Software Engineer

Job Locations UK-London
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/14/2023 11:50 AM)
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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

Data and Technology provides the obvious choice Products and Services for managing the distribution of content; the source for data for reporting, analytics and metrics; and is the provider of AI and ML powered capabilities to provide unique insights and direction. We form self-organised teams to deliver flexible, dependable, usable services and tools that help people to create, curate and distribute the world's best children’s content in an agile, flexible, and fun environment. We are diverse, inclusive, and welcoming to all.


What we use:

Our technology stack mainly consists of PHP and Python, with some of our tooling built using ReactJS. We are moving towards a loosely coupled microservice, event-based architecture, with AWS as our preferred cloud platform followed by GCP for our Data lake. The specific technologies we use include:

  • PHP (Laravel)
  • Python3
  • ReactJS
  • Microservices - APIs/RESTful services
  • Databases such as MySQL, DynamoDB & BigQuery
  • Git and GitHub Cloud
  • Atlassian Jira & Confluence


  • Approaching complex problems by shaping ideas into options and a range of solutions, and questioning and seeking clarity on which is best to utilise.
  • 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 VOD ecosystem 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.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to design and implement solutions that meet business requirements.
  • Creating documentation, and closing any gaps found.
  • Maintaining a strong focus on quality and delivering activities to a good standard, reliably and dependably while following our Best Practices and Standards.


  • Professional experience delivering software solutions, with a passion for test-driven development
  • Experience in designing, developing, testing feature-rich applications and components
  • Strong problem-solving, debugging, and performance-tuning skills
  • Experience in relevant tech stack listed above with python and AWS at the forefront
  • Ability to multitask, work with minimal supervision, and manage tasks with varying priorities
  • Comfortable working collaboratively with others while freely sharing knowledge with peers
  • 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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