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Job listing closed on 3 Jul 2024
21 Jun 2024

Software Engineer

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

Our Story

Established in 2013, City Football Group is the world’s leading private owner and operator of football clubs, with total or partial ownership of thirteen clubs across the world. City Football Group also invests in other football related businesses and serves as a global commercial platform for our partners, whilst fulfilling our purpose of empowering better lives through football on a local and global scale, consistent with what “City” football has meant to people for over a century.


Join our technology team as a Software Engineer. In this role you will play a critical part in designing, deploying and maintaining scalable systems, software solutions and data pipelines. Your expertise will drive the transformation of our technology landscape to further our clubs' success both on and off the field. This position offers an enriching collaborative environment, opportunities for career growth, and a chance to contribute to exciting projects in the football industry.

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

  • Develop, test, and maintain high-quality software solutions based on user requirements and design specifications.
  • Apply data engineering skills to configure and maintain data pipelines, providing a seamless flow of data from various sources while monitoring and ensuring system performance.
  • An interest in emerging technologies, including Generative AI, and their application to software solutions.
  • Assist in troubleshooting, identifying issues, and proposing solutions.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ascertain and refine specifications and requirements.
  • Utilise project management skills to monitor project progress, adherence to quality standards, and to identify potential improvement opportunities.
  • Employ DevOps best practices to increase software deployment speed and reliability in a cloud-based environment.
  • Participate in code reviews to uphold code quality and foster knowledge sharing across the team.
  • Prepare and deliver progress and outcome reports to stakeholders.
  • Facilitate effective team coordination and communication to achieve project objectives.

What we are looking for


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience in software development (Python, Java, Scala etc…) and Big Data tools (e.g. Hadoop, Spark), preferably in a cloud-based environment (AWS, Azure, or GCP).
  • Proficiency in SQL.
  • Robust problem-solving skills and an analytical mindset.
  • Solid understanding of version control and DevOps principles including CI/CD pipelines.
  • Strong written and communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects under tight deadlines.


  • Exposure to project management practices such as Agile, Scrum and Waterfall.

City Football Group promotes equal opportunities in employment and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We will screen all applicants and select candidates whose skills and experience seem to meet our needs. We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you only if you are selected for an interview.

Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Due to our safeguarding promise, all UK based CFG roles will be subject to a DBS check upon commencing employment with us. This will be either a basic, standard or enhanced check depending on the job role and responsibilities.

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