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Job Introduction

Content Discovery has a mission to bring the breadth of BBC online content to our audience. Our portfolio of products include the BBC Homepage, which attracts 10 million unique users per week; online search, including iPlayer search; domestic and global navigation, with a reach of 100 million worldwide; as well a range of products that span the organisation. Content Discovery pioneers innovative, technological, creative solutions working with the whole of the BBC organisation.

About the Job

As a Software Engineering Team Lead you will be responsible for one of our multi-disciplinary agile teams, providing day-to-day technical oversight and direction, and ensuring that your team's work meets the technical and operational standards for all of the BBC.

We value strong ownership of the systems and components we build and encourage iterative and experimental approaches. We believe in empowered teams with a strong sense of purpose.

We are happy to discuss flexible working.

Role Responsibility
  • Building excellently engineered, high availability solutions capable of handling huge volumes of traffic.
  • Planning features and projects using agile development practices.
  • Working closely with our operational teams to ensure our solutions our supportable, scalable and reliable.
  • Working with Product Managers, Project Managers, Technical Architects and Test Engineers to help shape and define the work of your team.
  • Reviewing the work of your colleagues and helping others to ensure the quality of our work meets the high technical standards for BBC Online output.
  • Solving operational issues, including working under a DevOps model.
  • Assisting with recruiting, mentoring and training new team members.
  • Working with 3rd Party ("Indies") where necessary providing direction, support and documentation.
  • Collaborating effectively with other teams and clients of our services to deliver the best possible audience experience.
  • Assisting with recruiting, mentoring and training new team members.

Are you the right candidate?
We would like you to have experience in:
  • Leading and managing Software Engineers.
  • Designing, developing and supporting large, complex production systems at scale.
  • One or more mainstream programming language/frameworks.
  • Cloud infrastructure.
  • Automated testing techniques.
  • Project working and professional software development processes including Agile, behaviour driven development and test driven development.
  • Supporting software in a production environment.
  • Communicating effectively with both technical and non-technical colleagues at all levels in an organisation.
  • Solid software engineering/web development experience, with the ability to engage with others.

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.
  • 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
Salford, UK Show on map
Post date
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