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Senior Full Stack Software Engineer

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

Job Introduction

Who's it with:

BBC Platform Audience is one of the BBC’s biggest and most ambitious online projects. The ultimate aim being to personalise the online content and engage more effectively with our audience. Our services include, BBC account (sign in), recommendations, data storage, insights, notifications, participation services such as comments and voting and data warehouse solutions. You will be part of a team transforming the BBC into a data driven organisation supporting the delivery of the BBC’s services such as iPlayer, News, Sport, Children, Weather, Radio and TV to millions of people.  Our tech stack is largely Java, Node.js and Cloud (AWS).

Join us to deliver robust products at scale that in a modern AWS environment as part of a great multi-disciplinary agile team. Help us to deliver the solutions robustly and securely at scale – eg systems with more than 25,000tps, dealing with 2 billion data points in real time daily by the end of the year, delivering tens of millions of alerts in under a minute, and large scale events such as voting on Strictly Come Dancing and Glastonbury on iPlayer.

Role Responsibility

What You’ll Be Doing:

You'll be a full-stack JavaScript developer and this could see you implement a front-end feature using React, creating extra functionality for our back-end Node.js Express servers, or deploying your code to AWS. We strive to write clean, easy to read, and testable code which allows us to build reliable applications for our users. Continuous integration means that you could be deploying to production multiple times a day, and even in your first week. We ensure confidence in our code by adopting test driven development. You’ll be writing unit and integration tests for your code using Mocha, Chai and Sinon to enable continuous integration and deliver your new features to our live audience as quickly as possible. 

The Ideal Candidate

What You’ll Need:

  • JavaScript (ES2015/ES6)
  • Node.js
  • Sass/CSS
  • Agile work practices
  • Testing frameworks: Mocha, Sinon, Chai (or similar)
  • Strong leadership and communication skills

Preferred Experience

  • Experience with continuous integration and deployment
  • React or other similar front-end JavaScript framework
  • Amazon Web Services

Package Description

  • Excellent career progression: The BBC offers great opportunities for ambitious individuals to seek new challenges and work on many different and varied products.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities: Our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • A vibrant digital community: We have a strong focus on continuous improvement and engineering excellence. We host regular talks from internal and external speakers, and provide generous opportunities to attend industry events and conferences.
  • 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.

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. 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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