React Developer (Web)

Job description

XITE aims to offer the best music video experience in the world. Founded in the Netherlands, XITE now reaches consumers across Europe and North America 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 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. Working with several different stakeholders such as marketeers, customer journey experts and creative designers you are responsible for improving or rebuilding the current website, setting up growth ideas and implementing improvements and experiments on XITE’s website and the XITE app. You will be a vital part of XITE’s growth ambitions to bring the best music video experience to the world.

In your role as Web developer your main task will be to bring all our legacy websites (Vue.js/PHP/Wordpress) together in one new codebase/framework and take ownership and responsibility for the website codebase. When the new website has been fully deployed, you will keep developing new features, improvements and experiments for the XITE website.

All development is done in house and you will be part of a bigger team of frontend developers, who have the focus on React Native and Web development for a TV and Mobile application. After the website project is complete there are possibilities to switch to application’s feature development within the Frontend team


Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the website codebase, including CMS and storage
  • Redesign website solution to accommodate all the requirements scoped out
  • Be part of multidisciplinary growth team for setting up experiments and marketing campaigns
  • Introduce and develop innovative solutions that will improve the user experience on web and app
  • Actively contribute to architectural decisions regarding tools and technologies
  • Implement tooling and technology for A/B-testing, surveys, monitoring, analytics
  • Triage and resolve reported bugs
  • Setup and maintain unit and end-to-end tests together with our QA-team
  • Assure high quality of deliverables following the best practices
  • Knowledge sharing and progress within the company

Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience working on a production (web)application
  • Working experience with React
  • Experience with HTML, CSS and JavaScript, NodeJS
  • Experience working with static types in JavaScript (Typescript, flow)
  • Experience with test frameworks
  • Experience with CI tools such as CircleCI is a plus
  • Experience in working with REST APIs (internal and 3rd-parties)
  • You’re obsessed with code quality and committed to making sure everything is well implemented and bug-free.
  • Team player and capability to work independently; contributing to the product ideas backlog
  • Able to gather technical requirements and create a plan to execute those requirements.
  • Comfortable learning new skills, being pro-active and keep up with trends in development world and evolving tech stack
  • Curious and creative
  • 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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