Software Engineer - iPlayer Web

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Job Introduction

BBC iPlayer is one of the UK’s most well-known and loved brands, and we’re looking for passionate developers to join our collaborative, cross-discipline, agile team. We welcome applications from all, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.

It is an exciting time to join the team, as our mission is to be the future of BBC TV. This is a place where your work impacts millions of iPlayer users every day. You will have the opportunity to work on a website that operates at a huge scale.

As a Web Developer, you will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of technologies that drive our products forward. You will also have the opportunity to work with User Experience Designers, Delivery Managers and Product Managers to influence the future of BBC iPlayer, and make it the indispensable video destination!

Role Responsibility

  • Design, develop & release working software using best practices
  • Pair-program with other team members
  • Learn new technologies and adapt to change
  • Promote skills and knowledge sharing
  • Work in a cross-discipline environment
  • Understand and contribute to product goals/priorities

Why choose us?

We care a lot about our technology, for example keeping our stack up-to-date, following best practices and industry standards. Our current stack utilises ReactJSReact RouterRedux, Typescript and NodeJS on AWS, and all team members have the opportunity to steer our technical direction.

We also care a lot about the people in our teams. There are great opportunities to grow your career within the team and BBC, and a mentorship programme to make sure you are well-supported. We believe strongly in developing talent from within the team. We have training and conference budgets, and 10% of your time is dedicated for you to explore, innovate and learn new technologies. There are also regular opportunities to collaborate with other teams around the BBC.

We are happy to consider flexible work based on your personal situation, such as part-time, term-time and hybrid working.

Are you the right candidate?

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Creating engaging and performant UIs (e.g. CSS and animations)
  • Building modern web applications (we use ReactJS but open to experience with others)
  • Server-side development (we use NodeJS but open to experience with others)
  • Learning new software skills and working with new technologies
  • Being curious, kind and a great team-worker

Desirable Skills & Experience

  • Developing software with Redux or similar state managers
  • Developing software with security and accessibility in mind
  • Developing software using TDD/BDD techniques
  • Working with Cloud technologies
  • Working and collaborating in cross-discipline teams

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Permanent
Location: London

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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