Software Engineer

Job Introduction

You’ll be in an exciting, stimulating and supportive environment, working with the latest technologies and approaches for connecting distributed users to the tools and digital content they need. You’ll be taking some complex and interesting concepts around authorisation, identity and security and working with the team to figure out how they can be delivered as intuitive, simple and seamless experiences for our users.


We’re happy to consider applications from people relatively new to the profession through to seasoned developers. We’re a multi-disciplinary team that uses agile approaches, including pair-programming. We use a variety of tools and technologies and no one is expected to work with or have experience of all of them. Our technologies include SQL & NoSQL databases, Javascript, Typescript, NodeJS, ReactJS, AWS, Jenkins and whatever else we need to get the job done. Experience of modern computer languages/frameworks, build pipelines and automation, Unix-like operating systems, high scale APIs and cloud compute platforms are all helpful. Curiosity and enthusiasm to learn is more important than experience with any specific tech stack or language as we can offer you the opportunity and support to grow as a software engineer.


Recruitment into this role will done be asking candidates to complete a coding exercise and attend an interview (which can be done in person or remotely).


We want people to really enjoy working with us and get a buzz from knowing that what they are doing is making a difference and enhancing people's lives. You’ll find a culture that is, collaborative, sociable, inclusive and fun with continuous opportunities for growth and development. We want to hear your ideas and are always open to change.

Role Responsibility

Collaborating with the team and to understand requirements and to design and operate the software.

Pairing to write & test software to address our system non-functional & functional requirements.

Writing & using monitoring systems to monitor the health of our systems.

Using CI/CD & AWS technologies to implement operational & deployment infrastructure for our systems.

Troubleshooting & diagnosing problems with our systems in production.

Voluntary participation in out of hours support for our critical systems.

Are you the right candidate?

Experience of the following.

  • Modern computer languages & frameworks.
  • Unix-like computer operating systems
  • NoSQL & SQL databases.
  • High scale APIs
  • Cloud compute platforms.
  • Git & Jenkins

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type:
Location: Salford

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

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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.

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