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Senior Software Engineer - (Core Java, HTTP & Rest/SOAP APi)

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

Job Introduction

Would you like to work in an innovative team, within a inspirational environment and love technology? Then BBC Engineering is the place for you!

The Senior Software Engineer will have full responsibility to help build the next generation of PCS products. One of the core aspects of the role will include making a major contribution to and owning the complete setup of micro-services that make up the PCS product suite. Making a highly valuable contribution to the implementation and delivery of software and hardware components. Taking joint ownership with the DevOps teams, the operational stability of the components to be built and be in a position to affect change to improve the on-going robustness, resiliency and stability of those components.

PCS will operate a continuous delivery DevOps model with emphasis on deployment automation, TDD, BDD, monitoring and on-going ownership of components in production.

Role Responsibility

The key responsibilities of the Senior Software Engineer will include the following: 

  • To deliver software components to enable PCS products
  • To design and develop high-volume, high-performance, high-availability Java applications
  • To ensure consistent use of shared platform components and technologies within PCS
  • To design and develop reusable libraries and APIs for use across the BBC.
  • To contribute to best practice for Java application development at the BBC
  • To write unit and integration tests, within automated test environments to ensure code quality
  • To assist in defining the team's technical strategy and advising on product roadmaps and migration plans to achieve strategic goals
  • To liaise with the principal engineers and technical architect
  • To automate the entire deployment process on all environments

The Ideal Candidate

The skills and experience of the Senior Software Engineer will include: 

  • Experience of the following is essential: JAVA, REST, XQuery, XPATH, XSLT, JMS
  • Desirable technology: memcache, Apache HTTPd server, Tomcat, Linux, HTTP, MySQL
  • Experience designing or implementing public facing REST APIs
  • A strong and demonstrable background in software engineering, software design or database design and architecture
  •  Demonstrable experience of developing on cloud based environments
  • Demonstrable experience developing software in a SOA or micro-services paradigm
  • Experience with chunked HTTP media delivery formats and methods

Hiring process

The hiring event has been designed to offer a fair opportunity to showcase your software development skills - the event will be run by our own team of BBC Engineers. All candidates must complete a technical challenge and once successful you will be invited to attend a one-day hiring event scheduled for Friday 16th June 2017 in our London HQ - New Broadcasting House, W1A 1AA.

Successful applicant should expect offers on the same day on Friday 16th June 2017. 

Package Description

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for ambitious software engineers 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.
  • A variety of technical challenges – we work across a wide range of platforms, languages and technologies; from the latest frameworks and open standards, to the newest devices and modern cloud platforms.
  • 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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