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Tornelo was created in 2008, but relaunched in March 2020 when Covid-19 changed the way the world thought about chess tournaments. We are seeing rapid growth as we hit developmental and business milestones. In August 2020 we secured a endorsement as the official Event Management Platform of the European Chess Union, representing ~70% of the world’s FIDE rated chess players.

We’re firmly focused on ensuring Tornelo becomes the most used chess tournament management platform around the world, be that for online, offline or hybrid tournaments.

​In order to do this, we must ensure the whole of Tornelo’s web experience and presence is top-notch, seamless, delightful to the customer, and built on a scalable platform and infrastructure to ensure mission critical, real-time live event stability.

In this role, not only will you be able to get your hands on a wide range of web technologies within a small, high performance team – you will also have an impact across the business while working to ensure we’re creating, developing and continuing to deliver the rich web experience our users know and love.

Senior Software Engineer (Full Stack)


  • Improve and build out brand-new features in Tornelo
  • Refactor, extend or improve aspects of Tornelo’s event management application, online games platform and rating system to meet business requirements
  • Bring new ideas to the table concerning everything from feature development, process improvement, and product suggestions
  • Develop solutions you’ve designed from the ground up through to deployment into production
  • Identifying and addressing performance bottlenecks within the application and broader infrastructure
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to junior devs
  • Participate in interviews, code reviews, business planning and strategy sessions
  • Performance debugging, benchmarking, and building awesome things in general​
  • Potentially, to lead a small dev team as we grow


  • Experience building complex and high-traffic based web portals, applications, and products.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills.
  • Extensive experience working in a full stack environment and specific experience with:
    – TypeScript / React
    – Node JS
    – Docker / AWS
  • Demonstrated timely delivery of project results


  • Passion for chess or other games
  • Experience playing in tournaments
  • Rails
  • Websockets

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    European Regional Representative

    Job Overview

    Tornelo’s Regional Representative is primarily responsible for marketing and promotion of Tornelo throughout Europe.

    As a fast-moving technology start-up, we expect to take an agile approach to business objectives and revenue generation, relying on regular customer feedback and validation of features and fees.


    • Strategic involvement with leadership and product team
    • Promotion and Marketing
      • Webinars, social media, events etc
    • Develop product/technical proficiency
    • Event management, organisation and operations
    • Networking and engagement in chess community


    • Highly proficient with the use of technology and communication tools
    • Technical competency in chess, with deep industry insights
    • Large network and high level of Community Engagement in Europe
    • Fluent in English and at least one other language
    • International Arbiter, Organiser or Trainer qualification preferred
    • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
    • Proven ability to collaborate with others
    • Has an established, reliable “work from home” environment (modern computer, high speed internet, headset, camera etc)


    • This is a full-time role, working 40 hours per week, plus reasonable overtime when required
    • Due to the nature of chess events, employees may be required to work during weekends, evenings and public holidays. However, time-in-lieu will be provided.
    • Minimum four weeks of paid annual leave and up to 10 days sick leave
    • Travel, meals and accommodation allowance when required

    Conflicts of Interest

    • All existing chess work, voluntary or paid, must be disclosed at the time of application

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