Senior Front End Engineer - American Football (UK Remote)

American Football · Bath , Bath and North East Somerset
Department American Football
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation £55,000 - £70,000

About Us


StatsBomb was founded in January 2017 to provide data, analytics and consultancy to football clubs, media and sports betting companies. StatsBomb continually undertake new research and are well known in the analytics industry for providing unique insights into the game of football. We have developed our own proprietary industry leading data collection and analytics software with a user-friendly high-vis front end.


StatsBomb have grown from our initial team of 3 at the start of 2017 to over 400 employees based in the UK, US and Egypt and are continuing to grow and expand our operation. We currently process over 600 games per week across 80 European and American leagues, with over 30 million events every day and cover more than 80 leagues globally.


We're a football analytics SAAS business that is scaling rapidly. We sell data products as well as analysis tools to sports organisations, with a tech stack that includes computer vision, machine learning, stream processing, and web-based dataviz. We count many of the biggest names in football as customers, and your work will have a direct impact on our ability to deliver insights to those customers, driving success on the field and in the media space, driving fan engagement.



About The Role


You will be joining a new remote team including other software engineers, UI designers, 3D designers and a project manager to develop new products to support American Football.  You will be working in an Agile environment, and you will also share best practice and insights with other product teams at StatsBomb.  You will have access to industry leading senior engineers to help develop and hone your development skills as well as other leading technology disciplines such as Computer Vision, machine learning, database management, data streaming and many others.

We are a fast growing company, with an incredibly full roadmap and are therefore looking for someone who is driven, self-motivated, flexible and comfortable working at a fast pace delivering new functionality on a regular basis.


As well as having the required technical skills, communication is a critical skill especially as the team will be largely remote, so sharing progress and working collaboratively online will be a vital part of the role. The working culture at StatsBomb is creative, collaborative, open, and informal whilst maintaining high standards in working ethos and coding best practice. Attention to detail and ensuring our products are accessible to all users are critical to all front end development and we are looking for someone who is as happy perfecting the finer UI details as they are experimenting and testing new software.


Your technical skills:


Essential:


  • React, JSX, HTML, CSS
  • Experience using state management (e.g. Redux, Contexts)
  • Understanding of JavaScript Fundamentals (ES6+)
  • Git
  • Unit Testing
  • Basic visualisation skills in SVG/D3/ggplot/Tableau or similar


Desirable:


  • Fluent in American Football
  • Experience working with complex relational databases
  • Experience building responsive, touch enabled web applications
  • Design-led, user experience focused UI development
  • Experience with developing for production
  • Experience with Linux servers


Other tools we use:


  • GraphQL
  • AWS (Amplify, S3)
  • Storybook, TailwindCSS, CSS-in-JS styling
  • Accessibility


Your background:


  • Commercial experience using a range of software languages 
  • Ideally a BSc in a CS / Science based degree, or equivalent knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Team player, self-motivated, hard-working, keen to learn
  • Basic understanding of American Football
  • Experience of working in the sports media industry would be a bonus


StatsBomb is an inspiring place to work. If you think you have the passion, drive and talent to join our exciting and fast paced team, we’d love to hear from you! 


In return, we offer the following:


  • Excellent career development opportunities 
  • A collaborative and diverse team environment
  • The wellbeing of our team is of paramount importance and we offer remote and flexible working as well as wellbeing benefits
  • Family friendly policies
  • Team lunches
  • Competitive salaries 
  • Competitive stock option package for all employees

 

Below are some testimonials from our colleagues...


“It is a class place to be and the people are phenomenal. I feel so lucky to spend everyday working with amazing technology, on fascinating projects, as part of the most entertaining industry in the world. StatsBomb is one of those places where the company’s focus is so exciting that you want to be a part of it...some projects are totally confidential and game changing in the industry which is thrilling to be part of. Everyday I work in collaboration with industry leaders and learn from experts pushing the boundaries of computer vision, data science and sporting analysis. I have worked in all environments from global investment banking to growing startups and the culture here is like nothing I've seen. We recruit from different cultures all around the world who feel like distant cousins - events like our conference are like a wedding party that brings everyone together!”

Chris, Senior Tech Engineer


“StatsBomb is such a fun and exciting company to work for. Working with, and learning from, diverse and intelligent colleagues in such a supportive and friendly atmosphere is amazing.”

Corinne, Project Manager


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  • Location
    Bath , Bath and North East Somerset
  • Department
    American Football
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
  • Compensation
    £55,000 - £70,000