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Scala Engineer

Netherlands, Noord-Holland, AmsterdamTechnology

Job description

The role

We are challenging how live sport and entertainment is delivered and consumed.‍ From the world's biggest sporting events, to the best local-sport, to award-winning original programming - our audiences enjoy a 24/7 offering of the best live and non-live content across the ELEVEN Group. At a time of significant growth for our company and in continuing to deliver industry-changing developments, we want you to help provide world-class entertainment to the global fan community by strengthening ELEVEN's global sports platform and live streaming technology.

In this role you will be responsible for the development and maintenance of our data platform: managing, optimizing, overseeing, and monitoring data retrieval, storage and distribution throughout the organization. Together with your peers you will own the direction and the success of the platform, enabling the entire organization to safely rely on and use data in an efficient manner, supporting dynamic business needs for data that impacts day-to-day decision making. You will also be involved in the development of services and tools that run reliably and at scale, helping the company in operating more efficiently.

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 be responsible for designing, building and maintaining/supporting ELEVEN’s data platform;

  • Drive technology and product improvements;

  • Engage with different stakeholders in ELEVEN;

  • Share your ideas, experience and knowledge with a wider audience, both internally and externally (through blog posts, meetups, etc.)

What you need to succeed

  • You are a strong backend engineer and have deep knowledge of Scala. Commercial experience with Big Data and SQL is a must-have as well.

  • You'll have knowledge and experience of Apache Kafka, KSQL, Confluent Platform, Apache Airflow, Google Data Studio or Google Big Query is a very nice to have;

  • You'll be exposed to the other Data Science/BI/Analytics tools/languages/concepts such as Tableau, Python, Machine Learning

  • You'll have a solid background in the fields of data processing, data warehousing and business intelligence

  • You'll have experience and knowledge of designing performant data stores;

  • You'll have experience in automating build, test and release processes, preferably with continuous integration and deployment processes.

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.