blinkbox is a group of three companies providing digital movies, music and books on as many platforms as possible.
Our part of this group, blinkbox books, is in the design stage after being bought by blinkbox (Tesco's digital entertainment group) in late 2012. We're looking for flexible, passionate developers who will help us build Britain's most loved digital book service.
Our dev team is currently 12 strong, with three teams working on our website (Node.js, AngularJS), core services (Mule, Java, Scala) and content ingestion (Ruby, CouchDB) systems.
By taking a service oriented approach we're building a platform that will let us be dandelions; "be willing for things to fail, throw things out there, try things, and see what sticks". With such well established competitors we want to be on our toes…
In September 2012 blinkbox bought Mobcast, a company with years of experience selling book shops to big companies but limited experience of selling books to customers. Our challenge is to take the existing technology and focus it on our customers, transforming it into a flexible, scalable, service-oriented architecture fronted by RESTful APIs.
We’re looking for talented developers of all levels of experience, from graduates through to seasoned developers.
Ideally you’ll know more than one programming language (it doesn’t really matter which ones), have strong opinions on various development matters, and be able to demonstrate your abilities and drive through a Stack Overflow profile, GitHub account, blog, or other similar channels.
If you feel you have what it takes, applying for one of our jobs will offer you a good chance to join a growing team at a time of great opportunity — for our business and the trade — and pit your wits and development skills against competition from some of the world’s largest companies.