Javascript Developer

Showmax is one of the largest and most successful subscription video on demand services serving sub-Saharan Africa. Showmax apps are available for smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, computers, media players and gaming consoles. The engineering team has the unique challenge of supplying shows from Hollywood’s biggest studios, local African productions, and live sports from around the world to consumers in developing economies - all without compromising quality.

A bit about the team

We're building a brand new frontend team with focus on high performance video streaming applications for leanback devices (low-powered Smart TVs, set top boxes, Chromecast). You would cooperate very closely with product and design to create fast and responsive applications that would still be good looking and with great usability.

This brings us to the way we cooperate with product and design. We work in a dual-track fashion where we have a developer, a product manager, and a designer working together on new features. You can be part of it from the very beginning - brainstorming ideas, commenting on UX, wireframes and designs, as well as on technical aspects and complexity of proposed solutions.

Also, despite working on large screen TVs you can’t really emulate, we can ensure fully remote work. We have a TV lab in the office which you can access remotely to control, develop, and debug the app from your home.

Who are we looking for?

We're looking for a highly experienced JavaScript engineer that also has great knowledge of web technologies and would be passionate about the job.

We have very diverse teams which are often working remotely. Good communication is key as well as English proficiency.

What you’ll get in return?
  • 25 days of holidays
  • 5 sick days
  • Annual bonus based on performance
  • Fully remote work possible
  • Equipment that you prefer - Lenovo or Apple laptop, monitors, etc.
  • Meal vouchers, MultiSport card
  • Education - internal knowledge sharing, conferences, online courses, time allocation for learning purposes
  • Ergonomic workspace, good coffee and snacks in the office

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