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Senior Software Engineer - Backend

Katowice, Poland

Job Description

Job Title:
Senior Software Engineer - Backend
Katowice, Poland
Full-Time, Permanent
Software Engineering

What's your new role about?

Streaming live events brings unique challenges, as millions of fans join our broadcasts in a short space of time.

We are looking for a Backend Engineer who is passionate about building a modern, scalable and resilient platform and pushes the boundaries on playback excellence.  We give you the autonomy over the software you build and freedom to choose the right tool for the job.  In return, we expect you to take ownership of the system, and that means:
-  You’re responsible for the operational health of your services
-  You’re empowered and encouraged to fix operational issues as part of sprint capacity
Your team
We are scaling the teams responsible for the backend services that power DAZN playback. The new team will be responsible for transforming the use of data to provide real-time decision-making, real-time trending of potential issues with regional and device-specific granularity, and powerful debugging tools enabling the Engineering and Operations teams to identify the root cause of issues faster and more easily.
Tech stack: Node.js, Typescript, AWS (Fargate, Lambda, ElastiCache, DynamoDB, SQS, SNS, CloudWatch, S3), Terraform, Vault, DRM, New Relic, Docker, Github, Jira.

About the Playback Experience domain
Watching sport is why our fans come to DAZN, and the Playback Experience domain focuses on all aspects of video playback, from the way we encode and package source video content, the network that pushes the content around the world, the player on our fans’ devices, monitoring of the fans’ viewing experience, and protection of our video content.  

This role can be based in Katowice or you can work remotely from anywhere in Poland.

As our new Software Engineer, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Build and maintain scalable microservices
  • Collaborate with Product Managers, and other Software Engineers to deliver a compelling user experience
  • Deliver maintainable, robust and testable code
  • Share knowledge and collaborate with other developers across the business
  • Evolve and design the services that power and monitor our video streaming
  • Partner with the other Software Engineering teams to create end to end solutions

You’ll be set up for success if you have:

  • Development Experience: Backend (preferred JS, TS, Golang) or Frontend with a desire to move to backend
  • Experience with cloud and/or microservices (preferred AWS)
  • Production development experience: unit tests, integration tests, monitoring
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills with people at all seniority levels (English required)

Even better if you have:

  • Experience of data processing platforms like Hadoop and Apache Spark
  • Knowledge of data visualization software like Tableau
  • Experience of Event streaming platforms like Kafka,
  • Technical understanding of video encoding, DRM, Video Playback
  • Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery experience
  • Worked in a “Build it, own it” model
  • Infrastructure as code

Benefits will include:

  • Access to DAZN
  • Annual performance-related bonus
  • Annual leave increasing by 3 days after 3 years
  • Private medical and dental insurance (fully financed by DAZN)
  • Life assurance
  • Pension scheme (Pracowniczy Program Emerytalny)
  • MyBenefit platform (MultiSport and thousands of sports, culture or tourism benefits)
  • Financially rewarding ‘Refer a Friend’ scheme
  • Family-friendly community
  • Opportunity for flexible working
  • Free access for you and one other to our workplace mental health platform app (Unmind)
  • Learning and development resources
  • Access to our internal speaker series and events
  • High-end laptops (Macs or Windows)

Here's a little more about us…

At DAZN, we bring ambition to life. We are innovators, game-changers and pioneers. So if you want to push boundaries and make an impact, DAZN is the place to be.

As part of our team you'll have the opportunity to make your mark and the power to make change happen. We're doing things no-one has done before, giving fans and customers access to sport anytime, anywhere. We're using world-class technology to transform sports and revolutionise the industry and we're not going to stop.

If you're ambitious, inventive, passionate, brave and supportive, then you're the kind of person who's going to enjoy life at DAZN.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment, both inside and outside of our walls, that values equality and diversity and where everyone can contribute at the highest level and have their voices heard. For us, this means hiring and developing talent across all races, ethnicities, religions, age groups, sexual orientations, gender identities and abilities. If you’d like to include a cover letter with your application, please feel free to. Please do not feel you need to apply with a photo or disclose any other information that is not related to your professional experience.

We look forward to hearing from you.