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Senior Backend Developer

Join our talented team to work on high-load distributed systems that handle thousands of requests per second and sends millions of push notifications in real time.
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Forza Football is looking for Elixir developers to join our amazing team in Gothenburg, Sweden.

You will be working on the services that power our mobile apps—from the API that serves millions of clients to the push notification system that keeps our users up-to-date on their favourite football teams and competitions. You will have the benefit of working together with an Elixir Core team member in a small group of talented developers and designers dedicated to building great mobile apps for football fans all over the world.

The Forza Football app covers over 800 leagues and competitions in more than 100 countries. The app has over 10 million installs and over 3 million monthly active users. At peak hours our platform handles thousands of requests per second and sends millions of push notifications.

This opportunity requires you to have:

  • Experience with Elixir: you have developed applications for production use.
  • An interest in platforms that run at scale.
  • Knowledge about caching strategies, message queues and service-oriented architectures.
  • Comfortable in setting up and managing Linux servers for your projects.
  • Strong communication skills and be a team player and a responsible person with great attention to detail.
  • Experience with deployment tooling, monitoring, alerting, dashboard visualisations, load testing and/or live system debugging.
  • Good oral and written skills in English as Forza Football operates globally, and many employees are international.

We do not hire solely based on experience with a few specific tools or languages or university degrees. Rather, we want to hire developers who are smart, experienced and self-driven and can learn our tools and adapt quickly to change. We are an equal opportunity employer and are excited to expand our team with diverse talents from different backgrounds and cultures.


Forza Football is a team of 60 people from 16 different countries, passionately developing football applications using the latest technology. We're based in the heart of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Our motto is that if the team is feeling well, the company is feeling well. That's why we created what we believe is one of the best ways of working where every employee has the autonomy to create a good balance between work and free time. Our award-winning open office environment has different sound levels across three floors including a gaming room, a meditation room, library, ping pong table, shuffleboard, ball pit and a small football pitch. As with everything, we strive to make the work environment and our products even better.

We are dedicated to building high-quality mobile apps for football fans all over the world. We are in this game for the long term and we will exist for the next 100 years. With your help, we will be able to reach our goal of 300 million users and deliver scores for every single match in the world to every fan in the world. Together we can make the world of football a better place and available for everyone.

Forza Football is bootstrapped and profitable, which means no interference from investors. We have full control over our company and products, and we only build things we are proud of. We keep things simple, we have no middle managers and we avoid lengthy company policies and bureaucracy. Our ambition is for all employees to have the opportunity to become shareholders.

In addition to working with amazing people in a conducive environment, as an employee of Forza Football, you also get:

  • Flexible work hours
  • Five weeks paid vacation
  • Parental leave benefits
  • Computer and gadget setup needed for work
  • Breakfast in the mornings
  • Regular Afterwork events
  • Conference visits with accommodation and travel expenses paid
  • Relocation support and visa sponsorship

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Forza Football HQ

Korsgatan 24
411 16 Göteborg Directions

Workplace and Culture

We’re connected by our passions, regardless if they are about changing the world of football, technology or the game itself.

Our company is different than others, which is why we're experimenting with how a company usually works. We see the individuals instead of the whole, that's why we continuously question the company norms.

We do believe it's important that each person finds their best way of working in order to get a long term life balance, and the flexibility in our company is a proof of that.

We work in squads, forces and teams  and have coaches, drivers, members and what not (let’s not get into details yet). Our company structure is constantly developing, changing and improving, because we are not perfect and will probably never be, and that the beauty of it. 

At Forza Football you are welcome to come as you are - no matter your gender, personality type, sexuality, religion, background, ethnicity or disabilites. A diverse team is the most innovative, creative and clever one, and it is through those dissimilarities we will be able to reach every football fan in the world. Because only then we can change the world of football for the better.


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