Software Intern

At MotionMetrics, we’re working to create digital sports coaching experiences. Our first product is Carv, a digital skiing coach that blends hardware, software and real-time audio instruction to teach people the sport of skiing - a world first across sports.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work in a fast growing sports technology start-up in London, alongside a fantastic team of hardware and software engineers, marketing and customer service experts who are all passionate about changing the paradigm of coaching.

More information about Carv

After breaking the Kickstarter sports wearables record in 2016, Carv launched in 2017 and has since coached tens of thousands of skiers.

Carv provides detailed post-run analysis as well as real-time audio instruction as you ski. The instructions are generated by real time analysis of data generated from the Carv pressure and motion inserts, which retrofit into any ski boot.

Developed alongside Olympians and the Professional Ski Instructors of America, Carv’s post-run analysis gives an overall Ski:IQ™, scores your ability against the best ski instructors in the world, and lets you compare your technique against the rest of the Carv community, allowing skiers to compete with family, friends and even professionals.

Advisors and investors include:

  • SOS Ventures
  • Steve Rechtschaffner (former CCO of EA Games Canada, creator of SSX Tricky and US Freestyle team member)
  • Jeremy Bloom (3x World Champion, 2x Olympian, and 11x World Cup Gold Medalist)

Here’s what the press are saying:

“The biggest testament to Carv’s coaching abilities is that I could see my skiing improving in only a few hours.”
- 5* review in Stuff Magazine

“Carv is surprisingly addictive”
- Financial Times

"The speed with which real-time coaching was ironing out the wrinkles in my technique was striking. There’s no other way to get feedback quite like this. Instructors can only give you a debrief after your descent — and even then it will be based on what they suppose is going on in your boots. Carv’s coaching comes straight from the sole."
- Sunday Times

About the role

We are looking for a Software Engineering Intern to join our mobile or backend development teams.

You will be working with a tight knit team of people who take pride in producing high quality work. Your primary focus will be working on our Android application or Rust + Python backend whilst developing your own skills.

The successful candidate will have a passion for engineering, as well as sports, finding the right tool for the job, and making an impact on the business.

In the role, you could:

  • Work on improving the test coverage of the Android application by writing unit tests or integration tests

  • Create an internal tool to help us visualise a customers skiing data whilst respecting their privacy

  • Debug a difficult to track down issue on a OnePlus 8T with Bluetooth

  • Add a new API endpoint to synchronise data between our users and the server

  • Develop and deploy a new server locally to process data at a higher throughput during research

  • Track down the cause of a customer issue, develop a fix, deploy that to production and let the customer know

Requirements

Must have:

  • A degree in Computer Science (or similar) undergraduate degree with 1st or Upper 2nd class results, or proven knowledge and experience in a similar role.

  • Experience in Software Development and coding in a general purpose programming language.

  • Experience with one of Python, Rust, Kotlin, C, C++, Java, JavaScript, C# or similar

  • Good working knowledge of data structures and algorithms

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, team-based environment

  • Debugging and critical thinking skills

  • Analytical and problem solving skills

Nice to have:

  • Experience with one of Python, Rust or Kotlin

  • Experience with Android development

  • Experience with server or API development

Duration

9 months from August 2021 to April 2022

Location

The internship will be primarily based in our London office a short walk from Vauxhall. Assuming no COVID-related travel restrictions, the internship will include some time in Innsbruck, Austria during the ski season.

The “heart of the Alps”, Innsbruck is a vibrant and well-connected university town with ski resorts all over the local area - the perfect mountain base.

Remuneration

  • UK National Living Wage

  • Subsidised accommodation in the company flat in Innsbruck

  • Innsbruck ski pass, giving you access to all local resorts for the duration of the season

  • Travel between Innsbruck and London

Applications

Please send a CV and covering email (no more than 250 words) to sam.nelson@motionmetrics.co.

Loved by every level of skier

  • “One of the best investments to improve my skiing I ever made.”

    Randy Babcock

    National Ski Patroller

  • “I got accurate feedback. The same type of coaching my coach would give. I was blown away.”

    Jeremy Bloom

    3x World Champion, 2X Olympian

  • “It did exactly what it said it would do. It has the potential of really educating people on what great skiing is.”

    Jonathan Ballou

    PSIA Alpine Examiner

  • “I could see my skiing improving in only a few hours.”

    Natalya Paul

    Stuff Magazine

  • “Carv shows the truth about how I stand and move vs how I think I move on skis.”

    Michael Rogan

    Head Coach, Pro Ski Instructors of America Demo Team

  • “It was the best purchase I have made in a long time.”

    Jonathon Parton

    Carv customer

  • “Best trainer ever. I learnt more in 1 hour than in one week with a real person. Can't wait for next winter.”

    Christian Müller

    Carv customer

  • “People with me commented on how much better I was skiing”

    Paula C

    Carv customer

  • “Carv was exactly what I was waiting for - instant feedback on my ski technique, and now I really understand the sensation of carving and how to improve.”

    Ruth Louise

    Verified Carv user

  • “Carv brings a new perspective to skiing. The pressure sensors allow you to see exactly what's going on. It really works!”

    Filip Filisar

    Olympian, Ski Cross World Champion

  • “I highly recommend CARV to anyone who wants to improve their skiing technique whilst hurtling down a snowy mountain every year.”

    Patricia Montgomery

    Carv customer

  • “A great and unique tool for any reasonably serious skier.”

    Richard Salzedo

    Carv customer

  • “It's something that not only can help the best racers in the world improve their time by the 1/100th of a second that matter but it can help a whole range of people ski better.”

    Alex Hoye

    Founder, Faction Skis

  • “It visualised a lot of things that you cannot see in the video. It's definitely next level!”

    Luka Krajnc

    Head coach, Slovenian Ski Cross Team

  • “I think that this is very evolutionary for Cross-Country Skiing!”

    Enrico Nizzi

    Olympian, Cross-Country Skier

  • “The whole concept of CARV is mind blowing. Amazing!!”

    John McQuaid

    Carv customer

  • “When I tested Carv, it was constantly analysing my form and reminded me to correct some of my old habits that had resurfaced!”

    Dominic Haffner

    Co-Founder, Unique Skis

  • “It’s not just what you can see, film, or even how the athlete feels. With Carv you actually know what’s happening.”

    Jernej Koblar

    3 Time Olympian, Alpine Skier

  • “The first week of use blew me away. The improvement (noted by my wife) was tremendous”

    Justin

    Carv customer

  • “Fantastic bit of kit - especially for intermediate skiers”

    Christopher Kenny

    Carv customer

  • “I found it useful for pinpointing weaknesses and easily and instantly know I was improving.”

    Xaghra R

    Carv customer

  • “A great way for skiers of any level to improve their technique”

    John

    Carv customer

  • “Instead of not understanding where the problems are coming from, it will be instant.”

    Denis O’Brien

    FFS National Ski Instructors Premier Degree France