Full Stack Developer

We Are The News

London | Full-Time

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Background:

We Are The News (WATN) is a new news based social media platform, bringing together and connecting people with opposing and/or similar views for the purpose of debate. WATN is looking for an experienced engineer with expertise in real-time video streaming to join our team, with a view to launch our MVP within 6 months. You will be crucial in helping us build and scale the platform for this innovative start up. You will receive a significant proportion of equity.

What we need:

  • 5+ years experience in Full Stack Development
  • Experience in developing and optimizing real time video streaming systems and/or social media platform
  • Experience of working directly with video (e.g., VP8/H.264)
  • Experience of translating business requirements into technical solutions
  • Knowledge of the latest UI and UX trends
  • Knowledge of Wireframing and Prototyping
  • Knowledge of system architecture, security and authentication
  • Experience in leading and managing teams to deliver apps/web platforms from inception to completion
  • Start-up or product launch experience
  • Strong Communication skills
  • A keen interest in the news and current affairs
  • Based in or able to travel to London for face to face meetings

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop a secure media platform to support the streaming and uploading of digital online content
  • The platform must be secure, robust, high performing and scalable
  • Develop user interface
  • Put user experience at the forefront of all development activity
  • Develop Back End to support storage management for user details and video content
  • Develop techniques to improve streaming reliability and quality on all platforms, including mobile