Backend C# Developer, OTT Harmonization

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  • Contract
  • Toronto

Website CBC Digital Products

Description: NOC Code: 2174

Working at CBC:

At the CBC, we all have a story to tell. What’s yours?

If you share our passion for Canadian storytelling and you wish to help us engage with individuals and communities across our various digital platforms, this is where you’ll want to be!

Every day, you will have an opportunity to shape the way in which Canadians see themselves reflected in our digital services. Your work will have a direct impact on how millions of Canadians from various communities connect with our products, with one another, and with the diverse voices that make our country so unique.

You will have the opportunity to play a part in enlightening and entertaining Canadians through our innovative work in building the mediums that deliver our content. We are an innovative hub, where the talented professionals we work with are respected and valued for their contributions. Our product teams are vibrant and our work culture strives to achieve the highest standards of diversity and inclusion. We believe that hiring people with different career paths and backgrounds is fundamental in our shared success and in building healthy and highly performant teams. When you join our mission, you are not only shaping the vision of the CBC, but the future of our country.

Why is this role important?

CBC Digital Products is on a mission to harmonize two technology stacks and build an over-the-top (OTT) media streaming offering for both English and French services. Based in both Toronto and Montreal, the innovative and collaborative OTT team is creating the next generation of video-streaming experience for both English and French-speaking Canadians and the internal systems used for content management, customer relations, and data analytics.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Digital Products, and working under the direction of the Senior Manager, OTT Harmonization, we are adding a Backend Developer to the Toronto team. This is a contract opportunity ending March 31st, 2022. This is currently a remote role with the requirement to be in-office once the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions are lifted and it is deemed safe for our team to be together.

As part of a cross-functional Agile product team, you will focus on creating a single repository code base and infrastructure to harmonize the metadata, the video delivery, and the CMS used to manage the content lineup that services millions of Canadians. Leveraging existing APIs, you will create and organize efficient code that allows the OTT team to enable English and French content releases to happen consecutively or simultaneously while maintaining two distinct brands with unique content.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a critical role in building a scalable, resilient infrastructure to deepen our connection with millions of Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast accessing our content through ICI-TOU.TV and CBC Gem. Your work will enable us to operate at a high velocity, keeping up with other streaming services in an ever-changing environment.

Here’s why we should work together:

Our digital teams’ values – collaboration, learning, and continuous improvement – embody who we are as a people-focused, digital-forward employer. We follow lean startup principles and use an Agile approach. Our dedicated people managers work closely with every individual to ensure we are leveraging their strengths, championing their ideas and supporting their pursuit of new skills and their desired career progression.

Here at CBC Digital Strategy & Products, we want you to be happy and feel good at work. It is essential that work be a safe space where our employees are able to share their authentic selves with one another and to push each other to challenge conventions.

Perks you can look forward to:

  • Flexible work schedules, allowing you to prioritize yourself, your family and your work;
  • Work from home opportunities;
  • Competitive total rewards package;
  • 20% of time for innovation, learning and development; wherever your interests lie;
  • Opportunities to work with cutting edge technology;
  • Opportunities for continued learning and professional development;
  • Opportunities to become a member of our Employee Resource Groups;
  • Pair programming and mentorship opportunities, where you can learn from the best in the industry and help coach new talent;
  • A creative and dynamic work environment, where your ideas and contributions can be heard, valued and respected;
  • A supportive management team committed to upholding the highest standards of diversity and inclusivity;
  • An environment which favours experimentation and an iterative approach in order to achieve the highest form of technical innovation.

How you will make an impact:

  • You will collaborate with teams in both Toronto and Montreal to ensure that the OTT product successfully interacts and interfaces with existing media infrastructure.
  • You will support harmonization of technology and code across ICI-TOU.TV and CBC Gem, ensuring a seamless backend experience for metadata management, video delivery, user and subscription management, and lineup management.
  • You will help the team keep up-to-date on the latest developments in technology, ensuring that our products remain modern, scalable, and performant.

What you could bring to our team: 

  • The education. A degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, or equivalent is preferred, but we know not everyone gains their programming skills this way.
  • The hands-on expertise. You have five or more years of hands-on professional experience creating resilient and scalable backend code for large complex web-based applications. You understand how to build infrastructure that supports and draws from high volumes of data and metadata.
  • The technical knowledge. You have expertise in object-oriented design and architecture (OOD and OOA), server-side C#, and writing code accompanied by unit tests to ensure complete code coverage. You are proficient in:
    • ASP.NET Core and Web API.
    • Visual Studio or VS Code.
    • MS SQL, MongoDB, ElasticSearch.
    • OAuth 2.0 protocol.
    • Git.
  • The motivation. You can quickly learn new technologies and respond to change by learning and adapting. You are forward-thinking and want to expand your reach, contributing to the breakdown of work and planning tasks.
  • The Agile team approach. You believe in the Agile methodology deeply, but you are flexible and open to real-world twists and turns, and you are comfortable with iterative and incremental development. You thrive in a team-focused environment, and you know how to listen, relay empathy, and appreciate diverse perspectives.
  • The bonus skills. You have:
    • Experience with TypeScript.
    • Familiarity with Docker containerization.
    • Familiarity with Cloud environments such as Azure.
    • Exposure to Layer7, Viafoura, Zuora, or LoginRadius.
    • Knowledge of GraphQL.
    • Bilingualism in English and French (spoken and written) is an asset.
    • The flexibility. You are comfortable returning to work in-office full time when required.

To Apply:

At the CBC, we recognize that not everyone takes the same path when it comes to building their skills. We value diversity of thought and of experience, and we are excited to hear from you! Hands-on experience, intelligence, innovation, a passion for learning, and a team-focused approach can combine to form the best set of qualifications. If you feel you meet most of the qualifications and you are excited by the possibility of adding to the rich culture of the CBC, take a chance and express your interest by applying now!

If you’re interested in reading more about the various backgrounds of the talented people that make up our teams, our exciting new projects, and what we’re currently working on, check out our Digital Labs blog on Medium!

CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity. That’s because we can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country. That’s why we, as an employer, value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada’s public broadcaster. For more information, visit the Diversity and Inclusion section of our website. If you have accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to

You are invited to consult and familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, which can be found on our corporate website. All employees must adhere to the Code as a condition of employment. We also invite you to take a look at our policy on conflicts of interest. In the event that you become an employee, it will be important to inform us, as quickly as possible, of any situation that, because of your hiring, constitutes or could appear to constitute a conflict of interest.

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