Wanted: Backend Developer

Czech sports/tech/gaming startup Live Penalty is looking for an experienced Backend Developer for our application (in cooperation with STRV).

Live Penalty is a mobile game that connects the real world of football/soccer with the digital world of eSports. Digital gamers can use their devices to control a physical ball launcher and compete in real penalty shootouts against professional goalkeepers.

Exclusive, live hosted penalty shootout events with top athletes, influencers, and brands in prime locations invite gamers to participate. Single and multiplayer modes challenge gamers to pass multiple rounds of the elimination game until one finalist remains for a true 1on1 interaction with the real goalkeeper and a chance to win high rewards.

A video database of pre-recorded athlete performances allows gamers to play the game and improve their skills 24/7. Individual user profiles include different challenges and track the gamer’s progress while collecting goals, points, and other rewards.

Our technical stack

  • Languages: Typescript/JavaScript (Node.js)
  • Framework: Koa, Express
  • Cloud: Heroku, AWS
  • Databases: Postgres, Firestore, Redis, ElasticSearch
  • Containers: Docker
  • Continuous integration: Github Actions

About you

  • You are an experienced Backend Developer with a solid background in Node.js, and you are able to design and develop RESTful services.
  • You have experience with at least one relational and one no-SQL database.
  • Experience in other backend languages is a huge plus. Especially: C# .NET, Golang, Python.
  • Any experience with low latency video streaming or VOD will be highly appreciated.
  • You are able to manage yourself and your work on the project as well.
  • You speak English (+ Czech optional).
  • Experience with game development


  • A deeper insight into the world of football and its respective eSports field

Perks & Benefits*

  • Access to STRV’s award-winning shared office space in Prague 8, terrace, event space, relaxing zones, and a barbecue grill
  • Free snacks and fruits, free lunch on Mondays, and breakfasts on Fridays
  • Xbox, foosball, pool table and ping-pong
  • Rooftop bar to chill out during the day and party at night (free beer on tap)!
  • Well-equipped gym and many sport classes
  • No office hours and no micro-management
  • International team
* According to Covid restrictions


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