Front End Developer

Closing Date: 21 November 2021
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.

Our streaming service grew faster than any other broadcaster VOD platform in 2020 – up 68% – thanks in large part to the growing popularity of Player-exclusive content, which now makes up around one third of all digital viewing.
The Player’s addressable audience increased considerably after being added to Sky Q across the UK in December, following UK-wide launches on Freeview Play and Virgin Media earlier in the year. It is now pre-installed in over 17 million UK broadband-enabled homes – around 70% of the total.

About the role
You will be working within a cross-functional team within STV Digital, delivering the STV Player across our range of supported Connected TV platforms. 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.
About you
Come and speak to us if you…..
  • At least 3 years of professional experience
  • Advanced HTML, CSS and JavaScript (ES6) skills
  • Strong evidence of team working, mentoring, supporting and sharing knowledge with team members.
  • Have a consumer focused approach
  • A passion for continual improvement and how to optimize for client side performance
  • Experience of using Test Driven Development and Behaviour Driven Development 
  • Are skilled in using JavaScript frameworks such as React and Redux
  • Understand and have used agile methodologies.
  • 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
To apply please send your CV and cover letter to
Closing date: 21 November 2021
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.