Software Engineer

January 21, 2023
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Job Description

Batch-2023 & earlier

Job 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.

Job Introduction

Corporate Digital & Applications (CDA) is a small team with a big impact. We make an exciting range of apps used by nearly every BBC staff member in their work to deliver content and value to the audience. We look after the BBC intranet, internal web and mobile apps and external corporate sites which receive millions of views from our audience every month.

We have a modern technology stack and use a range of AWS technologies such as Lambda, OpenSearch, S3, and Aurora. We mainly build services using JavaScript, with our front-ends typically being React and our primary API being serverless GraphQL.

As the BBC reaffirms its digital ambition, we have an opportunity for a Software Engineer to join our team and work alongside other developers to improve and develop our suite of products. We are looking for an experienced developer who is keen to work alongside other team members, sharing your knowledge and developing your skills. There will be opportunities to gain experience in both front end and back end development.

We will take a genuine interest in your career and help you develop and grow with training, hands-on experience and regular feedback in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. We also want you to take regular personal development time to develop your skills in your own way.

Main Responsibilities

  • Collaborate effectively to design, develop, test and release well-engineered code
  • Work closely with the product team
  • Contribute to a culture of engineering excellence and continuous improvement
  • Effectively participate in the team’s software development methodologies, such as pairing, code reviews, agile planning and continuous delivery
  • Write appropriate unit tests to ensure code-quality
  • Actively help troubleshoot and resolve issues
  • Learn new technologies and keep abreast of existing technologies

Are you the right candidate?

  • A passion for web development and a willingness to learn and develop
  • Significant experience in JavaScript (ideally with React, but not essential)
  • Experience of database design and use in software applications
  • Experience using APIs to access data on a server
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to share your knowledge and to support and mentor more junior team members