STATS is the world's leading sports technology, data and content company. Our mission is to revolutionize the way sports contests are viewed, understood, played and enjoyed. STATS provides real-time scores, historical sports information, Associated Press editorial content, a turnkey fantasy sports operation, brand activation solutions and SportVU technology. STATS is headquartered in Chicago, with office globally. Learn more at

Principal Architect - API at STATS
What You'll Do:
• Translate business and functional requirements into detailed architectural and technical designs
• Design and implement an API framework for the ingestion and delivery of discrete and streamed data in a Service Oriented Architecture model ('Data as a Service')
• Implement proofs of concept, prototypes, and a production-grade API framework
• Design enterprise class design templates, tools, and accelerators for API integration
• Design and develop a robust scalable secure API management layer

What You’ll Need:
• Strong knowledge of QA methodology and tools
• Experience with JIRA required
• Experience with GraphQL or similar preferred
• Experience with Zephyr preferred
• Experience with Confluence preferred
• Experience with graphic applications and video integration
• Thorough understanding of the software development life cycle
• Strong analytical and problem solving abilities
• Ability to rapidly process new information and develop knowledge of the system or product being tested
• Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
• Sports knowledge is a plus
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field and/or experience
• Multiple years of experience with:

o Public and private API frameworks for real-time data ingestion and distribution
o Overall API management and security policies (i.e. Mashery)
o Experience using web services and API’s built on SOAP or REST and using XML or JSON

STATS is an equal opportunity employer.  Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.  We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of gender, race, disability or veteran status.

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Why work with us
Here at STATS, we offer a growing, global organization with a competitive compensation package, salary and bonus incentives as well as a world-class benefits package. Our comprehensive health-care plan includes medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible-spending options, short- and long-term disability and company-sponsored life insurance.
STATS provides matching 401k contributions for retirement savings, tuition reimbursement, generous vacation allotments and flexible work hours given our global reach and the 24/7 nature of sports. Outside the office, STATS regularly sponsors employee activities such as our annual picnic, holiday party and many team-based sporting events.
Perks & Benefits
Competitive Compensation
Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
Casual Dress
Weekly Office Intramural Sports
401(k) Company Match
Life and AD&D Insurance

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