Job Introduction
Media Services is the team responsible for publishing all of the BBC’s online audio and video content, powering iPlayer, iPlayer Radio, News and Sport. We handle live content, “catch up”, and podcasts.

Every day we ingest and publish over 1000 hours of video content, and publish 3-4 TB of new files.

We make programmes available using a range of the latest streaming technologies, providing the best possible playback across multiple platforms and devices. All of this adds up to a high-profile, large-scale product with a fast-moving development environment.

Our main system is called Video Factory. This BBC Academy article gives an overview of the system: http://www.bbc.co.uk/academy/technology/article/art20141031135408727

The BBC Internet Blog has several posts about Video Factory :

A talk about Continuous Delivery and Video Factory from the BBC Digital Open Day:

Role Responsibility

To design, develop and support products and services that publish the BBC’s audio and video content online. This includes:

  • Designing and developing software and APIs for use across the BBC.
  • Writing unit and integration tests, within automated test driven environments to ensure code quality.
  • Reviewing the work of other team members and providing assistance as required.
  • Writing clear, concise and comprehensive technical documentation.
  • Keeping abreast of new technologies which can be used to enhance the way we publish and deliver our audio and video content.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have a passion for software and technical innovation, and enjoy being involved in the complete lifecycle from project scoping through to implementation, testing and ongoing maintenance. We are looking for engineers who able to design and implement solutions utilising a variety of technologies, frameworks and platforms in order to deliver industry-leading solutions.

You should have an appreciation of BBC output and a passion for technology in the new media environment.

Experience and techs needed: 


Back end development

Cloud Technology exposure

Unix experience

Hiring process: The hiring event has been designed to offer a fair opportunity to showcase your software development skills – the event will be run by our own team of BBC Engineers. All candidates must complete a technical challenge and once successful you will be invited to attend a one-day hiring event scheduled for Friday 16th June 2017 in our London HQ – New Broadcasting House, W1A 1AA.

Successful applicant should expect offers on the same day on Friday 16th June 2017.

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