Senior Software Engineer

Job Locations UK-London
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(2/2/2022 5:21 AM)
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Senior Software Engineer (Temporarily Remote)


Location:          London (Hybrid)

Department:   Technology




Find a job that let’s your imagination run wild! WildBrain Spark is a digital media leader that creates, manages and distributes kids’ entertainment content on platforms such as YouTube, Amazon Video Direct and ROKU. WildBrain Spark’s branded YouTube network is one of the largest of its kind, featuring over 500 brands and 300K videos across 800+ kids’ channels.


Our team also produces original content at our studio including animation, stop motion and live action, both for our channels and those of popular kids’ content and toy brands. Our content reaches 1 in 3 kids globally with over 4 billion monthly views, engaging families everywhere. WildBrain Ltd., the parent company of WildBrain Spark, is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide. This huge reach could not happen without our legendary team – and we are looking to add to it!


To work at WildBrain Spark means you get to help create and share stories that lets imaginations run wild. Join our team today to become part of the story!


About the Role


Reporting to the VP of Technology, you will explore, investigate, develop and enhance a range of in-house built software systems and services


We are a multi-disciplined group covering Software Engineering, Product Ownership, Data Science (using AI and ML) along with Analytics and Insights. We form self-organised teams around delivering solutions to real-world problems – we are agile, we are flexible and above all we have fun. We are diverse, inclusive and welcoming to all. Our technology stack is mainly PHP, with some Python, Node and React. We mostly use AWS along with GCP and are exploring using Azure.


  • Every day is different, brings new problems and challenges to solve. Typically you’ll be:
  • Exploring, Investigating, Developing, Enhancing and sometimes Decommissioning a range of in-house built software systems and services that create, operate, report on, support and manage our entire AVOD platform and related content library.
  • Working alongside our Data Scientists and Data Analyst’s to create ML/AI based new tools and technologies that enhance our content and inspire future content production.
  • Working with our Product Owners, Business Stakeholders, Customers, Users and others to explore requirements, test ideas and design new, bespoke solutions.


  • Hands on development experience in a mix of languages, comfortable working on your own and in pairs.
  • Experience with designing fault tolerant scalable systems that make use of native cloud capabilities.
  • Experience of working in an agile environment and understand OKR’s, MVP’s and KPI’s.
  • An appreciation that writing tests is just as important as writing code so we can fearlessly work together.
  • An understanding that even small changes can make a big impact.
  • A good understanding of commercial software engineering in rapidly changing environments.
  • A good understanding of transforming technology solutions for an ever changing world.
  • A good understanding of using SQL and NoSQL databases along with data lakes.
  • And strong skills in developing software, using modern frameworks, software patterns for both UX/UI, server-side and integration such as exposure to SOA/ESP along with JSON and RESTful API’s.


Life at WildBrain Spark


Working at WildBrain Spark is more than a job — it’s the opportunity to join forces with extraordinary, insightful and imaginative people who will recognize your talents and encourage your professional growth and development in a work environment that promotes creativity and individuality.


Our DNA (values)


Connecting Powers/ Creating Wonder / Being Legendary / Building Momentum / Pursuing Awesomeness




  • 25 days holidays (excluding Bank Holidays)
  • Flexible Hours with Hybrid Working
  • Enhanced Pension
  • Travel Flexi/ Season Ticket Loan
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Health Insurance
  • Income Protection
  • Eye Care
  • Life Assurance
  • Reduced Summer Hours


Our Commitment


Diversity and Inclusion are in our DNA. As a global leader in kids and family entertainment, we strive to reflect and honour the diversity of our audiences around the world. We believe that creating diverse and inclusive content & brands begins with fostering a culture of belonging at WildBrain Spark. To us, a culture of belonging is one where we celebrate and welcome the diversity of all employees, stakeholders, and external partners and strive to create an environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and brings their authentic self to work.


We recognize that people bring experience and talent that goes beyond the technical skills and requirements of a job. If you possess similar experience that is close to what we’ve listed here, we encourage you to please still consider applying. We strongly believe that diverse experience, transferable skills, and passion are key! WildBrain Spark accommodates people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.


WildBrain Spark is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected status or characteristic, including Race, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Disability, Veteran Status, Age etc. and encourages all qualified applicants.




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