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Junior Software Engineer

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

Job Introduction

The BBC currently has an exciting Junior Software Engineer (web development) opportunity within the Production Toolkit team.

We work across TV and Content Production to deliver effective web applications to enable continuous improvement in the BBC. To do this we require a talented, enthusiastic developer that has good technical understanding, and has experience working in an agile team on web products.

We are a small team, who like to work together to deliver applications that exceed our customer’s expectations. The work can be varied taking you from a story continuity application for EastEnders, to the compliance tool used across the BBC for all television channels, or the application used by drama commissioning and BBC films to shortlist ideas.

We use Angular, Node, JavaScript, PHP (Laravel), MySQL, HTML and CSS. We build web applications, and currently have 11 live and two in active development; one of these being the new delivery portal for BBC content.

Role Responsibility

We are looking for someone with web development experience, that has experience working in an agile team, or is eager to learn agile methodologies.

Your responsibilities will include;

  • Developing and implementing tasks, features and bug fixes from JIRA for new and existing web applications.
  • Working on and developing web components for use in medium-sized web applications.
  • Style web pages using SASS/CSS.
  • Identify where bugs exist and fix them using Javascript.
  • Help to maintain our team-built Angular framework/stack.
  • Be involved in new projects from the beginning by engaging with other teams and stakeholders to understand what needs to be built.
  • Work closely with the rest of the development team.
  • Work closely with the Product Manager to help shape our applications based on customer feedback.
  • Giving updates in daily stand ups, retros and planning sessions.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Web development experience with a front-end or full stack focus.
  • Good understanding of HTML, CSS & Javascript.
  • Experience with a JS framework such as Angular JS, Angular or React a bonus.
  • Understanding of the principles of web accessibility, or have an interest in web accessibility.
  • Interest in user experience/interface design a bonus.
  • Experience working in agile team, or is eager to learn agile methodologies.
  • Enjoys working as part of a team with a focus on creating a great product.
  • Driven to find new and better ways of doing things.
  • Experience working in media or video/TV production a bonus.

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Permanent
Location: London

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 (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

Mae’r sefyllfa gyda’r coronafeirws yn datblygu’n gyflym, ac mae’r BBC yn awyddus i barhau i sicrhau diogelwch a lles pobl ar draws y BBC, gan barhau i warchod ein gwasanaethau hefyd. I leihau’r risg, dim ond y bobl sy’n hanfodol i’n hallbwn darlledu fydd yn cael mynediad i adeiladau’r BBC. O ddydd Mercher 18fed Mawrth ymlaen, bydd pob asesiad a chyfweliad yn cael ei gynnal o bell, nes rhoddir gwybod yn wahanol. I gael mwy o wybodaeth, ewch i https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

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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