PLEASE NOTE THIS IS UK REMOTE BASED POSITION, YOU ONLY NEED TO COME TO OUR OFFICES IN LONDON ONCE EVERY TWO WEEKS BUT MUST BE BASED IN THE UK, NO EXCEPTIONS
OpenPlay is a digital platform operating in the UK, Ireland, UAE, Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore that connects people to sports facilities and activities. It offers a search engine and a ‘nudge tool’ with curation based around user preferences, with quick easy online booking. The core product is a comprehensive online booking system for venues and activity providers allowing them to generate and manage bookings both offline and online.
Some of our achievements include
We’re developing V2 of our offering (we’re around 3 months in) based on the knowledge we’ve gained over the previous years, as such this is very much a greenfield style project where you wont be held back by legacy code and instead have the opportunity to shape the product going forward. This is a full time role
How we work
Whilst we have an office in London (Farringdon) the dev team is based remotely over the UK and broadly follow an agile approach to working, including
Daily standups over Zoom
Show and tell/sprint demos
You need to be available/online during standard office hours and be able to come down to our UK office one day every two weeks (we’ll pay for your travel) for everything from catchups with other parts of the business, planning/architecture sessions as well as some more fun activities- we’ve recently had company outings to escape rooms, VR gaming sessions and outdoor bowls (we are a sports startup after all!)
What we’re looking for
Nice to haves
– Team management/mentoring of junior developers
– Eye for design – we don’t need to create UIs from scratch but ideally you would be able to create new pages based on other designs
– Any dev-ops (CI/docker etc) experience
– Willingness to look at other tech stacks e.g react native, go, electron etc
Day to day tasks
As with any startup the work is varied, but here’s a random selection of things we’ve recently been working on
Although this is advertised as a lead/senior position, this is very much a hands on role with the majority of time spent coding – if you’re currently spending most of your time preparing reports or attending stakeholder meetings and wish to get back to sublime then please get in touch 🙂
The main stack at the moment is:
However were looking at dockerisation of our offerings (the main app is comprised of smaller, independent apps) and certain elements may be spun off into non-laravel based apps.
How to apply
Please send an email to email@example.com with details of your availability, CV and any other details you may have – No agencies please and although this is probably going to be ignored, please only apply if you’re based in the UK.
Finally, although the product is sports focused, only around 20% of the team could actually explain the offside rule to you, so please don’t let that put you off 🙂