Senior Software Engineer - Connect platform

Job Introduction

BBC Design + Engineering are the team that’s building the future of the BBC, delivering TV, radio and online services to hundreds of millions of people worldwide, every day. As well as being behind iPlayer, Sounds and the News, Sports and Children’s services, we develop, support and maintain the systems and infrastructure that keeps the BBC on air, and we are responsible for the biggest British-run digital service in the world.

Commercial Digital are a multi-function delivery team focused on delivery of world class direct-to-consumer and business-to-business solutions aligned to BBC Studios, the commercial arm of the BBC.

We are looking for a self-motivated Engineer who is passionate about technology and likes finding elegant solutions to technical problems.

You will join a team which focuses on problem-solving; getting to the root cause and understanding technical/business/user issues in order to find the best solutions. By putting the user experience at the forefront of our process, our approach allows time for plenty of research and analysing data.

As a team we follow an Agile approach - we like to adapt, build, test and learn as we deliver the roadmap.

Role Responsibility

As a Senior Software Engineer within the team, you will help to shape and implement new features and core functionality for our online event platform which enables media buyers to discover new catalogue titles, explore the content pipeline and meet directly with sales contacts.

You will have an opportunity to work across the entire application life cycle - from development and test through deployment and operations.

Some of your key accountabilities will be:

You will collaborate with Engineers, UX/UI and Product Owners to deliver new functionality and improvements to the Online Events Platform.

You will identify and resolve scalability and performance issues.

You will write efficient and reusable code.

You will participate in code reviews with other engineers.

You will share knowledge with other engineers.

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role, you will ideally have the following skills and experiences:


  • JavaScript
  • React
  • CSS3
  • Standards compliant, semantic HTML5
  • Responsive design
  • REST web services
  • Test automation
  • Version control systems (we use Git)


  • Next.js
  • Node.js
  • AWS
  • Docker
  • Terraform
  • Continuous integration
  • DevOps

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: Permanent
Location: London team; flexible location within our main BBC offices

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.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to

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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.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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