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Software Engineer (Mid to Senior Level) - BBC - London

Job Introduction

*Please note that this isn't 1 singular job opportunity, you're registering your interest with work with the BBC based on the technologies/roles mentioned below. We will reach out to you to advise on what roles would best suit your experience*

Join our world-class engineering team delivering the technology solutions that power the BBC’s website, mobile and TV apps, and platform services. Work for one of the world’s most creative forces and trusted public sector organisations.

We are currently seeking highly talented Software Engineers our many Design + Engineering teams across London. (The main sites are in White City W12 7TU and Regent Street W1A 1AA) Those key teams are responsible for implementing, developing and delivering a range of varied products, including:

  • News
  • iPlayer
  • BBC Sounds
  • Platform - High scale Web APIs & database services providing content to all the BBC products 
  • BBC Online Homepage
  • BBC+ App
  • Online Technology Group

We’re able to offer many different ways to work at the BBC including, full-time, part-time, working from home, from other BBC offices, job sharing. We also offer you time to work on your own projects whilst at work, along with a fantastic work/life balance!

Role Responsibility

Working to Agile, Lean and Continuous Delivery principles we are looking for passionate Software Engineers and Web Developers with a range of experience and ability (Junior through to Senior) to join the cross-discipline teams responsible for these products. Successful candidates will work collaboratively and be given space, autonomy and responsibility for implementation.

Are you the right candidate?

Typically we look for experience in one or more of the following mainstream development languages/frameworks:

  • JavaScript/Node.JS
  • PHP/Zend
  • HTML5/CSS3
  • Java/Spring
  • Scala
  • Ruby
  • ReST
  • SQL/MySQL/XQuery
  • Cloud/AWS

We don’t expect anyone to have experience of all the above skills, the above just gives an example of the kind of technologies we’re working with. We have a blend of front-end, back-end and full-stack opportunities.

If you’re interested in us, we’d like to find a role for you here! Please also see our benefits package attached below.

Package Description

Band: Between bands C to D
Contract type: Various options
Location: Across all London sites

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.

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, sexuality, social 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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