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Flair Football
12 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Back-End Developer at Flair
Headquarters: King’s Cross, LDN
Only suitable for candidates with easy access to London.

Flair is the social network for youth football players. We are on a mission to make every young football player feel like a star.

Our mobile app allows kids and teens to digitise their football season. Week-by-week, players of all abilities use Flair to create & share graphics, photos and videos of their matchday performance, and follow the journeys of other players.

Within just 18 months, we’ve already: built a hyper-engaged beta community, raised over £600,000 across two funding rounds, won the UCL George Farha New Venture Award, been a part of London’s first sports-tech incubator, and built a 5-person team driven by a shared mission.

This is just the beginning – our long-run goal is to become the global, digital brand for the next generation of sportsperson.

We’re hiring for a: Backend Developer (Permanent, Full-Time)

After a highly successful year in private beta, we are now publicly launching on the app stores. Our 5-person team is hiring a talented Backend Developer to play a crucial role in building the infrastructure that will allow our app to scale. As a Backend Developer, you’ll work closely with the rest of our engineers to ensure system consistency and improve user experience.

Why Us

• As an early employee at Flair, you’ll be able to have a huge influence on the company’s direction, both from a technological and cultural point of view.

• We’re a small team, with limited bureaucracy, so you’ll be making a big impact from day one. As we grow, you’ll be able to progress into leadership roles.

• We’re creating a community-centric brand for young people, focused around sport – your work will have a significant social impact.

• Football is the world’s most popular sport, so you’ll be building an application with mass consumer appeal and the potential to be used by millions globally.

• You’ll have the chance to meet leading names in global sport (we’ve already had a meeting with Paul Pogba, and the FA invited us to Wembley Stadium).

• You’ll be part of a diverse team, in terms of age, gender and ethnicity. We’re actively seeking to ensure our team reflects the diversity of our community.

• You’ll be able to combine working-from-home and working from our office at UCL’s Hatchery, King’s Cross – surrounded by some of London’s best start-ups.

• You’ll be paid competitively with an equity option of up to £40,000 as an early employee

Your Responsibilities

• Participate in the entire application lifecycle, focusing on coding and debugging

• Collaborate with front-end developers to integrate user-facing elements with server-side logic

• Write clean code to develop functional applications

• Perform tests to optimize performance

• Gather and address technical requirements and design requirements

• Build reusable code and libraries for future use

Your Ideal Skillset & Expertise

• Proven work experience as a Backend Developer

• In-depth understanding of the entire development process (design, development and deployment)

• A desire to work with JavaScript/Node, SQL, and any other suitable language

• Excellent analytical and time management skills

• Teamwork skills with a problem-solving attitude

You might also have:

• Familiarity with mobile technologies (React Native)

• A BSc degree in Computer Science or relevant field

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