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Software Engineer (Web/Roku)

Toronto · Full-time

About The Position

The multi-screen streaming video and the interactive TV space is growing rapidly. Accedo delivers rich media apps on multiple platforms ranging from Smart TVs, gaming consoles and media devices to smart phones and tablets.

 

At Accedo, you will be part of a diverse and multi-disciplined development team, gaining exposure to cutting-edge technologies. This means working with some of the largest global media brands in the industry, e.g. Netflix, Spotify, BBC, HBO and Deutsche Telekom, just to name a few. Working in a highly collaborative and international environment, you will help transform requirements and designs into high performing feature rich applications on a wide variety of web based platforms and devices.

 

Who are we?

 

We are Accedo and have more than ten years of experience helping hundreds of TV platform operators, broadcasters, media companies, and consumer electronics manufacturers across the globe to design, deliver and manage the next generation video user experience across a vast range of connected devices.

Accedo offers a truly global working environment, with offices all over the world, including Stockholm, London, New York, Silicon Valley, Sydney, and Hong Kong, amongst others.

 

At the end of the day, our employees are what make us who we are, which means we work hard to create a good working environment with plenty of opportunities to grow and develop within Accedo, wherever they want to be in the world. We are on a journey, and are always open to ideas and individuals that want to contribute to making that journey a success.

 

Accedo is looking for a talented Software Engineer (Web & Roku) to join its growing Engineering team in Toronto, Canada. At Accedo you will be part of a diverse and multi-disciplined team, gain exposure to cutting edge technologies and can work with some of the largest global media brands in the industry. Working in a highly collaborative environment, you will help transform requirements and designs into high performing and feature rich applications on a wide variety of web based platforms and devices. This is an exciting entry-level position for a detail-oriented person who is passionate about technology. If this sounds like you, we want you to apply!

 

Objective of role

 

Primarily software development of front end applications using web technologies. You will work on applications for world famous brands from idea stage through to market launch. Your role can also include customer discussions, requirements analysis and testing support. The role will involve a close relationship with all Accedo’s NAM-based development teams including Guadalajara, Mexico.

 

Main tasks:

  • Development of for websites and Connected TV platforms using HTML/JavaScript/CSS, targeting Samsung TV, LG, Vizio, Xbox, Playstation, Fire TV, Android TV (amongst others)
  • Development of Roku applications using Brightscript Scenegraph
  • Technical documentation (project-centric as well as intranet-centric, our developer knowledge base is a key part of daily work)
  • Customer configurations and installations
  • Communication with customer technical contacts regarding development dependencies
  • Work closely with regional teams across global Accedo offices
  • Quality Assurance testing and deployment of new services
  • Liaising with Accedo’s vendor partners to set up and manage IPTV / Connected TV systems
  • Research and study new TV platforms as they come to market, including reviewing documentation and making recommendations for new applications and adapting existing applications
  • Other projects may be assigned at times, depending on the requirements of the business


Requirements

Professional Requirements:


  • Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, IT or related discipline
  • 3-4 years experience developing web based solutions and services
  • 1-2 years experience developing Roku applications using Brightscript Scenegraph
  • Extensive hands-on development experience using JavaScript, HTML, CSS, AJAX, JSON, ES6
  • Good working knowledge of JavaScript Frameworks (especially ReactJS, AngularJS) highly desirable
  • Good working knowledge of Brightscript
  • Server-side scripting skills (Node.js, PHP, Java) also beneficial, but not essential
  • Experience using Bitbucket / Git for source code management
  • Exposure to Agile, Continuous Integration, Test Driven Development is a plus
  • Self-motivated and Customer focused, with good English communication skills


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