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Core Front End Engineer (On-Demand)

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Recruiter: ITV
Listed on: 10th November
Location: London or Home Working
Salary Notes: Competitive + Benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

Core Front End Engineer (On-Demand) 

On Demand
London (Grays Inn Road) or Home Working
Closing date: Monday 13th December 2021

Why you should join us...

Simply put, as a Media and Entertainment brand at heart, we are people-focussed and place a huge emphasis on innovation. Our culture is everything to us and our engineering team power the platforms for our stars on screen to shape the future.

Here at ITV we are undergoing a major digital transformation drive, across all of our platforms, including overhauling our On-Demand, the home of ITV Hub and BritBox

With the rapid shift in industry trends, from VOD streaming to programmatic AI and ever-changing consumer tastes, accelerating the demand for high-quality, high-volume content delivery at scale, we are looking to leverage our long-standing reputation, as the largest commercial TV network in the UK, in order to create a technology-first media platform that caters to an increasingly diverse worldwide audience.

What you'll be doing:

As a Front End Engineer you will join the On Demand department, focussing on highly responsive, mobile-first front-end solutions, utilising the React Framework, for the Video-On-Demand, Catch-Up and New Original Content markets in the UK.

These platforms serve millions of hours of content, to 40m+ customers, across connected TV, Mobile, tablet and Desktop. You will work closely with colleagues from all disciplines, across cross-functional product teams, to meet our increasing scaling demands and ensure our diverse platforms are competitive in an ever-expanding market. Some of the key responsibilities are as follows:

  • Working with Product Managers and Agile Delivery Managers to translate requirements and product features into manageable components/tasks, giving estimates, suggest solutions and identifying possible risks
  • Working with test and operations teams to troubleshoot and resolve issues throughout the life cycle- Contribute towards best practice for application development; specifying, designing and implementing reusable components that are efficient, scalable and well abstracted - Write, review and take responsibility for technical documentation that assists teams in picking up domain experience.
  • Keep abreast of new and existing technologies and be able to apply these to a variety of projects as applicable.
  • Be active in developer communities inside and outside of ITV, contribute to discussions and external projects, attend conferences and build a network of like-minded individuals

To be considered for this opportunity you will need to demonstrate the following skills (minimum role criteria):

  • Commercial experience in JavaScript development and software engineering principles
  • Experience working with React JS Experience delivering HTML5 and CSS3 code across a broad array of web and mobile products, with knowledge and awareness of performance, accessibility and SEO considerations
  • Experience building responsive, mobile-first applications
  • Experience building unit and functional tests, ideally using test-driven techniques
  • Working knowledge of Agile methodologies and principles
  • Candidates with Computer Science-related degrees, Bootcamp graduates or candidates with relevant Front-End development work experience will all be considered

ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from candidates with a disability and, as a Disability Confident Leader, if you meet the minimum criteria for a role and you have declared that you have a disability, we'll guarantee you'll get to the next stage*.

Desirable skills:

  • Previous experience using GitHub, Jenkins, Docker and/or AWS
  • Familiarity with modern React features such as Hooks and Context
  • Previous experience using modern frontend tooling, for example:Webpack, NPM, Babel, esLint
  • Familiarity with developing for embedded devices (Connected TVs, Set Top Boxes etc)

We're happy to discuss any support/personalisation you may need during our application process as part of our reasonable adjustments approach. So we encourage you to get in touch with us if you require anything.

We are fully committed to embracing flexible hybrid-working options. You may have to come in occasionally, but the rest is up to you! Most importantly, we are in the entertainment business after all - with fun shows, the likes of Love Island, to live sporting events including the Euros and World Cup. We want you to have fun and enjoy your work!

We reach millions of people everyday, that's why having diverse talents and being an organisation where colleagues feel included is crucial to us. We have various networks who celebrate and support our colleagues. We try to embed an inclusive mindset in everything we do.

* There may be a few exceptions where we are not able to take all eligible candidates to the next stage due to the volume of applications.

Contact Name: ITV
Reference: TJ/10155/10177
Job ID: 3003353

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