React Developer (TV)

Job description

XITE aims to offer the best music video experience in the world. Founded in the Netherlands, XITE now reaches consumers across the world through interactive TV, on-demand streaming services and linear networks. XITE revolutionized the way audiences experience music videos by allowing viewers to search, like, and skip through its vast catalog; enjoy channels curated by its team of music experts; and create their own channels based on a genre, era and visual style using its unique Mixer feature. XITE has an extensive music video catalog through agreements with all major and top independent music labels.


Job summary

In 2019 XITE launched an exciting new music video app on several OTT platforms worldwide, such as Comcast X1 Xfinity, Sky Q, Amazon FireTV, AppleTV and Roku. With our reach extending into more than 100 million homes. The next key challenge of the XITE app is growth; attract new users and build up an active recurring user base by scalable and sustainable growth.

You will be a vital part of XITE’s growth ambitions to bring the best music video experience to the world.


We are looking for a pro-active React Developer, with a passion for making high performance applications, to join our Apps team and who wants to grow with us. You will be responsible for building and improving our music video streaming application on platforms such as AppleTV and Amazon FireTV, with smooth playback and fast user interaction. All development is done in house and you will be part of a bigger team of frontend developers, of which 3 are focussing on React Native and Web development. This focus includes implementing best performance solutions, UX improvements, A/B experiments, new features and much more.


Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain Web applications and Native applications built with React and React Native
  • Write high-quality modular code
  • Translate UI designs into high-performance application features
  • Work together with designers, back-end developers, marketeers etc. in feature teams to design and develop cross team features and functionalities
  • Participate in Agile development process, including scoping, technical design, estimation effort, coding, testing, debugging, code reviews, maintenance and support
  • Setup and maintain unit and e2e tests together with our QA-team
  • Create and configure A/B experiments to improve user experience
  • Write documentation
  • Research on tools, technologies/services and best practices to improve the app stability, performance and quality
  • Help yourself and the team grow by providing feedback on work and processes
  • Share learnings and progress within the company

Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience working on a production application
  • Experience building apps with React
  • Deep understanding of HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Experience working with static types in JavaScript (Typescript, flow)
  • Bonus points for experience with building apps with React Native
  • Knowledge of backend architectures is a plus (Scala)
  • Team player with a collaborative attitude.
  • Strong debugging skills
  • Analytical thinking
  • Understanding of good UI/UX
  • Comfortable learning new skills, being proactive and keep track of new developments
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • You live in the Netherlands or want to move to the Netherlands


What do you get out of it?

Superheroes don’t always get enough recognition for their work, but here at XITE we make sure you’re taken care of by providing you the opportunity to develop your career in a young, fast-growing international company. We provide a challenging (agile) work environment where professionalism, initiative and creativity are a must. We have a unique combination of music, television and new technology.


And let’s not forget; we have chef prepared lunches, Friday afternoon drinks and rooftop parties (post Corona!) We are welcoming to anyone who'd like to contribute to making XITE a truly global organization and to make the best working environment for all employees. We encourage you to join us as we change the way the world consumes music videos. If you want to experience what XITE stands for, watch our product reel.


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