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Full-Stack JavaScript Engineer needed to work with a well-known media organisation, in a brand-new team on some exciting ventures.

About the role

The role is helping build new functionality around building communities for a number of media outlets – primarily online newspapers and magazines. They’re implementing new ways in which users can interact with articles, primarily around commenting, live chats, Ask-Me-Anythings with journalists and the like. This can be anything from a Social Media Manager or the writer of an article responding to the latest comments and questions from their users; Chats alongside a current event i.e. a football match, speech, election and similar, and being able to raise important comments to those following, or ask pertinent questions to the writers; or even just having a strong community of regular commenters who can solve each other’s problems.

This has been looked at a smaller scale for some of their brands, with the aim to roll this out across their businesses, which attracts tens of millions of views in the UK.

What skills do you need?

This is a full-stack JavaScript role, primarily working with Vanilla JS and Node. They’d like whoever comes into this role to be capable of working across the full-stack, and previous commercial exposure to Node, although this role is more focused on the front-end. You’d also be working with GraphQL and AWS – and the end-client is welcome to upskilling anyone in this role to learning those technologies.

From a Seniority point of view, they would want someone who’d need limited handholding in a production environment, and ideally someone who can help mentor more junior developers, be part of architectural decisions and discussions, as well as being a helping hand for other teams around them.

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