Discovery Communications

Software Engineer I, UI

Posted Date 4 months ago(11/1/2017 10:27 AM)
Requisition ID
US-NY-New York City
Career Category
IT & Technical Operations
Company Employee Full-Time

Position Summary

We are a small, but mighty team, working at the cross roads of technology and entertainment to bring content from iconic television brands to our audiences over the Internet in the most entertaining ways we can imagine and build. As television changes, our mission remains true to the principles that founded Discovery – every day we seek to ignite people’s curiosity to engage, entertain and enlighten the world around them through amazing viewing experiences.


Discovery Digital Media is looking for a Web Client Engineer to build ReactJS applications with best-of-breed UX across Web, Xbox and future platforms.


We deploy applications for each of our network brands: Discovery, TLC, Velocity, Science Channel, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, American Heroes Channel, Destination America, Discovery Life, Discovery Familia and Discovery en Español.


Our client technology stack includes ReactJS, Redux, Node.js, ReactNative, Swift, Android and BrightScript. We love working with modern tools and sharing our experiences with the community.


This is a fantastic opportunity to help solve complex but interesting scalability, performance and availability problems for products consumed by millions of users each day! You will have the opportunity to work with a suite of great technologies and in a highly collaborative environment where the engineers get together on a quarterly basis in NY to problem solve  major business challenges.


What You'll Do...

  • Participate in design discussions about new features and approaches.
  • Write clean, concise, readable code that follows common design patterns and principles.
  • Complete work with a conscientious attitude and good follow-through.
  • Collaborate with coworkers from design, engineering, product, project, QA, and content teams.
  • Learn the digital product development lifecycle and our agile process.
  • Utilize multi-tasking and context shifting skills.
  • Stay informed with changes in technology.
  • Produce comprehensive, usable software documentation.

What You Need...

  • Proficiency in JavaScript and in particular SPA development
  • Strong oral and written communication skills



  • You are comfortable with collaborating using Git.
  • Ability to provide code samples either privately or through a Github repo.
  • Knowledge of JavaScript debugging and profiling.
  • Must have legal right to work in the United States.

Nice to Haves:

Experience with any of the following would be considered a plus...

  • ReactJS or ReactNative application development
  • HTML5 Video, ExoPlayer, Brightcove, or other video players


  • Competitive salaries
  • Paid time off
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • Fitness Discounts
  • 401K
  • Apple equipment
  • Much more...




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