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Job Introduction
This is a unique opportunity to join the newly created BBC Datalab. In this challenging role you will be key to enabling the BBC create a better audience and colleague experience through the clever use of data. The Datalab will be a central capability that spans the whole BBC (TV, radio, news, web) and builds on existing data work across the organisation. It's role being to tell a compelling story about the value of data and put in place the technology and capability that will allow other teams to move faster with data in the future.

Role Responsibility
  • Lead the design and development of effective software that meets given complex, strategic business needs for immediate team and broader BBC
  • Ensure alignment of the teams products and services with BBC technology and architecture strategy
  • Provide knowledge and best practice to the broader BBC in areas of deep expertise
  • Ensure the team's approach to testing is fit for purpose
  • Lead integration of the software with monitoring and support tools
  • Provide technical knowledge, insight and leadership to peers and colleagues
  • Review and give constructive feedback on others' code
  • Support product and departmental managers in communicating strategy and product fit and effectiveness to stakeholders at all levels
  • Ensure the team's software works well in its operating environment
  • Be an expert on the BBC's operating environments whom team members can consult. Play a part in shaping those operating environments
  • Ensure that the team's technical product documentation is always complete, accurate and coherent
  • Lead troubleshooting and resolution of issues throughout the product life cycle including out of hours support for incident resolution
  • Work with other technical leaders in the broader organisation to define, document and distribute best practice and standards
  • Lead and encourage continuous improvement of the teams delivery and development processes
  • Effectively participate in the teams software development methodologies, such as pairing, code and documentation reviewing and continuous delivery
  • Work with project, product and technical leads to design software and create implementable specifications and tasks at product and roadmap level
  • Work with 3rd Party ("Indies") where necessary providing direction, support and documentation
  • Learn new technologies and keep abreast of existing technologies and help introduce them where appropriate


Are you the right candidate?
Essential
  • Deep understanding of Linux/Unix environment
  • Fluency with TCP/IP stack and network design (TCP/IP, HTTP(S), iptables)
  • Experience with mass configuration management toolkit (Chef, Puppet, Ansible)
  • Understanding of technical security and risk mitigation
  • Scripting (Bash, Python)

Would be a plus
  • Exposure to development of Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery pipelines
  • Experience with cloud deployment (AWS, GCP, Azure) and container orchestration frameworks (Kubernetes, Mesos, Swarm)
  • Idempotent infrastructure configuration management tools, e.g. Terraform
  • Practical knowledge of monitoring and alerting in production environment
  • Knowledge of DevOps/SRE best practices


Package Description
Permanent

Band D

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 holiday 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
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, sexuality, social 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

BBC

Job Sector
IT & Telecoms
Job Position
Software Engineer
City/Town
Salford
Address
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Post date
Closing date

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