WildBrain

Senior Software Engineer - Back End

Job Locations UK-London
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/6/2022 12:28 PM)
Job ID
2022-5421

Overview

Location: London

Hybrid work: Employees work in a hybrid model balancing collaboration in our Euston office and remote work.

 

Find a job that lets 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. If you have an idea, WildBrain Spark will help you develop and grow it into a reality! Our content reaches 1 in 3 kids globally with over 4 billion monthly views, engaging families everywhere! 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 job/role

 

We are looking to add a Senior Software Engineer to our growing Engineering Team as part of WildBrain’s Data & Technology Group with PHP and some experience in Python. We are looking for a hard-working individual comfortable working in an environment with applications spanning multiple languages.

 

We are a multi-disciplined group covering Software Engineering, Product Ownership, Data Science (using AI and ML) along with Analytics and Insights. Our technology stack contains PHP, Node, Python and React. We mostly use AWS along with GCP and are exploring other cloud service offerings such as Azure. Reporting to the Head of Engineering, the ideal candidate will have a strong proficiency in JavaScript and ReactJS and previous experience of the core principles, dataflows such as Flux or Redux and isomorphic ReactJS components.

 

Responsibilities

  • 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 entire AVOD platform and related content library.
  • Working with our Product Owners, Business Stakeholders, Customers, Users, and others to explore requirements, test ideas and design new, bespoke solutions.
  • Meeting with the development team to discuss user interface ideas and applications.
  • Reviewing application requirements and interface designs.
  • Identifying web-based user interactions.
  • Developing and implementing highly responsive user interface components using react concepts.
  • Writing application interface code using but not limited to Python and PHP.
  • Troubleshooting interface software and debugging application codes.
  • Developing and implementing front-end architecture to support user interface concepts.
  • Monitoring and improving front-end performance.
  • Documenting application changes and developing updates.

Qualifications

  • Significant demonstrable hands-on commercial PHP development experience building applications
  • A thorough understanding of PHP7+ and the Laravel Framework with some experience in building applications in Python.
  • Experience with Object-Oriented Programming and SOLID development principles
  • Experience with designing fault-tolerant scalable systems that make use of native cloud capabilities.
  • Experience of working in an agile environment and understand OKR’s, MVP’s and KPI’s.
  • An appreciation that writing tests is just as important as writing code so we can fearlessly work together.
  • A good understanding of CI/CD
  • An understanding that even small changes can make a big impact.
  • A good understanding of commercial software engineering in rapidly changing environments.
  • A good understanding of transforming technology solutions for an ever-changing world.
  • An eye for understanding how changes and updates affect our consumers
  • A good understanding of using SQL and NoSQL databases along with data lakes.
  • Strong skills in developing software, using modern frameworks, software patterns for both UX/UI, server-side and integration such as exposure to SOA/ESP along with JSON and RESTful API’s.

What We Offer

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. We offer competitive benefits and we invest in our people and their future. Some of the perks we have are private medical insurance, income protection, gym subsidy, bonus time off, employee share programmes, reduced summer hours and flexible & home working.

 

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 CPLG. 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 demonstrate our commitment to this by striving to provide a supportive work environment and a corporate culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities. 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.

 

About WildBrain – a parent company of WildBrain Spark

At WildBrain we make great content for kids and families. With approximately 13,000 half-hours of filmed entertainment in our library – one of the world’s most extensive – we are home to such brands as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Degrassi. Our shows are seen in more than 150 countries on over 500 telecasters and streaming platforms. WildBrain’s portfolio spans all areas of the entertainment industry: WildBrain Studios, where we develop and produce hit animated and live actions series; WildBrain Television, which is composed of prominent kids’ television channels in Canada (Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino); home to Peanuts Worldwide; brand management to some of the world’s most-loved kids brands; celebrated global licensing and distribution teams with WildBrain CPLG, and a leading children’s YouTube network in WildBrain Spark, one of the largest networks of kids’ channels on YouTube, with over 168 million subscribers.

 

WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WILD). Visit wildbrain.com to learn more!

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