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Senior Back End Developer - Belfast

Digital & IT - Digital & IT
Ref: 2300 Date Posted: Tuesday 26 Feb 2019
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Senior Back End Developer


Would you like to be apart of an exciting new start-up in Belfast that aims to revolutionise that way sports clubs plan for there athletics and ultimately optimise performance? Are you an open-source developer with expertise in either C, C++, Java, Perl or Python? Would you like to learn googles programming language “GO”?


This development job is based in Belfast and comes with a salary of £40k - £50k per annum. The package includes share options as the owner would like to be able to sell in 3-5 years’ time, which would make the overall package highly lucrative


Who is the company?


This business began in 2017 and it is the vision of a local sports hero.  During his time has a professional athlete he was aware of the issues that sports clubs had when it came to planning events and communicating with its players. Players and clubs’ content with a cluttered landscape of ever-changing player and team schedules, meeting times, gym requirements, equipment, and medical appointments. This can cause a distraction in a player which effects their optimal performance. My client has created a solution.


After taking a year to conduct market research and speak to top coaches and names in the sporting world, they secured some initial investment and this software solution became a reality. They have created a sports performance platform that enables athletes to engineer and own their bespoke medical, athletic and skills requirements. These are delivered simultaneously alongside real-time insights which allows the athlete to maintain peak performance on match day.


My client has made it clear that they have a five-year plan in place to develop the software, acquire a significant market share and then sell on. They are looking for developers to commit to this exciting venture and share options are in place to make this an exciting proposition on a technical and commercial basis.


What does the back-end development job involve?


We need a Senior Back End Developer who is experienced in end-to-end software design and development and who possess the ability to develop secure, robust and scalable products. You will develop new features including code and design implementation, documentation and deployment. You will translate design and product documentation into technical specifications and establish and expand systems architecture and digital pipelines. You will use new and innovative technologies to create effective and elegant solutions.


What skills and experience are essential?


In terms of technical skills, we require a Senior Back End Developer with at least 5 years commercial experience using an open source languages such as Go, C, C++, Java, Perl or Python. Cloud platform experience with Google Cloud, AWS or Azure would be ideal. Rest API’s and Swagger development experience is required. If you have experience in containerisation like Docker or Kubernetes, we would love to speak to you.


In terms of the type of person we are after, you need to be highly ambitious with a will to learn in a focused, dogged, fast-paced environment.  You will need to have a strong work ethos who is driven by exploring new technologies and possibilities. We need someone who can think from a commercial aspect, who can see problems before they arise and who gets pleasure from creating solutions.


How do I apply?


To apply for this job, send an updated CV using the links provided. Alternatively, you can contact Gareth Stirling directly on 028 9091 6528 for a confidential discussion on this job and your career.