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Node.js Engineer

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

Thursday 05 Dec 2019

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Play Sports Network - the technology company behind Global Cycle Network, Global Mountain Bike Network, Global Triathlon Network - is hiring a Node.js developer with back end - or full stack - interests. 

We're releasing exciting new apps - social media for cyclists - anticipated to be adopted by millions globally. Our aim is to entertain, educate, inform and inspire. 

We offer progression for a proficient developer, joining a newly-formed team to build out the tech behind our apps.

We're building with scale in mind, using Node.js, Python and serverless methodologies. It's a near greenfield situation where you can work across multiple projects and teams. You'll get to 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. We will be exploring languages such as Go and Rust, and you can optionally become part of this.

We're always open to new things and you can influence where we go and how we get there. At all times you'll have a voice and a lot of freedom in design, technology choice and influence over the roadmap.

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
  • Competent with Node.js or Python, or any JavaScript-based language
  • Familiarity with web services, modifying APIs, SQL and, optionally, cloud or microservices
  • 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. Combining a deep love of the sport with peerless expertise in video and digital distribution, PSG has built a leadership position in the market, with 45m monthly video views from audiences across its eight channels that include Global Cycling Network (GCN), Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) and Global Triathlon Network (GTN), along with the first two of a growing number of non-English language channels, GCN en Español and GCN Italia. Headquartered in Bath with 150 employees and growing fast, PSG also includes the award-winning cycling media agency, SHIFT Active Media who work with some of the biggest, most high-profile brands in the cycling world. 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.

Location: central Bath - 15 minutes walk from Bath Spa station, commutable from Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Somerset or Wiltshire, and commutable from Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire

Timing: you may join us right away, this winter or into the new year - 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.