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Senior Software Engineer (Android)

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

Job Introduction

The Digital & Technical team of Global News Ltd is looking for an experienced, professional and enthusiastic Senior Android Software Engineer to join the team on a full time basis.

BBC Global News Limited brings together the BBC World News television channel, and, as part of the BBC News Group family. BBC Global News Ltd’s ambition is to maximise the quality of BBC News outside of the UK, focusing on delivering a commercially funded, but public service driven, news business.

The Digital and Technology Department works closely with colleagues across the BBC and leads delivery of the BBC Global News Ltd’s services across four screens - Desktop, Tablet, Mobile and Interactive TV platforms

Role Responsibility

As our Senior Android Software Engineer you will be accountable for the development and support of the International BBC Android News app for BBC Global News including integration of commercially led features. You will have direct influence on the platform direction working with Product and UX/Design on new solutions that take the best of BBC and platform design.

The Ideal Candidate

We want an exceptional developer to work in multi skilled team on our Android app development ensure the continuous delivery of features for our International apps. You will be working alongside mobile developers collectively covering multiple platforms and devices. You will have direct influence on the platform direction working with Product and UX/Design on new solutions that take the best of BBC and platform design. The candidate needs to be able to get to grips with our codebase quickly and be experienced enough to work without significant assistance, while also reviewing the work of other team members.

You will be able to use your experience of native Android development to implement native and custom UI components to produce a rich user experience, and to ensure performance levels and stability within the app are at the highest levels possible.

Package Description

Grade: 9

(Approx.) 6 month contract

Salary: £45k - £55k (dependent on experience)

26 annual days leave (pro rata) plus the BBC will contribute up to 10% into our defined contribution pension scheme. We offer all employees a range of core and flexible benefits, from childcare to pensions, wine clubs to gym memberships.  )

Please note, you must have the right to work in the UK to be considered for this role

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 very 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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