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Android Developer, OTT Harmonization

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?

CBC Digital Products is on a mission to harmonize two technology stacks and build an over-the-top (OTT) media streaming offering for both our English and French services. Based in both Toronto and Montreal, the innovative and collaborative OTT team is creating the next generation of video-streaming experience for both English and French-speaking Canadians, as well as the internal systems used for content management, customer relations, and data analytics.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Digital Products, and working under the direction of the Senior Manager, OTT Harmonization, we are adding an Android Developer to the Toronto team. This is a contract opportunity ending March 31st, 2022. Currently our team is working remotely with the requirement to be in-office once the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions are lifted and it is deemed safe for us to be together.

This is an end-to-end project working on an exciting and innovative product that will draw data generated by and provide service to millions of Canadians. You will design, develop, test, and roll out apps for both our ICI-TOU.TV and GEM video streaming services encompassing a shared codebase with different themes, displays, menus, integrations, and tracking. 

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:

  • 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 contribute to our core product set, which includes:
    • The CBC and Radio-Canada OTT native Android apps for ICI and CBC Gem.
    • A high-quality video playback experience for our users.
    • Integration with a backend system that stores and retrieves media, metadata, subscriptions, user information, and lineups.
  • You will help develop our tech stack, which includes:
    • Native Android codebases (Kotlin with legacy Java), components, and frameworks that are shared across multiple applications.
    • Backend components and systems built using Node.js, Java, C#, MongoDB.
    • Native unit test integrations and evolving automation frameworks.
  • You will create reactive layouts adaptable to both languages and resize to accommodate different displays. 

What you could bring to our team: 

  • The education. A degree in Computer Science, Engineering, degree, or the equivalent is preferred, but we know not everyone gains their app development skills this way.
  • The expertise. You have hands-on experience developing enterprise-level mobile applications serving up large quantities of data connected to big backend services. You can defend your ideas and challenge ours. 
  • The experience. You have experience with build processes and an understanding of continuous integration and the full mobile development life cycle, including publishing to the Google Play store. 
  • The technical knowledge. You have hands-on expertise writing maintainable code based on clean architecture principles. You can: 
    • Develop in Kotlin.
    • Request and parse data from REST APIs. 
    • Use both old and new Android libraries.
  • The collaborative approach. You understand the concepts of collective responsibility and ownership. You are an excellent communicator who practices active listening and empathetic engagement across diverse perspectives. 
  • The quality mindset. You are passionate about delivering high-quality products. You understand modern approaches to testing, unit testing, manual test case execution (including the unique challenges in native mobile environments) - and when to best deploy them.
  • The bonus skills:
    • Experience working with apps built in Java, building iOS apps, or working with web technologies.
    • Experience working within an Agile setting, collaborating with Product Owners and Product Managers to iteratively deliver and innovate product solutions.
    • Ability to communicate in both French and English is an asset.

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

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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