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Director of Front-End Engineering

Company: National Basketball Association (NBA)
Location: Secaucus
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

The NBA is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace. To safeguard our employees and their families, our visitors and the broader community from COVID-19, and in consideration of recommendations from health authorities and the NBA's own advisors, any individual working onsite in our New York and New Jersey offices must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including having received a booster when eligible. The NBA will discuss accommodations for individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.
Position Summary:
At the NBA, we're passionate about growing and celebrating the game of basketball. Through the intensity of the game and the unrivalled athletic skill of our players, we deliver excitement to hundreds of millions of fans around the world.As a global sports and media business, the NBA is so much more. While Basketball Operations runs the league's on-court activities, other departments manage relationships with television and digital media partners, develop marketing partnerships with some of the world's most recognizable companies, oversee the licensing of NBA merchandise, and handle a wide variety of responsibilities that drive the NBA's success.The NBA runs numerous web sites and digital products that generate fan interest around the world. League Pass is one of the NBA's best-in-class products available in over 215+ countries that allows fans live and archive access to games from the preseason through the NBA Finals. Whether it be for the NBA, WNBA, G League, Basketball Africa League or 2K League millions of people visit sites, engage with mobile apps, and view our content across multiple platforms.Continuing its role as a digital leader in media, the Digital Product Development team will develop and deliver a number of strategic digital product initiatives for the NBA, NBA 2K League, WNBA, Basketball Africa League and G League.
We are looking for a candidate that can lead the front-end engineering team in the development and maintenance of various websites and digital products for these leagues. The candidate should be an expert in their field and help lead the team strategically in achieving our goals. The ideal candidate for this role should be an effective communicator, an expert in leading agile product development initiatives and be able to effectively find solutions to issues that may arise.
Major Responsibility:

  • Lead a team of developers in building fully functional websites based on business requirements and design specs.
  • Provide technical and developmental mentorship to subordinates.
  • Partnering with Product and Content Teams, gather business requirements and design technical solutions to meet those needs.
  • Liaise with, and provide written feedback to technical and business constituents as necessary.
  • Set coding standards and help drive the strategic technical direction of our front-end development efforts; develop systems to meet or exceed business KPIs.
  • Understand and modify existing systems as business requirements and consumer behaviors change.
  • Develop system test criteria and participate in systems testing.
  • Respond to, isolate and resolve programming problems.
  • Provide after hours and weekend support for production systems when needed.
    Required Skills/Knowledge:
    • Front-End Superstar: at least five years of experience building highly available / scalable websites in an enterprise environment.
    • Experience leading an Agile development team, in either a managerial or engineering leadership position.
    • Deep understanding of HTML, CSS, Javascript and ReactJS frameworks.
    • Strong knowledge of web server technologies (i.e. Apache) and web proxies (i.e. Varnish).
    • Strong knowledge of Amazon Web Services inclusive of Lambda, S3 and other micro-services.
    • Knowledge of Content Delivery Networks (i.e. Akamai) and CI/CD stack.
    • Excellent written and verbal skills.
      Education:
      BS in computer science, electrical engineering or a related technical discipline.
      We Consider Applicants For All Positions On The Basis Of Merit, Qualifications And Business Needs, And Without Regard To Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Alienage Or Citizenship Status, Ancestry, Marital Status, Creed, Genetic Predisposition Or Carrier Status, Sexual Orientation, Veteran Status, Familial Status, Status As A Victim Of Domestic Violence Or Any Other Status Or Characteristic Protected By Applicable Federal, State, Or Local Law.

Keywords: National Basketball Association (NBA), New York , Director of Front-End Engineering, Executive , Secaucus, New York

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