Application Developer (JavaScript, Node.js) - NBC Sports

Posted: 2/15/2019

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 work as part of a team of technology professionals to deliver world-class web, mobile, and connected device applications for the NBC Sports Group. The Developer will team with other developers to build and maintain applications in accordance with industry best practices and will work closely with a cross-functional group of Product Management, Project Management, Quality Assurance, and Customer Service professionals to help NBC Sports Group maintain and grow its portfolio of industry leading video streaming applications.

  • Build and maintain multiple web applications utilizing both custom and open-source PHP frameworks
  • Develop RESTful API’s and microservices leveraging AWS, Node, Lambda, API Gateway and other related technologies
  • Develop front-end solutions in AngularJS 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 engage in daily scrums and other facets of project planning and management
  • Collaborate with other internal teams and stakeholders to support 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 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.

    • Passion for professional sports and an interest in digital media
    • Innovative and flexible thinker, comfortable suggesting solutions and willing to take risks
    • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
    • Committed to quality in every assignment, large or small

    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,,, 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.

    NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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