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Frontend Developer

The Olympic Channel

1 year ago

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The Olympic Channel is a multi-platform global media destination where fans can discover, engage and share in the power of sport and the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round. Offering original programming, news, live sports events and highlights, the Olympic Channel provides additional exposure for sports and athletes 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in 12 languages. The Olympic Channel was launched in August 2016 in support of the IOC’s goal, set out in Olympic Agenda 2020, of providing a new way to engage younger generations, fans and new audiences with the Olympic Movement. Founding Partners supporting the Olympic Channel are Worldwide TOP Partners Bridgestone, Toyota and Alibaba. The Olympic Channel is available worldwide at, its mobile apps and on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and the Roku platform.


Job Description  

OCS is seeking to hire a full stack developer to join our client devices team.
As part of the Client Devices team you will be responsible for the developing, evolving and maintaining the different client facing platforms (Web, Mobile Devices, Connected Devices), providing the technical expertise and contributing and applying best practices in development as well as being the owner for the assigned work reporting to the Client Devices team lead.
You will be responsible for communicating with stakeholders to understand and refine user requirements, propose, accept and seek approval for improvements and for delivering high quality software. As part of your role you, together with your team, will suggest and implement improvements to the software and the software process as well as helping to provide the necessary tools to operate, monitor and diagnose the applications.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and improve our web platform

  • Develop and improve our iOS and Android applications.

  • Plan and architect the tech for new app features, systems and integrations, and make it happen.

  • Apply pragmatism and best practices in software engineering, delivering projects on time, with excellent quality.

  • Writing tests and continually improving our build process

  • Take ownership of the app, finding ways to improve its effectiveness, reliability and cost.

  • Solving problems at scale, ensuring scalability and resilience of the solutions delivered.

Skills & Requirements

  • At least 5 years of hands on development experience.

  • Extensive JavaScript and Typescript experience and a familiarity with the languages, their nuances and characteristics including best coding and testing practices.

  • Extensive experience with Web development, HTML5, CSS and fast development frameworks like React, Angular or Vue

  • Extensive experience with SEO and web performance optimization.

  • Extensive JavaScript experience with Nodejs

  • Demonstrate extensive understanding of REST APIs and best design patterns

  • Experience and pragmatism in TDD, testing frameworks and best practices

  • Ability to efficiently learn new tools and languages

  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse team that is geographically dispersed.

  • Desirable experience developing native mobile applications (iOs or Android) or React Native mobile applications.

  • Desirable experience in the following areas: AWS and build automation

  • Desirable experience working in an agile environment (SCRUM, KANBAN, LEAN)

  • Desirable experience with an additional programming language other than Js

  • Desirable experience with web automation testing tools like selenium or similar

  • Fluent English and outstanding communication skills (written and oral) 

Workplace & Environment

  • Fast paced work environment

  • The role is remote

  • Available to travel occasionally (10%) if required by immediate Supervisor

  • Freelance 1-year contract with the intention to keep extending


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The Olympic Channel201-500 employees
Official website of the Olympics. Access breaking sports news, watch video highlights, original sports series and relive the best Olympic moments.

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