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Who is the FOX Cincinnati Development Team?

Our Story

We are a fast-paced software development team within FOX consisting of Engineers, Developers, Product Managers, QA and Designers located in the suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio. We build the sports and entertainment products we like to use each and every day!
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1999
WhatIfSports.com is born! The office's passion for sports leads to the creation of the online sports simulation game industry
2000
SimMatchup and Dream Teams are unleashed, capturing national attention across the most popular newspapers and magazines
2001
SimLeague Baseball debuts as the site's first pay-to-play game, quickly followed by Football, Basketball & Hockey
2003
The line of Dynasty games debut with Hoops Dynasty, Gridiron Dynasty, and Hardball Dynasty
2004
The game engines take on new life as predictions for upcoming sporting events are announced, ranging from March Madness round-by-round picks to the full slate of weekly NFL and college football games
2005
WhatIfSports is acquired by FOX Interactive Media, a division of NewsCorp
2010
After transitioning to the FOX Sports Digital team, the office doubles in size to begin building a full line of FOX Fantasy games ranging from Fantasy Football to Bracket Challenge
2013
Office growth continues with the goal of becoming the data centralization hub to power the FOX Sports website, mobile apps, fantasy and more
2016
Mobile development expands resulting in the release of the FOX Sports app on Android (4 stars and climbing)
2017
WhatIfSports.com is sold to SportsHub Technologies
2018
The team's first machine learning project goes live - recommendations within the FOX suite of TVE apps
2018-19
The FIFA World Cup ™ experiences goes live across FOX Sports Digital making the FOX Sports App the #1 sports app in both stores
2020
The team successfully unleashes the Super Bowl LIV experience to the nation on FSCOM and FSAPP where it helped set the most live-streamed Super Bowl ever
2020
The new FOX Sports digital experience is unveiled with a re-imagined website and mobile app
2021
The FOX Sports App & FOX Sports Websites see dozens of feature additions including a deeply integrated Odds experience
2022
What's on horizon? Moving into a brand new office, launching the USFL league website, the 2022 FIFA Men's World Cup, personalized recommendations, Super Bowl LVII & much more

Our Work

Over the years, we have created some truly exciting products for WhatIfSports.com, FOXSports.com, and, now, FOX.
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July, 2020 saw the release of the new FOX Sports App & website!
Learn more about what it took to develop the new FOX Sports digital experience.
WhatIfSports.com

WhatIfSports.com

(Web)

Abbreviating seventeen years of passion, innovation and development in a few paragraphs is difficult, but it's easy to say WhatIfSports development is where our office took shape.
The core website included SimMatchup which featured the original version of all our incredibly realistic and sophisticated game simulation engines. Pick any two teams from throughout history and instantly generate a detailed box score with play-by-play and statistics. Dream Teams built on this concept, as you could create a roster of players from throughout history and then play games.
In addition to the SimLeague and Dynasty games, the core site included user forums, an outstanding customer support system, developer chats, an internal user communication tool and much more.
WhatIfSports.com

Broadcast Integration

(Television, Digital)

The FOX Sports Data system powering the website and apps successfully completed its original daunting mission when it became the backbone of the scrolling ticker at the bottom of all FOX Sports national and regional broadcasts. It now also plays a role in many on-air graphics and other key linear & streaming business needs.
The office is always proud to share this responsibility while with family and friends taking in a national NFL game or weekly MLB game featuring the Reds.
FOX Broadcast Integration
FOX Fantasy Football

FOX Fantasy Football

(Web, iOS)

The FOX Fantasy Football Commissioner game was built from the ground up in 2011. The game was incredibly deep with hundreds of league options and was incredibly reliable over its 6-year run.
The code base was large and the technical challenges were many but we took great satisfaction in seeing all the complicated parts working successfully week after week. Live drafts, waiver processing, live scoring, weekly scoring, trades, custom league scoring, stat corrections, etc.
Our first mobile app was for FOX Fantasy Football. Released in 2013, it was a must-have for all our iOS fantasy players.
FOX Fantasy Football

Hardball Dynasty

(Web)

Hardball Dynasty is the ultimate baseball simulation game where every decision matters. If it's in the MLB, it's in HBD.
While all franchises and players are fictitious in each 32-team world, it doesn't take long to begin following your franchise and players closer than your real-world favorites. While you manage all six levels of your franchise, success at the major league level is what matters most.
Hardball Dynasty
FOXNOW

Android Media Player & Machine Learning

(Web, iOS, Android, and more)

Our Android Media Player Framework team develops the player used to stream live and VOD content across all our FOX Android Phone, Android TV and Fire TV apps including FOX Now, FOX Nation, FOX Weather and FOX Sports.
Our Personalization & Recommendations team powers the content recommendations included in the same set of apps for all devices using the latest in machine learning technologies.
FOXNOW

FOX Fantasy Auto

(Web)

NASCAR has always been big on FOX and the FOX Fantasy Auto game put the focus on the drivers. Participants were challenged to build their own team of five drivers each week to compete for weekly, segment and season prizes.
Groups and live scoring made the game a must for fantasy auto racing enthusiasts. Watching your group leaderboards update as your driver took first place made it a great second screen experience each week of the racing season.
FOX Fantasy Auto
Bracket Challenge

FOX Bracket Challenge

(Web)

March Madness was always the busiest time of year in the office and Bracket Challenge was a huge reason why. As soon as Selection Sunday announced the first team in the tourney, it was a mad dash to reach tipoff on Thursday. Groups and brackets were created and filled at rapid rates with predictions generated and simulations running.
Once the college basketball tourney games started, the focus shifted to live scoring with group and contest leaderboards updating within seconds of each game going final. Technically, these situations provided many challenges that were fun to architect. Occasionally, watching everything work was as stressful as the final seconds of a buzzer beater.
Bracket Challenge

