26/06/2015 – Skilled in Software: Women in Technology event

bbcThis free event for women offers a not-to-be-missed opportunity to visit us at our central London headquarters and take a behind the scenes look at the various software applications used by BBC Digital for its audiences in the UK and across the world. You can apply for a place at the event using the email address below.

BBC Digital is the division responsible for designing, developing and running the BBC’s online services including iPlayer, the Red Button and BBC websites. We also have responsibility for the creation of websites, apps and games for propositions including Sport, Children’s, News and Learning. We have development teams based across the UK, predominantly in London and Salford, and are currently recruiting for technical roles.

BBC Digital makes some of the most well-known, popular and high-quality online products and services in the world and the statistics speak for themselves:

  • www.bbc.co.uk is the biggest UK-based website in the world
  • The BBC Sports App is the most downloaded sports app in Europe
  • BBC Online and Red Button reaches 31m people in the UK every week
  • BBC is the most shared Twitter publisher in the world
We are hiring

To design and build world-class products and services such as these requires the best digital talent and we are currently recruiting software engineers and developers for roles in London and Salford. This event will include additional details on the roles available but for general information on current vacancies please visit the BBC careers website.

Bring your CV

The ‘Skilled in Software’ event is for women engineers and developers in particular because women are currently under-represented in our Digital workforce and we are working hard to ensure that our staff base reflects the diversity of our audiences by increasing the number of women we employ in technical roles.

If, therefore, you are a software engineer or developer who is a woman, you are interested in a new challenge and would like to hear more about the work we do then we would love to meet you. Please join us on the afternoon and evening of Friday 26 June, from 4pm to 7pm, when you will have the opportunity to meet our hiring managers and hear more about our Digital products and teams (including Sport, Children’s, News, Radio & Music and iPlayer).

We will share with you some of our latest innovations – including our plans to create personalised content for millions of audience members through myBBC – and explain how we meet the challenges of delivering online services to a global audience.

BBC Digital – a tech employer of choice

You will also hear about what it’s like to work for the BBC and how our employment policies and benefits support individual flexibility and choice for all staff. Employees can benefit from a range of enhanced part-time and flexible working practices, paid and unpaid parental leave, adoption leave, childcare vouchers, ordinary and additional maternity and paternity leave as well as the option to buy and sell holiday.

In addition we offer excellent training and career development opportunities for staff through the BBC Academy, the BBC’s centre for training, which includes face-to-face courses, online programmes and a variety of development initiatives.


The evening will provide an introduction to BBC Digital to include rapid-fire presentations about a broad selection of our products, in-depth showcase talks about recent developments, a chance to visit the market-place (an exhibition area where you’ll be able to watch some demos and even ‘have-a-go’) plus the chance to meet the teams and some of our recruiters during networking drinks and nibbles.


The event is open to women who are experienced software engineers and developers as well as women who have recently graduated with a Computer Science or Software Engineering degree.

Specifically we are looking for people with demonstrable experience of (or knowledge of, if a recent graduate) software engineering best practices with a strong emphasis on delivering quality software, including Test Driven Development (TDD), Behaviour Driven Development (BDD), continuous delivery and Agile/Scrum/XP.

You must be capable of writing software in at least two or more of the following languages:

  • HTML, CSS (HTML5 and CSS3) and responsive web design (RWD)
  • JavaScript – experience with client–side frameworks (e.g. Angular/ReactJS) and server–side (NodeJS)
  • PHP, Java, Scala for Server
  • Ruby, Gherkin for Cucumber
  • ActionScript 2&3 for Flash
  • XAML/C# for Silverlight
  • Objective-C for iOS
  • Java for Android
How to apply

If you would like to attend this event please email your CV – or the link to your LinkedIn profile – to Nicola Crowther by 19 June 2015 latest. Please note that spaces are limited and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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