The BBC's mission is to inform, educate and entertain.

Founded 1922
5001+ employees
  • TV, Music, Film, & Theater
  • Digital Communication
  • Headquarters address
    London, United Kingdom
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    Design and Engineering at BBC

    The world is changing, audiences are changing, and the way the BBC goes about its mission – creating inspiring content that informs, educates and entertains – is changing too.

    It’s our ambition to create the most valued open digital media services in the world. We want to transform the BBC for an interactive, on-demand world and find new ways of reaching audiences wherever they are, with new formats across PC, TV and mobile devices. We must engage with – and empower – audiences in new, innovative ways, to create a new kind of digital organisation and a switched on Britain.

    From innovation to creation, our Design & Engineering department keep the BBC at the cutting edge of the broadcast industry, as they drive the technological developments that shape our future. It’s an exciting place to be. And it’s a chance to work in a dynamic environment that’s central to the future of the BBC.

    What we do

    BBC D+E is driving the reinvention of the media, whilst delivering TV, radio and online services to millions of people every day. We are the team that supports, develops and maintains the systems and infrastructure that keeps the BBC on air and online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    The BBC is the world's leading broadcaster:

    • In the UK, 92% use the BBC every week. We have nine national television services and ten radio networks, with services for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and 40 local radio stations.
    • We're also the biggest British-run digital service in the world.
    • Our global services attract 370m users every week, broadcast in over 30 languages across every continent.

    Our services have huge social impact in the UK:

    • BBC iPlayer viewers stream 272 million programmes a month.
    • The BBC is by far the most trusted source of news in the UK.
    • BBC Bitesize reaches around 80% of secondary students and 40% of primary students in the UK.
    • Over 80% of 15-34 year olds use BBC Online every month.

    Pioneering research and innovation

    The BBC has always been a tech pioneer, from the earliest days of broadcast, and we continue to innovate. We have the ambition and inventiveness of a tech-start up, but with an unrivalled 100 year engineering history. We have dedicated teams focused on innovation and Research & Development, building solutions for the long term.

    Our digital products

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    Tech stack

    React, Agile, Android, Java, JavaScript, Linux, Python, Scala, Spring, Hadoop


    Compensation and retirement

    Performance bonus
    Stock Options
    RSUs (Restricted Stock Units or Awards)
    ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
    401k plan
    401k matching
    Pension plan
    Cell phone reimbursement
    Commuter assistance plans

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance
    FSA (Flexible Spending Plan)
    Child or elder care stipend
    EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
    Legal assistance
    On-site fitness center
    Fitness reimbursement
    Dog walking stipend

    Vacation and time off

    Paid time off
    Unlimited time off
    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility
    Volunteer time off
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits
    Adoption assistance
    Fertility benefits

    Personal development

    Tuition reimbursement
    Management training
    Job training
    Conferences reimbursement
    Internship program

    Values and quality of life

    Diversity program
    Accessible via public transportation
    Commuter shuttles
    Bike parking
    Employee groups and committees
    Snacks and beverages
    Catered breakfasts
    Catered lunches
    Catered dinners
    Matching charitable donations
    Company activities
    Games and recreation
    Pet-friendly workplace
    Employee discount programs