CBS Corporation Front End Developer - UI/UX in New York, New York

Front End Developer - UI/UX

REF#: 30371

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: Smithsonian Networks

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




Smithsonian Channel™, owned by Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution, is where curiosity lives, inspiration strikes and wonders never cease. This is the place for awe-inspiring stories, powerful documentaries and amazing entertainment across multiple platforms. Smithsonian Channel combines the storytelling prowess of SHOWTIME® with the unmatched resources and rich traditions of the Smithsonian, to create award-winning programming that shines new light on popular genres such as air and space, history, science, nature, and pop culture. Among the network’s offerings are series including Aerial America, America in Color, First Ladies Revealed, Polar Bear Town, The Lost Tapes, Amazing Monkeys, America’s Secret Space Heroes, Mighty Ships, Mighty Planes and Air Disasters, as well as critically-acclaimed specials that include Titanic’s Fatal Fire, The Obama Years: The Power of Words, Nightmare on Everest, Diana and the Paparazzi, Diana: The Day We Said Goodbye and Flying High with Phil Keoghan. Smithsonian Networks also operates Smithsonian Earth™, through SN Digital LLC., a new subscription video streaming service delivering spectacular original nature and wildlife content. To learn more, go to, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Is writing awesome software and crafting a stellar user experience your true calling in life? Do you thirst for the challenge of writing code that could be used by millions of users? Do you love the intersection between development and product? Are you an avid learner who’s always looking to polish their knowledge? Do you want your voice to be heard in the projects that you are working on? If that’s you, we should talk.

Smithsonian Channel seeks an innovative front-end developer who has strong core front-end development skills and is also deeply focused on creating great UI/UX - critical to keeping our users happy. This position presents an opportunity to work on exciting web projects on a small but mighty team. Join us as we build the future of television!

We have:

  • A fully modern tech stack

  • Exciting projects and opportunities that will challenge you

  • A small, yet high-caliber team of developers

  • A fancy for writing quality software

  • A get-it-done attitude

  • A team of digital pioneers that you will be working with to craft custom solutions for a wide range of projects


  • 3-5+ years of experience with front-end development

  • Strong knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, CSS preprocessors (we use SASS), and JavaScript/jQuery

  • In-depth knowledge of responsive web design

  • Experience writing code that is scalable and responsive across the multitude of platforms and devices

  • A deep concern about the quality of user experiences you are developing, and the desire to be a UX champion

  • Experience with cross browser and device compatibility issues and solutions

  • Experience with version control software (we use Git)

  • The ability to problem solve independently and in a team environment

  • The motivation to adapt to and learn emerging technologies

  • The ability to play nicely with other humans (i.e. people skills)

  • Self-starter mode

You might also have:

  • Experience with JavaScript libraries (other than jQuery) and frameworks

  • Experience writing technical documentation

  • Previous work experience in digital media, preferably at a media company (television, publishing, etc.)

Please be able to provide a portfolio link or send code samples for projects that you are proud of. Personal projects are welcome!



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