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Senior Javascript Engineer

NY, United States
Experience: Senior

The New Digital Business Group is an ambitious startup unit within AMC Networks. This dynamic group is focused on building new streaming content businesses and currently operates the high-growth streaming video subscription services: Shudder, dedicated to suspenseful and thrilling entertainment, and Sundance Now, focused on indie and high-quality films, documentaries and original series.

Shudder and Sundance Now are the leading SVOD services in their respective categories. They offer the best in curated, exclusive and original programming and are accessible on all major streaming video platforms (web, iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, FireTV, Xbox, etc.). These services launched less than two years ago and are scaling and expanding globally at an impressive rate.


What You’ll Do

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for writing and maintaining core Javascript web application features including Node/Express APIs, Front-End Javascript components, user interface styles, and Node build tasks
  • Implement REST APIs with Node and Express
  • Integrate third party or partner libraries on both the Front-End and server
  • Create reusable Javascript components with vanilla Javascript, HTML, CSS, SASS, or other approved Front End libraries
  • Ensure web apps are fast by thinking critically about asset management, caching, payload sizes, and global application design
  • Promptly communicate technical issues to the team in order to aid prompt issue resolution
  • Fix bugs in existing applications based upon priority
  • Make suggestions for improving existing applications and architecture
  • Assist in researching tools and libraries for use in our web apps


Skills

  • 5+ years experience working with Javascript in the browser and on the server
  • 3+ years of experience working with Node and Express as a web application backend
  • Ability to write clean and understandable Javascript using ES6
  • Ability to craft semantic HTML and clean, reusable CSS, SCSS, SASS without a library
  • Knowledgeable about Webpack, Gulp, Babel, and other modern Front-End build tools and task runners
  • Experience with HTTP, data fetching, and data transformation user interface display
  • Experience with managing software projects using Atlassian tools such as Confluence & JIRA and Git VCS like Bitbucket or GitHub
  • Experience with Linux and the Command Line
  • Knowledge designing REST APIs
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent overall communication and collaboration skills
  • Comfortable working in a startup environment


Pluses

  • Experience with streaming video technologies and javascript libraries (JW Player)
  • Experience with popular Front-End Frameworks (Vue, React, Angular4)
  • Experience with Postgres, Redis, and/or MongoDB
  • Experience building Node Command Line Tools
  • Experience writing API documentation via Swagger/RAML/API Blueprint
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