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Software Developer, BBC News at BBC World Service

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The BBC is an international multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and social networks with a weekly global audience of 320 million. As part of an historic multi-million pound expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is introducing a wide range of new and exciting language and regional content to serve African and global audiences.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Software Developer, BBC News

Job Reference: BBC/TP/590126/63074
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
Job Category: Journalism
Business Unit: News – WSG World Service

Job Purpose

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

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Develop effective software that meets given specifications.
  • Review and give feedback on others’ code.
  • Write 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 troubleshoot and resolve issues throughout the product life cycle, including out of hours support for incident resolution.
  • Participate in the team’s agile planning and delivery process.
  • Participate in the team’s software development methodologies, such as pairing, code and documentation reviewing, and continuous delivery.
  • Learn new technologies and keep informed of existing technologies.

Knowledge, skills, training and experience

  • 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(Integrated Development Environment (IDE), Source Code Control System (SCCS), Continuous Integration (CI)).
  • Knowledge of the web architecture and key technologies (Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), Domain Name System(DNS), distributed design).
  • Competence in test driven development and broader testing & QA concerns.
  • Competence in developing for operational concerns (monitoring integration, performance testing, security considerations).
  • Experience of project working and professional software development processes, including agile
  • Collaboration within a team – ability to speak up, challenge, agree and commit.


  • Experience of database design and use in software applications.
  • Takes responsibility for delivering tasks to completion.
  • Understanding of designing and implementing for non-functional concerns.
  • Worked in a professional software development environment on several projects (including experience in testing, design and release).
  • Experience of releasing software to a production use case.
  • Participated in reviews and inspections of code.
  • Software Engineering or Computer Science Degree or equivalent.

Application Closing Date
7th September, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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Job CategoryIT / ICT (Tech./Web Dev./Software Eng./Systems Mgt/Programmimg/Engineering) Jobs in Nigeria, Media / Broadcasting / Journalism / Content Writing / Editing / Mass Communication Jobs in Nigeria, Software Developer Jobs in Nigeria

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