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Clojure Engineer

Job Title

Clojure Engineer


Remote (UK based), or Cairo, Egypt

About Us

We're a football analytics startup (both the soccer and American varieties!) We sell data products as well as analysis tools to sports organisations, with a tech stack that includes computer vision, machine learning, stream processing, and web-based dataviz. We count many of the biggest names in football as customers, and your work will have a direct impact on our ability to deliver insights to those customers, driving success on the field.

About The Role

We're hiring Clojure developers of all levels of experience to support our back end data processing pipelines, as well as ClojureScript web apps. Our current tech stack includes:

  • Integrant-based server side apps in Clojure
  • Parsing and validation of API outputs with Spec
  • Jackdaw for stream processing on Kafka
  • ClojureScript front-ends with re-frame
  • Postgres databases with hundreds of millions of interesting events

We're looking for people to join teams working on any or all aspects of this stack, as well as more senior engineers who are able to:

  • Mentor junior team members
  • Demonstrate and evangelise best practices in Clojure and beyond
  • Cross-train programmers with JavaScript & React experience
  • Keep an eye on new ideas and libraries in the Clojure ecosystem

Our teams also work in JavaScript and Node.js, Python for machine learning, and SQL and R for ad-hoc analysis, so knowledge or at least tolerance of those technologies would be a plus.


Please email your CV, cover letter or other supporting material, salary expectations and notice period to Our process involves:

  1. An initial phone screening (background and experience, no leetcode, honest).
  2. A take-home coding test.
  3. A follow-up call to walk through your test response.

'Working at StatsBomb'

If you think you have the passion, drive and talent to join our exciting and fast paced team, we’d love to hear from you! With excellent career development opportunities and a collaborative and diverse team environment, StatsBomb is an inspiring place to work - as described below by some of our colleagues….

“It is a class place to be and the people are phenomenal. I feel so lucky to spend everyday working with amazing technology, on fascinating projects, as part of the most entertaining industry in the world.
Statsbomb is one of those places where the company’s focus is so exciting that you want to be a part of it...some projects are totally confidential and game changing in the industry which is thrilling to be part of.
Everyday I work in collaboration with industry leaders and learn from experts pushing the boundaries of computer vision, data science and sporting analysis. I have worked in all environments from global investment banking to growing startups and the culture here is like nothing I've seen. We recruit from different cultures all around the world who feel like distant cousins - events like our conference are like a wedding party that brings everyone together!”
Chris, Senior Tech Engineer

“StatsBomb is such a fun and exciting company to work for. Working with, and learning from, diverse and intelligent colleagues in such a supportive and friendly atmosphere is amazing.”
Corinne, Project Manager

Closing Date

31st January 2021. We will reach out to applicants we want to progress within a week of this date - we are unable to respond to unsuccessful applicants, sorry.

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