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Software Engineer, BBC Global News

Job Introduction

This is an exciting opportunity to work with one of the world's leading news and media organisations on a portfolio of award-winning, global, consumer-facing websites and products. The Software Engineer will be a key member of a vibrant agile development team looking to turn great ideas into engaging digital products while maintaining and improving existing codebases.

The Digital Product team in GNL is responsible for several of the BBC’s international products including but not limited to:

http://www.bbc.com

http://www.bbc.com/news

http://www.bbc.com/sport

http://www.bbc.com/future

http://www.bbc.com/culture

http://www.bbc.com/reel 

Role Responsibility

  • Develop effective software that meets given specifications
  • Review and give feedback on others’ code
  • 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, including out of hours support for incident resolution
  • Participate in the team's agile planning and delivery process

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for an experienced Software Engineer with a broad knowledge of JS, HTML, CSS and PHP. The candidate must also be comfortable supporting older technologies and browsers, such as IE8.

The ideal candidate will have a real enthusiasm for writing clean, concise, testable code, along with knowledge of all things responsive.

Package Description

Continuing (Permanent) contract

Based in London

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in the UK.

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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