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Senior Software Engineer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

BBC Audience Platform is one of the BBC's biggest and most ambitious online projects. The ultimate aim being to personalise the online content, and engage more effectively with our audiences. Our services are transforming the BBC into a data driven organisation supporting the delivery of BBC’s services such as iPlayer, News, Sport, CBBC/ CBeebies, Weather, Radio and TV, etc. Our tech stack is largely Java, Node.js and AWS.

In BBC Audience Platform we use the latest tech, with teams that inspire innovation and autonomy, and striving towards Continuous Delivery. Our products span the whole of the BBC and reach millions of users!  Not only will you be working on great projects and with cutting edge technologies you will be surrounded by a team of like-minded Technology professionals from whom you can learn and grow. We regularly have Technical Brown bag sessions and try to have frequent Hackathons. This is an environment where we love to share ideas, challenge the traditional with our goal of taking the BBC on the journey to be a Digital First organization.

Role Responsibility

The primary focus of this role is on the creation and maintenance of fully tested RESTful web services, written in Java using a wide variety of AWS services, including some on pre-release NDA agreements.

We’re agile in our development with a multi-disciplinary team working closely with a Product Owner, Business Analyst and Project Manager along with dedicated QA and our colleagues in User Experience & Design.
As we receive high levels of traffic, you will be responsible for ensuring the services remain performant and scalable to meet the ever growing demands.

As a senior engineer, we would expect you to own issues, take a lead in cross team communications and mentor junior team members.
 

The Ideal Candidate

We're looking for someone with solid core Java skills, ideally gained in a high volume, low latency environment but any kind of enterprise experience at scale is highly desirable.

Experience of Agile development practices such as pair programming, Scrum, XP, peer reviews and continuous integration and development would be ideal. If you have any cloud skills then great but if not don't worry as training will be provided and it's a great opportunity to expand your knowledge of a wide range of AWS cloud technologies.

Join us to deliver robust products at scale that in a modern AWS environment as part of a great multi-disciplinary agile team. Help us to deliver the solutions robustly and securely at scale – eg systems with more than 25,000tps, dealing with 2 billion data points in real time daily by the end of the year, delivering tens of millions of alerts in under a minute, and large scale events such as voting on Strictly Come Dancing and Glastonbury on iPlayer.

Package Description

​Grade 8 (proposed band D)

  • Excellent career progression: The BBC offers great opportunities for ambitious individuals to seek new challenges and work on many different and varied products.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities: Our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • A vibrant digital community: We have a strong focus on continuous improvement and engineering excellence. We host regular talks from internal and external speakers, and provide generous opportunities to attend industry events and conferences.
  • Benefits: We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

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