Senior Front End Software Engineer (14460) - Toronto - (Remote)

Toronto, Canada /
Technology – Website Development /
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Who We Are:
For over 25 years, Getty Images has embraced disruption and change; riding the digital wave to evolve from a fragmented, analog stock photo business into a multi-billion dollar, global e-commerce industry leader and trusted brand. The breadth and quality of our content has always allowed our customers and partners to tell their stories with greater creativity and accuracy, eliciting more emotion and enabling more action.
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Getty Images works with over 360,000 contributors and image partners to provide comprehensive coverage of more than 160,000 news, sport and entertainment events, impactful creative imagery to communicate any commercial concept and the world's deepest digital archive of historic photography. With over 440 million assets, of which over 320 million are digitized, encompassing the latest global news, sports, celebrity, music and fashion coverage; exclusive conceptual creative images; and the world’s largest commercial archive. New content is added daily, with 8-10 million new assets added each quarter.
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Senior Front End Software Engineer - Canada

Duration: Permanent
Location: Toronto, Canada
Start: ASAP

Due to the current conditions of COVID-19, this key position will initially work from home, until such a time when we return to our office.

Who You Are:

    • You are a professional Software engineer that has experience working on and leading software development projects. You have professional experience working with web technologies such as React and Ruby. You are passionate about writing robust software that will be seen by thousands of people around the world every day. You care deeply about the quality of the code you write and are comfortable giving and receiving feedback on merge requests and code reviews. You understand your core technologies deeply. You understand the impacts of one development approach vs another and can articulate the ramifications through both a business and technical lens.
    • You enjoy collaborating with teams of other skilled engineers to unravel complicated problems. You collaborate well with your coworkers and ask questions when something is not clear or you are faced with a complicated issue. You enjoy taking a leadership role on the team, helping to clarify requirements for others, or jumping in to help tackle difficult problems. You enjoy learning about new technologies and how they might be applicable to help surmount challenges you encounter. You like to share what you have learned with your teammates so that they can share and grow from your experience.

Your Next Challenge:

    • You will join a body of highly-collaborative software engineers that are comfortable working with a diverse set of tools and are willing to take initiative on their ideas.
    • As a Senior software engineer you will not only be a member of the team, but a leader within the team. You will participate in code reviews, share reflections on your team's progress and promote the highest bar of code quality wherever possible. You will actively join conversations about how to best approach the features that your team is being requested to deliver. You will also play a role in the larger development team working with other Senior Engineers on other teams sustain alignment and standardization between teams and their parallel efforts.
    • You will also interact with the other parts of the Getty Images Inc. technology team, collaborating with designers, data-scientists, product managers and other partners to help build enterprise grade software to delight our customers. You will be engaged to help estimate features, provide technical feedback as well as support the production website.
    • We value learning and development at Getty Images. We devote time for personal learning both during the course of business as well as hosting dedicated hack-a-thons and internal learning events to help everyone feel like they can grow both personally and expertly.

What You'll Need:

    • A validated understanding of ES6 and modern JavaScript for the web.
    • At least 2-5 years of career experience writing code within a React.js framework.
    • 2 or more years of on-the-job experience with Ruby on Rails.
    • Experience with version control tools like Git.
    • Experience in web development, and the basics of HTML and CSS and the semantic meaning of these tags. You have experience writing well-structured and maintainable markdown using standards such as BEM.
    • An understanding of SRE and how assure that, when problems arise, the engineering team is the first to know there is a problem rather than finding out from customer reports.
    • Capability to work independently on a project, refine unclear requirements, and collaborate within a multi-functional team to ensure that you are delivering the value our business partners require.
    • A strong worth ethic, and a desire to grow and learn!

Nice to Have:

    • A working understanding of SEO and how to ensure pages are setup to best allow search engines to crawl and index pages.
    • Professional experience with AngularJS 1.4*
    • Experience with other web frameworks and libraries such as Vue, Angular, etc.
    • Knowledge of AWS, and infrastructure as code using technologies such as Terraform.
    • B.Sc In Computer Science or Software Engineering or applicable degree or certificate program.

Mental and Physical Demands:

    • Frequent communication with others to exchange information.
    • Frequent sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing; Time of each will vary.
    • Constant operation of computer and frequent usage of other office machinery, including (but not limited to) calculator, copy machine, computer printer, etc.
    • Frequent repetition of motions and gestures that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers. (Required)
Due to the current conditions and impact of Covid-19, this key position will initially work from home, until such a time we open our offices. At the time of the local office opening, employees and managers will partner to determine the work site location in line with our Flexible working policy.

Benefits at Getty Images
Extended Health Insurance

Time off Work/life balance is important to us
We provide flexible time off and 10 sick days each calendar year. Additionally, we pay 4 weeks of fully-paid Parental Leave for new parents, with primary caregivers eligible for an additional 8 weeks of fully-paid leave.  
Company Paid Holidays
Employees enjoy company-paid holidays for each of our global locations.
Disability and Life Insurance
We automatically enroll and pay for Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D) up to 2 times your annual salary. We also provide you with fully paid Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability Insurance. 
Employee Assistance Program
Employees have access to free, confidential assistance for everyday problems such as stress management, financial coaching, marital or family issues, substance abuse, occupational problems, and referrals for legal, childcare, and eldercare services. Employees can seek additional discounts on other wellness activities such as travel, gym memberships, and sports! Through our EAP services, employees are also eligible for 3 free counseling visits and life coaching sessions.  
Learning & Growth
We value continuous learning and development to help everyone develop their skills. Enjoy mentorship, curated training & more.

Leadership Principles

As a company, we're committed to living these Principles every day. Here's how we support our mission to be the best place to work globally.

We are trustworthy, transparent, and honest
We love character, authenticity, and integrity.

We always raise the bar
Excellence is our norm; we get better through endeavor, curiosity, and speed.

We collectively bring solutions
We love debate, but collaborating to solve problems for ourselves and our customers is everyone’s responsibility.

We care, are kind, courteous, and respectful
We will not tolerate rudeness.

We reject biased behaviour and discrimination
We seek to understand biases in all forms. We call out biases and discrimination when observed and take action where responsible.

We are inclusive of different voices, perspectives, and experience
Diversity and inclusion are never done, but we are passionate in their pursuit.

We are one Getty Images with no silos
We share goals and accountability; we and actively seek information and expertise; we make time for our peers.

We deliver on our commitments, and commercial goals
With one voice and shared accountability.

We put the customer at the heart of everything we do
We listen to, anticipate, and exceed customer needs, adapting as they evolve.

We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds and perspectives. Women, gender-nonbinary, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

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