Corporate Digital & Applications is a small department that builds internal applications to help BBC Staff get their work done. We look after the BBC's intranet, internal mobile applications, public-facing corporate sites, and dozens of internal bespoke web applications. Right now we're in the process of moving our applications, moving them to a modern technology stack with React and serverless GraphQL AWS. Almost every person in the BBC uses one of our systems every week, and our public sites received millions of views from the public every month.
You will manage a small team of around 2-3 developers and look after a number of internal products. You will set the roadmap, work with stakeholders and manage a pipeline of features through to delivery.
We're a small team and so we're looking for someone who is keen to get involved in making our products. You'll be more interested in working through lots of small changes and getting them live than working on one big project. You'll be eager to find creative ways to solve problems rather than following a rigid process.
The Ideal Candidate
We are looking for someone who has:
- Experience managing or working on web applications.
- An organized approach that keeps your team focused and on track even when dealing with lots of small changes and competing priorities.
- Experience line managing a small technical team of engineers and/or supporting people with their career and skill development.
- Experience working with a wide range of stakeholders.
- It's useful to have some technical knowledge or some design experience (we don't expect you to be a software engineer or designer).
We welcome applications from those who haven't done all of these things but are eager to learn.
Most of the team is based in London, but we have people working remotely or in offices across the country and welcome applications for people looking to work remotely. It would be nice if you were willing to travel to London occasionally so we work together in person sometimes.
Contract type: Permanent
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.
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.
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