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IOS Software Engineer

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

Job Introduction

This is an exciting opportunity to work with one of the world's leading news and media organisation on a portfolio of award-winning, global, consumer-facing websites and products. The iOS Software Engineer will be a key member of a vibrant agile development team looking to turn great ideas into engaging digital products while maintaining and improving existing codebases.

The Digital Product team in GNL is responsible for several of the BBC’s international products including but not limited to:

International News App

International Sport App

Role Responsibility

​We are looking for an exceptional iOS developer to work in a multi skilled team on our iOS app development to ensure the continuous delivery of features for our International apps. You will be working alongside mobile developers collectively covering multiple platforms and devices. You will have direct influence on the platform direction working with Product and UX/Design on new solutions that take the best of BBC and platform design.

The candidate needs to be able to get to grips with our codebase quickly and be experienced enough to work without significant assistance, while also reviewing the work of other team members.

You will be able to use your experience with Apple’s Xcode IDE, using both Objective-C and Swift, to implement native and custom UI components to produce a rich user experience, and to ensure security, stability and performance levels.

Are you the right candidate?

  • Significant commercial development experience building iOS apps using modern OOP and common iOS design patterns
  • Familiarity with Apple tools and frameworks. (XCode, Swift Standard Library, CoreFoundation, UIKit, AutoLayout)
  • Web services integration (REST, JSON) in a mobile environment
  • 3rd Party SDK integration on iOS
  • Experience of version control using Git and confidence with Git flow
  • Able to produce maintainable code within collaborative environments and distributed teams

Package Description

Contract: Permanent 

Location: London


About the BBC

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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, sexuality, social 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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