Junior Android Software Engineer


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Technology, Systems & Delivery
BBC Region / Division:
Chief Operating Group
BBC Business Unit:
D+E: Digital Products

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: 3 Month Fixed Term Contract / Attachment
Location: London, Glasgow, Cardiff and Salford

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.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

Mae’r sefyllfa gyda’r coronafeirws yn datblygu’n gyflym, ac mae’r BBC yn awyddus i barhau i sicrhau diogelwch a lles pobl ar draws y BBC, gan barhau i warchod ein gwasanaethau hefyd. I leihau’r risg, dim ond y bobl sy’n hanfodol i’n hallbwn darlledu fydd yn cael mynediad i adeiladau’r BBC. O ddydd Mercher 18fed Mawrth ymlaen, bydd pob asesiad a chyfweliad yn cael ei gynnal o bell, nes rhoddir gwybod yn wahanol. I gael mwy o wybodaeth, ewch i https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

Job Introduction

BBC News Data Systems Engineering team delivers highly trusted news to readers all over the world, currently in 40 languages. We support a wide range of products and care deeply about scale, performance, and accessibility. We work in agile, flexible teams, and have an exciting roadmap for future development.

We've helped our Web and Apps products on expanding the World Service language services, bringing our journalism to more people than ever around the world with 11 new language services and a remit to reach a far wider audience than ever before.

Our website often gets 50 million hits in a day. Our mobile apps are used by millions. We have seen higher than 1.8 million concurrent users on our site and try to support every device we can, from simpler mobile phones to connected TVs. Our broadcast output is watched and listened to by people across the country and the world.

We're based in London, Cardiff, Glasgow and Salford, with many other engineering teams and colleagues.

Main Responsibilities

To join us you simply need to show us that you have a strong interest in native mobile app development, are keen to learn and adapt, enjoy iterating on ideas, and working as part of a team.

Are you the right candidate?

Being able to asks questions and challenge things

Our new joiners have told us that you learn the most by asking questions and challenging the status quo. We truly believe there are no stupid questions, that everyone adds value to our team, and that the best idea wins.

Be Curious

Being a software engineer in BBC News isn’t all about cutting code. If you bring your curiosity we’ll show you whatever you want to discover – from user experience design to product management, project management to testing.

Experience not necessary (but interest and passion are essential)

If you can show us that you are keen to learn, especially about the world of mobile apps, software architecture, and clean code principles, then that passion beats experience every time.


Software development in 2021 is a team sport. We work as cross-functional “Pods” of native apps developers, back end developers, designers, and testers supported by product, engineering, and project managers - all focused on building the best experiences possible for our millions of users.


Because we work in teams, you will need to be able to share your ideas and thoughts with us. Now that we are fully remote this is even more important. But, if like many of us, you think there’s room for improvement there, we can help with that too.

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, 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.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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