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    Brightpool are working in partnership with the BBC to recruit a number of Senior Software Engineers across various streams.

    As a Senior Software Engineeer you will be responsible for the design of software, and for implementation and operation of effective software and tools.

    Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

    • Lead the design and development of effective software that meets complex product and business needs
    • Review and give constructive feedback on others' code
    • Drive work to successful completion across the immediate team
    • Write appropriate tests using automated test-driven techniques for ensuring code quality and coverage
    • Integrate the software with monitoring and support tools
    • Ensure the teams software works in its operating environment
    • Write, review and take responsibility for technical documentation
    • Lead troubleshooting and resolution of issues throughout the product life cycle, including occasional and paid out of hours support for incident resolution
    • Participate in and lead as required, the team's agile planning and delivery process
    • Effectively participate in and help improve the team's software development methodologies, such as pairing, code and documentation reviewing and continuous delivery
    • Work with project, product and technical leads to design software and create implementable specifications and tasks at feature and component level
    • Work with 3rd Party ("Indies") where necessary offering direction, support and documentation
    • Mentor and coach more junior staff. Provide technical leadership and direction to peers and colleagues. Line Management of 1-2 software engineers (if appropriate)
    • Learn new technologies and keep abreast of existing technologies and help introduce them where appropriate

    Experience Required:

    • Extensive experience writing and maintaining large scale robust production software in a fast-changing environment with rapid release cycles
    • Expertise in one or more mainstream development language/frameworks
    • Expertise with one or more mainstream development and deployment tool chains (IDE, SCCS, CI)
    • Competence in database design and use in software applications
    • Expertise in web architecture and key technologies (HTTP, DNS, distributed design)
    • Expertise in test driven development and broader testing and QA concerns
    • Expertise in developing for operational and non-functional concerns (monitoring
    • integration, performance testing, scale, availability and resilience, security considerations)
    • Extensive experience of project working and professional software development processes, including agile
    • Competence in translating product requirements into technical solutions
    • Demonstrable experience in using design patterns
    • Effective leadership and collaboration inside and beyond the team. The ability to influence diverse stakeholders effectively
    • Takes responsibility for driving work to completion across the team


    • Technical Lead on at least 1 Medium/Large sized project (3 months +)
    • Worked on multiple projects or codebases concurrently
    • Software Engineering or computer science degree or equivalent
    • Experience of mentoring and supporting less experienced members of the team
    • Your responsibilities
    • Work across disciplines to build strong and scalable products for our audiences;
    • Write HTML, CSS and JavaScript according to best practices;
    • Write high quality server-side code, in particular Node.JS;
    • Write unit and integration tests using automated test frameworks

    Essential experience:

    • Working as a senior software engineer with experience in the following technologies
    • JavaScript (ideally with Node.js and React.js);
    • Another server-side programming language e.g. ruby/python (or extensive node/js experience);
    • Experience with Cloud architecture and the core AWS (or other cloud provider) technologies;
    • Writing good quality and maintainable code;
    • HTTP, Caching, CDNs, TLS, core Internet protocols and technologies;
    • Defining and developing high-volume, horizontally scalable web architectures.
    • Engaged in the wider Web engineering community and passionate about best practices;
    • DevOps environments.

    Salary: £55,000 (negotiable)

    Remuneration: £55k negotiable
    Location: London
    Reference: 175199/002_1527588203
    Type: Permanent
    Sector: Technology & Digital
    Date Added: 29 May 2018
    Closing Date: 26 Jun 2018

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