The view from our office at The Oval

October 2018
We are currently recruiting for front-end developers and are also keen to hear if you’re from a design / UX or product management background. We expect to have a number of roles opening soon.

Front-end Developer

CricViz is a cricket analytics company. We analyse highly detailed cricket data, then build products out of them. These include statistical models, predictive algorithms, new metrics, APIs and web tools we have built and sold to a growing customer base around the world. We now need a front-end developer to help build more products. We work with TV broadcasters like Sky in the UK, Foxtel in Australia, ICC, most of the major UK sport media and a couple of teams, helping to prepare their coaching staff with our detailed analysis.

Your role as a front-end developer will be to create and implement web applications that provide the interface to visualising our data, from prototype through to production. A given week might include creating data visualisation tools in D3.js, improving other web-based internal tools we’ve built, or back-end work such as building an API to output our data or coding a new application in Python (with Numpy / SciPi perhaps) and Flask to help mine our data.

Our technology stack is open source (Python/MySQL (MariaDB) / Flask) and you’ll also need strong skills in HTML, jQuery and CSS. React.js and Fabric.js desirable. Linux shell, Git and some Perl exposure an advantage.

We’re a small team of eight, half of which are technical, and often work remotely via Slack, but we do have space at our office (at The Oval cricket ground in south London) where we meet at least once a week. Hours are very flexible; project timelines less so. An ability to work independently is essential.

Benefits

* We work at The Oval
* We talk about, analyse and geek-out over cricket all day long
* We have more data on the sport than anyone and have only scratched the surface of what is possible
* We have other sports on our horizon …

Restrictions

* Remote working is fine, provided you can attend meetings in London
* No agencies
* We’d consider applicants outside the UK, within a reasonable timezone.

Requirements

You don’t need to love cricket, but an appreciation of data and sport is essential: we need hard working people who love data, love coding, and who want to learn. If you are passionate about cricket, or indeed any other sport, all the better.

As part of the development team we’ll expect you to have a solid understanding and (preferably) demonstrable experience of development best practices. We like open source technologies; if you can show involvement in such projects all the better. If you’re a bit inexperienced, that’s fine – just show us what you can do.

This is a full-time role, but we are also open to exceptional applicants who wish to work alongside existing university/college studies (such as a data science degree), with a view to exploring a more permanent role once the studies have been completed.

If you are a developer and interested in this position please send a cover letter and CV to careers@cricviz.com showing why this role suits you. Portfolios or examples are useful. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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