Application Developer, Olympics - NBC Sports

Posted: 1/16/2019

Location: Stamford, Connecticut
Function: Marketing & Communications
Specialty: Digital Marketing, Web Production
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


Role Purpose
The Application Developer will be a member of the NBC Sports Digital Technology Team, directly contributing to our digital efforts for the Olympic Games and other high-profile sporting events. This person will primarily be responsible for developing solutions to support NBC Sports and NBC Olympics digital properties, leveraging technology such as Node/AWS/Lambda to create RESTful API’s and microservices. The Application Developer should be passionate, innovative, creative, and possess full-stack skills. This includes being well versed in continuous integration (CI), client/server relationships, troubleshooting tactics, network protocols and content delivery networks.


Responsibilities
  • Develop RESTful API’s and microservices leveraging AWS, Node, Lambda, API Gateway and other related technologies
  • Develop front-end solutions in Vue.JS and/or similar frameworks
  • Enhance and develop CSS for fully responsive/adaptive mobile-first experiences
  • Responsible for the development and support of cloud-based applications
  • Develop solutions that meet business objectives while leveraging industry best practices
  • Maintain and/or extend existing solutions, refactoring solutions, to improve performance and security
  • Actively engaged in daily scrums and other facets of project planning and management
  • Collaborate with other internal teams and stakeholders to support the business requirements
  • Provide support during non-business hours as needed
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of NBC Sports portfolio of applications and associated documentation
  • Pursue continuous improvement opportunities associated with existing software development programs


Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in a developer/programmer role, working within a technology team
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Excellent understanding of SDLC methodologies
  • Technical experience or aptitude is essential
  • Experienced working with internet-based technologies
  • Ability and desire to continually learn about new technologies and adapt to ever-changing business and industry needs


Additional Qualifications
  • Experience with AWS, Node, Vue.JS, React and other JavaScript frameworks
  • Experience with CSS and CSS frameworks
  • Experience working directly with web and/or digital video development teams, including partners, vendors and freelancers
  • Familiarity using GitHub, code repositories, branching and merging strategies
  • Familiarity and understanding of Continuous Integrations
  • Excellent organization skills, communication skills and attention to detail, and has the ability to clearly and concisely articulate complex concepts for a variety of audiences
  • Ability to break down complex concepts, tasks or problems into more simple, understandable language and action plans
  • Familiarity with Content Management Systems such as Drupal and WordPress



Eligibility Requirements
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job #: )
  • Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
  • Must be willing to work in Stamford, CT
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal’ s affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


  • Knowledge of web, online video and mobile standards, usability, accessibility and best practices, design, usability principles and constraints within web and mobile
  • Knowledge of Visio and PowerPoint
  • Experience working with enterprise CMS platforms such as Drupal and WordPress, familiarity with iOS and Android mobile platforms
  • Ability to self-start, self-manage, meet deadlines and learn from mistakes
  • Enjoy a challenging, fast-paced environment with a passion for digital media and the sports business
  • Testing, data validation and data flow experience is a plus


ABOUT NBC SPORTS GROUP
NBC Sports Group serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio and NBC Sports Digital, which includes NBCSports.com, NBCOlympics.com, GolfChannel.com, the digital assets of the NBC Sports Regional Networks, Rotoworld, the NBC Sports Talk franchise, multiple apps, and two transactional sports businesses, GolfNow and SportsEngine. NBC Sports Group possesses an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic Committee, the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, IndyCar, PGA TOUR, The R&A, PGA of America, Churchill Downs, Premier League, Tour de France, French Open, and many more. In 2018, NBC Sports Group presented three of the biggest sporting events in the world: Super Bowl LII, the Winter Olympics from PyeongChang, South Korea, and the FIFA World Cup on the networks of Telemundo.

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