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Mobile Developer

CBC Digital Operations 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 most popular digital media company, this is your chance. CBC Digital Operations is looking for multiple Mobile Developers (Android and iOS platforms) to join our growing Native App team.

With new funding in place and a focus on increasing our audience engagement, we need new Mobile Developers who want to use emerging technologies and platforms to build out and reinvent our native apps, including the CBC News and CBC Sports apps, as well as our presence on new and emerging platforms, like Amazon Alexa and Google Home. .

This is a level of exposure and impact that few other roles provide. With a built-in, dedicated audience, the work of our mobile developers is accessed by millions of Canadians seeking information and entertainment on a National level.

If you're passionate about Canada and you love technology, learning and being part of a collaborative team of innovators, you’ll love working at CBC.

Who you are and where are you now?

You are a mobile developer with expertise on the Android or iOS platform. You have a portfolio of links to apps you have developed. Whether you are right out of school or have a few years in the startup world, we want to talk to creative developers who can blend cutting edge and exciting with stable and robust.

You are looking for an opportunity to join a company with a purpose, with a commitment to work-life balance and that firmly supports the career progression of their people.

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, we’ve forged strong relationships with Google, Apple, and others to stay ahead of the curve.

Belonging. CBC/Radio-Canada is a Canadian institution. By joining our dynamic Digital Operations team, you will be exposed to the best of all worlds. Corporate. Public. Startup. You will be part of a 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. We will provide you with the time, resources and championing that you need to keep your career here rewarding. Our Mobile Developers have spent their professional development time creating new apps, prototyping on Amazon Alexa, exploring applications for Facebook chatbots, experimenting with UX presentations and diving into the world of Virtual Reality.

How you will make a difference on a daily basis:

  • Collaborate with fellow team members, the design team and Architects to ensure the highest quality product is developed and best practices are followed.
  • Help the team to provide task breakdown and effort estimates to assist planning and implementation.
  • Work and collaborate with QA team members to facilitate successful releases.
  • Work with content-area development teams to assist in the implementation and support of digital properties based on the platforms and frameworks developed by Digital Operations.

What you bring:

  • The goods: You have developed more than a couple of mobile apps for iOS or Android. You can explain why you made certain choices and how you would improve the functionality using newer technology.
  • The hands-on expertise. Your strengths might lie in Apple technologies or Google Android - and you are are constantly researching, chatting and working with the latest and greatest. You are familiar with Objective C, Swift, Git and Social API’s as an iOS Developer; or, as an Android Developer, Java, C++, javascript and Git. It would be awesome if it is both!
  • The education. A Computer Science, Engineering degree or equivalent is preferred, but we know not everyone gains their app development skills this way.
  • The desire to learn. You have the ability to 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.
  • The confidence and the humility. Your powers of observation help you understand your audience and communicate with the right level of detail. You are open to the ideas of others.
  • The creativity and adaptability. You can adapt quickly, innovate solutions and embrace the new while accepting the ambiguous.
  • The Agile experience. You believe in the Agile methodology deeply but you are flexible and open to the real world twists and turns.
  • The extra knowledge. An understanding of accessibility standards and guidelines and digital Content Management Systems would be an asset.

Why join us?

CBC/Radio-Canada reflects the Canadian identity and promotes democracy. We are rooted in the communities we serve and committed to sharing stories as Canadians live them, each and every day. We strive to speak in the voices of the country and support social and economic innovation. We live these external values. They are the foundation of our employee culture. A diverse culture of collaboration, learning and continuous improvement.

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. Our team members are given opportunities to collaborate cross-functionally across multiple projects.

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. We embrace experimentation as a means to learn.

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. Everyone is given the opportunity to choose personal projects on which to spend 20% of their time. From prototyping new UI/UX for our content to setting up dev environments to experiment on. From reviewing Apple Developer videos and learning new programming languages to creating improved search functions for our media. From updating old code to building unit testing tools. Your 20% time is yours to allocate in a productive and professionally gratifying way.

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. 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. Apply here or learn more.

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.


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