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Backend Engineer

Netherlands, Noord-Holland, AmsterdamTechnology

Job description

The role

For us, every day is match day. We strive to win the championship - day and night - we compete against lags, bugs, monoliths and sometimes our very own new platform and product features. We value a balance between strong software craftsmanship, agility and ability to deliver. In this role, you will be responsible for the development and delivery of Eleven Sports’ Global Platform features. Together with your peers, you will own the direction and the success of the platform.

In Tech & Product, we are organised in quite independent teams that deliver value to customers on their respective domains. As our teams are tasked with very specific challenges to solve, the teams are also empowered to use the technology that best fits the challenges. We have an open culture, in which we, among others, value openness, respect (for each other and our customer), diversity and humility. We empower ownership, responsibility and continuous personal development.

Job requirements

At ELEVEN we're committed to hiring the person who we believe is the strongest candidate for the position. However, research indicates that women frequently only apply for roles where they believe they satisfy 100% of the role requirements. We don't want anyone to feel discouraged in applying for any of our vacancies, so if you believe you meet 60% or more of the criteria, we definitely encourage you to apply.

What you’ll do

  • You will design, develop and deliver services and other backend technologies that power our global platform;
  • You’ll be part of the ideation process for features within the platform;

  • You’ll come up with continuous improvements to our technology as well as the internal engineering processes;

  • You (together with our internal teams) are responsible for the architecture and infrastructure in your team;

  • Together with our internal security engineers, you are responsible for the security of the technology you deliver.

What you need to succeed

  • 3+ years commercial Golang development experience

  • Experience with Unit and Integration test

  • Continuous integration and deployments

  • Knowledge and experience with Restful or GraphQL APIs, as well as gRPC

  • Ownership of logging, monitoring and alerting within feature teams

  • Experience and knowledge of Apache kafka, as we rely heavily on it for our internal service to service communication

  • We rely on different datastores, for example PostgreSQL, MySQL, Redis, ElasticSearch

  • Everything we build is precisely designed for high availability, scalability and resilience on either Google Cloud or AWS technology.

What we offer

  • Working with one of the most exciting tech stacks in the business

  • Be part of a company fundamentally transforming the live streaming landscape in sports and beyond on a global scale

  • 25 holidays + Flexibility over your bank holidays. If you want to work on Netherlands public holidays and use them another time, that’s fine

  • Flexibility where you work


ELEVEN is a global network of LIVE and non-live sport and entertainment content – from the world’s biggest sports events to the best longtail sport, to award-winning original programming.

The state of the art technology available via our newly launched global sports platform (previously, which allows anyone to stream from a device as simple as a mobile phone, revolutionised football broadcasting. Our crazy idea to transform every single match into a live broadcast became the world's largest live football streaming platform. With an initial focus on niche-premium and longtail sports, our ambitions are now even bigger.

In 2020 we also delivered our newest product, MyCujoo Live Services (MCLS), a highly scalable live streaming solution built on the tech stack powering Developed for rights owners in sports and beyond, MCLS equips content creators with the technology and tools to provide their fans with the most powerful, authentic, and engaging live streaming experiences.