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Job Title – Sports Software Developer

Reporting Line: Reports to Head of IT/Head of Product Delivery

Job Location/Office: Halifax/Timeform

Timeform is a sports data and content provider based in Halifax, West Yorkshire, formed originally in 1948 and now part of the Paddy Power Betfair Group.

We consume, analyse and package sports data including horse racing, greyhounds and football for a broad range of customers. Our skilled team of analysts are globally-renowned for accuracy, credibility and judgement.

Timeform is a forward-thinking company where things are always happening. Sport happens minute-to-minute, in real-time, and that’s how we like to think too.

For more information please check out, or download our app for iOS and Android.

Role Summary

You will be working as part of a dedicated and passionate team whose primary purpose is to extend the range of sports we cover, as well as building new and innovative products powered by the data we consume.

Key Responsibilities

On boarding of new sports and extending and maintaining existing content, including…

  • Consuming new data feeds
  • Database design and maintenance
  • Maintenance and upgrading of core business systems and processes
  • Data modelling and implementing business rules
  • Generating automated content
  • Integration of new data into existing Timeform APIs
  • Ongoing product creation

Work with stakeholders to agree on designs, features and user stories.

Demonstrate good communication skills to keep the business informed of process & concerns when working to deliver projects on time and to strict standards.

Skills & Experience

  • .NET Framework (VB/C#)
  • Entity Framework
  • T-SQL
  • MSSQL/MySQL Database Design
  • Consuming data from Restful APIs or XML / JSON push feeds
  • API development and maintenance

Desirable, but not essential

  • Experience with Azure Portal and deployment to the Cloud
  • Familiarity with Azure DevOps
  • Angular 1.x
  • HTML / CSS
  • JavaScript
  • A strong interest in sport