Java Developer

<p>Our new Senior Java Developer will be responsible for producing both the underlying frameworks and main digital properties that make up CBC.ca. While we welcome people who feel they can contribute in non-traditional ways, strong core Java is essential for this role</p>

Toronto, ON

CBC

<p>CBC Digital Operations is the country&rsquo;s biggest digital startup, taking on the challenges of innovating how media is made, sent and received. We are also part of Canada&rsquo;s oldest and truest broadcasting company. We are trying new things. We are growing. As an entity of our own. As a voice for our country. As a team.</p> <p>Digital is a part of our present and all of our future. CBC&rsquo;s strategy is focused on becoming a digital-first organization that provides a digital platform for storytellers. Our mission is to engage our audience with stories they care about.</p> http://www.cbc.ca

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Mid Level

Overview: <p>CBC Digital Products is the country&rsquo;s biggest digital startup, taking on the challenges of innovating how media is made, sent and received. We are also part of Canada&rsquo;s oldest and truest broadcasting company. We are trying new things. We are growing. As an entity of our own. As a voice for our country. As a team.</p> <p>Digital is a part of our present and all of our future. CBC&rsquo;s strategy is focused on becoming a digital-first organization that provides a digital platform for storytellers. Our mission is to engage our audience with stories they care about.</p> <p><strong>The opportunity</strong></p> <p>If you want to enter the world of digital media and be part of the change and growth of one of Canada&rsquo;s long established and respected broadcasters, this is your chance. CBC Digital Products is looking for a Senior Java Developer to join our growing team.</p> <p>Our new Senior Java Developer will be responsible for producing both the underlying frameworks and main digital properties that make up CBC.ca. While we welcome people who feel they can contribute in non-traditional ways, strong core Java is essential for this role</p> <p><strong>New project work that you may work on includes:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Exploring semantic web to standardize tagging using industry standards and create a taxonomy that makes business sense.</li> <li>Working with the team that develops the technology responsible for creating and managing media presented on the public site and in native apps, to improve system metrics using ElasticSearch and Kibana.</li> <li>Developing standardized, vendor-agnostic APIs geared to: <ul> <li>Simplify content creation and discovery.</li> <li>Optimize distribution speed and relevancy.</li> <li>Generate data driven content by knowing what our audience wants.</li> <li>Unify data storage and automate the generation of API documentation.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p>If you're passionate about Canada and you love technology, learning and bringing out the best in others, you&rsquo;ll love working at CBC.</p> <p><strong>Who you are and where are you now?</strong></p> <p>You are working as a Senior Java Developer and you are looking for an opportunity to join a company with a purpose and with a commitment to supporting the career progression of their people. You are seeking a chance to innovate, collaborate and learn as you lend a tangible contribution to the way Canadians access and engage with CBC content.</p> <p><strong>What&rsquo;s in it for you?</strong></p> <p><u>C</u>utting edge tech. CBC has more than 25 digital sites, all of which are mandated to reach Canadians online everywhere and every way, with a high emphasis on mobile devices. To achieve that goal, with no down-time, takes a robust infrastructure, powerful technologies, reliable solutions and rewarding work. Java, React and Node are just part of our rich technology landscape.</p> <p><u>B</u>elonging. CBC/Radio-Canada is a Canadian institution. By joining our dynamic Digital Products team, you will be exposed to the best of all worlds. Corporate. Public. Startup. You will be part of a team that embraces diversity and at its core, truly cares about the country and the world.</p> <p><u>C</u>areer growth. CBC is fully invested in our people. Whatever it is you want to pursue whether it&rsquo;s a new programming language or a technical solution, whether it&rsquo;s expanding your Agile knowledge or building an audience-facing platform. We will provide you with the time, resources and championing that you need to keep your career here rewarding.</p>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>How you will make a difference on a daily basis:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Collaborate with fellow team members, the design team and Architects to ensure the highest quality product is developed and best practices are followed.</li> <li>Help the team to provide task breakdown and effort estimates to assist planning and implementation.</li> <li>Work and collaborate with QA team members to facilitate successful releases.</li> <li>Work with content-area development teams to assist in the implementation and support of digital properties based on the platforms and frameworks developed by Digital Products.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>What you bring:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The education. A Computer Science, Engineering degree or equivalent is preferred, but we know not everyone gains their programming skills this way.</li> <li>The passion. You have a passion for information and technology and you are enthusiastic about the opportunity to link the two pieces together.</li> <li>The hands-on expertise. You have hands-on professional experience developing large complex web-based applications. You have: <ul> <li>Expertise in Java and exposure to JEE frameworks.</li> <li>An understanding of how applications exchange and process JSON and XML.</li> <li>Proficiency with OOA and OOD (would be very beneficial).</li> <li>Hands-on experience writing API endpoints (preferred).</li> <li>Experience writing code accompanied by unit tests sufficient to ensure code coverage; experience using test-driven development would be considered an asset.</li> <li>Familiarity with Microservice architecture (would be beneficial).</li> </ul> </li> <li>The extra Java-based knowledge. You have experience developing with Java-based content management systems would be considered an asset. Knowledge and understanding of Java-based profiling and debugging tools.</li> <li>The desire to learn. You have the ability to quickly learn new technologies and respond to change by learning and adapting.</li> <li>The communication skills. You know how to listen and relay empathy and understanding for diverse perspectives.</li> <li>The confidence and the humility. Your powers of observation help you understand your audience and communicate with the right level of detail. You are open to the ideas of others.</li> <li>The creativity and adaptability. You can adapt quickly, innovate solutions and embrace the new while accepting the ambiguous.</li> <li>The Agile experience. You believe in the Agile methodology deeply but you are flexible and open to the real world twists and turns.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Why join us?</strong></p> <p>CBC/Radio-Canada reflects the Canadian identity and promotes democracy. We are rooted in the communities we serve and committed to sharing stories as Canadians live them, each and every day. We strive to speak in the voices of the country and support social and economic innovation. We live these external values. They are the foundation of our employee culture. A diverse culture of collaboration, learning and continuous improvement.</p> <p>Collaboration. We follow lean startup principles and use an Agile approach. Our dedicated people managers work closely with every individual to ensure we are leveraging their strengths, championing their ideas and supporting their pursuit of new skills and career progression. Our team members are given opportunities to collaborate cross-functionally across multiple projects.</p> <p>Learning. From simply buying a book or recommending a course to one-on ones, our leadership team is focused on creating an atmosphere where people feel fulfilled. We embrace experimentation as a means to learn.</p> <p>Continuous improvement. What can you innovate in 8 hours a week? Our Digital department at CBC recognizes just how smart, creative and inventive our team members are. Everyone is given the opportunity to choose personal projects on which to spend 20% of their time. From prototyping new UI/UX for our content to setting up dev environments to experiment on. From reviewing Apple Developer videos and learning new programming languages to creating improved search functions for our media. From updating old code to building unit testing tools. Your 20% time is yours to allocate in a productive and professionally gratifying way.</p> <p><strong>To Apply:</strong></p> <p>Think this job is meant for you but worried you don&rsquo;t have it all? At CBC we know that not everyone takes the same path when it comes to building their skills. Hands-on experience, intelligence, innovation, a passion for learning and a team-focused approach can combine to form the best set of qualifications. If you feel you meet all or most of the qualifications we are seeking; and you are excited by the possibility of growing our company, take a chance and express your interest here.&nbsp;</p> <p>In becoming the leader in expressing Canadian culture and enriching democratic life, we need to be as diverse in every way as the country we serve, both within our workforce and on air. As an employer, we value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada's public broadcaster.</p>