Data Solutions is a small multidisciplinary team that sits in the New Broadcasting House newsroom, in action since mid-2015. We have three priorities for getting BBC content in front of more audiences:
? creating of a data-led newsroom,
? connecting with underserved audiences
? increasing referrals to BBC News from search and social
We employ a mix engineers and data scientists and analysts to work on these priorities, and build everything from elegant journalist-friendly dashboards to complex algorithms that assist journalists in content commissioning, production and distribution.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and a Data Engineer to join a Data Science lead initiative to build the BBC audience through algorithmical understanding of the content production process and how it relates to the needs and interests of our audience.
Are you the right candidate?
The ideal candidate will be familiar with the fundamentals of data modelling and data pipelines, along with more core software engineering principals such as best practice in testing, continuous integration and deployment tools, and git.
Overall we will expect you to bring experience putting data applications and machine learning algorithms into production. You will have some familiarity with modern methods of data storage and pipelining, along with code management and deployment practices such as code quality, deployments, and CI/CD.
Additionally you will have experience in general programming skills (with Java or Python preferred) and have exposure deploying to cloud environments (AWS preferred)
Based London W12
Excellent career progression - the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and responsibilities, and to work in different areas of the organisation.
Unrivalled training and development opportunities - our in-house training Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
Benefits - We offer a comprehensive salary package, a flexible 20-35 hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.
We encourage flexible working, although it may not be possible for every role. There is no obligation to raise flexible working or part time requests 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.
About the BBC
D+E offers a wide range of stretching, creative and impactful careers for talented people. We are the team that's building the future of the BBC, whilst delivering TV, radio and online services to millions of people worldwide every day.
As well as being the people behind iPlayer and the News, Sports and Children's services, we develop, support and maintain the systems and infrastructure that keeps the BBC on air and are responsible for the biggest British-run digital service in the world. In D+E, you'll be working on unique challenges, hand in hand with the best creative minds in the UK and alongside one of the world's leading production and distribution companies (BBC Studios).
We offer challenging work but with the time to think and do things right. We uphold a 100 year history of invention and innovation in the BBC by welcoming and developing people of all backgrounds.
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. You'll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.
The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.