Sky

Senior Software Developer

Sky

Isleworth, England, United Kingdom

full time

04 Feb 2021

Sky

Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 7 countries, make your mark at Europe’s leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.

Our team is growing as we continue develop new features for the Sky Q STB. This could include working on browsers and App SDKs, REST API services, Voice Search, App managers, Bluetooth devices and a variety of analytics and telemetry engines.

“This is an excellent opportunity to join a talented and growing team that delivers new features and Apps for Sky Q customers.” – Steve Boardman (Head of Sky Middleware)

WHAT YOU’LL DO:
We need to expand the team to develop new features for the Sky Q STB. This could include working on browsers and App SDKs, REST API services, Voice Search, App managers, Bluetooth devices and a variety of analytics and telemetry engines.

  • Working with an experienced and talented team of Engineers.
  • Enhancing browser support for Apps such as YouTube and Spotify.
  • Working directly with third parties such as Netflix to integrate SDKs.
  • Developing and integrating RDK Components.
  • Working with the Analytics team to extend performance and quality metrics.
  • Given the opportunity to propose and specify new features for the Q Products.

WHAT YOU’LL BRING:

  • Strong C / C++ (preferably C++ 11)
  • Experience of Linux on an embedded platform / CE device
  • A preference for software development in an Agile environment using TDD

Desirable:

  • Work experience relating to a STB/DTV product (DVB/MPEG-2)
  • Understanding of the network stack (TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP 1.1), REST API, JSON and GNU toolchain (particularly make files and cross-tools)
  • Knowledge of scripting languages: Bash, python, HTML5, JavaScript, Node.js etc.
  • Knowledge of Qt
  • Web Browser development (eg QtWebEngine, Blink, Chrome V8, Webkit)
  • Audio/Video streaming fundamentals (eg MPEG4 / HLS / MPEG-Dash)
  • Familiarity with JavaScript audio/video players (eg Shaka Player)

Group Product: We’re the team behind the infamous Sky products line-up. From Sky+ to Sky Q. From hardware and software to intricate design. Could you help us turn an idea into the next big thing? As a team, we’re collaborative, empowered and innovative – together, we’re proud that everyone’s favourite Sky products are #MadeByUs.

There’s a reason people can’t stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

  • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
  • A generous pension package
  • Private healthcare
  • Discounted mobile and broadband



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