Account Frontend Software Engineer in Test (Audience Platform)

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

Job Introduction

As a Software Engineer with the BBC account team, you will be responsible for developing and testing software for the authorisation and authentication applications for the whole of the BBC. Our software opens the gateway to personalisation across the web, mobile applications, and voice interfaces.

Our applications are a set of authentication and authorisation microservices written in JavaScript and Node.js providing both APIs and audience facing applications. We use the React library and the Express web application framework for our services and deploy on Amazon Web Services (AWS). We are moving towards NodeJS based end-to-end testing frameworks and you will be part of that transition. We don't need you to be an expert on any of these, though you will have an opportunity to be one with support from the team! Don't feel that you can't apply if you don't have all of the skills.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate should have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience with Node.js, JavaScript or a Programming language with Functional Programming Approach
  • Experience with Automated UI and RESTful API Testing
  • Experience with Design patterns, Best practises
  • Recent experience working in an Agile environment
  • Experience with configuring and running jobs in a Continuous Integration Tool like Jenkins


  •    Experience being the Quality Advocate within the Team
  •    An interest in Testing Data (previous experience isn’t essential)
  •     Knowledge of Node.js testing frameworks such as Cyprus, Jest, Puppeteer or
  •     Integrating testing using Stubbing or Mocking.
  •     Some familiarity with Gatling and Scala
  •     Experience working with AWS SDK

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Continuing
Location: London, White City 

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • 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.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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