WildBrain

Software Engineer

Job Locations UK-London
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/25/2022 11:50 AM)
Job ID
2022-5497

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 let imaginations run wild. Join our team today to become part of the story!

 

About the Job/Role

We are looking for a self-motivated engineer who can be responsible for the design, development, and testing of rich web applications and components that support our content supply chain. We are experimentative, we make big and small changes, and we are motivated by the fact that everything we do has the potential to be impactful. We know we won’t always get things right the first time and enjoy learning and exploring new ideas.

Our technology stack is mainly PHP, Node & ReactJS but we are now moving towards using Python as our preferred language. We mostly use AWS for Applications and Services along with GCP for our Data needs.

 

What we use

  • Python3 along with PHP (some Laravel)
  • JS and the React ecosystem (Redux)
  • Microservices - APIs/RESTful services
  • Relational and NoSQL databases like MySQL & MongoDB
  • Git and in particular GitHub
  • Jira and Confluence

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 alongside our Data Scientists and Data Analysts to create ML/AI-based new tools and technologies that enhance our content and inspire future content production
  • Working with our Product Owners, Business Stakeholders, Customers, Users and others to explore requirements, test ideas and design new, bespoke solutions.

Qualifications

  • Experience in delivering software solutions in a professional capacity, designing, and developing web applications with an understanding of accessibility and test-driven development
  • Strong problem solving, debugging and performance tuning skills
  • Ability to multi-task, work with minimal supervision and manage tasks with varying priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to research and quickly work with new technologies

 

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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