Mid-Weight Front-End Developer

  • Job Reference: 473423236-2
  • Date Posted: 15 January 2022
  • Recruiter: FX Digital
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Management & Supervisors, Reception & Front Desk
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

FX Digital is a London-based Connected TV-first and OTT app technology company, helping your brand reach millions of new customers by building and launching premium quality CTV applications across Smart TVs, Set-Top-Boxes, gaming consoles, web and mobile devices.
Our experienced team of developers, designers, UX/UI specialists, quality assurers and strategists provide the knowledge and expertise you need to create high-performance applications that are ready to launch across the device landscape, helping you to reach new audiences quickly and efficiently. We have helped brands like Discovery Inc. and Eurosport reach huge audiences by deploying applications across the CTV device landscape.
About the role:

A Mid-Weight Front-End Developer at FX helps to pioneer and develop innovative JavaScript products across OTT streaming and Connected TV applications. Utilising their experience and expertise to develop technical solutions, they work closely with the wider development team, contributing code whilst also helping to review other team members' work and share knowledge.

They work closely with the other Junior and Senior members of their team to scope work and see it through to execution and completion. A Mid-Weight Front-End Developer at FX will have 2+ years of experience with JavaScript and be confident in their knowledge to make decisions and drive the direction of development work at FX.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with other team members to propose technical solutions to business problems, attending client meetings where required
  • Contribute to the JavaScript development of TV and console applications
  • Work within an agile team. Attend standups, planning meetings and retros
  • Provide inspiration and guidance to help other members of the development team
  • Regularly code review pull requests by the development team, commenting on where improvements can be made and enforcing the appropriate coding standards
  • Advise the Lead Developer as to the tools and services that could be used to help improve the efficiency of the development team
  • Attend industry events to broaden understanding of development tools and processes
  • Attend training and events to ensure continued self improvement
  • Maintain a research and development attitude towards work
  • Provide support to the wider development team across other projects if required
Requirements:
  • 2+ years of relevant professional experience of working in a wider team with multiple concurrent projects
  • A Computer Science or related degree, or other substantial, relevant course that provides a solid understanding of Computer Science principles
  • Understanding of vanilla JavaScript and frameworks including React
  • Proficiency with JSON, especially when used in an API context
  • Understanding of APIs, including RESTful APIs
  • Proficiency working with HTML and CSS
  • Understanding of web architecture including transfer protocols and the makeup of a browser
  • Good knowledge of Git version control and knowledge of Git flow
  • Confident usage of CLI tools for front-end workflow, including Yarn, NPM, and Gulp
  • A willingness and aptitude to change, with a passion to pick up new tools and processes
  • Effective time-management skills
Desirable:
  • Experience working with Connected Devices and in particular Smart TV
  • Experience developing on the Playstation and/or Xbox platform
  • Experience working with Jasmine for unit testing
  • Experience working with HTML video players and their technical requirements
  • Experience working with Typescript
  • Some understanding of CI/CD and tools such as Jenkins or Travis
  • Deep understanding of web inspection tools, along with web profiling and step debugging
  • Some familiarity with writing automation testing including unit tests, and a desire for test driven development
-Why work at FX?
Financial perks:
  • We understand the importance of being compensated fairly for your hard work, so we offer competitive compensation packages for all job roles.
  • To recognise everyone's incredible contribution to the success of the business, we offer an annual profit share equally distributed across all roles and departments.
  • We offer pension contributions with Nest pensions to help you plan for your future.
Health and wellbeing:
  • Every month you have the option of a one-on-one Sanctus mental health coaching session, a great opportunity to get quality mental health support at work.
  • Our Mental Health and Wellbeing group is open to everyone and empowers FX employees to make real, positive changes within the business.
  • All our people can opt-in to Vitality Health Insurance (on completion of your probationary period), which comes with a whole range of great benefits, including a heavily discounted Apple Watch, cinema tickets and Amazon Prime.
  • Join our 5-aside-football group for a relaxed, friendly kickabout after work.
  • Join our professional yoga teacher twice a week for sessions open to yogis of any level - clear your mind and stretch those muscles!
  • Get active and help the environment by enrolling in the cycle to work scheme and get a new bike with a saving of up to 47%.
Epic office environment:
  • Our awesome office is located on Old Street in East London, easily accessible and close to a number of transport links and surrounded by cool restaurants, food stalls and bars.
  • Our office is equipped with showers, secure bike storage, a rooftop terrace with breath-taking panoramic views of London and plenty of private meeting spaces and quiet areas to get your head down and focus when you need to.
  • We believe FX Digital should be an accessible workplace for everyone and our office is fully wheelchair accessible.
Flexible working and annual leave:
  • Recharge your battery with a generous 35 days of annual leave (including bank holidays and our Christmas office shutdown)
  • We appreciate that the world has changed and so we offer flexible working, working from home and a flexi start time between 9am and 10am.
  • To ensure that our remote workers don't miss out on the office experience, we have invested in technology that allows us to run company events in a hybrid way.
Personal development opportunities:
  • We are invested in your growth and so we run regular, quarterly appraisals, to ensure you are receiving constant feedback and working towards goals for growth.
  • We support our team to get involved in conferences, events and trade shows at home and abroad.
  • Personal development is hugely important and so we offer weekly training time to upskill and continue your learning.
  • Work with epic and prestigious global brands in the media, sport and entertainment space, from Discovery to BBC and ATP Media.
FXtras:
  • Take part in regular company-wide and team-specific socials (both in-person and remote).
  • We take great pride in our culture of acceptance, diversity and inclusion.
  • We are committed to doing our bit for the planet and our sustainability group is open to anyone passionate about making a difference.
  • Complete regular surveys to provide anonymous feedback on the business, leadership team and your role to ensure that we are doing everything we can to keep improving and making FX a great place to work.
  • Join us at our monthly Show and Tell, where team members update us on what they've been working on.
  • Get nominated for the monthly FX Factor by your peers and get recognised for your contribution to the business.
  • From baking to running, we offer a wide range of clubs for a variety of interests so you can meet and socialise with like minded members of the team.
  • Telephone (Zoom) call
  • Technical test
  • Culture fit call
  • Offer
JavaScript, React, JSON, APIs, HTMLJavaScript, React, JSON, APIs, HTML, CSS, Git, Gulp