Software Engineer - BBC Account


Full-time (Permanent)

Job Introduction

As a Software Engineer with the BBC account team, you will be responsible for developing software for the authorisation and authentication applications for the whole of the BBC. Our software opens the gateway to personalisation across the web, mobile applications, and voice interfaces.

Our applications are a set of authentication and authorisation microservices written in JavaScript and Node.js providing both APIs and audience facing applications. We use the React library and the Express web application framework for our services and deploy them using Amazon Web Services (AWS). We don't need you to be an expert on any of these, but some use of them, along with an understanding of their underlying architecture, would be great. Don't feel that you can't apply if you don't have all of the skills

Role Responsibility

Main Responsibilities

We don't expect anyone to have experience of everything below, but this gives an example of the principles and practices we value:

  • Enthusiasm for writing clean, well documented, and testable code
  • Work closely with other team members, and build relationships with other teams in the BBC, to write software collaboratively
  • The ability to question the way we work, and the tools and processes we use - we're always aiming to make our team the best it can be
  • Good communication skills - a great candidate will be able to talk to other developers, to non-developers, and is happy to communicate with people remotely across multiple BBC sites
  • Curious and embraces change - we're always learning new technologies and requirements often change, you'll enjoy this dynamic way of working
  • Goal oriented - you'll enjoy finishing the job by developing the final details
  • You'll align with the BBC core values of trust, audiences, quality, creativity, and working together.

Are you the right candidate?

You'll work with and be mentored by a friendly development team. The BBC will provide many opportunities for learning too.

  • Modern JavaScript (ES6) and using Node.js to build web applications
  • JavaScript package managers such as NPM or Yarn
  • Working with others, often remotely, to write and review code
  • Version control systems such as git
  • Software testing best practices with frameworks such as Jest or Mocha
  • Knowledge of continuous integration services such as Jenkins
  • Some knowledge of cloud computing

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Full Time, Permanent
Location: Salford, Media City

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 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.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

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