Software Developer - 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 Software Developer will work as part of NBC Sports Group Digital’s Video Metadata Services team to create and maintain the applications and services that power our industry leading video streaming applications. This development team works on mission critical services that must be highly-scalable, highly-reliable, and easy to support, maintain, and expand. The Developer will work closely with a cross-functional group of Product Management, Project Management, Quality Assurance, and Customer Service professionals to ensure that the services meet all business and operational requirements.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Develop RESTful API’s and microservices leveraging AWS, Node, Lambda, API Gateway and other related technologies
  • Develop and execute test plans, including automated test scripts, to ensure that API and service layer changes can be deployed successfully with minimal risk of rollback
  • 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 three (3) 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 Lambda, AWS API Gateway, Mongo, Node, Vue.JS, React and other JavaScript 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

    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

    At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

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