Frontend Developer - Who Scored

, Full time

Posted: Tuesday, 24th May 2022
Job Reference: R006524
Squad: UK

It's a great time to join our ambitious team and get involved with a business that is focused, fast paced and a really great place to work.

You'll be encouraged to share your ideas, try new things (and not worry if they don't go right the first time!) and take ownership of your own development. We have a training fund for you to spend each year, as well as the opportunity to earn up to 25% in performance related bonus. We also have; a beer fridge, pizza Friday's, sport always on in the office and regular social events!

Job Title: Front-end Engineer

Squad: UK - WhoScored team

Location: Hammersmith & Remote

Contract: Perm

What you’ll do as Front-end Engineer in the WhoScored team…

This is an opportunity to join Oddschecker’s growing development team. is part of the Oddschecker Global Media group and consists of a dedicated team of football analysts and software developers with backgrounds in the sector. We have taken on the responsibility of providing users with valuable and unique content about a sport we all love and are passionate about. We are a unique website and one of the fastest growing in the sports industry, specializing in the in-depth analysis of detailed football data. Provided with unique stats, we compile and create comprehensive analysis on the major European divisions, as well as providing data on over 500 leagues and 15,000 teams. With your support, will continue to grow to become the biggest football website online.

Your key responsibilities will include…

Day to day, you will:

  • Work on a product used daily by millions of users

  • Build and maintain the WhoScored front end platforms

  • Taking design ideas and seeing them through to production

  • Participate in estimation, planning, design and ideas stages

  • Working as part of the WhoScored development team

  • Have the opportunity to influence our roadmap and take your ideas through to execution

We need someone who has knowledge of the following…

  • Strong experience with React and modern ES6 JavaScript

  • Strong web development skills with experience in hand-coding HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3/SASS, JavaScript/jQuery

  • Experience working in an Agile environment on fast developing products

  • Good knowledge of front-end build tools such as webpack, rollup and task-runners like gulp

  • Good knowledge of git and its pairing with remote repositories, like Gitlab/Github

  • Strong command of cross-browser development techniques

  • Excellent understanding of, and interest in, usability issues

  • Skilled at building table-free layouts using semantic mark-up and modern CSS features

  • Good understanding of SEO and its importance

  • TDD and Testing Frameworks e.g. Jest, Mocha, Chai etc

Desired but not essential….

  • Experience with RequireJS, Backbone.js

  • Interest in football

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