BBC Elixir Software Engineer | On-site or remote

Introductory paragraph

You’ll be joining a small, focused team working on a reusable cross-platform resiliency layer. You will design solutions based around AWS infrastructure and will write high quality, scalable code mainly in Elixir and Ruby. You’ll be passionate about solid object-oriented code design, investigating emerging web technologies and building highly scalable microservices as a platform for the future of BBC News.

About us

My name: James Bowers
My position: Software Engineer
Company name: BBC
Country: Global
How we use Elixir:
We use Elixir to route requests to backend services, providing a performant and highly available resiliency layer.

About the job

Job title: Software Engineer
Job description:
BBC Software Engineer, working on-site or remotely on Elixir and Ruby apps.

Salary range: Competitive
Position on remote work: Yes!
Qualifications or experience required: Experience with Elixir, Ruby, Python or a functional language.

What the successful job applicant will be working on:
Your team will own the design and build process of services that keep our products running well - including build and deployment tools, config management, monitoring and reporting. You’ll provide capabilities as-a-service for other teams to use and be a centre of excellence for our use of Cloud technologies.

About the interview process

|> cv()
|> coding_test()
|> interview()

Further info


It’s awesome to see The BBC using Elixir! I was wondering how long it would take them, given they have used Ruby in the past :smiley:

Could you do a write-up of some sort and post it in our #community:showcase-adoption section James? I’m sure lots of people would be interested in hearing how The BBC are using Elixir :003:


@james-bowers Is this position restricted to people in the UK?

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Emphasis mine:

So unless “Global” does actually only refer to (former) colonies, its open for everyone.



This position is restricted to people in the UK.

The Country: Global is in reference to where the BBC operates rather than this job location. I thought I’d write “Global” as it is under the “About us” section, not in the “About the job” section, and we serve international content - but I admit this is misleading.

Many apologies for the confusion!

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To clarify is this people currently living in the UK or UK citizens outside can apply?

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Thats sad, I was going to apply…

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Move here Norbert :003:
Quick, before Brexit happens! :lol:


Brexit is going to happen after the UNIX time era anyway. No rush. :smiley:



You need to be a UK resident



haha, copy & paste will get you every time…

Must be using :slight_smile:


oop had an oddly related issue lately, lol:

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