Senior Software Engineer

Job Locations UK-London
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 week ago(11/23/2021 3:39 PM)
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Find a job that lets 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. If you have an idea, WildBrain Spark will help you develop and grow it into a reality! Our content reaches 1 in 3 kids globally with over 4 billion monthly views, engaging families everywhere! 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 your imaginations run wild. Join our team today to become part of the story!


What We Offer

Working at WildBrain Spark is more than a job — it is the opportunity to join forces with extraordinary, insightful, and imaginative people! We will recognize your talents, encourage your professional growth and development in a work environment, that promotes creativity and individuality. Some of the perks we have are private insurance, income protection, gym subsidies, bonus time off, employee share programmes and flexible working.


WildBrain Spark is committed to providing a supportive work environment and corporate culture free from barriers to promote inclusion, equity, and diversity. 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.


COVID-19 Update

Our office in Euston is open! Our teams are working wthin a hybrid model and are collaborating within the office a minimum of two days per week. The interview process will take place via Microsfot Teams virtually or in person. Please let us know if you require accommodation during the recruitment and interview process. 


About WildBrain – a parent company of WildBrain Spark

At WildBrain we make great content for kids and families. With approximately 13,000 half-hours of filmed entertainment in our library – one of the world’s most extensive – we are home to such brands as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Degrassi. Our shows are seen in more than 150 countries on over 500 telecasters and streaming platforms. WildBrain’s portfolio spans all areas of the entertainment industry: WildBrain Studios, where we develop and produce hit animated and live actions series; WildBrain Television, which is composed of prominent kids’ television channels in Canada (Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino); home to Peanuts Worldwide; brand management to some of the world’s most-loved kids brands; celebrated global licensing and distribution teams with WildBrain CPLG, and a leading children’s YouTube network in WildBrain Spark, one of the largest networks of kids’ channels on YouTube, with over 168 million subscribers.


WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WILD). Visit to learn more!


Tech Team@ Spark


This role is in our Data and Technology Group a small London based department focused on creating world-class content and metadata management, distribution, analytics and insight products and services that are grounded in the needs, wants and behaviour of our customers. We are experimentative, we make big and small changes, and we are motivated by the fact that everything we do has the potential to be impactful. We know we won’t always get things right first time and enjoy learning and exploring new ideas.


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.


What You Will Do

  • 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.


What You Will Bring

  • 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.


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