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Software Engineering Team Lead - iPlayer Business Layer (iBL)

Job Introduction

BBC iPlayer is one of the UK’s most well-known and loved brands, and we’re looking for passionate members to join our collaborative, cross-discipline, agile teams. 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 lead the API and backend services team that power every iPlayer Application created by the BBC including TVs, iOS, Android and Web clients.

As a Software Engineering Team Lead, you will have the opportunity to lead the team that designs and implements software infrastructure and services using a wide range of technologies that delivers the user experience catalogue and information. You will also have the opportunity to work with User Experience Designers, Technical Architects, Delivery Managers and Product Managers to influence the future of BBC iPlayer, and make it the indispensable video destination for all the UK public

Role Responsibility

  • Technical Leadership for a team of 4
  • Work with cross discipline partners to plan and commit to quarterly deliverables
  • Work within the engineering discipline to drive best practises
  • Coach and mentor team members and peers
  • Work with stakeholders across the iPlayer organisation to align with goals and mission

 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 REST or GraphQL APIs (node.js/TypeScript) - SQL/NoSQL databases (Postgres and Redis) and AWS Serverless (SNS, SQS, Lambda) 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 remote working.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Have the ability to lead ,coach. mentor and line-manage a team of 4+ engineers
  • Have experience working with cross discipline peers including Product Managers, Delivery Mangers and Design leads.
  • Have a deep understanding of system design, data structures and algorithms and understand how to apply them to design pragmatic solutions.
  • Have experience with AWS managed services.
  • Have extensive experience working hands-on in an agile environment.
  • Have experience in identifying, debugging and resolving complex production issues.

 Desirable Skills & Experience

  • Establishing and promoting best practices within teams
  • Learning new software skills and working with new technologies
  • Working with CI/CD tools such as Jenkins or similar

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: Permanent
Location: London, W12

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 https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

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 https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

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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