Junior Software Engineer

February 11, 2023
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Job Description


Job Introduction

We’re looking for a Junior Software Engineer to join the Mobile Development Team that sits within the BBC’s Corporate Digital Applications team.

Your role will be developing native mobile iOS apps, using Swift, Swift UI and Objective-C, adding new features and fixing bugs, maintaining current apps and libraries and building new apps that are used by BBC staff and journalists across the globe.

This is a junior role. We expect you to either have experience with Apple’s Xcode IDE with an understanding of Swift, SwiftUI or Objective-C or good demonstrable experience with an equivalent technology and object-oriented languages (e.g. Android, Java, C++, etc) with a keen desire to move into iOS development.

The role is offered as a permanent full-time position however part-time or flexible working applicants will also be considered. Work location is flexible and you can be based in London, hybrid or fully remote with occasional trips to BBC offices in London or elsewhere expected.

Role Responsibility

How we work and about this role:

  • This role will complement a small app development team within the larger Corporate Digital Applications team who develop and maintain entire app ecosystems including backend database, APIs, web, design and architecture
  • There’ll be a significant focus on clean reusable code. Doing things once, well, and building on that existing implementation allows us to maintain high code standards while working quickly.
  • We work efficiently and iterate often to produce high-quality code. We prefer and find it more productive to actually build apps rather than having meetings and producing charts, so we don’t follow a capital ‘A’ Agile framework.
  • We use Slack to communicate, Github for source control and Jira to organize our work.

Are you the right candidate?


  • Computer Science degree or equivalent experience building native mobile apps, either iOS or Android, using appropriate IDEs: Xcode, Android Studio
  • Experience with one or more languages: Swift, Objective-C or Java
  • Knowledge of integrating apps with web services (REST APIs)
  • Experience of working within a team
  • Good problem solving skills


  • One or more published apps on the App Store or Google Play
  • Design experience
  • Experience using version control systems in a production environment (Git)

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Permanent – full time
Location: London

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 (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

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