Full Stack Developer, STV News

Closing Date: 19 August 2019
Location: Glasgow

STV is looking for a software developer to maintain and enhance a new website for STV News using WordPress and other proven technologies.

The role requires detailed knowledge of the tools and workflows inherent in effectively managing a product of this scale and importance.

The successful candidate will have the experience and temperament to confidently control all aspects of the development process - from environments and test to performance and day-to-day management.

You will have a detailed understanding of WordPress including a realistic sense of its limitations and how best to mitigate them.  In particular, you will have experience of running high-volume WordPress sites serving millions of sessions per month.
 
A singular focus on user needs lies at the heart of everything we do at STV and this role requires the discipline needed to stay true to this goal.
 
You will be part of the STV News team and based in our Glasgow newsroom. This will ensure our digital products are closely aligned to our editorial content and that our website becomes a brilliant showcase for our journalism.
 
Although this role requires a full-stack skill set, it will work closely with graphic designers to deliver a nimble digital resource in the heart of the STV newsroom.
 
This is a rare opportunity to take the lead role in a large-scale media website for a prominent Scottish brand that will be trusted by millions of users.
 
Essential skills & experience:
 
A passion for WordPress and a track record of creating high performing websites using the CMS
Highly developed PHP skills
Exceptional HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript skills and practices
Detailed understanding of database management and MySQL
Experience of MVC frameworks 
Proficient in the use of VCS such as Git
A focus on performance and optimization
Sound understanding of JavaScript Design Patterns and clean coding practices
Experience in JavaScript build tooling such as Babel and Webpack
Awareness or experience in JavaScript Unit testing
Experience of CSS pre-processors such as Sass/Less
Experience of working on high-traffic, large-scale projects 
Pro-active attitude and eagerness to constantly refine and enhance our products for the benefit of our users
Commitment to continuous learning and skills improvement
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Self motivated to maintain high standards and deliver products our users will love
 
To apply please email a full CV & cover letter to hr@stv.tv
 
STV is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and equality of opportunity for all.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and as a Disability Confident employer we are committed to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role

Email hr@stv.tv