Backend Software Engineering, CBS Sports (Freelance)


New York, NY, US, 10036

New York
Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance (Non-Staff)


Welcome to 247Sports, the industry leader in recruiting content with a network of team sites devoted to college sports. 247Sports delivers free and premium content and online communities for the most dedicated and engaged college sports fans. 247Sports is part of CBS Interactive's multi-platform offerings. 

Do you have a passion for Sports? You will be a curious, creative, detailed oriented, quick study that can dive into an existing tech stack and rapidly become an effective contributor. You have a passion for improving the performance and design of software systems and have strong debugging skills. You are a great communicator that can ask the right questions from team members and stakeholders to ensure you have a solid understanding of the problems you want to solve. You love collaboration with other engineers including pair programming and reviewing code changes.


This is a Freelance position which has the option for someone to work remotely. 



  • Produce reliable and performant code with appropriate monitoring and alerting
  • Review code developed by other developers and provide feedback to ensure best practices (e.g., style guidelines, checking code in, accuracy, testability, and efficiency).
  • Collaborate with product managers and other engineers.
  • Being able to produce quality code based on dynamic requirements.
  • Work in a fast-paced AGILE environment. This should be second nature (TDD, SCRUM, Kanban, etc.) with evolutionary architecture and prototyping, experience with various databases, and configuration/deployment/testing solutions.
  • Identify and resolve performance and scalability issues.
  • Contribute to existing documentation or educational content and adapt content based on product/program updates and user feedback.
  • Perform hands-on participation in team coding, developing interfaces for web applications, services, and future technology.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of C#, .net experience. 
  • 3+ years of experience building high throughput APIs. 
  • Some PHP experience.
  • 3+ years of cloud computing (preferably AWS) experience.
  • Solid understanding of OO programming, design patterns.
  • Experience with optimizing performance.
  • 3+ years of experience modeling data flow between systems to enable transactional workflows and upstream/downstream integrations and multi-tiered systems.
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases.
  • Able to analyze, debug and troubleshoot problems in the code.
  • Proficient with GIT.
  • Experience utilizing APM, debuggers, profilers, logging to improve performance and fix issues.

You might also have:

  • Python, Flask experience.
  • Machine Learning experience.
  • Experiecne working with Docker for containerization 
  • Experience using Entity Framework ORM.
  • Experience utilizing caching systems like CDNs, Varnish, Redis, Memcache.
  • Experience optimizing SQL DB schema and queries.


CBS Sports, a year-round leader in cross-platform sports coverage, broadcasts a portfolio of events on the CBS Television Network, including THE NFL ON CBS; college football, including the SEC ON CBS; college basketball, including the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship; golf, including The Masters®, PGA Championship and PGA TOUR; soccer, including the UEFA Champions League and NWSL; and CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR. 

In addition, the division includes CBS SPORTS NETWORK, the 24-hour cable home of CBS Sports which televises live sports programming throughout the year, including college football and basketball games, UEFA Champions League and Europa League action, Italy's Serie A matches, Concacaf national team competitions, as well as a full slate of original programming and studio coverage. 

CBS Sports also delivers an extensive lineup of global soccer coverage on Paramount+, including every UEFA club competition match, all Serie A matches as well as Concacaf national team competitions, and produces INSIDE THE NFL for Paramount+. CBS Sports Digital's multi-platform offerings include and the CBS Sports apps for mobile and connected TV devices; the 24/7 streaming sports news network CBS Sports HQ; 247Sports; MaxPreps; CBS Sports fantasy games; and SportsLine.




Hiring Salary Range: $110000.0 - 120000.0. 


The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York City, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. 


Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.


At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.


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Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City