Senior Full Stack Developer, Content Distribution Team

CBC/Radio Canada - Toronto, ON (13 months ago)

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CBC Digital Products is the country’s biggest digital startup, taking on the challenges of innovating how media is made, sent and received. We are also part of Canada’s oldest and truest broadcasting company. We are trying new things. We are growing. As an entity of our own. As a voice for our country. As a team.

Digital is a part of our present and all of our future. CBC’s strategy is focused on becoming a digital-first organization that provides a digital platform for storytellers. Our mission is to engage our audience with stories they care about.

The opportunity

If you want to enter the world of digital media and be part of the change and growth of one of Canada’s long-established and respected broadcasters, this is your chance. CBC Digital Products is looking for a Developer to work with the Content Distribution team.

This is an opportunity for a Senior Full Stack Developer who is eager to innovate and quick to learn. Someone who wants to expand their skills with hands-on work as part of an Agile team working on the end-to-end SDLC including automation testing. An opportunity to be part of a team that is responsive to the needs of our audience and releases frequently, with continuous delivery.

This is a unique chance for a Senior Full Stack Developer who wants to be part of building an engaging experience for over 18 million Canadians. A Developer who wants to grow the way they think about their software design; learn from purposeful failure and work in a lean, Agile environment. A chance to:

Work on the APIs that power CBC’s websites and mobile apps and build connections between CBC's content systems to bring relevant Canadian content to a national audience.
Work on products that are responsible for content and metadata aggregation.
Work with the QA Automation Developer to advise on the build of automated testing scripts and an automated regression testing framework for features on our web/API platforms.
We welcome people who are strong collaborators and feel they can contribute in non-traditional ways. If you're passionate about Canada and you love technology, as well as learning and bringing out the best in others, you’ll love working at CBC.

Who you are and where are you now?

You are a well-rounded Senior Fullstack Developer with an interest in expanding your skills as part of your commitment to building high-quality products. You have an interest in helping other team members focused on automation testing. With several years of experience working with Java, JS/ES, Node.js, and React; you are seeking an opportunity to work on a nationally respected and recognized brand in public broadcasting. Ideally, you have experience developing and testing high traffic websites. Either way, you are looking for an opportunity to join a company with a purpose and with a commitment to supporting the career progression of your colleagues.

What’s in it for you?

Cutting edge tech: CBC has more than 25 digital sites, all of which are mandated to reach Canadians online everywhere and every way, with a high emphasis on mobile devices. To achieve that goal, with no downtime, takes a robust infrastructure, powerful technologies, reliable solutions, and rewarding work. All of which require stringent automated testing and processes.

Belonging: CBC/Radio-Canada is a Canadian institution. You will be part of our dynamic Digital Products team that embraces diversity and at its core, truly cares about the country and the world.

Career growth: CBC is fully invested in our people. Whatever it is you want to pursue whether it’s a new programming language or a technical solution, whether it’s expanding your Agile knowledge or building an audience-facing platform. We will provide you with the time, resources and championing that you need to keep your career here rewarding.

Why join us?

CBC/Radio-Canada reflects the Canadian identity and promotes democracy. We strive to represent the voices of the country and support social and economic innovation. Our values - collaboration, learning and continuous improvement- embody who we are as a people-focused, digital-forward employer. We offer a rare-in-tech work-life balance with flexible schedules and an excellent benefits package. We want to ensure you are happy in and out of the office.

Collaboration. We follow lean startup principles and use an Agile approach. Our dedicated people managers work closely with every individual to ensure we are leveraging their strengths, championing their ideas and supporting their pursuit of new skills and career progression.

Learning. From simply buying a book or recommending a course to one-on-ones, our leadership team is focused on creating an atmosphere where people feel fulfilled. Our team members are given opportunities to learn and work cross-functionally across multiple projects.

Continuous improvement. What can you innovate in 8 hours a week? Our Digital department at CBC recognizes just how smart, creative and inventive our team members are. From prototyping new UI/UX to setting up dev environments to experiment on and learning new programming languages to creating improved search functions for our media. Wherever your interests lie, your 20% time is yours to allocate in a productive and professionally gratifying way.

What you bring:
The education. A Computer Science, Engineering, Math degree or equivalent is preferred, but we know not everyone gains their programming skills this way. You have the knowledge and understanding of software development and testing best - and latest - practices.
The hands-on expertise. You have hands-on professional experience developing large complex web-based applications. You have:
Expertise in Java. Proficiency with JEE frameworks such as Spring, Spring Boot, and Hibernate.
Experience with JS/ES, NodeJS, and ReactJS is a bonus.
An interest in GraphQL is appreciated.
An understanding of how applications exchange and process JSON and XML.
Proficiency with OOA and OOD would be very beneficial.
Hands-on experience writing REST API endpoints is preferred.
Experience writing code accompanied by unit tests sufficient to ensure code coverage; experience using test-driven development would be considered an asset.
Exposure to automation frameworks such as Selenium and tracking tools such as Atlassian JIRA is an asset.
The desire to learn. You can quickly learn new technologies and respond to change by learning and adapting.
The communication skills. You know how to listen and relay empathy and understanding for diverse perspectives. Your powers of observation help you understand your audience and communicate with the right level of detail.
The collaborative Agile experience. You thrive in a team-focused environment. You believe in the Agile methodology deeply, but you are flexible and open to the real-world twists and turns. You are comfortable with iterative and incremental development.

To apply:
Think this job is meant for you but worried you don’t have it all? At CBC we know that not everyone takes the same path when it comes to building their skills. You can read about the various backgrounds the talented people that make up our team bring to us here.

Hands-on experience, intelligence, innovation, a passion for learning and a team-focused approach can combine to form the best set of qualifications. If you feel you meet all or most of the qualifications we are seeking; and you are excited by the possibility of growing our company, take a chance and express your interest here.

In becoming the leader in expressing Canadian culture and enriching democratic life, we need to be as diverse in every way as the country we serve, both within our workforce and on air. As an employer, we value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada's public broadcaster.

CBC/Radio-Canada is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if required, and will work with you to meet your needs. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please contact us.