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Principal Software Engineer - Applications Support / Studios Infastructure

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

Job Introduction

This is a chance to join a team that is responsible for the design, implementation and operation of effective software and tools and sharing deep expertise in specific business and technology domains.

Role Responsibility

  • Good experience of working with complex, configurable software, system settings and workflow e.g. as a systems administrator.
  • Great customer-facing skills coupled with experience of working in a technology support or similar environment.
  • Able to conduct impact analysis and understand the impact of changes beyond the immediate problem.
  • Some ITIL and Change Management exposure would be advantageous.

Are you the right candidate?

  • Self-motivated and willing to "do what it takes" to get the job done.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a wider team.
  • Logical, technically-minded and with good attention to detail.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to clearly communicate and share solutions.

Package Description

Based London W12

Salary Band D

Continuing - Permanent 

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and responsibilities, and to work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house training Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits - We offer a comprehensive salary package, a flexible 20-35 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.

We encourage flexible working, although it may not be possible for every role. There is no obligation to raise flexible working or part time requests 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. 


About the BBC

D+E offers a wide range of stretching, creative and impactful careers for talented people. We are the team that’s building the future of the BBC, whilst delivering TV, radio and online services to millions of people worldwide every day.

As well as being the people behind iPlayer and the News, Sports and Children’s services, we develop, support and maintain the systems and infrastructure that keeps the BBC on air and are responsible for the biggest British-run digital service in the world. In D+E, you’ll be working on unique challenges, hand in hand with the best creative minds in the UK and alongside one of the world's leading production and distribution companies (BBC Studios).

We offer challenging work but with the time to think and do things right. We uphold a 100 year history of invention and innovation in the BBC by welcoming and developing people of all backgrounds. 

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. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.



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