senior backend developer

Looking to make an impact in the world of football with cutting edge technology? A desire to improve millions of footballers' lives? In search of a challenge that can transform the beautiful game  from the inside out? In case you responded with a resounding "yes", look no further!
Company description

MyPitch is an award winning sports tech startup founded in 2021, backed by partners including Orange & Imec. Being football players ourselves at a local football club, we had no way of proving the value we brought to our team. Some stats like goals, assists and playing minutes were available, but they didn't tell us everything about our game performance.

And that's why we started building the first self-tracking football community. An application that helps local players to discover their potential with real game statistics. By positioning our camera next to any football pitch, we translate game images via computer vision into match statistics which football players can view on the MyPitch app.

Trust us: the new era of automated football data for anyone at any location has arrived and is here to stay.

Job purpose

As a backend developer at MyPitch you will be contributing to the development of the MyPitch applications. That means you will write performant, test driven quality code while creating a domain (and event) driven backbone.

What is your role about?
  • Analyse features and concepts for the product roadmap;
  • Implement new features in a scrum environment;
  • Write unit-, integration- and end2end tests;
  • Implement and maintain a continuous delivery flow;
  • Write and maintain technical documentation;
  • Work together with data scientists and computer vision engineers.

  • Experience with API-driven development in PHP and Laravel;
  • Experience with relational and non-relational databases;
  • Experience with message queuing;
  • Experience with event-driven architecture and domain-driven architecture;
  • Object oriented programming using the SOLID design principles. That’s your default way of working;
  • Knowledge of public cloud is a plus (Azure / AWS);
  • Love for the beautiful game is a big plus;
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills;
  • Eager to help tackle the challenges of a start-up;
  • Fluent English speaker (Dutch is a plus, no requirement).

  • Stock option plan in place (excluded from taxes on selling).
  • Working on a solution that will change football from from the inside.
  • An opportunity to operate in a startup environment in which your input will be highly recognised by local football players.
  • Joining a team of highly committed people with an amazing skill mix who value the engineering know-how you will be creating.
  • A great office in the centre of Ghent (de Krook) at walking distance from the bus station, with other Imec startups and the expertise of academics within easy reach.
  • Feel like relaxing? With a magnificent skyline of Ghent, our offices have plenty of opportunities to do so.
  • Fresh fruit, football games  and coffee all day long.