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Job Introduction

The Partner Platform team is a small (but growing) team engaged in full-stack development, supporting the BBC's digital transformation. Our range of products is diverse, ranging from a React/Redux UI through APIs to a proxy that is used by a number of other BBC teams. All of these products are written in Node or JavaScript.

We work with the latest technologies and approaches for connecting distributed users to the tools and digital content they need. Our initial focus has been authentication and authorisation, but we have an exciting roadmap leading up to a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model for opening up the BBC's software.

The team is responsible for supporting our deployed code and infrastructure and we have a strong focus on security. As a senior member of the team you'll need to have knowledge and experience of the trade-offs this requires. The team uses agile approaches to deliver quality software and to maintain a collaborative working environment. We work with a variety of front-end and back-end technologies and work with major cloud providers in developing areas of mutual interest.

We want people to really enjoy coming in to work and get a buzz from knowing that what they are doing is making a difference and enhancing people's lives. You'll find a culture that is supportive, collaborative, sociable and inclusive with continuous opportunities for growth and development. 

Role Responsibility
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  • Collaborate with the team to understand requirements and to design and develop secure, scalable solutions
  • Demonstrate good development and testing practice to guide more junior members of the team
  • Support the team's systems through monitoring and automation
  • Using CI/CD & Cloud technologies to implement a secure operational & deployment infrastructure
  • Troubleshooting & diagnosing problems with our systems in production.
  • Voluntary participation in out of hours support for our critical systems.

Are you the right candidate?
Is enthusiastic and curious and has experience of:
  • Modern computer languages & frameworks
  • High scale APIs
  • Unix-like server administration
  • SQL & NoSQL databases
  • Cloud compute platforms
  • Git & Jenkins
  • UI development

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 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 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. 


Job Sector
IT & Telecoms
Job Position
Software Engineer
Salford, UK Show on map
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