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Senior Software Engineer - .NET/Java

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

Job Introduction

BBC Audience Platform is one of the BBC's biggest and most ambitious online projects. The ultimate aim being to personalise the online content, and engage more effectively with our audiences. Our services are transforming the BBC into a data driven organisation supporting the delivery of BBC’s services such as iPlayer, News, Sport, CBBC/ CBeebies, Weather, Radio and TV, etc. Our tech stack is largely Java, Node.js and AWS.

In BBC Audience Platform we use the latest tech, with teams that inspire innovation and autonomy, and striving towards Continuous Delivery. Our products span the whole of the BBC and reach millions of users!  Not only will you be working on great projects and with cutting edge technologies you will be surrounded by a team of like-minded Technology professionals from whom you can learn and grow. We regularly have Technical Brown bag sessions and try to have frequent Hackathons. This is an environment where we love to share ideas, challenge the traditional with our goal of taking the BBC on the journey to be a Digital First organization.

Role Responsibility

This new role is based in the Participation Team which consists of a small group of passionate techies from a variety of coding backgrounds: from front-end PHP, React to back-end .NET, Node and JAVA API engineering.  

We all share a mutual belief in beautiful code that’s test-driven and easy for the next person to pick up.  Initially you will be working with .net but it will be your role to transition the legacy system to Java, giving you the opportunity to work across both. Continuous Integration means you could be deploying to production multiple times a day and even in your first week.

Being involved in the full life cycle of the products, you’ll need to be able to adapt quickly to new or changing requirements, produce rapid prototypes and communicate effectively with the team as a whole, not just other engineers. As we receive very high traffic, you will be responsible for ensuring the services remain at peak performance and scalable to meet the ever growing demands.

Working in Participation is an excellent opportunity to get involved in one of the BBC's biggest online projects, using the latest technologies, in a team that inspires innovation and autonomy.

The Ideal Candidate



  • .NET Framework 4.0+
  • C#, PowerShell, Visual Studio
  • MS SQL
  • RESTful API development
  • Windows OS
  • MS Azure Cloud Services
  • GitHub, Team City
  • Operational Support experience for Windows based systems
  • Agile work practices


  • NodeJS
  • XML
  • XSLT
  • JAVA
  • JavaScript
  • UNIX
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Security development experience


Join us to deliver robust products at scale that in a modern AWS environment as part of a great multi-disciplinary agile team. Help us to deliver the solutions robustly and securely at scale – eg systems with more than 25,000tps, dealing with 2 billion data points in real time daily by the end of the year, delivering tens of millions of alerts in under a minute, and large scale events such as voting on Strictly Come Dancing and Glastonbury on iPlayer.

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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