Saturday , April 13 2024

BBC Careers Near Me – Test Engineer

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About the job


Job Introduction

Renowned and loved throughout the UK and the world, the BBC has become a household name that delivers online content to more than 25 million people globally, and we are proud to say that we help make that magic happen! In TV Platforms, we work closely with all UK platform and major global TV device partners to ensure that our audiences have a high-quality iPlayer, Sounds, and Red Button products available to them, on the widest range of certified TV devices. Streaming of video content and the number of supporting devices is growing exponentially. Our challenge is to integrate and innovate with the rapidly expanding and evolving industry, whilst ensuring high availability and the quality of our products. We are a highly collaborative team of engineers, testers, UX designers, and product owners. We value our engineers, offering regular training and development opportunities, as well as ‘10% time’ – allowing dedicated time for self-improvement, learning, and innovation. We take the time to reflect and improve on how we’re working through team retrospectives and mentoring. We’re a hard-working team who are supportive, care about each other, and promote a healthy work-life balance with opportunities for flexible working hours and a friendly working environment.

We are an agile team and we do releases almost every day. We support this by making sure our testing is robust and that our pipelines are steadfast. We monitor our systems in production to understand the impact of change every time we do a release.

We work in multi-discipline crews with Software Engineers, Testers, Product Owners, and Delivery, in a respectful and collaborative environment. We encourage a culture of team empowerment that supports self-development for each individual.

Role Responsibility

We are responsible for enhancing our offer on broadcast channels with Live Restart and Ultra High Definition content and being able to promote personally relevant streamed content to people, that is of strategic importance to us.

We are an agile team and we do releases almost every day. We support this by making sure our testing is robust and that our pipelines are steadfast. We monitor our systems in production to understand the impact of change every time we do a release. We stay connected to our audiences, debugging device issues and ensuring non-functional testing concerns are a part of our workflow.

We work in multi-discipline crews with Software Engineers, Testers, Product Owners, and Delivery, in a respectful and collaborative environment. We encourage a culture of team empowerment that supports self-development for each individual. Our products are underpinned by a technically diverse architecture, blending contemporary cloud services and well-established broadcast engineering. Together they offer a unique opportunity to use and develop a broad range of technical skills and as a tester you would be collaborating with all disciplines and contribute to our product feature development.

Some Of The Things You Will Be Doing Include

  • Working with teams, shaping products and systems then planning and executing tests using the most appropriate test approach
  • Ensuring that the software delivered is fit-for-purpose in the planned timescales
  • Contribute to the design, implementation, and delivery of testing
  • Work with other testers in creating and managing our test data, stubs, and harnesses
  • Work with other disciplines to integrate components into systems
  • Validate the system as a whole to ensure it delivers the business requirements and benefits, reporting status against schedule
  • Ensure that high value is achieved from Test automation relative to the investment made
  • Have an ability and willingness to determine when to automate tests and when to adopt a manual approach to testing
  • Create detailed and accurate bug/defect tickets
  • Contribute in troubleshooting and debugging product issues, providing accurate information and assessments to aid fixes
  • Pursue continuous improvement of test processes to improve effectiveness
  • Keep up-to-date developments and best practices within the development, testing and new media
  • Liaise with external and internal stakeholders regularly

Are you the right candidate?

The successful will have the following skills and experience (we don’t expect you to have everything!):

  • Experience in Test with focus on delivering quality
  • Good understanding of building and testing TV / Web / Mobile applications
  • Excellent development skills and experience building highly scalable, full stack applications
  • Experience of Agile working environments, pairing and working within a collaborative team
  • Competence in translating product requirements into technical solutions
  • Experience in building and improving automated test frameworks
  • Performance or security testing experience is an advantage

Package Description

Band: C

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Salford

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.

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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