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Are you our new Senior Software Developer?

About the position

Title: Senior Software Developer
Type: Permanent position
Application deadline: December 31, 2020

Contact: Øystein Krog, CTO. oystein@initialforce.com

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Do you have a passion for software development and take pride in your work?

Do you think working with sports and sensor technology in an international market sounds exciting?

Here is your chance!

We are expanding our development team in Trondheim, Norway with a new position. One more senior software developer is needed, and we are looking for an experienced developer with at least 3 years of experience. It is an advantage if you are familiar with tools and technologies like .NET, Git, Visual Studio / Rider and Jira.

You will help us develop our Swing Catalyst and Motion Catalyst software products, which integrates with hardware like sensor plates, high-speed cameras and launch monitors. Although we are a sports performance technology company focusing on sports such as golf, baseball and ski jump, we’re not going to test your skills in any of these areas! You will work together with our development team in expanding our products, and add features that further strengthens our competitiveness in sports performance technology.

We will teach you a lot about sports technology, and we expect that you contribute with your own ideas and solution proposals. You should have the ability to work independently and in a structured way. The tasks at hand will be challenging, and you will have full support from the development team in your tasks.

We would like you to have experience with the following:

  • C# and .NET
  • Git
  • WPF
  • Visual Studio or JetBrains Rider
  • Jira (we also use Confluence)

We would encourage you to apply even though you do not have experience with all these tools and technologies.

We expect you to:

  • Have at least three years experience
  • Be a quick learner, and keep yourself updated on new technologies and trends
  • Work in a structured manner
  • Have good English communication skills

Additionally it would be an advantage if you have:

  • Experience with sensor technology

Your tasks will be:

  • Working with our development team to add and enhance our desktop application and cloud service
  • Finding efficient and user-friendly solutions

We can promise you:

  • An international working environment, with employees on three continents. English is our internal language
  • Competitive terms
  • A creative and supportive work culture
  • Some traveling to conferences and customer events
  • That you will solve challenges for customers all over the world.

Our technology stack is published on StackShare. We strive to use technologies that help us to create a better product, whether they are small improvements in existing technologies or an entirely new tool or technology. We also integrate with a lot of hardware SDKs in order to communicate with a wide array of sensor plates, cameras and launch monitors. More specifically, we use force plates from Bertec, pressure plates from SensorEdge, cameras from FliR Systems and Imaging Development Systems (IDS), and launch monitors from Foresight, FlightScope, Full Swing and SkyTrak.

We have a very experienced team, the most experienced team members each have 12-20 years of experience. A mentor will be appointed for the new team member, and the mentor will help, support and train the new team member.

The development team is organized as a scrum team, with two-week sprints. The tasks at hand are varied and can be anything from WPF and XAML to improve the video encoding speed or add support for a new launch monitor (just to name some examples from the last months). The work is interdisciplinary, using a wide range of technologies and tools. We focus on creating user-friendly products, one of our team members is an interaction designer who focuses on the user-friendliness and look and feel of our products.

About Trondheim

We are located in Trondheim, Norway. Norway is part of the EU/EEA, including Schengen and all the other EU programs. Trondheim is a beautiful, 1000+ year old town located by the Trondheim Fjord. It has a population of 200.000, and is the third most populous city in Norway. Trondheim is a university town, with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology as the largest university. In total, there are 33.000 students in Trondheim. This makes Trondheim a young and vibrant city, with many restaurants (of which 3 have Michelin stars) and many cultural events. More information about Trondheim can be found here: Visit Trondheim.

About Initial Force

Initial Force AS was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Lade Teknopark in Trondheim, Norway. The company has 9 full-time employees in Trondheim, 3 in the USA, 1 in Brazil and 1 in Ukraine. Our brands are Swing Catalyst, Swing Catalyst Baseball, and Motion Catalyst. Some of our customers are Tiger Woods, Justin Rose, Olympiatoppen, and several of the most well-known baseball teams in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the USA.