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Recruiter: WildBrain Spark
Listed on: 23rd July
Location: London
Salary Notes: Competitive
Type: Contract

Job Description:                   PHP Developer

Contract:                               Mat Cover- Fixed Term (8-12 months)

 

Who are we?

WildBrain Spark is an industry leader in the management and creation of preschool and children's entertainment content on platforms such as YouTube, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire and others. WildBrain Spark's branded YouTube network is one of the largest of its kind, featuring more than 145,000 videos for over 600 kids' brands in up to 22 languages. One in three kids worldwide with access to YouTube watch video on the WildBrain Spark network, which has over 75 million subscribers, and generated over 161 billion minutes of watch time across 32 billion views in 2018. Connecting kids' content owners with advertisers in the Advertising Video-on-Demand (AVOD) space, the WildBrain Spark network features popular third-party brands such as Fireman Sam, Woody Woodpecker, Popeye, Shopkins, Irish Fairy Doors and Ben 10; original brands Kiddyzuzaa and Ellie Sparkles; and much of WildBrain's (formerly DHX Media) world-renowned library of 13,000 half-hours of kids' and family content, including Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Degrassi, Yo Gabba Gabba! and many others. WildBrain Studios also specializes in the creation of new, original content for its network, such as animated and live-action shorts; toy-play and stop-motion videos. WildBrain Spark is a wholly-owned subsidiary of WildBrain's (formerly DHX Media) (TSX: DHX; NASDAQ: DHXM) world-renowned library of 13,000 half-hours of kids' and family content, including Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Degrassi, Yo Gabba Gabba! and many others. WildBrain Studios also specializes in the creation of new, original content for its network, such as animated and live-action shorts; toy-play and stop-motion videos; preschool counting and alphabet videos; nursery rhymes and more. WildBrain Spark is a wholly-owned subsidiary of WildBrain (formerly DHX Media) (TSX: DHX; NASDAQ: DHXM).

OVERVIEW

WildBrain is seeking a Senior PHP Developer to join its growing development team and help our company create first-in-class digital multimedia and analytics products.

We are one of the largest providers of children's video content on YouTube, and make extensive use of YouTube's APIs to build internal tools that help us manage a network of over 300 channels across dozens of major brands, such as the Teletubbies, Fireman Sam, Caillou, and many more.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with the React and Express frameworks. They will work closely with our wider team including other developers to create state of the art applications.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supporting management in architecting new business solutions
  • Making decisions on the direction of backend development
  • Carrying out code reviews and finalising builds for QA and Deployment
  • Mentoring junior colleagues
  • Responsible for implementing and enforcing good standards and practices at all times
  • Dedication to quality code with commitment to testing and continuous improvement
  • Keeping up to date with emerging web technologies and application development techniques
  • Developing a suite of components that can be used across multiple web applications
  • Taking feedback from the business and translating these into tickets to keep improving the usability of web applications
  • Evolve Web Applications to keep pace with continuously improving backend capabilities and new business/client requirements
  • Using task management applications such as JIRA to aid in managing your workload across numerous projects
  • Breaking down business requirements into actionable tickets to be carried out by the team
  • Coordinating with co-developers and keep the Technical Lead and Project Manager well informed of the status of development effort
  • Developing, recording and maintaining cutting edge web-based PHP applications
  • Demonstrable experience in building innovative, state-of-the-art applications
  • Preparing and maintaining applications utilizing standard development tools
  • Prioritising and coordinating effectively across task progress, evaluations, suggestions, schedules along with identifying and dealing with technical and process issues
  • Documenting the development process, architecture, and standard components
  • Keeping abreast of new trends and best practices in web development

You will be a great fit for the role if you have:

  • Strong proficiency in PHP7
  • Thorough understanding of Laravel and its core principles
  • Has experience using file versioning tools such as GitHub
  • Has experience using authentication processes such as JWT and the oAuth2 protocol
  • In depth knowledge of object-oriented PHP and Laravel 5 PHP Framework
  • Hands on experience with SQL schema design, SOLID principles, REST API design 
  • Software testing (PHPUnit, PHPSpec, Behat)
  • MySQL profiling and query optimization
  • Creative and efficient problem solver
  • Understanding of web application development life cycle from concept stage to delivery and post launch support
  • Has an entrepreneurial work ethic and enjoys taking a problem solving approach
  • Ideally has experience of building applications in the digital video and/or online advertising industry

Benefits

We care about work/life balance here at WildBrain Spark. With this in mind we offer 25 days' holiday that rises with service, plus bank holidays and Christmas closure (3-days) and a 35-hour working week. We are open to discussing flexibility in respect of working hours and the use of technology to support regular remote working, dependent on role. We also offer subsidised gym membership, free breakfast and fruit, great socials, private medical cover, life assurance, enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption and shared leave and an Employee Assistance Programme offering free and confidential advice on all aspects of life and work.

We are committed to supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring an inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive. We seek to employ a workforce representative of the markets that we serve and encourage applications from all.

Contact Name:
Reference: TJ/9547/WildBrain1
Job ID: 2841385



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