Backend Engineer (Rust)

About us

We are creating a new category of sports technology by redefining the way skill-based sports are taught with cutting-edge hardware, real-time audio instruction, AI-driven data analytics and content curated by the best instructors in their industries.

Our first product, Carv, focuses on skiing and was launched in 2016. We are venture-backed and growing at a rapid pace, recording over 70 million skiing turns, doubling our user-base and selling out for 4 years in a row. We now deliver more hours of ski coaching than any other ski school every year.

Carv’s smart inserts retrofit to any ski boot to measure pressure and motion, data is then processed by your smartphone to deliver turn-by-turn coaching through your headphones and a breakdown of your technique in our app.

Over the past four ski seasons, we’ve collected terabytes of skiing data covering the tens of millions of skiing turns and user instructions. We are looking for a passionate Rust Engineer to develop and maintain the engine and server backend powering Carv’s digital ski coach so we can continue to revolutionise how people learn to ski.

About the role

You will be working with a tight knit team of people who take pride in producing high quality work. Your primary focus will be to own the delivery of Carv’s backend server and data processing engine.

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.

You will:

  • Work directly with the CTO.

  • Work on the Rust application layer shared between Android and iOS.

  • Work with our data scientists on the engine that powers our real-time feedback.

  • Have full ownership of the Rust server backend.

  • Test your creation on the slopes!

  • Experience the exponential growth of a start-up.

Requirements

Must have:

  • 6 months+ of developing in Rust

  • A preference for functional programming

  • Always looking into new technologies to improve their productivity and code quality

  • Porting algorithms from Python to Rust

  • Experience with webserver development and deployment in Rust (HTTP and/or gRPC)

  • Experience with timeseries data processing

  • Experience with SQL

Nice to have:

  • Experience with event driven programming

  • Experience with Typescript

  • Experience with Kubernetes

Location

Our head office is in Vauxhall, London where most of the team are based throughout the year.

Over winter, you’ll have the opportunity to work from our Mountain HQ in Innsbruck, Austria with access to some of the world’s best ski resorts. You’ll also have access to the company flat for personal trips outside of the peak skiing season.

Remote work

We prefer 2 days per week in either our London or Innsbruck office, but will accept 100% remote if your timezone is within an hour of London.

Visa

Sponsorship available.

Duration

Full time, immediate start available.

Remuneration

  • £40k to £80k per year with equity

  • 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 to team@getcarv.com

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