Boom Shakalaka Inc.

11 - 25 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$5M - $10M Funding
Pre-Series A

Boom Fantasy is a sports technology company whose mission is to increase the thrill of sports for every fan. We have built the most popular real-money pick’em daily fantasy product, where fans answer questions like ‘Who will score more points tonight — LeBron James or Steph Curry?’ Gone are salary caps, tedious gameplay, and contests where average players are pitted against pros who use algorithms and scripting tools. Boom is bringing excitement to the DFS market with a simplified, thrilling product that is exponentially more fun for a mass audience.

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Why join us?
  • We are the only profitable fantasy sports company, and have increased revenue by 4x since last year.

  • Our team previously built one of the highest grossing games in Facebook history, generating over $500M in revenue.

  • We're tackling an exploding market in sports betting.


Engineering at Boom Shakalaka Inc.
Engineering team and processes

New features and games are planned collaboratively during brainstorming sessions. After wireframes are created in-house and sent off to a design studio, the engineering team plans implementation details together while abiding to traditional SCRUM methodologies. Work is divided such that each engineer has ownership over a particular sub system of the feature. Sprint intervals are set at two weeks, and we utilize Jira and confluence to document feature details, and to track our progress. Code is peer reviewed and merged into releasable branches at the end of each sprint using Github.

Technical Challenges

A huge part of our product is being able to track your entries, and the scores of various athletes and sporting events, in real time. Our concurrency rates reach upwards of 80-90% of our active user base during prime time events, like Sunday football. As we continue to scale, creating a faster and more efficient real-time infrastructure is a really interesting challenge.

Projects you might work on
  • Creating a real time game infrastructure than can handle over 1 million concurrent users.

  • Building a new fantasy sports game type specifically for bars where users can participate on their phones, track the action on Boom branded TVs in venue, and win prizes like beer, food, and cash.

  • Implementing real-time video streaming to host original Boom content and live game shows.

Tech stack
Node.js
React
React Native
MongoDB
Redis

Working at Boom Shakalaka Inc.

We're a group of fun loving, unpretentious individuals who genuinely enjoy creating fun games. Whether we're chatting about last night's game, or a crazy new product idea, thoughts are listened to and respected. Above all, we are a meritocracy — results speak louder than anything else.

Beautiful Office

We're located in the heart of Manhattan, right next to Bryant Park.

Company Retreats

Each year, we travel to beautiful upstate New York to get away from the bustle of NYC, and to plan out our major goals for the year to come.

Flexible Hours

We believe in results, not face time. With the exception of key meetings, you can choose your hours.

Health Insurance

We provide great health, vision, and dental insurance.


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