Who we are?
Socios Sports is an ambitious sports media agency that helps sports publishers, broadcasters, clubs and federations with their digital fan engagement through interactive (fantasy) games and publishing tools like We have offices in Amsterdam (HQ), Bruges, Berlin and Paris and serve major sports clients in over 8 countries. In the Netherlands we manage our own network of media channels with over 1 million unique visitors per month.

Medior/Senior Django backend developer
For our Amsterdam office (HQ) we’re looking for an experienced Django developer to take our application team to the next level. Your responsibilities include:

  • Creating and operating backend services for web-based sports fantasy (management) games & widgets; both in-house and for various A-brand clients (f.e. Telegraaf, AD, KNVB, Jupiler League).
  • Maintaining and improving the application backend and CMS for our in-house news & social media aggregation sites.
  • Managing the setup and operations of our platforms on Amazon AWS
  • Increasing reliability, testability and modularisation of common functionality

You’ll work directly with our inhouse designers, content editors and frontend developers. Our frontend stack is modern HTML5 with React, TypeScript. To connect this we’re exploring improvements like hypermedia, real time updates and serverless hosting.

We’re a medium-sized company (20+ employees) with big ambitions where you can make a difference. If you like working for big (sports) clients with huge reach and impact, (social) media and modern web development then this is the position for you!


  • Minimum of 5 years experience
  • Strong experience with:
    • backend development in Python, ideally in Django
    • managing cloud services & Linux devops
    • working a leading role in small cross-functional teams
  • Basic/preferred experience with:
    • Amazon AWS (EC2, RDS, Lambda etc)
    • Devops tools like Ansible, Packer, Vagrant
    • Common software like Nginx, Varnish, Postgres, Redis
    • Modern front-end development

Due to the wide experience required for this leading role we’d also welcome response from senior devops specialists coming from other languages (like PHP or .NET) with a desire to learn Python+Django.

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