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Fullstack Developer, Data Management Platform

Working at CBC:

At the CBC, we all have a story to tell. What’s yours?

If you share our passion for Canadian storytelling and you wish to help us engage with individuals and communities across our various digital platforms, this is where you’ll want to be! 

Every day, you will have an opportunity to shape the way in which Canadians see themselves reflected in our digital services. Your work will have a direct impact on how millions of Canadians from various communities  connect with our products, with one another, and with the diverse voices that make our country so unique. 

You will have the opportunity to play a part in enlightening and entertaining Canadians through our innovative work in building the mediums that deliver our content. We are an innovative hub, where the talented professionals we work with are respected and valued for their contributions. Our product teams are vibrant and our work culture strives to achieve the highest standards of diversity and inclusion. We believe that hiring people with different career paths and backgrounds is fundamental in our shared success and in building healthy and highly performant teams. When you join our mission, you are not only shaping the vision of the CBC, but the future of our country. 

Why is this role important?

We are looking for a Fullstack Developer who wants to learn or expand their knowledge in personalization and work with data on a larger scale to create unique, customized experiences. This is an opportunity for someone who is a true builder, that loves to play with Lego (Check out the Lego replica of our Toronto building.) You will be part of defining and shaping an engaging experience for over 18 million Canadians using a vast amount of data. 

As part of an integral team, you will have the chance to show initiative and seek out collaborative opportunities with other product development teams to guarantee the success of the Data Management Platform (DMP) and Customer Data Platform (CDP) integration. You will make a direct contribution to the CBC.ca website, exploring opportunities to optimize our platform integrations.  You will have the opportunity to leverage cross team collaboration to improve our application architecture across the different domains. You will have a chance to pursue your interest in third-party platform selection, setup, and service. Most recently, our team created personalized user-facing interfaces on the landing page for CBC’s Olympics landing page enabling a unique customized view of the Olympics content based on what the DMP tool determined to be of interest. 

If you're passionate about Canada and you love technology, learning and bringing out the best in others, you’ll love working at CBC.

CBC/Radio-Canada is the largest content producer in Canada, producing over 400 original pieces of content every single day. Our products are accessed by millions of Canadians each month, and presenting each Canadian with content that’s relevant to them is a very big challenge. This team is working on building audience segments that will enable us to better serve our audience. Working with us on the Data Management Platform team, you will work with billions of rows of data and will have the opportunity to rise to the challenges posed by the nature of our work. 

Your work will have Canadians just like you at the forefront. We want to show them good content, and the revenue we generate from ads is directly reinvested in content production to constantly improve the quality of our products. Working on this team will give you exposure to all of CBC/Radio-Canada’s digital products, and you will work with experts in audience research, data science, ad specialists and many other people who are just as passionate about data and CBC/Radio-Canada’s mission.

Who you are

You are a Fullstack Developer with several years of experience working with multiple languages including expertise with Javascript, React, and Java. You are seeking an opportunity to work on a nationally respected and recognized brand in public broadcasting. You balance your technical expertise with relationship building skills and the ability to thrive in a cross-functional team. You are looking for a new challenge that brings together your passion for shaping data into experiences; for customization and personalization. You want an opportunity to join a company with a purpose and with a commitment to supporting your skills development and career progression.

CBC/Radio-Canada is fully invested in our people. Our team has a 20% time professional development guideline, dedicated to exploring your creative and inventive pursuits. 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,we provide you with the time, resources and championing that you need to keep your career here rewarding.

Here’s why we should work together:

Our digital teams’ values - collaboration, learning, improvement and inclusivity- embody who we are as a people-focused, digital-forward employer. 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 their desired career progression.

Here at CBC Digital Strategy & Products, we want you to be happy and feel good at work.  It is essential that work be a safe space where our employees are able to share their authentic selves with one another and to push each other to challenge conventions. 

Perks you can look forward to:

  • Flexible work schedules, allowing you to prioritize yourself, your family and your work
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Competitive total rewards package 
  • 20% of time for innovation, learning and development; wherever your interests lie 
  • Opportunities to work with cutting edge technology
  • Opportunities for continued learning and professional development 
  • Opportunities to become a member of our Employee Resource Groups
  • Pair programming and mentorship opportunities, where you can learn from the best in the industry and help coach new talent 
  • A creative and dynamic work environment, where your ideas and contributions can be heard, valued and respected
  • A supportive management team committed to upholding the highest standards of diversity and inclusivity 
  • An environment which favours experimentation and an iterative approach in order to achieve the highest form of technical innovation

How you will make an impact: 

You will work across the full SDLC, including input into the architecture, creating front-end features and UI with Javascript and React; building backend functionality with Java; testing with Jest and Cypress, and automating deployment. 

You will expand the functionality and effectiveness of our DMP as a gateway for increased audience engagement through data-driven, highly customized experiences. 

You will share your passion for data with an engaged team.

You will play a critical role in developing modules that integrate with our internal products, ensuring the team consistently delivers quality products.

You will contribute to work on My CBC, an experimental page where you get to innovate in developing new ways of presenting content recommendations based on audience segments.

Requirements:

  • The education: A Computer Science, Engineering 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 practices. You are passionate about learning new technologies and exploring innovative solutions.
  • The tools. You have expertise with JavaScript, React, and Java. Python and Redux would be a benefit. You are comfortable working across the full SDLC, including using test automation frameworks such as Cypress and Jest; and on deployments.
  • 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 seek opportunities for collaboration and knowledge sharing. You thrive in a team-focused environment. You believe in the Agile methodology deeply, and you are flexible and open to the real world twists and turns. You are comfortable with iterative and incremental development.

To Apply:

At the CBC, we recognize that not everyone takes the same path when it comes to building their skills. We value diversity of thought and of experience, and we are excited to hear from you! 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 most of the qualifications and you are excited by the possibility of adding to the rich culture of the CBC, take a chance and express your interest by applying now!

If you’re interested in reading more about the various backgrounds of the talented people that make up our teams, our exciting new projects, and what we’re currently working on, check out our Digital Labs blog on Medium! 

CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity. That’s because we can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country. That’s why we, as an employer, 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. For more information, visit the Diversity and Inclusion section of our website. If you have accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to recruitment@cbc.ca.

You are invited to consult and familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, which can be found on our corporate website. All employees must adhere to the Code as a condition of employment. We also invite you to take a look at our policy on conflicts of interest. In the event that you become an employee, it will be important to inform us, as quickly as possible, of any situation that, because of your hiring, constitutes or could appear to constitute a conflict of interest.

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