(Closed) Web Developer
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 esports and the video game industry.
Before COVID-19 struck, we were a team of 10 full-time staff working from our office in Newcastle upon Tyne, which is in the far north of England. These days, we’re a team of 10 full-time staff working 100% remotely from two continents (Europe and South America).
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’ve just smashed our second equity crowdfunding campaign funding target and are now looking to add five more full-time staff 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.
In addition to a new Web Developer (hopefully that’s you), we’re also looking for a Business Development Coordinator, Content Coordinator (Japan), and Designer. If you know anyone who might be a fit for any of these openings, please let them know!
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 Web Developer we’re looking for to help us make a difference in hundreds of thousands of people’s lives?
The successful candidate will design and develop new platform features, implement quality of life improvements for colleagues, clients, partners, and users, help scale our service across multiple regions and languages, and more.
The ideal candidate would be a gamer and existing Hitmarker user who writes clean, functional code, thrives when working in small teams or working autonomously, and who is organised and manages time effectively.
This position is open to anyone based anywhere in the world and no formal qualifications are required to apply. Dedication, honesty, and reliability are all imperative, though.
The Web Developer will work in a team of three with our Founder and Technical Lead.
The role is offered (1) on a full-time employee basis to anyone legally able to live and work in the UK or (2) on an independent contractor basis to anyone not legally able to live and work in the UK. Candidates (1) local to or (2) willing and legally able to relocate to our headquarters in Newcastle upon Tyne, England will be given preference, however.
The salary offered is between £17,290 and £29,994 in year one, depending on experience. The role comes with 28 paid holiday days each year and equity is on offer following a year of service.
Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Interested? Please keep reading.
WHAT WE USE
WHAT YOU’LL DO
You’ll become a crucial part of our existing web development team and 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 prioritising professional experience or qualifications, but we are looking for a very specific type of human to fill this role. 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.
Autonomous. You’re equally comfortable diving into a bigger solo task when required to do so, and even enjoy the temporary solitude it brings.
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 35 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
Regardless of whether you join us as a full-time employee or a full-time freelancer, you'll receive benefits in addition to your salary:
A real living wage of between £9.50-£16.48 per hour. We work 35 hours per week, so this equates to an annual salary of £17,290-£29,994.
28 days of paid holiday per year, inclusive of bank holidays, plus your birthday off (or a bonus day off if your birthday falls on an existing holiday)!
Entry into our NEST employee pension scheme. (UK-based employees only.)
Entry into our staff equity scheme after one year of service.
Annual salary and commission reviews with increases based on performance.
HOW TO APPLY
Apply on Hitmarker only with (1) a cover letter that links to something you’ve built that you’re proud of and tells us why you want to work for our company and (2) the latest version of your CV/resume before 5 p.m. GMT on Friday 22nd January 2021. We’ll contact you by the end of January at the latest.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
If you 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.
Reach out to us directly at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.