Junior Systems Engineer

Job Introduction

BBC Technology Group provides the foundations for broadcasting - we keep the BBC’s services on-air 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That means everything from transmission for TV and radio - enabling us to reach 97% of adults in the UK every week including the cameras, mixing desks, email and business systems for our world-class programme makers and staff.

Working here means you’ll be part of something genuinely special. We’re different from other broadcasters. We’re funded by the licence fee and guided by a unique set of principles and values. People know us and are passionate about what we do. You’ll also be involved in things that are enjoyed by millions.

The purpose of a Junior Systems Engineer in HR Product is to ensure that the BBC’s SAP HCM within HR, Learning and Resource Scheduling meets business and technical requirements. The role will support the Senior Systems Engineers, Principal Systems Engineers and Systems Engineering Manager to provide system configuration, technical support and knowledge to key stakeholders, the business, service delivery and support business change functions ensuring dependencies and relationships between all associated systems are understood, maintained, and are communicated effectively.

Role Responsibility

As a Junior Systems Engineer for HR part of your role will cover the following areas:

  • Configuration: supporting SAP config along with 3rd party configuration.
  • 3rd Party Relationships: Supporting 3rd party partners and suppliers delivering application management services and projects including advice and guidance for our SI partners.
  • Project Support – Provide input into projects relating to HR, Learning and Resource Scheduling systems and support implementations and transitions into BAU.
  • 3rd line support for HR products assisting 1st and 2nd line support teams.
  • Systems training support – assisting change and communications team in creating training documentation and guide on the HR community communications of changes.
  • Documentation – Keeping documentation up to date.
  • Testing - To perform user testing of all issues, enhancements, and project functionality.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of SAP HCM (Additionally if you understand our other products that would be a benefit like Winshuttle, Epi-Use, OpenText, Docusign and CoreStream).
  • Understanding knowledge of HR Products and Processes.
  • Aspirations in working within a technical systems/environment.
  • Experience of having to communicate clearly with a range of people at different levels.
  • Understanding of security, access and authorisations.
  • Experience of providing a high quality service in a demanding customer service environment.
  • Solution orientated and problem solving.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Why you should come and work for us!

  • Excellent career progression.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities including SAP specific training and exclusive 1:1 training for certain functionality within SAP.
  • A vibrant digital community.
  • A variety of technical challenges.
  • 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.

If this role sounds of interest to you and you have the above essential skills and experience, we cannot wait to hear from you, so apply at your earliest opportunity!

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: 12 Month Fixed Term
Location: UK Flexible - Nationwide

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.

he 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

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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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