Senior Backend Engineer @Forza Football - Remote

Join our talented team to work on high-load distributed systems that handle thousands of requests per second and send millions of push notifications in real-time.

About us

Forza Football was founded in 2012 in Gothenburg, with the first version of the Forza Football app (called Live Score Addicts back in the days) released on a bus going between Norrköping and Katrineholm. The application includes lineups, push notifications, opinion polls, highlights for football leagues, and cups designed to keep fans up-to-date with the sport.

We experiment all the time and fail a lot. We take learnings from everything we do in order to grow as a company. We’re always looking to improve the products, the team, ourselves, and the organization, and we do it together.

We work in cross-functional teams where each team has ownership of its goals. This means you have autonomy in your team to make the decisions that make you able to reach your goals.
Elixir is the core ecosystem of our product development.

My name: Julia Shumishyna
My position: People & Business Operations
Company name: Forza Football
Website: About us - Forza Football
Country: Sweden

About the job

Job title: Senior Backend Engineer

Salary range: average market rate; open to discussion

Position on remote work: flexible remote role - we are open to both remote and on-site opportunities in Gothenburg, Sweden

Qualifications or experience required:

  • Experience with Elixir and OTP: you have developed applications for production use
  • An interest in systems that are highly available, resilient, and run at scale
  • Sense of craftsmanship: you strive for code quality and maintainability, write tests as part of your coding routine
  • Knowledge about caching strategies, message queues, and service-oriented architectures
  • An understanding of setting up infrastructure and managing Linux servers
  • Experience with deployment tooling, monitoring, alerting, data visualization, load testing, and/or live system debugging
  • Strong communication skills. Be a team player, pay attention to detail, and be not afraid to share unconventional ideas
  • Good oral and written skills in English, as Forza Football operates globally, and many employees are international

What the successful job applicant will be working on:

  • You will be working on the services that power our mobile apps—from the API that serves millions of clients to the push notification system that keeps our users up-to-date on their favorite football teams and competitions.
  • You will have the benefit of working together with an Elixir Core team member in a small group of skilled developers and designers dedicated to building top-tier mobile products for football fans all over the world.

Further info
For more details and to apply visit: Senior Backend Developer - Forza Football

For any additional questions, please send an email to

Excited to hear from you!