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Lead Frontend Developer (TV Apps) - Remote / Londo

£55,000 - £65,000 per annum
  • Oliver James...
  • Full time
  • London
  • 06/04/2021

Lead Frontend Developer (TV Apps) - Remote / London

The role offers the option of working in the offices or remotely coming into the office twice a month for sprint / team meetings. The business have a fantastic office perfect for a Tech Hub! The role will have 2 direct reports.

A Little about the Team -

The Digital Products team has responsibility for the rollout and continuous improvement of video on demand products under the digital brand, across a range of platforms including web, iOS, Android and TV devices. The team is seventeen strong and is made up of front-end and back-end developers and designers, test analysts and project managers.

We're looking for an experienced and motivated lead front-end developer to take responsibility for and manage the front-end team within Digital Products. This is a great chance to work on a high profile, direct to consumer, video on demand product, for a forward-thinking media company, helping to shape the future of television. This is a key position in the team where you will be required to input into wider technical conversations, being a real driving force. You'll be working alongside some of the most talented digital minds in the industry across a portfolio of platforms.

The Role

* Be the technical leader for the cross-platform TV app and its codebase
* Lead the TV app development team
* Become an expert in BBC TAL (an open-source JavaScript framework for TV app development)
* Solve interesting development challenges within unique technical constraints
* Take responsibility for the quality and timeliness of the work of the TV app development team, ensuring priorities are clear and encouraging a collaborative way of working
* Manage workload proactively alongside Project Managers, creating time estimates where necessary, while responding to quickly changing priorities and maintaining momentum within your team
* Assist Project Managers in coordinating development workstreams that are outsourced, ensuring high quality code is delivered and that knowledge is transferred back to the team
* Liaise with third party suppliers and platform partners, as required
* Input into planning sessions with the wider stakeholder group within the business
* Participate in Agile ways of working - undertaking code reviews, contributing to morning stand-ups, team planning, retrospectives and showcases etc

Experience required

* Proven team leadership
* HTML, CSS and JavaScript
* Expert knowledge of vanilla ES5 JavaScript, including OOP and design patterns
* Proven ability at solving technical challenges
* Integration of 3rd party services and APIs into an existing technology stack
* Command line usage, Git and build tools

Oliver James Associates

Oliver James Associates was established to provide a fully comprehensive search & selection recruitment process to the financial services sector on a permanent and contract/interim basis. We can proudly say that we are one of the few genuine market leaders within these niche markets and pride our...

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