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Software Engineer, Frameworks & Tools, BBC News (WS2020)

Job Introduction

Were looking for a passionate software engineer to join our Frameworks & Tools team.

Youll be joining a small, focused team working on reusable platform components. You will design solutions based around AWS infrastructure and will write high quality, scalable code mainly in Ruby with a mix of other languages including Go. Youll be passionate about solid object-oriented code design, investigating emerging web technologies and building highly scalable microservices for audience facing BBC News products.

Your team will own the design and build of tools and services that keep our products running well - including build and deployment tools, logging and config management and monitoring. Youll provide capabilities as-a-service for other teams to use and be a centre of excellence for our use of Cloud technologies to deliver high quality unbiased journalism to millions people a day, in the UK and around the world.

The right candidate will be someone with a strong interest for high quality coding and devops who is quick and keen to learn and adapt and who enjoys iterating their ideas in an agile fashion working as part of a team.

We're based in New Broadcasting House, near Oxford Circus, a few floors above the biggest newsroom in Europe.

Role Responsibility

BBC News is changing. Weve been moving towards public Cloud infrastructure since 2012 and the next, largest phase is about to begin. And we recently announced a major expansion of the World Service, bringing our journalism to more people than ever around the world with 11 new language services.

Our mobile apps are used by millions. Our website often gets 50 million hits in a day. Weve seen higher than 1.8 million concurrent users on our site and try to support every device we can, from simpler mobile phones to connected TVs. Our broadcast output is watched and listened to by people across the country and the world.


We make the BBCs high quality journalism possible, and we actively look for new ways to reach people and to tell stories and communicate in new and effective ways.

Were looking for a passionate software engineer to join our Frameworks & Tools team.

Youll be joining a small, focussed group working on reusable platform components. You will design solutions based around AWS infrastructure and will write high quality, scalable code in Ruby and Go. Youll be passionate about solid object-oriented code design, investigating emerging web technologies and building highly scalable microservices as a platform for the future of BBC News.

Your team will own the design and build of tools and services that keep our products running well - including build and deployment tools, config management, monitoring and reporting. Youll provide capabilities as-a-service for other teams to use and be a centre of excellence for our use of Cloud technologies.

The Ideal Candidate

The right candidate will be someone who is quick and keen to learn and adapt and who enjoys iterating their ideas in an agile fashion. You will be building services and tooling to support our web applications, used to deliver high quality unbiased journalism to millions people a day, in the UK and around the world.

We're based in New Broadcasting House, near Oxford Circus, a few floors above the biggest newsroom in Europe.

Package Description

- Location - London

- Grade 7

- Continuing contract

About the Company

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants. Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk.

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