Flick - Senior Backend Engineer

About Flick
Flick draws an audience of sports fans who want to engage on a deeper level with their favourite sports influencers, teams and leagues.  A place to find, grow, foster and retain a loyal and engaged fan-base, who you can reach out and speak to directly. Our founders grew their previous start-up, FanDuel, into a multi-billion dollar business, by understanding the power of an engaged community.

They are now bringing the same growth to a broader audience of sports fans, globally. The product currently has over 15,000 DAUs (daily active users) and is growing rapidly. In September the team also closed their series A investment of $5M that will see us doubling our headcount in the next 12 months.

Flick provides the dynamic excitement of a startup and the stability and quality-of-life benefits of an established employer.

We Focus on Culture First
As an experienced team that’s been through a number of startups, we want to develop a great working culture, where above all else it’s a fun place to work. We pride ourselves on doing amazing work and working hard, but also enjoying ourselves along the way. Not only do we focus on learning with each release, we also focus on self-improvement, building on our past experiences and learning from our peers. We all bring unique views to the table and enjoy collaborating together to break new barriers.

Our day-to-day
We're a small, close-knit team that moves quickly. We work in two week sprints with clear goals and metrics to aim towards across our native iOS and Android apps. We experiment towards success. But we get there as a team. It’s a highly collaborative effort, with everyone having a voice that’s heard. Each team member is as comfortable having product vision discussions as they are writing code or tweaking designs - we believe it’s important that the whole team is included and participate in the discovery of new features, and in finding new ways to push the product forward.

What We're Looking For
We’re looking to hire our first dedicated backend engineer to help us take our successful product and scale that to millions of users. That’s where you come in…  As a key hire for our engineering team you’ll be responsible for architecting infrastructure, building new features, squashing bugs and writing cleaner code. Our current backend tech stack is composed of cloud functions on Google Cloud Platform written in Typescript and our data stored in a Firestore database. We’re entering an exciting phase of the company's growth and we need to expand and diversify our backend infrastructure as we reach towards our first million users.

You'll love this role if:

  • You thrive in a highly-collaborative, agile team
  • You enjoy the flexibility to learn and work with new technologies to solve problems
  • You work hard, but you know it’s important to have fun while you do so
  • You take full ownership of your work and drive it through to an end solution
  • You realise your first idea isn’t always your best idea and that great solutions come from iteration
  • You have great empathy for our end-users, and understand the value of good design and a good quality product
  • You're keen to be an early member of a startup where you’ll get the rare opportunity to help shape the company and influence the overall direction of the product from the outset

Some qualifications you may have
(we’re not strict here):

  • A formal education in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • Experience in building high performance, highly scalable, fault tolerant systems in the capacity of an Architect or Engineer
  • Understanding of application architecture and design patterns
  • You are pragmatic and don't overdo on abstraction, testing, and processes, but you understand the value and trade-offs
  • A good knowledge of NoSQL databases
  • Experience of a wide range of systems to help with choosing the right tool for the job

Some of our employee benefits include:

  • Remote working a few days a week
  • Flexible work hours - we don’t focus on 9-5, you know when you work best
  • The very best equipment and software (PC or Mac, monitor, accessories etc)
  • Full holiday allowance (24 days + bank holidays)
  • Equity in a new startup with a highly experienced team
  • 5% pension contribution
  • Professional and personal development - we have a healthy budget for training, conferences, online tutorials and anything else that helps you progress

You’ll also get:

  • 10% time to play around with new concepts and new software
  • Regular all-in hack days to experiment with new code and new ideas
  • Product, Design and Engineering all in one place for easy collaboration
  • A fun place to work! We work hard but we also enjoy ourselves
  • No hierarchy or politics, just good work with passionate, smart people
  • To work alongside the best designers and engineers in the industry

If you don’t tick all of the points above but you’re passionate about the role then just let us know, we’re keen to hear from you and we recognise that your CV is only one small part of the picture. We’re keen to build a team that’s diverse and welcome varied backgrounds and experiences.

You’ll get bonus points for sending through links to code or apps you’ve worked on.

If this sounds like a place where you can achieve your best work then we’d love to hear from you!

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