Software Engineer | SquashSkills

Function: Web Developer

  • Rate/Salary: TBD depending on experience
  • Location: Bristol
  • Type: permanent
  • Starting date: ASAP
  • Expires: 30/05/2020

Job description

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We’re looking for someone to join our team and build us our first mobile app. The app is for players to take onto the squash court to help them train. Think Nike Training Club, but for squash.

You’ll be building the app and backend from scratch, taking day to day responsibility for all technical aspects of the app, including the production environment.

Who you’ll be working with:
All our UI/UX design is done by a highly accomplished freelancer (and friend of SquashSkills), he’s great and has worked on the likes of Bulb’s and Habito’s apps. 

Our product lead works part-time and is also a very experienced startup CTO. This is who you’ll report to on anything technical, and is the person who will give you any support you need.

There are 5 full-time members of our small team, including Jethro, the founder, and CEO. 

Looking to the future
Right now our priority is building and shipping a mobile app (high fidelity mockups of our MVP are already good to go!), however, we have big plans for SquashSkills and would love whoever joins our team in this role to be at the centre of that.

Over the next few years, we will be building out our tech team, bringing responsibility for all software development in house, updating our stack, and rebuilding our web app from the ground up. As the team gets bigger  we’ll need a full-time CTO and/or lead developer. If you have aspirations to take on these kinds of roles we’d love to help you fulfill them.


Person specification

In summary, we want a great, personable software developer, optionally with the drive and desire to become a lead developer or CTO.

To us that means you’ll have qualities like…

Great attention to detail - always sniffing out that last edge case
Pride in your work - desire to ship clean, bug-free code that’s easy for others to work with
See the big picture - willingness and desire to understand the business as a whole, and using that knowledge to make the best decisions for the business as a whole

Ego free - code is owned jointly
Great communicator - especially when discussing technical concepts with non-technical people
Team player - we’re a small team, we need you to be willing to get stuck in on anything when the need arises
Bonus: Love of squash!


Competitive salary
Working side by side with our wonderful team
A MacBook Pro
Noise Cancelling Headphones (to help you stay in that sweet flow state)