The World Service team exists to serve its audience across the world with access to impartial news in 41 languages in formats that are accessible to everyone regardless of geography, technology, connectivity and individual requirements. We work for the 1.5 billion users who visit us each year.
The successful candidate will work with an immediate team of 5-8 software engineers, UX, Product and test to deliver audience and organisational value.
We can offer flexible work hours (compressed hours, reduced hours, differing start & end times) and a welcoming team culture that values learning, cooperation, and empathy above all else.
‘ Code review your peers' work and promote best practices within the team
Are you the right candidate?
As an organisation we support all of our colleagues in gaining new skills and experience. To be successful in this role you may have experience of some, but not necessarily all, of the following:
‘ Experience with node.js
‘ HTML and CSS proficiency in a monolingual site, although knowledge of internationalisation would be ideal
‘ Experience with AWS or similar cloud infrastructure and associated tooling
‘ Worked in an enterprise environment on several projects (including experience in testing, design and release)
‘ Experience with a framework other than React (not necessarily JS)
‘ Competence in test driven development (TDD) and/or behaviour driven development (BDD)
‘ Competence in developing for operational concerns (monitoring integration, performance testing, security considerations)
‘ Software Engineering / Computer Science Degree OR code school training equivalent OR equivalent industry experience
Our Key Criteria are below
1. Excellent React knowledge and experience
2. Working knowledge of AWS (EC2 or serverless services)
3. HTML and CSS proficiency
4. Extensive JS experience (vanilla JS or node)
5. Knowledge of / experience in Agile software practices (e.g. sprints, kanban, retros, iterative development)
Contract type: Fixed Term
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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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, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.
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