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Job Introduction

Based at Media City, Salford and a key part of the TV&Radio Software Engineering department, our TV Certification Programme is at the heart of our strategy for assuring the quality of our IPTV products (iPlayer, Sport, Red Button+ and News) on connected devices (Smart TV's, Games consoles, IPTV Streamers, and PVR's).  We are looking for a Senior QA Engineer with a strong quality assurance and development background, to add to the team.

Working with Certification, you will get to be part of some of our most innovative projects (like helping the BBC to be the first to trial live streaming of the World Cup in 4K) and you will do that hand in hand with our TV partners, such as Amazon, LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and many others.

More importantly however, you will work with these partners daily, helping them get their devices through our certification programme, assuring the quality of the audience experience on those devices and thus contribute to the wider team mission to be the future of BBC television and a goal to double reach and quadruple viewing over the next few years.

Role Responsibility
What will you be doing?
  • Develop test frameworks and tools to support delivery of a high-quality BBC experience.
  • Be a champion for quality and support the development of the certification program
  • Coach and mentor junior test engineers. 
  • Communicate with partners and guide the...

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  • Communicate with partners and guide them through our certification program.
  • Execute tests and evaluate results
  • Determine probable root cause of test failure
  • File detailed bug reports.
  • Work alongside development, product, and other teams to resolve complex issues.

Are you the right candidate?
What you need to be:
  • Passionate about product quality.
  • Brilliant in your delivery of technical solutions.
  • Pragmatic about what is best both technically and for the business.
  • Knowledgeable in consumer streaming media applications.
  • Clear, professional and diplomatic in communication.
  • Efficient when working independently.
  • Curious with a can-do approach to both technical and organisational issues.

What we're looking for:
  • Continuous integration experience within Agile environments
  • Demonstrable experience in software development quality assurance. 
  • Device testing experience.
  • Working knowledge in one or more scripting languages such as Perl, Bash or Python.
  • Working knowledge in one or more programming languages such as JavaScript, C/C++ or Java
  • Ability to write and execute both automated and manual tests (Functional, Non-Functional, Regression)
  • Ability to triage issues and do root cause analysis

An added bonus if you have:
  • Experience in direct interaction with partners or clients, including standards bodies.
  • Industry experience working on IPTV and embedded devices.
  • Experience with video streaming technology.
  • Ability and strong desire to operate in a highly cross-functional environment where you can leverage multiple teams to help our partners be successful.

Package Description
Grade 8 (Proposed Band D)
  • Excellent career progression  - the BBC offers great opportunities for ambitious software engineers to seek new challenges and work on many different and varied products.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities  - our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • A vibrant digital community  - we have a strong focus on continuous improvement and engineering excellence. We host regular talks from internal and external speakers, and provide generous opportunities to attend industry events and conferences.
  • A variety of technical challenges  - we work across a wide range of platforms, languages and technologies; from the latest frameworks and open standards, to the newest devices and modern cloud platforms.
  • 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. You'll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

BBC Design + Engineering

D+E offers a wide range of stretching, creative and impactful careers for talented people. We are the team that's building the future of the BBC, whilst delivering TV, radio and online services to millions of people worldwide every day.

As well as being the people behind iPlayer and the News, Sports and Children's services, we develop, support and maintain the systems and infrastructure that keeps the BBC on air and are responsible for the biggest British-run digital service in the world. In D+E, you'll be working on unique challenges, hand in hand with the best creative minds in the UK and alongside one of the world's leading production and distribution companies (BBC Studios).

We offer challenging work but with the time to think and do things right. We uphold a 100 year history of invention and innovation in the BBC by welcoming and developing people of all backgrounds. 


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