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Junior Software Engineer, BBC Global News

Job Introduction

This is an exciting opportunity to work with one of the world's leading news and media organisations on a portfolio of award-winning, global, consumer-facing websites and products. The Junior 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:

http://www.bbc.com

http://www.bbc.com/news

http://www.bbc.com/sport

http://www.bbc.com/future

http://www.bbc.com/culture

http://www.bbc.com/reel

Role Responsibility

  • Develop effective software that meets given specifications with review and mentoring by others in the team.
  • Write appropriate tests using automated test-driven techniques for ensuring code quality.
  • Integrate the software with monitoring and support tools, supported by others in the team.
  • Contribute to technical documentation.
  • Help to troubleshoot and resolve issues throughout the product life cycle, including out of hours support (with support from others in the team).
  • Learn and use the team's agile planning and delivery process.
  • Learn and participate in the team’s software development methodologies such as pairing, code and documentation reviewing, and continuous delivery
  • Learn new technologies and keep informed of existing technologies.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a Junior Software Engineer with a broad knowledge of JS, HTML, CSS and NodeJS.  

The candidate must also be comfortable supporting older technologies and browsers such as IE11. The ideal candidate will have a real enthusiasm for writing clean, concise, testable code, along with knowledge of all things responsive.

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Permanent
Location: London

 

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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