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Staff Backend Software Engineer

Helping families elevate the next generation through sports. A part of the DICK’S Sporting Goods family.
United States
United States
Mid-Sr. Level
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About GameChanger:

We believe in the life-changing impact youth sports have on and off the field because they encourage leadership, teamwork, responsibility, and confidence—important life lessons that have the power to propel our youth toward meaningful futures. We recognize that without coaches, parents, and volunteers, organized youth sports could not exist. By building the first and best place to experience the youth sports moments important to our community, we are helping families elevate the next generation through youth sports.

So if you love sports and their community-building potential, or building cool products is your sport, GameChanger is the team for you. We are a remote-first, dynamic tech company based in New York City, and we are solving some of the biggest challenges in youth sports today.

The Position:

GameChanger's A-Team is responsible for acquiring and activating basketball teams at scale. The A-Team is responsible for team management, notifications, and third party integrations related to tournaments. As a Staff Backend Software Engineer, you’ll be responsible for setting the long term technical direction of what we own and help establish API’s third party integrations can connect with. You’ll also make architectural decisions within our backend in order to support our web, iOS, and Android clients.

What You'll Do:

  • Develop and maintain scalable, robust, and efficient backend services.
  • Drive changes to our API and SDK to facilitate server/client communication.
  • Lead architectural decisions to ensure productivity + efficiency as our codebase grows.
  • Improve existing systems' performance, reliability, scalability, and develop new features.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to understand requirements and translate them into technical solutions.
  • Ensure system security and data privacy compliance.
  • Participate in code reviews to maintain code quality and share knowledge.
  • Create and maintain technical documentation for reference and reporting.

Who You Are:

  • Experience scaling a codebase to a large number of users and engineers.
  • Track record of successful projects utilizing Typescript and Node.js or another backend technology.
  • Experience writing scalable, performant server-side code.
  • A leader, willing to take ownership for the success of the team.
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills and ability to communicate solutions clearly.
  • Strong background of successfully mentoring engineers.
  • Enjoys building a collaborative atmosphere to create solutions to complex problems.


Our backend APIs are built with TypeScript, Node.js, Redis, and PostgreSQL and run in AWS.

  • 7+ years in a software development role.
  • 5+ years experience with Node.js or another backend technology.
  • 3+ years experience leading and implementing complex designs.
  • Experience with TypeScript is preferred.
  • Experience with a system deployed in an AWS environment is preferred.


  • Work remotely or from our well-furnished, modern office in Manhattan, NY.
  • Unlimited vacation policy.
  • Paid volunteer opportunities.
  • WFH stipend - $500 annually to make your WFH situation comfortable.
  • Snack stipend - $60 monthly to have snacks shipped to your home office.
  • Full health benefits - medical, dental, vision, prescription, FSA/HRA., and coverage for family/dependents.
  • Life insurance - basic life, supplemental life, and dependent life.
  • Disability leave - short-term disability and long-term disability.
  • Retirement savings - 401K plan offered through Vanguard, with a company match.
  • Company paid access to a wellness platform to support mental, financial and physical wellbeing.
  • Generous parental leave.
  • DICK’S Sporting Goods Teammate Discount.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

The target salary range for this position is between $210,000 and $250,000. This is part of a competitive total rewards package that includes incentive, equity, and benefits for eligible roles. Individual pay may vary from the target range and is determined by a number of factors including experience, internal pay equity, and other relevant business considerations. We review all teammate pay regularly to ensure competitive and fair pay.

DICK’S Sporting Goods has company-wide practices to monitor and protect the company from significant compliance and monetary implications as it pertains to employer state tax liabilities. Due to said guidelines put in place, we are unable to hire in AK, DE, HI, IA, LA, MS, MT, OK, and SC.