Senior Web Developer

Job Introduction
The Radio Product Group in Future Media works alongside our radio networks (e.g. Radio 1, Radio 2 etc.)to deliver innovative and exciting online experiences around the best radio content in the world. The team is responsible for the radio network homepages (, music event sites (,the BBC’s online music offering (
We work in an agile environment, with several Scrum teams developing new features for release each sprint. Our goal is to develop imaginative and engaging new features for our product portfolio, delivering across multiple devices without compromising on quality, standards and accessibility, serving our 4m+ weekly unique audience and driving up audience reach.

Recently the team released BBC Playlister, an innovative new product that allows curation of tracks played across the BBC and to export those tracks to third party partners (e.g. Spotify, Youtube) to enable playback. One of our Senior Devs talks about it here (
We’re looking for an experienced Web Developer to join our team; a self-starter with the ability to take on a range of hard and intriguing challenges. You’ll be helping shape the technical implementation of our product, and ensuring what we produce meets the level of quality we aspire to. This is a great opportunity to help shape a team whose delivery will have a major influence in the industry sector, and be seen by a huge audience.

Role Responsibility
As an experienced Senior Web Developer you will be involved in defining and implementing a responsive design approach across all our pages, so you’ll need to be familiar with the key issues around making web pages responsive, and how to implement adaptive layouts in HTML5 and CSS3. High proficiency in PHP and MVC frameworks is essential. This is a great opportunity to join a high-performing team working on some of the BBC’s highest-profile websites.To build object-orientated applications using PHP, Javascript, HTML5, CSS3To advise Product Managers and Project managers technicallyTo provide time and resource estimates to assist in the planning of projectLearn new technologies and be able to apply these to projects as applicableOn occasion, to assist the BBC’s frontline technology support teams in coping with audience-facing problems which are specific to the ‘/programmes’ system, including attendance on out-of-hours conference calls which are scheduled to support on-air activities
The Ideal CandidatePHP 5 development skills with at least one of Zend, Symfony, Silex, Laravel.Unit testing with PHPUnitFront-end web development skills – HTML5/JavaScript/JQueryExperience of TDD, pair programming, OO design, refactoringVersion control systems (Subversion, Git)Linux ExperienceExperience of Ruby and CucumberKnowledge of cross-browser compatibility issuesLove of broadcast media and/or musicWe don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very 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.