Future Platforms are recruiting for our sister company, Twickets!
Twickets was created by music fan Richard Davies, who made the simple observation that real fans don’t want to rip other fans off. When we have tickets we can no longer use, most of us don’t want to sell them for a profit. We just don’t want them to go to waste and are really happy if we can get our money back. So Richard set up Twickets as a service on Twitter, connecting fans and allowing them to trade with each other at strictly no more than face value.
Today, Twickets is the largest fan-to-fan marketplace for face value tickets and connects fans via both website and app (iOS and Android) across three continents. Thousands of tickets are listed every month for gigs, festivals, sports, comedy, theatre and the arts. We are growing rapidly, and have attracted support from the industry through our event partners, investors and the media. Our platform and technologies are constantly evolving as we strive to innovate and expand into new territories. We allow ticket resale both on a private basis and through integrations with artists, promoters, ticket agencies, sporting organisations and venues.
Our product consists of a number of user facing front end applications written in a variety of technologies (Angular, bootstrap, Android, iOS and static generated HTML), a core backend and NOSQL database, specialised services modules such as a reservation system, sales and order tracking, ticketing some of which have their own database. Our backend platform is a Java stack, using Spring, CXF, Spring boot, Cassandra, RabbitMQ and Postgres, all running on AWS. We deliver everything through web services (REST/JSON) to the frontend system.
We are currently working on or planning to work on the following areas:
- A major redesign of the web site discovery user journey (searching and browsing)
- Loyalty and vouchering
- New payment methods
- A complete rewrite of our mobile apps.
- A redesign and rewrite of our customer services backend in Angular 6.
- Localisation into new languages
You should be a good communicator, a team player and always improving your own skills and those of others around you. You should have a good Computer Science or software engineering degree or similar from a well regarded university, and/or suitable experience.
- Excellent experience writing clean, responsive HTML & CSS
- Experience building solutions from scratch using Angular
- Ensuring front-end development follows best practices
- Highlighting best practices and recommending new techniques
- Understanding of web design and user experience
- Experience in testing cross-browser and cross-platform
- Experience with Amazon Web Services
- Experience within Agile software development process
- Version control systems
Experience with the following would definitely be helpful:
- Typescript and/or EC6
- One or more mobile platforms
Up to £35,000 per annum
- You will be enrolled onto a workplace pension scheme
- Central London offices very close to Oxford Circus
- Remote working/hybrid working, fantastic work life balance - you tell us what you want!
- Gig / event tickets