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Job Introduction

BBC R&D works at the forefront of broadcast and media technologies. Our research work focuses on research and development activities on a 1-5 year timescale. We are the lead partner in 2-IMMERSE; a collaborative project co-funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research Programme. Partners in the project include broadcasters, producers, rights holders, technology companies and universities that are developing four prototype experiences involving live performance and sport. The project’s ambition is to deliver technology enabling services ‘to immerse’ audiences in shared and personalised multiscreen experiences.

Role Responsibility

We are looking for a talented web developer to join BBC R&D’s Future Experience Technologies (FXT) team based in Salford for a fixed contract of twelve months. The FXT team focuses on the research and development of new user experiences and tools that will revolutionise media production. Our team is responsible for the design, development and delivery of web-based multi-screen user experiences for the 2-IMMERSE MotoGP, Football and Theatre service trials.

You will be responsible for writing software to test ideas and validate user journeys to help the 2-IMMERSE consortium understand the requirements of audiences and crafts people. This involves making use of a range of technologies such as Web Components, JavaScript and HTML/CSS. This is an exciting opportunity to work with other big industry partners on a collaborative research project.

The Ideal Candidate

You’re enthusiastic, curious and full of ideas. You keep up to speed with the latest design trends and technology developments. And you’re constantly fascinated by what people really need, and how we can create the right experience to give it to them.

Essential Skills:

  • Proficient in writing JavaScript using an object-oriented approach
  • Experience of building web applications using modern frameworks and design patterns
  • Responsive design
  • Experience of using RESTful web services
  • Strong HTML5/CSS3 skills

Package Description

12 Months FTC

Grade 7

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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