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Full Stack Developer, Data Visualization

What it’s like working at CBC

CBC Digital Products 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

This is a unique opportunity, where you'll match developer and creative skills with data science. We are seeking a Full Stack Developer, Data Visualization who will build a data analytics platform from the ground up. It’s a rare chance to create a data platform that will generate insights used to make strategic decisions.

This is an opportunity for a Full Stack Developer, Data Visualization who can interpret UI/UX wireframes, create an inventory of assets for development and translate visual mock-ups into live code.

We need a team member who thrives in ambiguity and is passionate about researching and innovating solutions to sophisticated data display, modelling and integrity challenges. This is a chance to focus on long-term goals, including:

  • Applying data visualization and service design principles along with continuous improvement methods to develop and refine a presentation layer optimized for user experience.
  • Designing and implementing product features in collaboration with various stakeholders
  • Translating algorithmic models and analysis into visualizations that are easily understandable by non-technical members of the organization

What’s in it for you

Cutting edge tech. You will dive into defining the requirements for a scalable front end data presentation layer, taking ownership for evaluating the benefits of an in-house build versus a third-party tool. You will optimize existing data pipelines for visualization. 

Building. You will work closely with a collaborative team of product managers, developers, designers and data scientists to bridge the gap between design and implementation. You will be translating art into science and will take an active role in defining how the platform looks and works.

Career growth. You’ll be joining a group of highly capable, creative and dedicated Developers, Data Scientists, Managers and Leaders that thrive in a collaborative environment and form a strong team culture. 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.

Why join us? 

CBC/Radio-Canada reflects the Canadian identity and promotes democracy. We strive to represent the voices of the country and support social and economic innovation. Our values - collaboration, learning and continuous improvement- embody who we are as a people-focused, digital-forward employer. We offer a rare-in-tech work-life balance with flexible schedules and an excellent benefits package. We want to ensure you are happy in and out of the office. 

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. 

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. Our team members are given opportunities to learn and work cross-functionally across multiple projects. 

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. From prototyping new UI/UX to setting up dev environments to experiment on and learning new programming languages. Wherever your interests lie, your 20% time is yours to allocate in a productive and professionally gratifying way. 

What you bring as our new Full Stack Developer, Data Visualization:

  • An understanding of front end design principles. You can implement business requirements through multiple phases of front end focused design to intuitive usage and optimal visualization. You have extensive experience selecting and using modern tools to define and build an interface- or implement a 3rd party solution - that can effectively gather, structure and process data from multiple sources, at scale. Familiarity with end-to-end data science application development is a plus.
  • The education and the technical expertise. A Computer Science or Engineering degree is preferred, but we know not everyone gains their development skills this way. With a minimum 2 years of development experience, you have an in-depth understanding of software development principles, practices, and concepts. You are highly proficient with:
    • Experience with Python, Javascript and React.js. 
    • Proficiency in software development and agile practices. 
    • Experience with data visualization tools and data visualization libraries.
    • Experience integrating API endpoints, as well as an understanding of the entire application flow (from the data layer to the UI).
    • Preferred: Knowledge of Data Visualization/UX best practices and data modelling.
    • Preferred: Cloud deployment experience; preference for Google Cloud Services stack.

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. You can read about the various backgrounds the talented people that make up our team bring to us here.

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.

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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