Senior Software Engineer (Backend)
Have you ever wondered what foundations power the BBC’s online Glastonbury coverage, or the BBC’s Olympics live streams, or indeed BBC iPlayer? BBC Design & Engineering Editorial Services provide editorial staff with web-based tools to enable them to realise their visions, leading to the success and universal industry praise of those propositions which are so popular with our audiences in the UK and abroad. We are an innovative team using industry best practices and cutting edge services to shape the future of the BBC’s audience-facing online services by creating tools that are loved and valued by thousands of BBC editors, producers and journalists.
Come join BBC Design & Engineering Editorial Services to learn from the best and lead the rest.
Working in an Agile and multi-disciplinary team, the successful candidate will contribute to the development of services that drive the BBC's media publication processes. These will, for the most part, be written in Java and hosted on AWS. A disciplined approach to unit testing is required, as is the willingness to share knowledge and contribute to the overall effort of a team. Our engineers are expected to contribute to planning and estimation exercises, code reviews and pair programming. We encourage people to demo their work where possible. An ideal candidate will both give and receive feedback to and from staff working in other areas such as Design or QA and will seek to develop themselves by learning new skills.
Are you the right candidate?
- Proven industry experience using Java/Spring with comprehensive unit testing.
- Good knowledge of AWS or similar environment.
- Experience of working with code repositories (e.g. SVN or Git) and bug tracking tools (e.g. Jira or Trac).
- Demonstrable understanding of Design Patterns.
- Appreciation of a service-oriented architecture and microservices.
- Experience of commercial web development processes.
- Experience of working in an environment where products have to be delivered to specific timescales.
- An ability to rapidly and effectively understand and translate client business requirements into technical solutions.
- Experience of supporting, modifying and maintaining systems and code developed by teams other than your own.
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 holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.
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