Engineering Team at SportsRecruits

SportsRecruits is the platform that provides clubs, high schools, athletes, and their families with access to every college coach in the country. Organizations use our platform to empower their players in the recruiting process and oversee their efforts and communication with complete transparency. Connections made on the platform have resulted in commitments to the best academic and athletic institutions across the country.

Job Openings at SportsRecruits

Top Engineering Values

Each team is asked to select, explain, and rank their top 8 values in order of importance.
  • High Quality Code Base

    The software development team takes great pride in the quality of our code and in the way we build our products.

    Making the right decisions in terms of ensuring our code is modular, well-tested, and reusable enables the code to adapt to future needs. We emphasize quality code because it makes everyone’s life easier: Engineers have an easier time reusing code, and customers using a bug-free product.

    We periodically review our code organization and data structures, and devote time to DevOps and refactoring projects. We don’t like getting bogged down by technical debt. Is this class a service or a repository? Should this method be a in a trait or in a parent class? You’ll have team members who care about answering those questions.

  • Product-Driven

    It is awesome to hear and see student-athletes get committed to the school of their dreams because they used the product we built.

    Club directors would not be able to keep track of and help all their athletes throughout the recruiting process without SportsRecruits. These stories make everyone at the company care about the product. We have a place for anyone to suggest product features or changes. Our product roadmap is visible to everyone at the company along with an environment where team members can play with the projects that are currently in development, and a test sport which everyone at the company has an athlete account for.

  • Cutting-Edge Technologies

    We are constantly adding new technologies to our stack to make our software development process faster and more efficient.

    We are fans of open source projects and believe in not reinventing the wheel. We use a new PHP7 framework called Laravel to power our API layer. It gives PHP super-powers like command line tools, dependency injection, ORM, queues and schedules, event listeners, and so forth. We also use Vue.js to power our front-end application in addition to other technologies like Redis, MongoDB, MySQL, Jenkins, Express and node.js.

  • Continuous Delivery

    We have a really cool deployment process. Hear us out.

    We use Jenkins in a way that is deeply integrated with Jira and Bitbucket. We deploy to our non-production environments by simply changing the status of a ticket in Jira. From there, Jenkins gets the branch name from Jira and generates the build on the appropriate server. We do review pull requests before they go in product QA and from there QA can merge to release through a corresponding Jira status. Everyone loves this system!!

  • Start-to-Finish Ownership

    Engineers are always included during the ideation stages of a project.

    Everyone starts on the same page if everyone is involved in identifying a project’s objectives and scope. As an engineer, you’ll have a seat at the table and have a voice in how problems are solved, what features to build to solve those problems, and how those features are built. Some projects are large and require a team effort, while others are small and a single engineer can prove that being full-stack is not just a myth.

    One large project that our team took on was rebuilding the user activity feed from the ground up. We had a meeting to discuss the objectives of the project for the company and review wireframes with design team. Our conversations within the engineering team led us to add a huge feature: a global version of the activity feed showing players’ commits and videos within their whole sport. The team organized into backend and frontend teams, and communicated closely to produce a product that was rolled out in a controlled and bug-free way.

    Engineers sometimes take on smaller projects, too. Don built a way to generate one time login links and for users to request one from the login page as an alternative to entering their password. The project was such a hit that we know embed one of these “magic” login links into every email and SMS notification we send so that nobody has to be worried about logging in.

    It doesn’t matter if you’re working independently or on a team, you’ll always be involved from beginning to end.

  • Eats Lunch Together

    Who doesn’t like eating lunch together?

    The MetroTech Commons is right outside our building and is surrounded by eateries which are almost all on MealPal. Team members will usually find a table and congregate there to talk about anything from the latest Laravel LTS version to how they feel about the new iPhoneX.

    We also have regularly scheduled lunch events called Lunch and Learns where someone in the company will present insights from their department or teach a skill they are a master of. Some notable topics are playing guitar, SQL, closing deals, and video editing.

  • Has Good Beer

    We have two kegerators in the office.

    One serving nitrogen-infused cold brew coffee and one serving cold beers to be consumed along with an optional game of foosball or ping-pong. While we definitely like to keep it light and have fun with one another, we do have a lot of former college athletes at SportsRecruits. As you can imagine, people can get a little competitive.

  • Fast-Paced Environment

    We move quickly both in both what work we take on and how we work.

    We strive to be adaptable. We adjust quickly to new problems and make changes to the roadmap when we find projects that we think will have a big impact in meeting our goals. We’ve also switched to a continuous deployment workflow which enables us to push code every day. One thing’s for sure: we’re focused on removing barriers and inefficiencies to increase everyone’s velocity and productivity. The competitive spirit is alive and well at SportsRecruits.


  • High Quality Code Base
  • Product-Driven
  • Cutting-Edge Technologies
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Start-to-Finish Ownership
  • Eats Lunch Together
  • Has Good Beer
  • Fast-Paced Environment

Company Properties

  • B2B
  • B2C

Team Members

  • 2 Designers
  • 5 Full-Stack Engineers
  • 2 Product Managers
  • 1 QA Engineer

Vacation Policy

We have a personal responsibility unlimited vacation policy. In short, this means you can take as much vacation as you need as long as you don’t leave work that holds other people up.

Tech Stack

PHP, Laravel, Vue.js, MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, node.js, Gulp, Sass, Jenkins

Interview Process

Our interview process is meant to figure out if you are a fit for SportsRecruits and vice-versa in terms of skills, culture, and interest in what we do. It usually consists of the following:

(1) Getting To Know You - Phone screen with CTO.

(2) Understanding Your Skills - Code Challenge. Take-home assignment. Take however long you need, just keep us updated.

(3) Let’s Talk Tech - Technical interview in the office. 1-2 senior engineers involved.

(4) Culture Fit - Final interview with members of other teams. Informal setting, anyone may join.