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Software Engineer - Mid Level - Media Services

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Job Introduction

Do you want to help #BuildTheBBC?

With 95% of the UK using the BBC every week, we’re the highest reaching media provider in the UK, driven by the strength of our Broadcast portfolio across TV and Radio. Beyond the UK we’re building one of the world’s biggest global media brands, reaching 372m people a week worldwide across TV, Radio and online.

Using cutting-edge, cloud-based technologies and working within a DevOps culture, Media Services is the team responsible for publishing all of the BBC's online audio and video content, powering iPlayer, iPlayer Radio, News and Sport. We handle live content, “catch-up”, and podcasts and support over 1000 different devices, including PCs, phones, tablets, games consoles, and smart TVs. The iPlayer and iPlayer Radio apps are installed on over 30 million phones and tablets, and we handle 13 million plays per day. Every day we ingest and publish over 1000 hours of catchup content, and publish 3-4TB of new files.

Role Responsibility

You'll join a team of engineers to work on developing the BBC’s File-Based Delivery product, which gets media files from production companies into the broadcast chain, and on a set of new API-based components, to transform the way the BBC handles media in the future.

You will:

  • Develop backend micro-services in both Java and JavaScript, choosing the best tool for the job
  • Build web applications for use by other teams within the BBC
  • Review and give feedback on others’ code
  • Write appropriate tests using automated test-driven techniques for ensuring code quality
  • Effectively participate in the team's agile software development methodologies, such as pair-programming, using Jira tickets, and continuous delivery
  • Embrace our DevOps culture, working closely with operations teams to resolve and reduce production issues

Are you the right candidate?

We'd really like you to have experience of creating backend applications in either modern Java or JavaScript/Node.js. You don’t need to know both languages at the start, but you will be someone who enjoys learning and working with multiple programming languages.

You'll be even better if you have experience with:

  • The React application frameworks
  • Linux or similar Unix-like environments
  • AWS cloud technologies, such as S3, Dynamo, SQS, Lambda and EC2

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Glasgow 

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 BBC

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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