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Job listing closed on 19 Mar 2024
9 Mar 2024

Digital Developer (Backend)

🇬🇧 Manchester, UK
Full Time
3+ years exp.


Manchester, GB

Opening Date: 4 Mar 2024

Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date of Applications – 18/03/2024

Our Story

Manchester City is an English Premier League club whose roots began in East Manchester. From its first incarnation as St Mark’s West Gorton in 1880, the club became Manchester City FC in 1894. Behind each title lies emotion, moments and memories that resonate with millions of supporters around the world. Manchester City fans are known for their commitment and togetherness, as a Club that fights to the end.

Our Winning Team

MCFC is built on a vision for sustainability, with an academy structure designed to support long-term first team success, to engagement with the communities in which we reside. Together with our passionate fans and valued network of partners, we are developing Manchester City’s future history.

The Developer (Backend) will be responsible for building and maintaining the Man City Fan Technology platform on which all Man City digital products and services are built from or depend on.

Working with the fellow back-end developers they will design and build the content management platform and APIs that provide content for our fan-facing applications. The candidate should have experience optimising the performance of high-traffic websites, preferably in the media or entertainment industry. The candidate should have knowledge of Agile project delivery tools and methodologies and be comfortable working in an environment with rapidly evolving requirements.

This is Your City

As part of our team, you will be entitled to 26 days annual leave plus an additional day off for your birthday, private healthcare and dental cover, an annual discretionary bonus, plus a range of partnership and lifestyle discounts.

Your Impact

  1. Design and develop core platform functionality, including CMS and APIs so that they can be shared with development teams, product managers and 3rd party suppliers to make use of within Man City Digital Products.

  1. Work with other back-end developers and key suppliers to identify and define changes required to existing platform functionality, or the creation of new functionality.

  1. Work with the Lead Back-end developer to design and document secure and robust technical architecture for any changes or new features required.

  1. Produce detailed documentation of work packages required so that these can be shared with development teams, internal product managers and 3rd party suppliers.

  1. Manage and roadmap a backlog of development items ensuring they are prioritised with development teams and delivered out to a high standard.

  1. Maintain, monitor and troubleshoot responsible products to ensure the high stability and performance of live features and to proactively introduce incremental improvements.

  1. Test and experiment with new digital technologies, services and potential suppliers that may further aid the fan experience and / or online revenue generation across the digital estate.

What we are looking for


  • .NET development (C#)
  • Extensive content management experience with Umbraco CMS
  • Designing and implementing REST APIs
  • Administration of cloud hosting (preferably Azure)
  • SQL Server – Stored Procedures
  • Document databases (Cosmos DB / MongoDB)
  • Continuous Integration / Deployment (preferably Azure Dev Ops)
  • Experience of working with user data and aware of legal frameworks (GDPR, PCI .)
  • Good communication skills
  • Proven problem solver


  • .NET Core
  • Serverless technologies (preferably Azure functions)
  • CDNs (preferably Cloudflare)
  • API gateways (preferably Azure APIM)
  • SQL Server (preferably Azure SQL)
  • Website/API Monitoring Tools (preferably New Relic)
  • Postman
  • Knowledge of developing with payment systems and providers.
  • TDD
  • Clean Code
  • Knowledge or experience of microservices

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