Senior Scala Developer @ NOW TV
Sky
London
2 months ago

Want to do the best work of your life? Make your mark at Europe’s leading entertainment brand. Our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work – a place where you can be yourself and let your skills shine.


Team Overview:


Part of the Sky family, we’re NOW TV, here to give people gloriously good TV, movies, sports and broadband free from contracts. That’s the entertainment they want, when they want it, how they want it, all on their terms. Our team members work with agility and each have the power to change what we do and how we do it, all to improve the viewing experience on the 60+ devices our customers can watch our app on.


Our team also develops technology for the broader Sky Group and Comcast, our parent company, supporting multi-propositional applications across the United States and Europe, such as NBCU’s Peacock in the US, Sky Spain and Sky X in Austria. No matter the device, the time or the place, we make sure that engaging large, diverse audiences with premium entertainment is possible. Our vision is to deliver the world’s best entertainment.


“Our work relies on building and maintaining the strongest relationships with other delivery teams across Sky and Sky’s partners. Collaboration and continuous improvement are at the heart of what we do. We’re looking forward to welcoming more talented people in our team” – Senior Scrum Master


What you’ll do:


  • Deliver production-ready, tested software in small increments
  • Take a proactive role on production issues and release management
  • Support and maintain the live product (including first line support) along with the development team
  • Collaborate with technical analysts and testers in the creation of backlog items, providing information such as cost estimates and technical risk
  • Take an active role in story definition, working closely with testers and business stakeholders to identify and ensure acceptance criteria are satisfied
  • Participate and lead when appropriate in daily stand-up meetings, reviews and retrospectives, contributing to the team’s technical direction and the improvement of its tools and processes

What you’ll bring:


  • Solid commercial experience as a Scala dev
  • Strong TDD/BDD and unit testing skills
  • Passion for Agile software delivery and pair programming best practices
  • Familiarity with continuous integration and delivery practices
  • Background in software development for high traffic, high availability large scale backend systems
  • Enthusiasm/aptitude for learning new skills and practices

Our Tech Stack:


You can also expect to work with loads of Java, Scrum, Kanban, RESTful Web Services/APIs, Extreme Programming (XP), Reactive Systems, Microservices Architecture, testing tools (ScalaTest) and mocking frameworks (Mockito), Cloud-Based Service Delivery, Akka, Spray, Play, Spring MVC, JPA, Hibernate, Architectural/Integration Design Patterns, Git, Unix/Linux, Cassandra, SQL and other NoSQL databases.


The Rewards:


There’s a reason people can’t stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special. Here are just a few:


  • NOW TV premium subscription
  • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
  • Generous pension package and private healthcare plan
  • Discounted mobile and broadband
  • Access to thousands of LinkedIn Learning and Pluralsight courses
  • A permanent, secure contract from the start (no probationary period)

The Office:


Our Osterley campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Chiswick Park, Gunnersbury, Acton Town and Ealing Broadway tube stations. There’s also plenty of parking, bike shelters and showers.


On campus you’ll find six subsidised restaurants and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon.


Flexible Working:


We don’t just look at your CV. We’re more focused on who you are and the potential you’ll bring to Sky. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we’re happy to support our people as much as we can with flexible working.


Especially during these challenging times, we’ll do everything we can to support you during your application. We’re currently recruiting through a fully remote interview process and you’ll also be able to start work with us remotely. But you’ll need to be living in the UK at the time of start and able to work freely in the country.


If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruiter, Wander Amorim, who will be happy to support you.


Why wait?


Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you.


To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky across social media.


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Just so you know: if your application is successful, we’ll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.

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