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Senior Front End Engineer

210001O6 Requisition #

Senior/Lead Front End Engineer

Content Technology


Location: London/Leeds (Our roles offer hybrid office/home/remote working patterns)

Closing date: Wednesday 1st December 2021

Why you should join us…

We connect with millions of people every day, make the content they can't get enough of and reflect and shape the world we live in… and we do all this through the power of creativity. We will be a digitally-led entertainment and media company that creates and brings brilliant content to audiences, wherever, whenever and however they choose.

Our Content Tech department is currently recruiting for a Senior or Lead Front End Engineer. ITV's core business is video. We are the teams that manage these assets and ensure the content gets to the right place on time, everytime. Our Team Tracks all assets into ITV which are required for Broadcast and International delivery, into ITV’s Archive. We take a user-focused approach, with a fully cross-functional team working alongside users to create the best employee experience.

Our roadmap contains a number of exciting opportunities to extract greater value from ITV’s assets and optimise the content supply chain further. We love talking about the work we do, so feel free to get in touch if you’d like to hear more about this.

This role will be focused on technical leadership & some line management to front-end developers in Content Technology. It will be a key responsibility to liaise with Product Owners, Senior Engineers & Solution Architects to explore and deliver best in class technology solutions. 

Example Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership and line management to front-end developers in Content Technology.
  • Work with Product Owner, UX/UI designers and backend developers to translate requirements and product features into manageable components/tasks, estimate timings and resources, suggest solutions and identify possible risks
  • Specify, design and implement components that are efficient, reusable, accessible and well abstracted.
  • Build comprehensive unit, integration and functional test coverage using automated test-driven techniques to ensure code quality.
  • Collaborate with UX/UI Designers to review and understand wireframes and prototypes
  • Collaborate with the cross-functional teams on refining the process, defining acceptance criteria and participating in retros
  • Learn new technologies and keep abreast of existing technologies and be able to apply these to a variety of projects as applicable.
  • Contribute towards best practices for application development.
  • Contribute to in-house coding style and style guide

ITV offers a highly autonomous environment to our Engineers so the above is just some examples of the day-to-day; you will have a large contribution to what your day-to-day should really look like. 

To be considered for this opportunity you will need to demonstrate the following skills:

Minimum role criteria:

  • Excellent JavaScript (ES6/ES2015 and beyond) – Both bespoke authored and use of 3rd party libraries
  • React / Redux
  • Demonstrable experience of writing both class / functional components in React
  • Experience with React 16.8+ features such as Context, Lazy, Memo and hooks
  • Modern frontend tooling (npm / yarn, Webpack / Create React App, Babel, PostCSS, esLint)
  • Experience mentoring more junior engineers
  • TypeScript in React
  • ImmutableJS
  • Redux Middleware
  • Experience in Line Management or Coaching
Closing Date: Wednesday 1st December 2021

ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from candidates with a disability and as a Disability Confident Leader if you meet the minimum criteria for a role and you have declared that you have a disability, we’ll guarantee you’ll get to the next stage*.

We're happy to discuss any support/personalisation 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 anything... our email is Find out more here

Find out more about our benefits

We want to be the most flexible employer in Media. We offer Smart working and we will support you and provide you the right environment and work/ life balance

We reach millions of people everyday, that’s why having diverse talents and being an organisation where colleagues feel included is crucial to us. We have various networks who celebrate and support our colleagues. We try to embed an inclusive mindset in everything we do. Find out more here 

* There may be a few exceptions where we are not able to take all eligible candidates to the next stage due to the volume of applications.

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