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Front End Software Engineer in Test (Group Platform)

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 and mobile experience and engage more effectively with our audience. Our services include, BBC account (sign in), recommendations, big data warehousing and analytics, insights, notifications, participation services such as comments and voting and data warehouse solutions. You will be part of a team transforming the BBC into a data-driven organisation supporting the delivery of the BBC’s services such as iPlayer, News, Sport, Children, Weather, Radio and TV to millions of people.  Our tech stack is largely Java, Node.js and Cloud (AWS).

In BBC Audience Platform we use the latest tech, with teams that inspire innovation and autonomy, 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 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.

Software opens the gateway to personalisation across the web, mobile applications, and voice interfaces.

 

Role Responsibility

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 part of that transition. We don't need you to be an expert on any of these, but some use of them, along with an understanding of their underlying architecture, would be great. Don't feel that you can't apply if you don't have all of the skills.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Experience with Automated UI and RESTful API Testing
  • 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
  • Great communication skills and experience in resolving cross-team issues.

Desirable:

  • Experience with Design patterns and best practises
  • An interest in Testing Data (previous experience isn’t essential)
  • Knowledge of Node.js testing frameworks such as Cyprus, Jest, Puppeteer or Webdriver.io
  • Some familiarity with Gatling and Scala
  • Experience working with AWS SDK

If you have some but not all of the above, we'd still love to hear from you!

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Perm
Location: Glasgow or Salford, Flexible 

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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