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Senior Java/Kotlin Backend developer



Software Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2024
About Betr
Founded in 2022 by Joey Levy and Jake Paul, Betr is a leading sports gaming and sports media company focused on enhancing the consumption of sports through entertainment.
Betr's gaming products are differentiated through a unique product experience with a simplified user interface that is catered to the casual sports fan, enabling Betr to capture more of the under-penetrated online gaming addressable market. Betr began with a beta version of its Online Sports Betting (OSB) product, which only offered microbetting markets such as the next play in a football game or the next pitch in a baseball game, before launching its real-money Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) product, Betr Picks, in 24 states. Betr plans on launching its V1 Sportsbook product with full sportsbook capabilities ahead of the 2024 NFL season, as well as its iGaming vertical with the launch of Betr Casino by the end of 2024.
Betr's media division, Betr Media, is the fastest growing sports betting media brand in the United States that has grown to over 2.5 million followers, 2.4 billion impressions, and 127 million engagements across its social channels since publicly launching in August 2022. Betr Media is able to effectively reach and engage its audience at scale given its large social following coupled with its unique combination of in-house media talent and production, with an emphasis on original short-form video content.
Betr is backed by Fuel Venture Capital, Aliya Capital Partners, Roger Ehrenberg/IA Sports Ventures, Florida Funders, 8vc, Anti Fund, 305 Ventures, and many others.
About the role:
The Betr team is seeking a skilled Senior Java/Kotlin Backend Developer to assist in the development of the handling of all streaming sports data into the Betr systems. The majority of the betting logic is written in PHP, while all the heavy lifting around managing odds is built using Kotlin. Although Kotlin experience is preferred, it is not a requirement for this position, as a JVM developer will have no issues learning Kotlin.


  • Ability to build amazing consumer experiences, taking responsibility for code quality, scalability, reliability and performance.
  • Experience with good testing practices in a microservices architecture.
  • Work closely with product managers, designers, and other engineers to understand business requirements and translate them into technical specifications.
  • Strong communication skills, the ability to articulate complex and technical concepts across teams, & understand the value of over communication (engineering teams succeed and fail based on the level of communication).
  • Practice disciplined software engineering, are passionate about writing clean, readable code, & are constantly striving to improve the code you encounter.
  • Experienced in Agile methodologies and Scrum practices, and adapting these principles to enhance team efficiency and product quality.
  • Committed to continuous improvement and innovation, with a track record of seeking out opportunities to evolve processes, tools, and techniques.


  • 8+ years of experience writing code on the JVM
  • Experience with Kafka. *You will be expected to be the expert on the team with this technology.
  • Know more than 1 programming language
  • Understand the value of writing unit tests
  • Experience working remotely on complex problems
  • Knowledge of database design and SQL
  • Detail oriented with the ability to manage & ensure quality work (completeness & accuracy)
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Self-motivated, positive attitude and able to drive initiatives from end-to-end
  • An entrepreneurial mindset with excellent organizational skills, the ability to be flexible, & prioritize responsibilities

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with Rabbit
  • Experience with Vertx
  • A lifelong, passionate sports fan with a deep understanding of how to engage fans
At Betr, we're driven by a shared vision to reshape the sports & gaming industry. As a dynamic startup poised for remarkable growth, we're dedicated to crafting innovative experiences that cater to sports enthusiasts across the nation. We believe in pushing boundaries, embracing diversity, and fostering a collaborative culture that extends beyond the world of sports. Join us in shaping the future of sports entertainment!
Betr provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We deeply understand the value of bringing together a team with different perspectives, educational backgrounds, and life experiences. We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply
Thank you for your interest in Betr. We look forward to reviewing your application.