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Tech Lead Developer

Location Ljubljana, Slovenia
Posted 01/09/2017
Closes 01/10/2017
Sector Media, Technology & Broadcast
Function Production & Design, Product Design & Development
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Salary Competitive

Job Description


As one of technical leads in Sportradar's rich media product vertical (, your responsibility will be to design and develop projects focused on delivery of sport data to the digital publishing/media industry. You'll start with a fully operational product already in its final BETA phase, ready to be extended to a production scale environment.


  • Technical leadership of a small team of developers
  • Design, build and run scalable, reliable and secure product architectures.
  • Integrate with different API's.
  • Understand security standards and data integration from mixed sources.
  • Design database models and real-time search engines
  • Create highly interactive web applications using modern back-end/front-end technologies.
  • Drive the implementation of the responsive front end user experience while thinking and designing creatively for look and feel to the user.
  • Be aware of the challenges of the digital publishing industry (content publishing, caching mechanisms, distributed systems and 3rd party integrations).
  • Present ideas and solutions to business stakeholders, users and software developers in a clear and understandable way.
  • Co-create and deliver an ambitious roadmap in close coordination with various business and technical stakeholders in the Sportradar group.
  • Internal UI/UX team
  • Other technical leads of different Sportradar products
  • Globally distributed (non)technical teams, following agile development processes
  • Project managers, product owners and technical leads in different product and service verticals, looking for perfection and on-time delivery
  • Clients from the digital publishing/media industry, journalists and sport experts


  • Demonstrate skills related to troubleshooting issues, coordination and collaboration.
  • Desire to accept new (technical) challenges and venture into uncharted territories - positive, cando attitude!
  • Super passionate about using technology to solve problems.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work in an fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, fluent English.
  • At least 5 years of experience working as frontend/backend developer on different medium-tolarge scale web projects.
  • 2+ years experience in leading technical teams, technical mentoring and/or managing technical projects.
  • Experience in a modern build environment on a large-scale development projects.
  • Experience with software engineering best practices (unit testing, CI, code reviews, design documentation).
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent experience
  • Ability to travel, as necessary
  • In-depth experience from Object Oriented paradigm (e.g. Python, C#, Java or C++), concurrent and async programming practices, functional programming and performance analysis
  • Strong CS fundamentals: algorithms, data structures, design patterns.
  • In-depth experience designing workflow/scenario/data services (server side) and data oriented user interfaces.
  • Strong background in server side programming including Java/J2EE, or similar
  • Experience in DB development, modelling and architecture (e.g. Postgress, Oracle, SQL Server,MySQL or MongoDB)
  • Demonstrated competence in full life cycle management of REST or Web Service APIs including specification and system deployment. Familiarity with API authoring and frameworks tools.
  • Experience in implementing real-time search engines (Elasticsearch, Sphinx, Solr, etc.) preffered
  • Experience in caching strategies and implementation (Memcached, Redis) preffered
  • Experience in front-end technologies and web fundamentals (JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, JSON; RWD)
  • Experience with modern UI frameworks (e.g. AngularJS, React)
  • Experience in API integrations


  • Work surroundings comprised of enthusiastic sports data and sports betting industry experts
  • Internal training and development opportunities
  • Competitive salary (based on experience/performance)
  • Collaborating with supporting colleagues from all over the world
  • Working with state-of-the-art equipment to solve technological challenges
  • Opportunity to work and develop within an inspiring and fast-growing company


We change the way the world experiences sport and provide cutting-edge solutions to media companies, bookmakers, sports federations and state authorities.

Our team collaborates globally and is committed to solve the challenges we face on our way but never without a pinch of fun and play.

Make the team: Join us and shape your future as well as ours!


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