BBC World Services Software Engineer (Web Developer) Jobs in Nigeria

BBC World Services Software Engineer (Web Developer) Jobs in Nigeria

Job Purpose

  • Responsible for implementing effective software and tools for given designs.

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Develop effective software that meets given specifications

  • Write appropriate tests using automated test-driven techniques for ensure code quality

  • Integrate the software with monitoring and support tools

  • Support system integration in its operating environment

  • Write and review technical documentation

  • Help to troubleshoot and resolve issues throughout the product life cycle

  • Participate in the team's agile planning and delivery process

  • Effectively participate in the teams software development methodologies, such as pairing, code and documentation reviewing and continuous delivery

  • Learn new technologies and keep abreast of existing technologies.

    Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience

  • Demonstrable experience writing and maintaining robust production software

  • Competence in one or more mainstream development languages and frameworks

  • Competence with one or more mainstream development and deployment tool chains (IDE, SCCS, CI)

  • Experience of database design and use in software applications

  • Knowledge of the web architecture and key technologies (HTTP, DNS, distributed design)

  • Competence test driven development

  • Competence in developing for operational concerns (monitoring integration, performance testing, security considerations)

  • Experience of project working and professional software development processes, including agile.


  • Worked in an enterprise environment on several projects (including experience in testing, design and release)

  • Experience of releasing their software to a production use case

  • Participated in reviews and inspections of code (sat with a peer or someone more senior reviewing your code)

  • Software Engineering or Computer Science Degree or equivalent.

    Job Impact

    Decision Making:

  • Reports to Principal Software Engineer or Software Engineering Manager

  • Tasks are allocated to the job holder by the team lead

  • Undertakes tasks independently

  • Independently writes tests to check quality of code

  • Assesses feedback from reviews and incorporates as appropriate

  • Troubleshoots independently or with the support of others where necessary

  • Contributes to the teams iterative and collaborative design and implementation decisions.


  • Finance: No financial responsibility

  • Line Management: No line management responsibility

  • Ad-hoc Teams: Participates in departmental hack days and external ad-hoc events (typically 5 to 20 members)

    Additional Job-specific Responsibilities and Accountabilities

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team and to proactively shepherd new features to live.

  • To write world class HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

  • To write server side code (mainly NodeJS, experience of Ruby/PHP desired)

  • To work to current good software development practices.

  • To write unit and integration tests using automated test frameworks.

  • To work well in a team
    context according to the team’s shared practices.

    Essential Attributes:

  • Excellent front-end web development skills:

  • HTML. Semantic markup patterns for flexible reuse and accessibility.

  • CSS. Good understanding of modern techniques such as Responsive Web Design, recent CSS advances such as flexbox but also supporting legacy browsers.

  • JAVASCRIPT. Excellent JavaScript programming skills, with knowledge of developing large, modular applications. Ability to write in ES6, and an appreciation of backwards-compatible / cross-browser JavaScript.

  • BUILDING ROBUST EXPERIENCES. Using progressive enhancement and mobile first approaches to create experiences that work everywhere and for everyone.

  • Accessibility - support all browsers with core content, ensure compliance with screen readers, in accordance with WAI standards, etc

  • Great understanding of UX concerns. We want smart devs who can provide valuable feedback to designers to improve wireframes and designs.

  • Ability to create production ready code with tests in one of: PHP, Ruby, Python or NodeJS (training will be provided if you don’t know PHP or NodeJS).

  • Understanding of Service Oriented Architectures and consuming RESTful web services via HTTP.

  • Experience of working in an agile or collaborative way.

  • Familiarity in using GitHub workflows

  • A level of familiarity with AWS or similar Cloud Infrastructure and associated tooling.

    A Big Plus Would Be:

  • An enthusiasm for News.

  • Healthy interest in emerging platform level technologies – queues, microservices, caches etc.

  • Understanding of CI, experience with using a CI system (Hudson, Jenkins).

  • Knowledge of strategies to improve performance (HTTP caching, language best practices).

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; BBC World Services Software Engineer (Web Developer) Jobs in Nigeria

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