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Senior Software Engineer

London, GB
Closing date
4 Mar 2024

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Senior Executive
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Job Introduction

Our Business

This role is part of BBC Studios, our global content company that supports the BBC Public Service mission of maximising the commercial returns to the license payer by building BBC brands, audiences, and reputation across the world.
The BBC Studios Product Group is responsible for the design, development, and delivery of the Studios portfolio of products - direct-to-consumer, business-to-business and enabling.
Our portfolio is diverse but is fully focused on supporting our functions and businesses around the globe whether that be back-office functions, content production or direct to consumer offerings. We are a growing function and will provide an important contribution to the business growth targets over the coming years.
Core to that growth will be the launching and / or growth of new or enhanced digital products into the market to monetize our content offering. You will be joining the team as a key member for the direction and delivery of one of our products - BBC Player - that is subject to ambitious growth plans.

The Team

Studios Product Group is a multi-functional team focused on delivery of world class Products within BBC Studios. We are an agile team delivering big change. We work in a fast-paced environment more akin to a start-up.
Our products include several marquee brands including BBC.COM, Bluey and Top Gear, as well as a number of market leading B2B products.
You will join a team where everyone - including you - strives to better understand our customers and improve our products daily.
As a team we are adaptable, supportive, highly business focused and continually looking to improve.
This role provides the opportunity to be part of an exciting and entrepreneurial, internationally focused team that values creativity and proactive problem-solving.

Role Responsibility

The Opportunity

We are looking for an experienced fullstack-oriented Senior Software Engineer to take ownership of our newly build stack. Maintaining the CMS ingestion pipeline, writing performant and resilient APIs and deliver a brilliant experience to our user on our NextJS website.
You will also have the opportunity to work with Technical Architects, Delivery Managers, Business Analysts and Product Managers to influence the shape of our products.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

- Excellent knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, CSS
- Excellent knowledge of Typescript
- Excellent knowledge of NextJS or ReactJS
- Excellent knowledge of NodeJS
- Experience designing and developing APIs
- Experience using Lambda, ApiGateway, SNS/SQS, Terraform
- Experience using JS build tools - Grunt, Yarn, Webpack
- Experience writing testable code (TDD, BDD or similar)
- Understanding of performance optimisation on high traffic websites
- Accessibility Standards
- Responsive web design
- Experience of working within an Agile software development environment
- Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
- Excellent attention to detail

Are you the right candidate?

Essential Skills & Experience

- Experience designing and writing software for large scale applications in a fast changing environment with rapid release cycles.
- Expertise in mainstream development frameworks.
- Expertise in test driven development, broader testing and QA concerns.
- Leadership experience of project working and professional software development processes, including agile.
- Effective leadership and collaboration inside and beyond the team. The ability to influence diverse and senior stakeholders effectively.
- Takes responsibility for delivering products and system to successful implementation.
- Recruitment, management and mentoring experience.

Job Impact

Band: D
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, Hybrid

We are really proud to share that we are a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer and so if you require any reasonable adjustments in order to apply please do contact us at with the job reference in the subject. We advertise all our roles on Evenbreak, the specialist job board for disabled candidates.

• Flexible/agile working -opportunities across the business. We're happy to discuss a formal flexible working pattern. 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 the 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 certifications.
• Benefits - We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (plus an additional day 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

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from under represented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background. We strive to be the best British content company in the world, attracting the best creative talents in the business, so that we can bring premium quality award-winning programmes, content and brands to the viewer no matter where they are.

The BBC Group has set out the first in a new series of bold steps to transform our programming and better represent the public we serve. We have the biggest financial investment to on-air inclusion in the industry, together with our existing commissioning budget, we are committed to throwing open our doors more widely than ever to diverse stories and diverse storytellers. Together with a diverse workforce we will accelerate the pace of change in increasing diversity and inclusion both on and off air.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please visit our website.


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