Women in Technology: Skilled in Engineering, Development & Design

Category: Women

The BBC is taking part in London Technology Week by hosting an exciting Women in Technology event.

Tuesday 21st June, 15:30 – 19:00 (including networking drinks)

New Broadcasting House, London, W1A 1AA

The BBC is at the heart of technology: using the latest innovations to deliver outstanding online products used by millions every day. We have an inclusive culture that supports every individual to be their personal best and this is reflected in the work we do.

This free recruitment evening is inviting women to visit us at our iconic central London headquarters to take a behind the scenes look at the various software applications used by the BBC for its audiences in the UK and across the world. If this sounds interesting and you would like to learn more about working in one of our tech teams then you will not want to miss this date. You can apply for a place at this event using the email address below.

BBC Design and Engineering is the division responsible for designing, developing and running the BBC’s online services including BBC iPlayer, the Red Button and BBC websites. We also have responsibility for the creation of websites, apps and games for propositions including Sport, Children’s, News and Learning. We have development teams based across the UK, predominantly in London and Salford, and are currently recruiting for technical roles.

To help us grow our technology workforce, and due to the success of this event last summer with some attendees now working at the BBC, we are hosting it again in conjunction with #LDNTechWeek.

Join in the conversation using our hashtag #BBCDiversity

Event Details

Network with other techies; Meet our hiring managers and recruiters; Learn about our latest innovations and technologies.


The evening will provide an introduction to BBC Design and Engineering, and will include rapid-fire presentations about a broad selection of our products, in-depth showcase talks about recent developments, a chance to visit the market-place (an exhibition area where you’ll be able to watch some demos and even 'have-a-go') plus the chance to meet the teams and some of our recruiters during networking drinks and nibbles.

  • Hear from our digital, design and engineering staff demonstrating our cutting edge projects and products they’re working on.
  • Tech exhibition showcasing the range of incredible tech used at the BBC
  • Networking with BBC staff and likeminded techies
  • Meet our hiring managers and recruiters to learn more about our job openings
  • Find out why the BBC is an employer of choice

Technology at the BBC

The BBC is often associated with TV presenters and Producers; however behind the scenes the BBC is at the cutting edge of technology.

The BBC is the most visited website in the UK across our three main platforms; News, Sport and BBC iPlayer. You will get a chance to see what happens behind the scenes, discovering the brilliant software used by BBC online!

Recently, the Digital, Worldwide Tech and Engineering teams have come together to create an exciting new division called Design and Engineering. It will have over 2600 staff working on both providing and supporting the BBC's broadcast and online services to our UK and global audiences and on designing, developing and enhancing new digital products, platforms and services.

You will also hear about what it’s like to work for the BBC and how our employment policies and benefits support individual flexibility and choice for all staff. Employees can benefit from a range of enhanced part-time and flexible working practices, paid and unpaid parental leave, adoption leave, childcare vouchers, ordinary and additional maternity and paternity leave as well as the option to buy and sell holiday.

In addition we offer excellent training and career development opportunities for staff through the BBC Academy, the BBC’s centre for training, which includes face-to-face courses, online programmes and a variety of development initiatives.

If you want to take your career to the next level then you should apply to this event!

There is currently an under-representation of women across the UK technology industry, and whilst the BBC employ’s more women than the tech industry average we’re aiming to be 50/50 gender balanced as per our latest diversity strategy recently announced.


The event is open to women who are experienced software engineers and developers as well as women who have recently graduated with a Computer Science or Software Engineering degree.

Specifically we are looking for people with demonstrable experience of (or knowledge of, if a recent graduate) software engineering best practices with a strong emphasis on delivering quality software, including Test Driven Development (TDD), Behaviour Driven Development (BDD), continuous delivery and Agile/Scrum/XP.

You must be capable of writing software in at least two or more of the following languages:

  • HTML, CSS (HTML5 and CSS3) and responsive web design (RWD)
  • JavaScript - experience with client–side frameworks (e.g. Angular/ReactJS) and server–side (NodeJS)
  • PHP, Java, Scala for Server
  • Ruby, Gherkin for Cucumber
  • ActionScript 2&3 for Flash
  • XAML/C# for Silverlight
  • Objective-C for iOS
  • Java for Android

Software Engineers should have some experience in:

  • Data Analysis working with technologies such as SQL, Python, Dynamo, Hadoop, Hive, Tableau
  • API development using RESTful and/or SOAP
  • Cloud computing products such as AWS, Microsoft Cloud etc

We are also looking for DevOps engineers or software engineers who are keen to into DevOps. Required skills: Jenkins, Linux and AWS.

If you would like to attend this event please email your CV – or the link to your LinkedIn profile – to Beth.Bull@bbc.co.uk by 20th June 2016 at the latest. Please note that spaces are limited and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

We look forward to hearing from you!