Software Engineer

Job Locations UK-London
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/4/2022 10:19 AM)
Job ID


Software Engineer (Temporarily Remote)


Location:         London (Hybrid)

Department:   Technology




Find a job that let’s your imagination run wild! WildBrain Spark is a digital media leader that creates, manages and distributes kids’ entertainment content on platforms such as YouTube, Amazon Video Direct and ROKU. WildBrain Spark’s branded YouTube network is one of the largest of its kind, featuring over 500 brands and 300K videos across 800+ kids’ channels.


Our team also produces original content at our studio including animation, stop motion and live action, both for our channels and those of popular kids’ content and toy brands. Our content reaches 1 in 3 kids globally with over 4 billion monthly views, engaging families everywhere. WildBrain Ltd., the parent company of WildBrain Spark, is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide. This huge reach could not happen without our legendary team – and we are looking to add to it!


To work at WildBrain Spark means you get to help create and share stories that lets imaginations run wild. Join our team today to become part of the story!


About the Role


Reporting to the VP of Technology, you will explore, investigate, develop and enhance a range of in-house built software systems and services


We are a multi-disciplined group covering Software Engineering, Product Ownership, Data Science (using AI and ML) along with Analytics and Insights. We form self-organised teams around delivering solutions to real-world problems – we are agile, we are flexible and above all we have fun. We are diverse, inclusive and welcoming to all. Our technology stack is mainly PHP, with some Python, Node and React. We mostly use AWS along with GCP and are exploring using Azure.


  • Working with others in the team Exploring, Investigating, Developing, Enhancing and sometimes Decommissioning a range of in-house built software systems and services that create, operate, report on, support and manage our platform and related content library.
  • Learning and growing your software engineering skills, the use of different patterns, frameworks, technologies and determining which approaches are recommended to use.
  • Working with our Product Owners, Business Stakeholders, Customers, Users and others to explore requirements, test ideas and design new, bespoke solutions.


  • Prior development experience in a language, comfortable working on your own (or with a bit of support).
  • Exposure to working with in-house build software solutions that make use of cloud technologies.
  • Exposure to working in an agile environment and maybe understand your OKR’s, and MVP’s from a KPI’s.
  • An appreciation that writing tests is just as important as writing code so we can fearlessly work together.
  • An understanding that even small changes can make a big impact.
  • A desire to grow your experience of commercial software engineering in rapidly changing environments.
  • A desire to grow your experience of transforming technology solutions for an ever changing world.
  • And experience in developing software with some exposure to using frameworks and an appreciation of the differences between front-end, client and server-based development.
  • Finally, probably had an introduction to using SQL and NoSQL databases.


Life at WildBrain Spark


Working at WildBrain Spark is more than a job — it’s the opportunity to join forces with extraordinary, insightful and imaginative people who will recognize your talents and encourage your professional growth and development in a work environment that promotes creativity and individuality.


Our DNA (values)


Connecting Powers/ Creating Wonder / Being Legendary / Building Momentum / Pursuing Awesomeness




  • 25 days holidays (excluding Bank Holidays)
  • Flexible Hours with Hybrid Working
  • Enhanced Pension
  • Travel Flexi/ Season Ticket Loan
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Health Insurance
  • Income Protection
  • Eye Care
  • Life Assurance
  • Reduced Summer Hours


Our Commitment


Diversity and Inclusion are in our DNA. As a global leader in kids and family entertainment, we strive to reflect and honour the diversity of our audiences around the world. We believe that creating diverse and inclusive content & brands begins with fostering a culture of belonging at WildBrain Spark. To us, a culture of belonging is one where we celebrate and welcome the diversity of all employees, stakeholders, and external partners and strive to create an environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and brings their authentic self to work.


We recognize that people bring experience and talent that goes beyond the technical skills and requirements of a job. If you possess similar experience that is close to what we’ve listed here, we encourage you to please still consider applying. We strongly believe that diverse experience, transferable skills, and passion are key! WildBrain Spark accommodates people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.


WildBrain Spark is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected status or characteristic, including Race, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Disability, Veteran Status, Age etc. and encourages all qualified applicants.


Apply now!


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