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Node.js Developer

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 in search of an experienced Node.js Developer with hands-on exposure to React, to join us on a short-term contract (with the possibility of extension) to further develop the usability and functionality of an internal Bull job queue engine called BADJAM (Bull Application for Data Jobs and Monitoring). 

This CBC built tool is used to take data from one client application (the data source) and port it to another (the data target) when a ready-built or out-of-the-box integration does not exist between two applications. The way the data fields are mapped between the data source and data target is described in the job configuration file itself. Currently, every job in BADJAM  requires a new workflow that must be manually configured by a Developer. Your challenge will be to determine the best approach to automating porting jobs with the ultimate goal of levelling up BADJAM into a robust, bonafide internal application that all stakeholders can trust. 

The CBC’s digital footprint is one of the largest in Canada. This is an incredible opportunity for someone looking to gain digital product experience at a company that is third only to Facebook and YouTube for data volume in Canada. You will make a powerful and direct impact on our audience of millions by enabling our internal users to optimize and leverage data that improves the audience experience. Furthermore, you will improve the daily work of our internal teams, by building out a self-service feature in BADJAM that will enable non-technical users to complete tasks easily.

We are open to qualified candidates who reside within Canada, but the CBC’s Digital Strategy & Products department is located in Toronto. While we are currently working remotely, the need to be in-office on occasion when it is safe to do so continues to exist. 

Here’s why we should work together:

Our digital teams’ values - collaboration, learning, and continuous improvement - 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:

  • Hybrid work environment with flexible work schedules, allowing you to prioritize yourself, your family and your work (Note: we are fully remote until masks are no longer required to be worn indoors);
  • Opportunities to work with cutting edge technology;
  • 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 play a critical role as part of the Audience Activation and Engagement team, with a significant degree of ownership over BADJAM in this next phase of its development. You will:
    • Review BAMJAM from end-to-end, front-to-back, analyze the system and the way it is used, and determine the approach for function automation.
    • Work across the tool to build a more robust architecture and framework, increasing scalability, and paving the way for a front-end to be developed for the tool. 

What you could bring to our team: 

  • The technical skills. You have two years or more of experience in Node.js and ideally a frontend language such as ReactJS. Exposure to Redis, OpenShift, and containerized applications is a bonus.
  • The drive. You thrive in an autonomous and ambiguous environment that rejects “business as usual” and fosters innovative problem-solving. You enjoy working with people and sharing your knowledge with them in a collaborative way. You are constantly  curious and continuously learning.
  • The communication skills. You know how to listen and empathize with others. You have excellent verbal and written skills. 
  • The education. We are less interested in formal degrees, while you may have an academic background in Computer Science, we value know-how over theory. Qualified candidates may be subject to a practical assessment of the above requirements.

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.

Wherever in the wording of the job description either gender is used, it shall be understood to include all genders.

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