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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 backend developers to join our talented team (remote or in Gothenburg, Sweden).

The Forza Football app covers over 1200 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.

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 skilled developers and designers dedicated to building top-tier mobile products for football fans all over the world.

We do not hire solely based on experience with a few specific tools or languages or university degrees. Rather, we hire developers who are smart, pragmatic, and self-driven. We value the ability to learn new tools and function in an agile environment. We are an equal opportunity employer and are excited to expand our team with diverse talents from different backgrounds and cultures.

We favour applicants that have:

  • Experience with Elixir and OTP: you have developed applications for production use
  • An interest in systems that are highly available, resilient, and run at scale
  • Sense of craftsmanship: you strive for code quality and maintainability, write tests as part of your coding routine
  • Knowledge about caching strategies, message queues and service-oriented architectures
  • An understanding of setting up infrastructure and managing Linux servers
  • Experience with deployment tooling, monitoring, alerting, data visualisation, load testing and/or live system debugging
  • Strong communication skills. Be a team player, pay attention to detail, and be not afraid to share unconventional ideas
  • Good oral and written skills in English, as Forza Football operates globally, and many employees are international

WHY TO WORK AT FORZA FOOTBALL

Forza Football is a team of 25 people from 10 different countries, passionately crafting solutions using modern technologies to redefine the world of football in terms of access and equality.
We're based in the heart of Gothenburg, Sweden, and our free football academy is in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

The company is bootstrapped and profitable, which means no interference from investors. We have full control over our company and products, and we build things we are proud of. We keep everything simple, and avoid lengthy company policies, unnecessary meetings, and bureaucracy. We value self-reliance, and believe the success of the company relies on the actions of each individual.

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. As with everything, we strive to make the work environment and our products even better.

We are dedicated to building high-quality mobile products 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 next goal of 300 million users and deliver scores to every fan and for every single match in the world. Together we can make the world of football a better place and available for everyone.

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

  • Flexible working hours
  • Six 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 View page

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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