Software Engineer (Freelance/REMOTE)


New York, NY, US, 10036

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




**Position is open to REMOTE work as well**


Role Details:

We are seeking a skilled software engineer experienced in building highly scalable, innovative web services with data streaming and big data technology along with machine learning in a continuous delivery model on cloud platforms. In this role, you will team up with leads and architects to build out a technical vision aimed at realizing the future of sport. You will join a team of engineers and product owners passionate about solving intriguing problems.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Building new foundational capabilities using domain-driven design and test-driven development that will power features and experiences on various CBS Sports properties

  • Developing the tools and processes used across CBS Sports to increase the speed of software delivery while reducing the cost of implementation

  • Participate in scrum ceremonies - daily stand-ups, grooming and sprint planning

  • Practice DevOps, write good tests and deploy continuously to prod with monitoring

  • Review your teammate’s design, code, provide constructive feedback and engage in good technical discussions including weekly deep dive sessions

  • Work with your product partners to develop technical solutions for features

Key Projects:

  • Crafting and building out a core data layer to power all of CBS Sports Digital products that ingests, process and store data from hundreds of sources over different transports

  • Building out an API data store for clients to consume and build custom data

  • Define a distributed tracing system for web services and data observability

  • Containerization of core systems to reduce overhead of infrastructure management


What you bring to the team:

You have –

  • Experience in microservice architecture, RESTful services enabling real-time data consumption

  • Applicable big data experience working with streaming services such as Kinesis, Kafka, RabbitMQ along with hadoop and data processing frameworks such as Spark, Hive, Nifi, Flink, AWS Lambda

  • Experience working with relational, NoSQL data stores such as Aurora, Elasticsearch, DynamoDB, MongoDB and SQL Analytical functions

  • Hands-on experience in a distributed/cloud-based environment (AWS preferred) with high transaction volumes

  • Proficient with DevOps, modern build strategies, continuous integration, unit testing and automated integration test, version control systems (GIT, SVN), issue tracking tools (Jira) & CI/CD related tools such as Jenkins, Bamboo

  • BS Computer Science, Engineering, a related technical degree, or equivalent professional experience

You might also have –

  • AWS Certifications - Associates or Professional

  • Experience at an online company in digital media or content creation

  • Excellent teammate and communicator capable of creating positive relationships across engineering, product and architecture

  • Energetic self-starter who can work in a complex collaborative environment that rewards experiments, initiative, curiosity and mentoring

  • Ability to define solutions, provide estimates of effort, risk and evaluate technical feasibility 

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: $40.00 - 60.00. 


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.


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