Senior Front End Developer

Greater London Permanent £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum

We are partnered with a multi-award winning media company with 7 channels: Dave, Gold, W, Drama, Alibi, Eden and Yesterday and on demand service.

Purpose of the role:

In this role you will manage/mentor a team of four front end developers, leading them through the busy roadmap, having responsibility for the front-end codebases across TV, web and mobile. In addition to managing new platform and feature releases you will also liaise with third party suppliers and our platform partners on releases.

In this role you will get to..

  • Work as a development technical leader alongside various core business, and technical teams
  • Be responsible for the front-end web team and its codebase, js
  • Be responsible for the front-end TV app team and its codebase, TAL, a BBC open-source JavaScript framework, which supports HTML5-compatible devices such as Freeview Play, Samsung TV and Amazon Fire
  • Oversee the iOS and Android mobile app development, currently being rebuilt in native with external developers
  • Be across other codebases such as Apple TV and Roku that are outsourced due to being unique to a single device
  • Take responsibility for the quality and timeliness of the front-end development team, ensuring best practice is followed, priorities are clear and encouraging a collaborative way of working
  • Coordinate and manage front-end development work streams that are outsourced to agencies, consultants or freelancers, ensuring high quality is maintained and that knowledge is transferred back to the team
  • Liaising with third party suppliers and platform partners, where necessary
  • Input into planning sessions with the wider stakeholder group within the business

Who you are…

  • Proven team leadership
  • HTML5, CSS3 and responsive web design
  • JavaScript (including ES6, async programming and object-oriented programming)
  • A modern JavaScript framework (e.g. React, Angular or Vue)
  • Mobile app development for iOS and Android (using either a hybrid framework or native)
  • Integration of 3rd party services and APIs into an existing technology stack
  • Command line usage
  • Build tools (e.g. Grunt, Gulp, Webpack etc)
  • Front-end performance best practices
  • Cross-browser and cross-device compatibility, including legacy browsers

Experience of the following would be an advantage:

  • Worked closely with a technical architect, designing functional technology solutions to meet specific business requirements
  • Beneficial if you have worked with other on-demand platforms, such as YouView, Freeview Play, etc. in some capacity
  • Agency experience working on broadcaster VoD products
  • Experience of the TAL codebase in some capacity
  • Previously worked in a broadcast environment

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Job Information

Job Reference: JO-2102-197360
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
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Job Industries: Software Engineering Jobs
Job Locations: Greater London
Job Types: Permanent

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