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UI Architect

YouView

Overview
At YouView, we live and breathe TV. Our diverse, cross functional team of technologists share an obsession to create the world’s best TV experience.
We are looking for a UI Architect to help us deliver our vision, build scalable Cloud Services and fantastic User Interfaces.

Accountabilities
•Design high quality UI architecture, powering a fantastic user experience for our millions of users
•Deliver architectural solutions across our teams to address big picture & strategic technical goals
•Maintain highly scalable microservices, able to handle billions of requests a day
•An obsessive attention to detail creating amazing User Interfaces and/or Cloud Services
•Take a quality first approach, maintaining our Unit, System & Integration tests
•Most importantly... have some fun and help us build an appealing engineering culture

We run a “YouDay” once a sprint. It is a day where you choose what you want to work on. The only parameters are that it will either support you in your learning and development or that it will benefit the business now or in the future.

Skills and experience (essential)

    • Strong understanding of single page UI application architecture, patterns, principles and libraries
    • Expert in JavaScript & TypeScript with a deep understanding of browser capabilities and limitations
    • Engineering in resource constrained, embedded environments
    • Experience in security design, attack surfaces
    • Leading teams focused on delivering applications at scale
    • Fantastic understanding of AWS or similar public cloud providers
    • Comfortable ramping up in unfamiliar code and product areas
    • Managing code using GIT, guarding quality using code reviews and pull requests
    • Working as part of a team using Agile principles
    • Excellent problem-solving skills and an eye for system design are a must. We enjoy solving hard problems.
    • Strong communicator and a people person that builds relationships and recognises and incorporates the perspectives of others
    • Have an insatiable appetite for learning and growth, no matter what your level

Nice to have’s (desired)

    • RxJs, React, Functional Programming
    • ECS, S3, Kinesis, DynamoDB, Lambda, CloudFormation, CloudWatch
    • Exposure to Android app development, Kotlin, Java
    • Debugging a complex stack with many actors
    • We sometimes get our hands dirty with C++, DBus, DVB, IPTV
Benefits:
•   Competitive Salary on offer
•   Annual Bonus
•   Flexible working
•   Hybrid office, working from home/remotely
•   London City location with easy access to Cannon Street & London Bridge
•   Pension Plan
•   Private Healthcare
•   Holiday purchase programme
•   Season Ticket Loan
•   Free Set Top Box
•   Staff Discount Scheme

About us:        
YouView is an on-demand TV service with over 70 live digital channels. It seamlessly combines seven day catch¬up on BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4 and Demand 5 with a library of on demand television programmes, films and radio. A range of quality content is available via on demand players from Netflix, Now TV, Milkshake!, UKTV Play, STV and S4C. YouView has record, pause and rewind TV functionality as well as a simple search and more.

Our social, supportive team is made up of the brightest minds available, in a truly dynamic business with clear growth and development potential.

YouView launched in summer 2012, brought BT Sport over IP in 2013, an upgrade to 4k and the launch of Netflix in 2014, partnered with Sony to offer the UI for its TVs in 2015 and brought the first UHD device to the UK. YouView launched a major upgrade to its underlying platform in 2017 with an award-winning UI in the UK with a powerful cloud back office providing new data and insights into how consumers watch and find TV. It recently announced the launch of Amazon Prime with BT and the arrival of Sky Atlantic in early 2019.

YouView continues to innovate and is working with the BBC to trial a UHD version of BBC iPlayer. YouView has won a number of major industry awards including Advanced TV Innovation of the Year at the 2017 Content Innovation Awards and Best Platform at the annual T3 Awards and most recently winner of the National Technology Awards for TV, Film and Broadcasting Technology of the Year.

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