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Job Introduction

In BBC Education you'll help change the lives of millions of people by delivering world-class learning experiences via our Bitesize and Food products.  We deliver amazing online products and apps that inform, educate, entertain and inspire.

Our vision is to unlock learning potential in everything the BBC does and make learning feel effortless, through connected services built around world-class BBC content and by joining our team you will be given the opportunity to make a real difference to the BBC's online mission.

Our agile teams are made up of software engineers, testers, user experience designers, design researchers, product owners, business analysts and project managers, all striving to create extraordinary experiences for our audiences.

Learning, developing and sparking curiosity is part our culture, so you will be joining a team who really care about you, the development of your technical skills, your career aspirations and your contribution to our great team culture.

Role Responsibility
In BBC Education we build our products following Continuous Delivery practises on AWS with a strong focus on Node.JS, often using the Express and Restify frameworks.  Builds run with fully automated build pipelines - using Jenkins - deploying to live multiple times a day.

We build fully responsive web solutions across multiple devices using HTML5, CSS (SCSS) and Javascript and we create the back end services that drive them.  Our services are highly-available and highly scaleable so we build following SOA and microservice architectural patterns.

We follow agile development methodologies and practice Test Driven Development, Behaviour Driven Development and paired programming.

We excel at collaboration and often we work closely with other teams in the BBC - and external companies - to push our capabilities further.

Are you the right candidate?
As a Software Engineer you will be expected develop software to a high standard with an emphasis on quality.

You'll have a strong background in software development and good knowledge of design principles and patterns - with a strong focus on web technologies.

You'll love learning new technologies and are able to evaluate them and apply these to a variety of projects.

You'll have a positive attitude and a willingness to learn.  You'll promote your skills, share your knowledge and contribute to the evolution of best practices throughout the department and the BBC.

The ideal candidate for this role will have:
  • An enthusiasm for Education and Learning for all levels
  • A good knowledge of development best practice
  • Great development skills and experience building applications: ideally in Node.JS
  • Experience of test driven development: unit and integration
  • Experience of Agile Programming, pairing and working within a collaborative team


Package Description
Band: C
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Salford

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

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IT & Telecoms
Job Position
Software Engineer
City/Town
Salford
Address
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