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Operations/Support Engineer - Web/App/API/Cloud

Job Title: Operations/Support Engineer - Web/App/API/Cloud
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Salford, Greater Manchester
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: A.S.A.P
REF: AC/4419932_1637571334
Contact Name: Amanda Cager
Contact Email: amanda.cager@projectpeople.com
Job Published: 13 days ago

Job Description

This is a great opportunity for someone from a support/operations or development background that wants to progress into technical Architecture/Design with a great training plan.

Work for a high profile global Broadcasting/TV company that offers great career development and training opportunities.

Offers a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

Excellent career opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation and unrivalled training and development opportunities.

They offer a hybrid way or working with a mix of being in the office on occasions and remote.

What the role be doing:

You have the opportunity to work a range of online products. Initially, you will focus on the sites and apps specifically aimed at children.

You'll work on a range of online products. Initially, you will focus on the sites and apps specifically aimed at children. These include Bitesize and a collection of games apps that educate and inspire hundreds of thousands of children.

Most of the products & services are hosted on AWS. They use serverless technologies such as Lambda, storage technologies such as DynamoDB and S3, and many other services including API Gateway, Cloudfront, Kinesis and Athena.

The web tech stacks are predominantly based on Node.js, with a JavaScript/React.js web frontend. The apps for children are mostly developed using the Capacitor.js framework and deployed to iOS and Android app stores. Back-ends are mainly built using Node.js (JavaScript and TypeScript), normally as micro-services with Rest APIs and event-driven patterns.

They use Python, Numpy, Scipy and AWS Lambda for our data science and machine learning algorithms.

Responsibilities

  • Be a technology leader, in the digital architecture team, and in the Children's & Education product/engineering team
  • Develop the technology vision and strategy for your area, maintaining an awareness of the underlying business and technical strategic drivers and challenges
  • Develop plans, designs and solutions that take a vision from idea to reality.
  • Understand the technology landscape within the area that you support. Identify gaps, challenges and opportunities, and then use them to develop appropriate solutions. This will involve working with both internal teams and external suppliers
  • Work closely with colleagues and stakeholders from across multiple teams (including product, delivery, editorial, UX, engineering and architecture). Through collaboration, ensure everyone understands the requirements, strategy, and approach to deliver the best technology solution
  • Participate in the incubation of emerging technologies, architectures and approaches in order to understand the opportunities of creating new services, or using new technologies

Experience needed

As training will be provided, you don't currently need experience in design or architecture you just need experience of ANY of the following:

  • Experience of building websites and/or mobile apps, and/or powerful backends in either a support/operational role or development position
  • If don't have experience of web/app before, but do have some cloud development experience, that can also be considered.

For finer details on the role please contact Amanda Cager - Amanda.cager@projectpeople.com - 07796 302988.

Project People is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.