Node JS Developer

Employment Type: Contract or Permanent

Location: Remote, GMT/BST timezone

Salary: £TBC

The Role

You will be one of our team of developers for onboarding set top boxes. You will need to work independently at first and then onboard and lead others as we grow the team. There is a mixture of challenges as we bring on new set top box platforms and updates as existing platforms change. Your goal will be a stable set of scrapers that can adapt and keep working with minimal intervention.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain and streamline our existing scrapers in NodeJS
  • Develop and maintain image processing Lambdas in Python on AWS using OpenCV
  • Help us to rapidly expand our network by adapting and extending our software to bring new platforms online
  • Automate the validation of scrapes to ensure that high levels of accuracy is maintained
  • Play a part in an agile team – participate in stand-ups, sprint planning & retrospectives.
  • Gain exposure to other popular programming languages and frameworks including Python, Lambda, OCR of screenshots on Raspberry Pi devices using Tesseract

 

Requirements

 

  • NodeJS experience, 3+ years in a commercial role. You need to be confident in your ability to support and build upon our current systems.
  • An interest in additional languages, paradigms and skills. Our scrapers are built in NodeJS and process data into our PostgreSQL and AWS systems. Having an interest in how other parts of the system integrate.
  • Highly numerate and literate in English. We’re a remote team and communication is extremely important.
  • Proactive and organised. We do not micromanage so the day-to-day aspects will need to be managed well in order to ensure you deliver.
  • Working knowledge of Git workflows, unit testing, and DevOps toolchains

 

Desirable

  • Hands-on experience with AWS, specifically Lambdas
  • Knowledge of the various API authentication methods
  • Knowledge of Python
  • Experience with PostgreSQL
  • Familiarity with microservices architecture
  • Experience with GraphQL queries

About us

Looper Insights is a scale up in the Video on Demand (VoD) industry and we are growing fast. In the last 12 months our B2B cloud-based analytics software has been taken by some of the biggest names in the VoD sector. We have just scratched the surface of a huge untapped market.

Our product is an innovative and unique SaaS analytics solution, presenting data captured by our own hardware and software. We analyse product positioning for any app, content and streaming service shown in the digital User Interface (UI) of connected devices.

Clients need visibility of their products to create promotions that drive their sales, views, customer acquisition and help reduce customer churn in the hyper competitive world of streaming services. We are currently the only service, globally, that provides this data.

We are the first mover in this new category and we are enjoying a momentum of sales and interest from the biggest players in content and streaming services.

We have established data labs in London and Los Angeles to collect data and analyse insights on Film and TV placement for VoD stores across territories. Our software service provides data for marketeers to get full visibility on the correlation between promotions, sales spikes, ROI on promotions and insights they can use to plan strategies and tactics which improve their overall ROI. Our clients include VoD stores, Film/TV Studios and Broadcasters.

With a dynamic culture that celebrates group and individual success, we have lean teams of super-smart, hard-working colleagues who collaborate closely to produce a valuable service for an industry about which we’re all passionate. We work with some of the biggest, most dynamic technology and media companies in the world; we love working with them and we love pushing ourselves to provide greater solutions and customer experiences for them.

Employment at Looper

Looper was designed from the ground up to operate as a global distributed team, working from the UK, Europe, West Coast USA and South America, with a belief in autonomy, responsibility and trust. That means a flexible schedule and the room to get your head down and produce excellent work. If you need to do the school run, or go for a walk to think through an idea, we trust you to get things done however you do them best. Life at Looper is about outcomes.

We are committed to diversity and the principle of equal opportunity for all employees. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national, social or ethnic origin, age, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, family or parental status, or any status protected by the laws of England and Wales.

To apply for this role please send your CV to join.us@looperinsights.com, along with a covering letter introducing yourself.