FOX Fantasy Baseball

(Web)

Fantasy Baseball, like it's Fantasy Football sibling, was an intense Commissioner game. In fact, it was far more complex with its varied league options, scoring options and daily formats.
Roto scoring, head-to-head, total points. Daily scoring or weekly scoring. Disabled Lists, position maximums. The options just kept coming, which is why the game was so great. We took great pride in the game's reliability and easy-to-play interface.
FOX Fantasy Baseball
SimLeague Baseball

SimLeague Baseball

(Web)

SimLeague Baseball was the first pay-to-play subscription game we developed. It built on the SimMatchup and Dream Team concepts. 24 owners could draft their own roster of players from throughout baseball history and then compete over a full season schedule, then the playoffs. The game combines managerial options with general manager options and a growing collection of league, team and player statistics and game results.
The game eventually saw the introduction of the automated Theme League Wizard which made the enforcement of custom rules much easier. Theme leagues, after all, is what makes the game so great as there's no end to commissioners' imaginations.
There is also a SimLeagues Live feature that allows two users to go head-to-head and make decisions while the game is in progress.
SimLeague Baseball

Predictions

(Web)

We eventually reached the conclusion our game engines could be used to do more than power our games - they could also predict the future (with a few tweaks, of course).
It didn't take long for us to begin generating and publishing predictions for the big 6 US sports. Our playoff predictions were routinely published and cited in some top newspapers, websites and FOX Sports broadcasts. We were even on ESPN several times. What If the 1994 MLB season wasn't cut short, for example. Now, you can find our predictions for every NFL and college football game on the FOX Sports website.
Predictions
Hoops Dynasty

Hoops Dynasty

(Web)

Hoops Dynasty was our first Dynasty game and it's just as great 10+ years later. Start as coach at a small D-III school and work your way to your D-I alma mater. But it's not easy, because you're competing against hundreds of other serious college basketball fans.
The game was incredibly fun to develop because of its diverse features: recruiting, scouting, game simulations, scheduling, player development, practice plans, etc.
Hoops Dynasty

Our Culture

We take great pride in our work, always striving to produce the best quality products for our customers. Our product development teams run the full talent spectrum: product, design, engineering, project management, QA, strategy. We also strive to maintain an enjoyable work environment. Here are some of our current office perks and values:
Casual, non-corporate work environment. T-shirts and shorts are common
Casual, non-corporate work environment
T-shirts and shorts are common
Always working on the latest technologies with a highly skilled workforce
Always working on the latest technologies
Highly skilled workforce
Flexible work hours. Work-from-home Fridays
Flexible work hours
Onsite, Hybrid or Fully Remote
Daily shuffleboard and darts competitions
Daily shuffleboard and darts competitions
Designated room for video games including current and legacy consoles
Designated room for video games including current and legacy consoles
Quarterly company outings chosen by the entire team
Quarterly company outings chosen by the entire team
Optional participation in company basketball and softball leagues
Optional participation in company basketball and softball leagues
Highly talented team to learn from. Frequent lunch-and-learns
Lunch-and-learns
Knowledge share sessions
Historically low turnover
Historically low turnover

Careers

At FOX Cincinnati, we have a unique history of developing innovative products. While our focus changes from time to time, our passion for building great solutions does not. Our focus now is on sports and entertainment -- And we want you to join the team!

Find our job openings below to start your career in the sports, entertainment and software development industry.

If Our Work and Company Culture wasn't enough, working for FOX also includes some great benefits.
Medical, Dental and Vision, Life Insurance, FSA and more…
Medical, Dental and Vision, Life Insurance, FSA and more…
Enjoy time off with our generous vacation allotment
Take some time to relax. Enjoy time off with our generous vacation allotment
Up to 6 weeks paid Parental Leave
Up to 6 weeks paid Parental Leave
Education Reimbursement program
Education Reimbursement program
Extensive training and development opportunities
Extensive training and development opportunities
Corporate discounts on thousands of items and services
Corporate discounts on thousands of items and services

Current Job Openings

Last updated: 5/6/2022
Software Engineer
Senior DevOps Engineer
Passion for building large scale public-facing digital infrastructure and applications? To be enjoyed by millions of sports fans? This is the role you're looking for!
Updated: 5/6/2022
Software Test Engineer
Software Test Engineer II
Our FOX Sports living room apps team is looking for an experienced Software Test Engineer to enhance our automated test coverage. Roku, tvOS, FireTV and a variety of other living room device apps!
Updated: 4/8/2022
Software Test Engineer
Software Test Engineer I
Do you have a passion for releasing defect-free products? Do you enjoy automation and writing efficient, maintainable test cases? Our sports living room apps team may be your perfect fit!
Updated: 4/8/2022
Software Engineer
Senior Android Software Engineer - Video Player
Are you into streaming video? Our Android Video Player team is looking for a top-notch senior engineer to help us develop new features for the future.
Updated: 12/21/2021
Software Engineer
Android Software Engineer - Video Player
Are you into streaming video? Our Android Video Player team is looking for a top-notch mid-level engineer to help us develop new features for the future.
Updated: 12/21/2021
Software Engineer
Co-Op Student / Intern Software Engineer
Looking for an exciting co-op rotation or internship? Look no further! We have multiple openings each school semester and have a long history of providing incredible software opportunities across our various teams!
Updated: 4/27/2022