. We champion a more sustainable sports data ecosystem that benefits all parties. 

We’re looking for enthusiastic and ambitious people to join our talented team.  

If you see yourself becoming part of a global family building the future of sports entertainment together, then come and grow with us.  

We put trust in our people to deliver the difference for our clients around the worldIt’s why many of the world’s largest leagues & federations such as the NFL, English Premier League, FIBA and NCAA choose to work with Genius Sports. 


Second Spectrum is a Sports Emmy-winning data & tech company that is building the next way of seeing sports by capturing the highest quality data for many of the world’s largest leagues and media partners such as the NFL, NBA, MLS, English Premier League, FIBA, the NCAA, 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. We're just getting started.
In 2021, Second Spectrum was acquired by Genius Sports, the official data, technology, and broadcast partner that powers the global ecosystem connecting sports, betting and media.

Second Spectrum is building the next way of seeing sports. We deliver unique and innovative solutions through unparalleled capabilities in machine understanding of sports.

  • We are the official tracking and analytics provider of the English Premier League, NBA, and MLS and have numerous clients across multiple sports at the team, league, and media level.
  • We developed a real-time video augmentation pipeline that powers the innovative content featured in products like the award-winning Clippers CourtVision, and has also been used by ESPN, Turner Sports, BT Sport, FOX, and International NBA League Pass.
  • We produce the most accurate tracking data with the fastest high-quality output by leveraging the most automated and extensible solution in the market.

We are constantly innovating. We believe that technology will revolutionize the way that sports are played, coached, and experienced, and that the work to make this happen has just begun.


The Role: Full Stack Software Engineer


We are looking for a Senior Full Stack Software Engineer to join our Product Engineering group to help build and improve our AI-based sports analytics products. This group is primarily responsible for our web and mobile applications that are used by teams, leagues, coaches, and fans. They ensure our customers have a seamless user experience within our products for the thousands of sporting events we run each year.


What You’ll Do:

  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain, and improve our customer-facing and internal applications
  • Contribute to multiple layers of our stack, from our web front-end, backend API's, and databases
  • Collaborate closely with Product Managers, UI/UX Designers, and other software engineers
  • Assist with reliability, stability, and availability of applications
  • Own reliability, stability, and availability of systems applications
  • Mentor other engineers both technically and professionally
  • Maintain best-practices for software development, including deployment process, documentation, and adherence to and improvement of coding standards.
  • Assess and drive adoption of emerging technologies and techniques
  • Provide technical leadership, including code review, practices, and skill development
  • Communicate technical commitments and decisions to team and external stakeholders
  • Discuss and distribute knowledge, technical concepts, and ideas with any member of our diverse organization
  • Participate in our engineering culture by embracing opportunities to learn from others

Our Stack:

  • Client-side: ReactJS,Elm, NextJS, TypeScript, Web Components (LitElement), HTML/CSS, Design Systems
  • Server-side: GraphQL, REST, NodeJS, TypeScript, Postgres, Redis, RabbitMQ, Pulsar, Auth0, Rust
  • Infrastructure: AWS (EC2, S3, RDS, ElasticCache), Docker, Linux, Terraform
  • Codebase: Git with GitLab or Github

What You Have:

  • 5+ years of hands-on, full-time software development experience
  • Customer-focus with an understanding that shipping software involves tradeoff and collaboration
  • Prior experience building production web apps using ReactJS, Elm, and NodeJS
  • Experience collaborating across multiple disciplines (front-end, back-end, databases, infrastructure, and devops)
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently in an efficient manner
  • Ability to articulate and make decisions about trade-offs between rapid iteration and high quality products
  • Ability to take point on technical discussions and feature prioritization
  • Bachelor’s in computer science or equivalent experience, with strong software engineering components

What Will Set You Apart:

  • Elm, Elixir, Rust, Reactive Frameworks (RxJS)
  • Experience working with Video Streaming Applications
  • Experience building mobile apps (Swift/SwiftUI, Kotlin, React Native)

Our Work Environment and What You Will Benefit From:

  • Flat hierarchy and collaborative management by highly-qualified technical leads
  • Cutting-edge products to work on for major professional sports leagues and teams
  • Team-oriented, start-up mindset, innovative and dynamic environment, which encourages growth and provides opportunities to make an impact



As a general approach, we interview for aptitude over specific technologies or languages. Please be prepared to speak to anything listed on your resume or in your portfolio.


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.   

How we work 

We have adapted a forward-thinking ‘Ways of Working’ framework, which sets out (amongst other things) the opportunities for Geniuses to work flexibly, remotely and on working holidays. It affects different teams and locations differently, so please ask for further information in 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 organisation and continue to invest in our highly talented and diverse team of Geniuses.  

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 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.