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Frontend Software Engineer - News (Web Developer) Javascript / HTML / CSS

Job Introduction

We are looking for an experienced web developer who is enthusiastic about news on the web to join our team to help build front-end experiences for the BBC News websites. You will be working in a multi-disciplinary team alongside product owners, editors, producers, designers and testers within an agile environment.

Role Responsibility

To be successful in this role, on a day-to-day basis you will be carrying out the following - 

  • Develop effective software that meets given specifications
  • Write appropriate tests using automated test driven techniques for ensure code quality
  • Integrate the software with monitoring and support tools
  • Support system integration in its operating environment
  • Write and review technical documentation
  • Help to troubleshoot and resolve issues throughout the product life cycle
  • Participate in the team's agile planning and delivery process
  • Effectively participate in the teams software development methodologies, such as pairing, code and documentation reviewing and continuous delivery
  • Learn new technologies and keep abreast of existing technologies

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have experience in the following - 

  • Proven experience writing and maintaining robust production software
  • Competence in one or more mainstream development languages and frameworks
  • Competence with one or more mainstream development and deployment tool chains (IDE, SCCS, CI)
  • Experience of database design and use in software applications
  • Knowledge of the web architecture and key technologies (HTTP, DNS, distributed design)
  • Competence test driven development
  • Competence in developing for operational concerns (monitoring integration, performance testing, security considerations)
  • Experience of project working and professional software development processes, including agile

Package Description

Grade - 7

Location - London

Contract - Continuing 

About the Company

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.

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