Front End Developer

Closing Date: 19 July 2022
Location: Flexible - occasional travel to Glasgow office required

About Us

STV is Scotland’s leading digital media brand. Each month, our commercial broadcast channel reaches 3.5 million viewers and the STV Player is the fastest growing Video on Demand service in the UK. This role is a unique opportunity to work on a multi-platform product that reaches a huge national audience across Scotland

STV are on a mission to become Scotland’s digital entertainment hub. The world of media streaming is fast-paced and constantly changing and STV is determined to lead the way with our new digital strategy. Our development teams are working to transform our video streaming service, STV Player, into a world class platform. Our challenge is to blend leading-edge technology with intuitive user interfaces and engaging user experiences.

About the role

From concept to completion, you’ll be working within our in-house development teams, to transform the STV Player into a world-class platform. Our challenge is to blend leading edge technology with intuitive user interfaces and engaging user experiences.
As a Front End Developer you will be responsible for crafting performant, accessible user interfaces to ensure that our users can enjoy the growing library of content that STV offers, on the platform of their choice. You will work with internal stakeholders and key 3rd party suppliers to ensure that ancillary requirements are met and delivered.

You will own the services you work on from cradle to grave - helping product management and engineering leadership define the requirements and architecture, through to supporting the services running in production.

About you
We’re looking for candidates with:
  • At least 2-3 years of professional experience as a software engineer
  • Advanced HTML, CSS and JavaScript (ES6) skills
  • Experience using JavaScript frameworks such as React or Vue.js
  • Have a consumer-focused approach
  • A passion for continual improvement and how to optimize for client side performance
  • Pro-active attitude and willingness to constantly refine and enhance products and services
  • A confident, ambitious, and curious approach to exploiting the latest digital products and trends
It would be great if you also had:
  • Experience of using Test Driven Development and Behaviour Driven Development 
  • Understand and have used agile methodologies.
  • Strong evidence of team working, mentoring, supporting and sharing knowledge with team members.
  • Knowledge of logging and metrics to help you determine if changes have been successful
  • Experience working from wireframes using such as Figma or Adobe XD.

There are plenty of reasons why it’s great to work at STV, here are just a few of the perks for you;
  • 25 days paid annual leave and 9 public holidays per annum, with the option to buy more through our Holiday Extras scheme. 
  • An extra day’s holiday on your birthday.
  • Healthcare cash plan providing Company contributions towards dental, optical, wellbeing or other healthcare costs.
  • Company pension contribution.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Season ticket travel loan.
  • On-site occupational health service.
  • Flexible benefits portal providing a range of retail and gym discounts.

Apply now

To apply please email a full CV and cover letter to

STV is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and to equality of opportunity for all. We encourage applications from candidates currently under-represented in our industry, so we are keen to hear from people from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background, disabled people and those from a lower socio-economic background.  We are a Disability Confident employer and are committed to offering an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum eligibility criteria for the role.