iOS Software Engineer (Mobile)


Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Competitive market salary, excellent benefits, flexible working and world-class training
Contractual base can be London, Salford, Glasgow or Cardiff
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Technology, Systems & Delivery
BBC Region / Division:
Chief Operating Group
BBC Business Unit:
Product Group: Engineering

Package Description

Band: C or D
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Contractual base can be London, Salford, Glasgow or Cardiff

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.

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

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

Job Introduction

The BBC's Technology + Product groups offer a wide range of stretching, creative and impactful activities for talented people.  We are a team building the future of the BBC while delivering TV, radio and online services to millions of people around the world every day.

This role sits within the BBC Audience Platform area, which is one of BBC’s biggest and most ambitious digital projects.  Our aim is to personalise the online and mobile device experience and engage more effectively with our audience.  We are responsible for providing account and recommendations services for our audience members, notification services and participation services (such as comments and voting platforms) and big-data warehousing, analytics and insights services.

You'll be part of a team transforming the BBC into a data-driven organisation supporting delivery of the BBC’s services such as iPlayer, News, Sport, Children, Weather, Radio and TV to millions of people.

We are central to the BBC's drive to provide a personalised experience for everyone that uses any of our online services or mobile apps.  We do this by using an Agile approach and are quality driven - employing continuous integration (CI), pair programming, test-driven development (TDD) and clean code practices.

We are constantly learning and sharing knowledge and are part of an exciting community of developers that help and support each other via conferences, hack days and 10% time

Main Responsibilities

As a Mobile Engineer in the BBC Account team, you will develop libraries and services that provide authorisation, authentication and personalisation capabilities for all the mobile apps created by the BBC (e.g. iPlayer, Sport, News, Weather, etc.).

  • Analysing and solving complex problems to deliver innovative products to our clients and users.
  • Developing high-quality code, tests, documentation and scripts; ensuring they are understandable, maintainable and minimise risk.
  • Supporting members of the team with mentoring, pairing, code reviewing and driving the adoption of best practices.
  • Learning about new technologies and techniques and assessing their applicability and usefulness to our products and our clients.
  • Providing support to other teams within the BBC with integration issues and problem-solving.

Our welcoming, supportive and remote-first team culture has grown organically from our shared values of high-quality user-focused products, collaborative knowledge sharing, accessibility, mentoring and coaching, pairing, flexibility, continuous improvement, personal growth, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Are you the right candidate?

Above all else, we’re looking for passionate developers who are excited by what's happening in the mobile space, looking to challenge themselves. 

You should have good mobile engineering skills and experience in an iOS development space, writing automated tests, seeing problems as exciting opportunities to innovate and go beyond expectations.

If you're a junior engineer looking to move to mid role, we'd love to hear from you!

If you're in a mid role and want to move into a senior role, we'd also love to hear from you!

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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