Frontend Web Developer (Kickstart Scheme)
THIS IS A SIX-MONTH PLACEMENT THAT IS PRIMARILY FUNDED BY THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT. AS SUCH, ONLY CANDIDATES BASED IN THE UK THAT ARE (A) AGED BETWEEN 16 AND 24, (B) CURRENTLY IN RECEIPT OF UNIVERSAL CREDIT, AND (C) NOT IN EDUCATION ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.
ABOUT OUR COMPANY
Originally a volunteer passion project that aimed to provide a home to people looking to work in the esports industry and a place for hiring companies to find endemic talent, Hitmarker is now the largest job platform in the video game industry.
Before COVID-19 struck, we were a team of nine full-time staff working from our office in Newcastle upon Tyne (NE1 4XF), which is in the far north of England. These days, we’re a team of 15 full-time staff working 100% remotely from three continents (Asia, Europe, and South America). Those of us in the UK hope to return to the office this summer, though!
Everyone at Hitmarker genuinely cares about helping people and making esports and the wider video game industry a better, more inclusive place. That’s why we’re all here living the startup life and working diligently day-in, day-out to provide the best service possible.
We recently smashed our second equity crowdfunding campaign funding target and are looking to add even more people to our team. We’re hoping to find more dedicated and upstanding humans who want to be part of something that’s truly one of a kind.
If you’d like to dive deeper into Hitmarker, you can find all of our social links on our company page.
ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY
Are you the Frontend Web Developer we’re looking for to help us make a difference in hundreds of thousands of people’s lives?
The successful candidate will help us design and develop new platform features, implement quality of life improvements for colleagues, clients, partners, and users, scale our service across multiple regions and languages, and more.
The perfect candidate would be a gamer and existing Hitmarker user who can code, is organised, and manages their time effectively.
This position is open to anyone in the UK aged between 16 and 24 who is currently in receipt of Universal Credit and not in education. No formal qualifications are required to apply. Dedication, honesty, and reliability are all imperative, though.
The Frontend Web Developer will work in a team of four with our Founder, Technical Lead, and App Developer.
The salary offered is £9.50 per hour for the duration of the six-month placement and eligible applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply!
Interested? Please keep reading.
WHAT WE USE
WHAT YOU’LL DO
You’ll help to make life better for hundreds of thousands of people around the world by:
Designing and developing new platform features to give Hitmarker equivalency with the likes of Indeed and LinkedIn for candidates and hiring companies alike.
Implementing and iterating quality of life improvements both internally for colleagues and externally for our many clients, partners, and users.
Helping us to scale our service across multiple languages and regions and dealing with the huge increase in data and usage that will bring.
WHO YOU ARE
We’re not looking for professional experience or qualifications, just a very specific type of human. You should be:
A gamer. You don’t need to play a specific title on a particular device. You don’t need to be any good. You just need to love gaming and care about this industry.
A Hitmarker user. If you’re already familiar with who we are and what we do it’ll make your life so much easier from your very first day working with us.
Detail-oriented. You take extreme care to write clean, functional code that your colleagues can easily understand and build upon, if necessary.
A team player. You love working as part of a small group, collaborating on solutions to problems, and coming up with the best/quickest ways of doing things.
Organised. You’re capable of managing your daily and weekly workload effectively and comfortable prioritising your task list based on the needs of others.
Passionate. You identify as a developer and strive to improve every day. You love building useful things and getting instant feedback on how to further enhance them.
Dedicated. For 25 hours a week, you come to work to do work. We don’t expect you to live and breathe Hitmarker, we just want you to care when you’re here.
Honest. If you’ve got a problem, you’re not afraid to air it. If you can’t do something, you’re upfront about it. If you need help with something, you ask for it.
Reliable. You show up on time and ready to go. If you say you’re going to do a job, it gets done. If you’ve got a deadline, you do whatever you can to meet it.
WHAT YOU’LL GET
Even though this is just a placement, for now, you'll still receive some benefits and the potential of a permanent position in addition to your basic pay of £9.50 per hour:
7 days of paid holiday, plus bank holidays and a bonus birthday day off.
Entry into our NEST employee pension scheme.
A potential full-time, permanent role with us when your placement ends.
HOW TO APPLY
Apply on Hitmarker only with (1) a brief cover letter that includes (a) the name of the job centre you’re registered with, (b) a link to something you’ve built that you’re proud of, and (c) why you want to work for our company and (2) the latest version of your CV/resume before 5 p.m. BST on Friday 28th May 2021. We’ll then contact all candidates in the first week of June.
ELIGIBLE POSTCODES (+ SURROUNDING)
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AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
If you’re eligible and feel like you'd excel in this position, please don’t talk yourself out of applying. We don’t care what your age, gender, nationality, skin colour, disability, sexual orientation, or religion is. Join us and help us build a better, more diverse Hitmarker and a better, more diverse video game industry.
You can reach out to us directly at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.