Front-End Development Team Lead, Mobile & CTV

Job Number: R50020903

Brand: Fox TV Stations

Job Type: Information Technology, Product Management / User Experience / Content

Location Type: Onsite

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location: Los Angeles, California

Job Posting Date: November 23, 2022

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox TV Stations

Fox Television Stations is one of the nation’s largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 29 stations in 18 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Seattle.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Front-End Development Lead, Mobile & CTV role offers compelling technical challenges across six different codebases and an opportunity to lead a newly defined and talented team.

This role will influence strategic engineering direction as we take Locals News to exciting spaces. FTS is looking to bridge the gap between the palm of your hand and the living room and you will be in a pole position on that effort.

As the team lead, you are responsible for the Mobile and Connected TV client development squads. You will support your team members, provide them with opportunities to develop their career, and write code alongside them. You are an expert problem solver and the go-to person to address roadblocks, conflicts, and miscommunication. You will maintain engineering quality, track team productivity, and control the pace of software development to meet business goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with developers, QA, product managers and solution engineers to plan, design, develop, test, and maintain the Mobile news apps and Connected TV (CTV) apps with the highest quality standards
  • Maintain high standards of software quality within the team by establishing best practices and habits

  • Proactively pursue sources of requirements (Product Team, QA, Solution Design, etc) to document technical details and dependencies to tee up work for the team

  • Advocate for solutions that take quality, app performance, backwards compatibility, tech debt and development resources into strict consideration

  • Maintain the health and fidelity of FTS mobile and CTV codebases by advocating for and executing code improvements and paying off technical debt

  • Provide technical leadership to teammates through peer review, coaching and mentorship

  • Prepare reports, manuals and other documentation on the status, operation and maintenance of software

  • Design, develop, and unit test applications in accordance with established standards and industry best practices

  • Package and support deployment of builds and releases

  • Assess opportunities for software and process improvements and prepare documentation to share with team members and other affected parties

  • Actively participate and prepare for sprint ceremonies, meetings, discussions, and work sessions with both the development team and engineering leadership

  • Work closely with delivery managers, product managers, solution engineers, and Fox Technology teams to manage the delivery of technical solutions from requirements analysis through design and delivery

  • Take responsibility for ensuring that risks and issues are identified and managed closely

  • Address team issues quickly and directly, particularly when it comes to personnel or non-engineering related issues

  • Work with the Director of Engineering in enabling an effective and efficient software engineering operation

  • Other duties as deemed necessary and appropriate.


 

REQUIRED: 

  • Solid working knowledge of at least two of the following mobile or CTV development programming languages: Swift 5 with SwiftUI, Java for Android development, Kotlin with Jetpack Compose, HTML/CSS/JavaScript/XML/JSON/LightningJS/KeplerJS
  • Current relevant experience developing for multiple SmartTV platforms such as tvOS, Android TV, Fire OS, Roku, Samsung, Vizio, and LG
  • Professional experience leading development teams
  • Comfortable with developer tools including Jira, Confluence, GitHub, Charles Proxy, Postman, Azure, AppCenter, TestFlight
  • Detail-oriented and strong work ethic
  • Clear and thoughtful communication
  • Thrive on collaboration

DESIRED: 

  • Have an eagerness to learn new things
  • Experience working within a mixed engineering organizations including local, remote, and vendor resources
  • Experience using agile methodologies for software development
  • Familiarity with integrating ad technology stacks, videos and live streams in a mobile or connected TV app
  • The desire to tell the local story
  • You consider phones and TVs toys to be bent to your will

About FTS Digital: FOX Television Stations (FTS) Digital, the digital arm of one of the nation's largest owned & operated TV station groups, is committed to being the digital leader in Live, News and Sports. We invest in the very best people, technology and ideas, and we’re here to drive transformation of traditional media to exciting heights. We’re looking for creative, innovative leaders who are passionate about digital and crave a challenge. We’re all in. Are you? Let’s go!

EOE/M/F/Veteran/Disabled

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans.  Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of a reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.  Please send an email to tvho-digitalJobs@FOX.COM or call (212) 301-5853, or visit our readily accessible office located at 205 E. 67th Street, New York, NY 10065, and a member of our recruiting team will assist you.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company’s success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.

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