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Sports AI backend Engineer



Software Engineering, Data Science
Remote, OR, USA · Remote
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
Yahoo Sports is one of the internet’s leading destinations for comprehensive sports news and innovative fantasy games. We produce insightful content across multiple platforms and curate quality coverage from around the web to inform and entertain fans. We're an original fantasy sports pioneer, with a legacy of innovation that helps us continue to be a fantasy leader. And as one of the most-visited sports platforms on the internet, we're one of the best places for brands to reach fans.

At Yahoo Sports, we're not just fans of the game; we're transforming how the game is experienced. Our AI team is at the forefront of revolutionizing sports technology, making every moment on the field or court as thrilling for the fans as it is for the players. We're seeking a self-motivated, hands-on Senior Engineer with a passion for sports and a knack for innovation to help us push the boundaries of what's possible.

Your day will entail working with our AI team focusing on enriching experiences using AI how content is presented to users on Yahoo Sports. You will be needing to solve content classification/categorization, summarization, personalization, ranking, insights extraction problems alongside team while building applications on Yahoo Sports. You'll collaborate with a team of passionate, like-minded professionals dedicated to innovating at the intersection of sports and technology.


  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent certification

  • 5+ years of experience in software development

  • Experience in programming in Python, including implementation of Design Patterns, Unit Testing, OOP, Functional Testing, Asynchronous Programming.

  • Experience developing, deploying and maintaining applications at scale.

Nice/Good to Have:

  • Experience with AWS services like S3, DynamoDB, SQS, API Gateway.

  • Familiarity IAC frameworks, e.g. Terraform / CDK

  • Familiarity with AI tools and models (generative AI and other LLMs).

  • Passion for the Sports Industry and a passion for delivering products that our users simply cannot live without.

Yahoo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Yahoo is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form (www.yahooinc.com/careers/contact-us.html) or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

At Yahoo, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion (www.yahooinc.com/diversity/) page to learn more.

The compensation for this position ranges from $128,250.00 - $266,875.00/yr and will vary depending on factors such as your location, skills and experience. The compensation package may also include incentive compensation opportunities in the form of discretionary annual bonus or commissions, in addition to equity incentives. Yahoo provides industry-leading benefits including healthcare, 401K savings plan, company holidays, vacation, sick time, parental leave and an employee assistance program. Eligibility requirements apply.

Yahoo has a high degree of flexibility around employee location and hybrid working. In fact, our flexible-hybrid approach to work is one of the things our employees rave about. Most roles don’t require specific regular patterns of in-person office attendance. If you join Yahoo, you may be asked to attend (or travel to attend) on-site work sessions, team-building, or other in-person events. When these occur, you’ll be given notice to make arrangements.

If you’re curious about how this factors into this role, please discuss with the recruiter.

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