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Job Introduction

The BBC's Children's team deliver amazing digital experiences that inform, educate, entertain and inspire the nation's children.

We develop the CBBC, Newsround, CBeebies and Own It websites, working with some of the UK's most popular children's programme brands. We are currently hiring developers who would like to join our purpose led teams tasked with reimagining the short form video proposition for our users, and the wider BBC Online.

Based in Bridge House at MediaCityUK, our teams are focussed on creating world-class experiences for our young audience. We believe and invest in our people and provide a collaborative environment for autonomous, cross-functional, agile teams to deliver value.

Role Responsibility
As a Senior Software Engineer, you will develop software solutions that are used by millions of users. We don't expect anyone to have experience of all the below, this gives an example of the technologies and practices we value:
  • Javascript (React), HTML, CSS (Sass/Emotion), GraphQL, AWS Lambda
  • Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)
  • Test Driven Development / Behaviour Driven Development (TDD/BDD)
  • Cloud and Serverless Architectures
  • Pair/Mob programming

Are you the right candidate?
We'd love to talk to you if you:
  •  Have a good understanding of full stack web development and are willing to learn new technologies on the job
  • Have a passion for technology and a constant desire to learn
  • Care about code quality
  • Have an understanding of agile practices and principals (Kanban, Scrum, XP)
  • Have experience in mentoring and supporting peers, fostering best engineering practises
  • Have experience in identifying, debugging and resolving complex production issues
  • Contribute to the vision and long-term strategy in your domain of expertise

Package Description
Band D
  • Excellent career progression  - the BBC offers great opportunities for ambitious individuals 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.


Job Sector
IT & Telecoms
Job Position
Software Engineer
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