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Senior Software Engineer

Posted: 5 Oct 2020 Closes: 5 Dec 2020
Leeds Competitive
Permanent & Full-time itv/2000019I

Technical Lead (Engineering) – Content, Supply & Distribution Technology



Why you should join us…


We connect with millions of people every day, make content they can't get enough of and reflect and shape the world we live in… and we do all this through the power of creativity.

We will be a digitally led entertainment and media company that creates and brings brilliant content to audiences, wherever, whenever and however they choose 


Who we are

Based at ITV’s iconic Television House in Leeds, our Leeds Technology Hub works across a range of products covering the content supply chain: Scheduling, Catalogue and Rights management. We integrate with the old, and develop the new.


Our cross functional teams self organise following agile principles, working in a cloud first environment. We are focused on offering a good work/life balance to ensure our colleagues have the environment in which to thrive.


We use Google products for email and document sharing, Apple hardware for development, and Slack for internal communication.


What will you be doing

  • Collaborating with the Product Manager to understand requirements and prioritise feature delivery 

  • Leading the team to deliver robust, secure, scalable, tested, and documented capabilities.

  • Delivering API-enabled components and microservices using containerisation and cloud solutions to the highest engineering standards.

  • Delivering value to our business and our customers by using technology to solve business problems with creativity & innovation.

  • Integrating with other ITV systems, from other vertical teams, both legacy and more modern.

  • Supporting and maintaining existing developed applications in production.

  • Reviewing code and testing strategies, and mentoring engineers.


What we are looking for

  • Expert knowledge of Java or Kotlin.

  • Experience with management/leading of engineers or workstreams

  • Proficiency with modern enterprise frameworks, E.g. Spring or Spring Boot & Thorough understanding of microservice architectures, as well as implementing and designing RESTful APIs.

  • Experience in developing web applications using at least one popular web framework, Angular or React.

  • Understanding of development best practices such as testing, build automation and continuous integration.

  • A genuine passion for technology, willingness to learn, and thrive as a member of a high-performing team.

  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to liaise with stakeholders, business analysts, users and platform engineers to agree solutions.

  • Familiarity with agile working practices and multidisciplinary teams.

  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively with team members.


We offer a fantastic work/life balance at ITV where we enable you to work at a pace that allows for high quality work to be delivered. We offer a Mac Development environment and where we are largely agnostic when it comes to technology, you can have the opportunity to help shape the systems & tools we use in future. Technology is at the heart of our strategy and there will be a magnitude of development opportunities along the way. 



Closing Date & Salary: Monday 19th October 2020

Find out more about our benefits

We want to be the most flexible employer in Media. We offer Smart working - whatever your preference, we will support you to ensure we provide you the right environment/  work/ life balance

We reach millions of people everyday, that’s why having diverse talents and being an organisation where colleagues feel included is crucial to us. We have various networks who celebrate and support our colleagues. We try to embed an inclusive mindset in everything we do.  Find out more here 

Candidates who declared a disability and meet the minimum criteria will be invited to an interview - find out more here. We're happy to discuss any additional support you may need during our application process as part of our reasonable adjustments approach. So we encourage you to get in touch with us if you require additional support... our email is



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