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Duke Capital Partners

Principal Back End Software Engineer (Java) - Location Flexible



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Teamworks, the Operating System for Sports™, powers more than 6,500 sports organizations worldwide, including collegiate athletic departments and teams across all major professional leagues. With 300 exceptional employees located in ten different countries, Teamworks’ software solutions drive the operations of the most recognizable sports properties in the world.

Smartabase, part of the Teamworks product suite, is a human performance optimization platform designed to meet the needs of modern sports and military organizations. Currently integrated with more than 100 different technology products, Smartabase is an athlete management system that serves as the source of truth for physical performance data, medical record-keeping, and more.

We are looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic Principal Back End Engineer who can architect, develop, and optimize the market-leading solution for athlete performance management and help us scale it to support a rapidly expanding market. Expect to work on a system meant to rapidly ingest, aggregate, and help people make sense of real-time data coming from thousands of wearable devices at once.

This role is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to pioneer the next frontier in human performance technology and to contribute to the continued rapid scaling of one of the fastest-growing companies in sports tech.


  • Analyze product problems and system performance and use that to architect and develop secure, performant solutions that scale.

  • Deliver quality, well-tested code to our API, web, and Java applications.

  • Lead design and architecture discussions in a kanban-style environment.

  • Establish and maintain coding standards and participate in code reviews.

  • Automate away repetitive tasks, and help the team find opportunities for automation.

  • Identify bottlenecks in process and performance to improve efficiency.

  • Maintain the strength of the engineering team through mentorship, delegation, and collaboration.

  • Produce useful and concise application and infrastructure documentation for appropriate audience.


  • Experience with building enterprise SaaS applications developed in Java and AWS that operate at high scale for 100,000+ concurrent users.

  • Experience in leveraging message queuing systems to enhance the scalability and reliability of applications, optimizing for high-volume data handling and real-time processing. i.e. (Kafka/RabbitMQ/AWS SQS).

  • Experience in significant application re-architecture and refactoring to enhance application scalability, reliability, performance, and maintainability.

  • Experience in implementing and improving software release processes, including quality assurance, performance benchmarking, and automation.

  • Experience in developing enterprise SaaS applications with a mind to consider memory consumption of features implemented and experience diagnosing JVM memory issues using heap forensic tooling.

  • Experience with using tools like Datadog to find opportunities to improve the system, establish performance standards, SLOs, etc.

  • Experience with PostgreSQL schema and query design, maintenance & management.

  • Understanding of authentication technologies and standards such as SAML & OIDC.

  • Experience with developing test suites that provide effective validation of software quality and performance under load.

  • Experience in implementing and improving software release processes, including quality assurance, performance benchmarking, and automation.

  • Understanding of Infrastructure as Code tooling (Terraform) with a mind to automate solutions where possible.

  • Experience with CI/CD tooling such as GitLab.

Desired Traits:

  • Takes initiative, proactively manages multiple priorities, and works well under pressure.

  • Analytical, creative thinker, and strategic problem-solver.

  • Delivers fast but carefully thought-out, high-quality results.

  • Structured, organized, and efficient work style.

  • Factual, direct communication style.

  • Experience working asynchronously with coworkers across different time zones.

  • Interested in managing engineers and leading high-performing teams as a potential career progression.

  • Aligned with our core values: honesty, humility, hard work, commitment, innovation, and exceptionalism.

What we offer:

  • A role in shaping the future of sports, and a career that grows as the company grows.

  • An exceptional culture of high achievement and teamwork.

  • Supportive and humble colleagues who are some of the top problem solvers and innovators in the game.

  • Financial security through competitive compensation and incentives.

  • A comprehensive benefits plan, including medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, and a 401K with match.

  • Unlimited paid time off.

  • Company equity.

  • 100% remote work.

Founded in 2006, Teamworks started out as a messaging platform supporting collegiate football teams. Since then, we have raised five institutional rounds of funding totaling over $165M. Our B2B SaaS product offerings have grown to solve complex operational workflows involving communications, scheduling, data collection, rules compliance, and other issues specific to elite athletics. In addition to providing the premier operations platform serving the sports industry, we’ve also built or acquired the top solutions for Athlete Academic success (Retain), Alumni Engagement (Communities), Athlete Experience (Pulse), Compliance Services (ARMS), Name, Image, and Likeness (INFLCR), Sports Performance & Nutrition (Notemeal), Recruiting (Whistle), and Human Performance (Smartabase). Our product suite continues to grow, and we are the preeminent tech provider serving top-tier athletic organizations.

Our offices in Durham, Denver, Richmond, and Brisbane are open for work, collaboration, and optional team-building events – but as a remote-first company, we also have teammates working from places across the globe, including New York, London, Perth, and Austin.

Teamworks is an equal opportunity employer - if you live our core values every day and are honest, hardworking, humble, committed, innovative, and an all-around exceptional person, you'll thrive at Teamworks. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce and take affirmative action to not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected characteristics. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, promotion, termination, compensation, benefits, and training. Teamworks is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities who need assistance during the hiring process. To request a reasonable accommodation, please email people@teamworks.com.

To all recruitment agencies: Teamworks does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Teamwork employees or any other organization location. Teamworks is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.