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Node.js Engineer

£35,000 to £55,000 negotiable + flexible work benefits

Monday 27 Jan 2020

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Play Sports Network - best known by its GCN, GMBN and GTN video channels, reaching 45m views monthly - is hiring a Node.js developer, with full stack or back end interests, to help build out its new platform.
** Until precautions are lifted, your interviews, induction and employment will be conducted remotely **
We're building the platform behind new social media for the global community that loves cycling. Our aim is to entertain, educate, inform and inspire. Think; video, content and data-rich immersive experiences delivered via native apps utilising ML-enabled capabilities, underpinned by insightful analytics and a comprehensive data warehouse. And much more to follow.
It's a substantial mission and we offer an open culture where you may join projects that build upon your strengths and interests, gaining new skills. Above all, we value your ability to design and build effective web applications. Any passion for cycling is a bonus.
We're building with scale in mind, using Node.js and Python for serverless architectures, and you can transfer from any language. Optionally, you may also help us around technology exploration, tooling, app architecture, coding standards, mentoring and integration with our wider stack. We'll likely be exploring Go or Rust at some point, and we will welcome your input.

Upcoming projects within the team

  • Recommendation engine
  • Search engine
  • Video streaming, video on demand
  • Real time data pipelines
  • Productionising capabilities from machine learning team
  • Data warehouse, data analytics
  • < your idea here >

We're looking for

  • Someone with a good foundation in building well-implemented web applications
  • Openness to exploring new tech and better ways of working
  • Proven ability with JavaScript or TypeScript - directly with Node.js preferably - or with a readiness to transfer from another language
  • Familiarity with implementing modern web back ends; web services, APIs, SQL/NoSQL
  • Someone who works inclusively, asks questions, helps others and shares knowledge
  • Solid understanding of computer science, gained from industry or study
  • Considering junior or mid level back end or full stack jobs in Bath - or commutable from Bristol - such as: Node.js Developer | Back End Developer | Full Stack Developer | Python Developer | Cloud Platform Developer | Software Engineer | etc.

You may optionally bring - or like to gain - skills exploring any of

Back ends for social media | big data, NoSQL | data warehouse | serverless architectures | real time data feeds | video streaming | optimising with Go | machine learning

Current ecosystem - we'll help you get up to speed

Node.js | ES6, React, JS | Python | Google Cloud Platform | Cloud Functions | Kubernetes | Docker | CircleCI | BitBucket | Jira | MongoDB | GraphQL | Elastic Search

Salary and benefits

  • £35,000 - £55,000+ joining salary - we're keeping an open mind
  • Discretionary relocation assistance 
  • Ongoing professional development e.g. time out for conferences, support for training/certifications
  • Flexible and family friendly working practices - including partially remote working - tell us what you need | recently refurbished city centre office | MacBook Pro and dual monitors | generous holidays | company pension scheme | good coffee machine | bike parking | really good showers | free fruit and jelly sweets | relaxed office environment

About us

Play Sports Group (PSG) is the world’s leading digital sports media company focused on cycling and tri-sports. 
Headquartered in Bath with 200+ employees and growing fast, PSG recently secured further investment from Discovery Inc, the global media group behind brands including the Discovery Channel and Eurosport. This investment, which resulted in Discovery taking a controlling stake in PSG, will fund the continued development of the Group. 
You'll find us open to new things and you can influence where we go and how we get there. You'll have a voice and a lot of freedom in design, technology choice and influence over the roadmap. You may use the most modern practices and the latest components from open source and commercial providers. You'll be given time to do the right thing, in the right way, supported within the right culture. We dedicate time to innovation. We'll encourage you to take regular learning days, and you can attend or talk at conferences and meetups, and to contribute relevant upstream to projects, if you wish.
Location: central Bath - 15 minutes walk from Bath Spa station, commutable from Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire
Timing: you may join us right away, or any time before July - please engage now for firm commitment

Even if your CV isn't ready, please talk with Andrew at techfolk to find out more:

0117 318 2447 | | @e_are_techfolk

RECRUITERS: Play Sports Network has selected techfolk as our exclusive recruitment partner for this position and cold calling and speculative applications are not welcomed.