Software Engineer

Job Introduction

Happy New Year to you! Put your current employer on notice, shoot your shot and bag a new and fulfilling career @ the BBC.

We are looking for Software Engineers to empower our brand new product – Picos!

Picos is a new pitching and commissioning system for the BBC.  This is a very exciting time for our team, and you hopefully want to be a part of it!

If you’re a frond-end developer, like working in DevOps or have a range of skills as
a full-stack developer and you have of technical and communication skills we’d love to hear from you. We’re hiring junior, mid-weight and Senior Engineers for our team.

We nurture a culture of collaboration and a way of working that allows engineers to have exposure to other engineering skills and practices that they aspire to. We’ll fully support and encourage your ambitions.

So if you are a software engineer ready to take that step into the creative world of media working on business-critical systems that affect millions of daily listeners. You are highly motivated, dynamic and skilled. You thrive in an agile environment. You want to be involved with modernising the entire platform from hardware and infrastructure to IaaS (AWS), right through to the client facing UI - apply now!

Role Responsibility

We are the Proteus and Picos team and we run two of the backroom systems that support thousands of people inside and outside of the BBC who create audio for broadcasting across National, Local and World Service Radio as well as podcasts and streaming through the mighty BBC Sounds. 

The BBC has a strong mission and challenge to connect more powerfully with our users this year and part of our strategy is to build a stronger local presence with our audiences.

The metadata starts with us. 

Thousands of in-house and independent producers use these systems to pitch their ideas which the BBC then commission and make into the finest content in the world. We create the systems that manage the commissioning, scheduling, compliance and reporting of all our world class programmes and podcasts. 

You will be at the heart of developing these crucial systems and will be expected to:-

  • Develop front-end interfaces and backend microservices that meet given specifications in Jira tickets and designs and aligning with IntGel / GEL standards
  • Review and give feedback on others' code and documentation
  • Write and review technical documentation 
  • Participate in the team's agile planning and delivery process 
  • Learn new technologies and keep abreast of existing technologies
  • Promote collaborative working, skills and knowledge sharing together with reviewing work of other team members and pairing
  • Coach and mentor other engineers
  • Help support and create our AWS/Cosmos infrastructure and continuous delivery using Jenkins

The Ideal Candidate

We’re really open to who you are and what you’ve done.

One or more of following:

  • Frontend Experience: React, JRedux/Javascript/ HTML5, CSS3/Sass
  • DevOps skills: AWS, CloudFormation, Jenkins



  • Knowledge and experience of Java
  • Basic knowledge of Elasticsearch or similar NoSql database
  • Source control systems such as Git and Github
  • Creating accessible products/features
  • Working in an Agile environment (Scrum, Kanban)
  • Experience with BDD practices

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: Permanent
Location: London Wogan House

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.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to

Mae’r sefyllfa gyda’r coronafeirws yn datblygu’n gyflym, ac mae’r BBC yn awyddus i barhau i sicrhau diogelwch a lles pobl ar draws y BBC, gan barhau i warchod ein gwasanaethau hefyd. I leihau’r risg, dim ond y bobl sy’n hanfodol i’n hallbwn darlledu fydd yn cael mynediad i adeiladau’r BBC. O ddydd Mercher 18fed Mawrth ymlaen, bydd pob asesiad a chyfweliad yn cael ei gynnal o bell, nes rhoddir gwybod yn wahanol. I gael mwy o wybodaeth, ewch i

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.

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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