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Senior Software Engineer - BBC News

British Broadcasting Corporation
🏢 British Broadcasting Corporation 🇬🇧 Greater London, United Kingdom 🕑 July 23

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The BBC News Web teams deliver impartial news to hundreds of millions of readers all over the world. Our main English language news website is visited as often as Twitter and we have 40 other non-English World Service news sites on top of this. We support a wide range of devices and care deeply about scale, performance, internationalisation and accessibility. We work in agile, flexible teams and have an exciting roadmap for future development.

We have multiple vacancies for Senior Software Engineers all with specialisms in full-stack JavaScript. For our roles we also give an excellent  work-life balance and a range of benefits including a generous pension scheme.

We are a team who care deeply about diversity, opportunity (especially to learn) and strive to always support each other. We’re looking for senior engineers looking to work in our web focused teams. If you want to bring unbiased high-quality news to hundreds of millions more people, all around the world, and want to get involved in the colossal scaling, accessibility and availability efforts we’re putting into this, then join our mission to do so by applying now.

Role Responsibility

  • Write JavaScript (React) code on AWS infrastructure
  • Work across disciplines to build strong and scalable products for our audiences
  • Lead the design and development of effective software that meets complex product and business needs

Are you the right candidate?


  • A JavaScript specialist with extensive experience on React based projects
  • Production experience with at least some of these libraries: ReactJS, Redux, Styled Component/Emotion, Apollo, Jest and other React ecosystem libraries suitable for a complex web-app
  • 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)
  • Defining and developing high-volume, horizontally scalable web architectures.
  • Engaged in the wider Web engineering community and passionate about best practices;
  • DevOps environments.
  • Competence in test driven development (TDD) and/or behaviour driven development (BDD)Competence in developing for operational concerns (monitoring integration, performance testing, security considerations)


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