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Core Front End Engineer

Posted: 7 Oct 2020 Closes: 7 Dec 2020
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time itv/190001YP

Front-End Engineer (Direct-to-Consumer)

London, Grays Inn Road 

Full-time, Permanent basis 


ITV is the biggest commercial television network in the UK. Behind every famous face, there are hundreds of others, all doing their bit to make things happen. We love telly, we’re passionate about content and most importantly we understand our audiences. As a growing international company, we’re commercially minded and have a global focus. We’re all about pushing the boundaries and being innovative.

Why you should join us...

ITV loves helping people build their careers. Every day we create quality content for different platforms, including some of the UK's best-loved TV programmes. Behind the scenes, our diverse team works collaboratively in a variety of different roles, thinking creatively and commercially to make an impact across the globe.

We are looking for a Front End Engineer to join our collaborative team within the Direct to Consumer area (DTC). 


What this role will entail...

Direct-to-Consumer is the home of ITV Hub, and last year we served 1 billion videos to 20 million users across 20+ platforms including Amazon Fire, Xbox, Android and iOS devices to name but a few. We’re constantly expanding with year on year video delivery increasing by 40%. 


With the options of where we distribute our content growing by the day, there will be new ground we embark on with smart connected homes, new streaming platforms and new shows from our studios.


We have just come through a very exciting & record-breaking time for ITV with our online performance during the World Cup unmatched by our rivals with record numbers of users streaming the live football and that is before we even elaborate on the success of Love Island. Our viewing figures for 2018 broke records and the trend is carrying on into 2019. 


ITV are recruiting for Front-End Engineers to join the DTC team to focus on providing highly responsive, mobile-first front-end solutions that will allow ITV to be best in breed for video-on-demand, catch-up and new original content in the UK. 

Key Responsibilities and skills required:

  • Liaise with senior technical staff to explore and suggest strategic technical solutions to support ITV’s long-term strategic technology roadmap. 

  • Ensure developed software conforms to operational requirements of hosting environment 

  • Work with test and operations teams to troubleshoot and resolve issues throughout the life cycle 

  • To liaise with Product Managers and Solution Architects to explore and suggest appropriate technical solutions to achieve the required product features 

  • Work with Project Managers to translate requirements and product features into manageable components/tasks, estimate timings, and resources, suggest solutions and identify possible risks

  • Specify, design and implement reusable components that are efficient, scalable and well abstracted. 

  • Build a comprehensive unit and functional test coverage using automated test-driven techniques to ensure code quality. 

  • Write, review and take responsibility for technical documentation that assists teams in picking up domain experience. 

  • Be active in developer communities outside of ITV, contribute to discussions and external projects, attend conferences and build a network of like-minded individuals

This is a critical role where you will be developing front-end’s that will be reaching our millions of consumers daily, showcasing the fantastic original content and Live Sport that ITV broadcast & stream. Please apply using the methods provided or contact a member of the resourcing team for further information.

The ideal candidate: 

  • Proven track record in Javascript development and software engineering principles.

  • Experience working with React JS

  • Build a comprehensive unit and functional test coverage using automated test-driven techniques to ensure code quality. 


Closing date: Monday 21st October 2020


We love different perspectives and celebrate individuality. So, we look for the best talent from all walks of life. We're passionate about creating a diverse and creative team of people of all ethnicities and backgrounds. Treating people equally and with fairness and respect is a way of life here. Our jobs are open to all.

At ITV we celebrate individuality. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce and we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and if you have a disability and meet the minimum criteria for the role we'll guarantee you an interview. We're happy to discuss any additional support you may need during our application process as part of our reasonable adjustments approach. So we encourage you to get in touch with us if you require additional support... 

At ITV it's your talent that matters and we want you to be the best you can be.


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