Senior Software Engineer – Content Platforms

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We are News UK Technology: using technology to innovate and lead the global conversation on the future of media and storytelling. We keep people at heart of our business through values-driven and inclusive practices enabling our staff to grow and thrive. As such, we are proud members of Tech Talent Charter UK with 34% of our Tech roles filled by gender minorities. News UK Tech is an award-winning team winning Team of the Year at the UK Business and Innovation Awards,2023.

The Team: We are the Product Team, part of Content Platforms of News UK Tech. We are a dynamic team of 9 engineers working across three time zones, solving crucial problems and building editorial tools for The Sun CMS, one of the most visited news websites in the country.

Your Role: As a Senior Software Engineer, you will be responsible for leading the development of features, as well as providing technical guidance and mentorship to junior and mid-level team members. Your expertise will be crucial in implementing and maintaining scalable and high-performance software solutions that meet the needs of our stakeholders.

Day to day you will:
Lead the end-to-end development process, including design, implementation, testing, and deployment of software applications.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define project requirements and ensure timely and successful delivery of software solutions.
Provide technical expertise and guidance to team members, fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment.
Conduct code reviews and contribute to the improvement of development processes and best practices.
Identify and address technical challenges, ensuring the scalability, security, and performance of software applications.
Troubleshoot and resolve complex technical issues, ensuring the stability and reliability of software products.
Participate in the recruitment and onboarding process of new team members, contributing to the growth and development of the engineering team.

What we’re looking for from you:
Proven experience in software development, with a focus on designing and implementing complex software systems.
Proficiency in PHP and Javascript, with a focus on React, or others, as well as experience with modern development frameworks and tools.
Strong understanding of software architecture, data structures, and algorithms, with a focus on delivering scalable and efficient solutions.
Demonstrated leadership abilities, with experience in mentoring and guiding junior team members.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
A passion for technology and a commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

If you think you have what it takes but don’t tick every requirement on the list, please do apply. We recognise that considering someone’s potential as well as their experience is a great way to hire. We want to hear from people who have a passion to learn and develop.

We are News UK: One of the leading media businesses in the UK and Ireland. Our newsbrands include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun, The Sun on Sunday and The TLS. Our national broadcast brands include talkSPORT, Times Radio, TalkTV and Virgin Radio UK, and we have market-leading local radio stations across Ireland. Our world-famous brands provide news, analysis, opinion and entertainment to almost 40 million people each month. Spanning print and pixel, audio and video, events and experiences, our multiplatform brands are home to a plurality of opinion, representing the diverse communities we serve. News UK is wholly owned by News Corp.

Life at News: Driven by passion, guided by principles and acting with purpose. We represent, reflect and reach the nation, telling the stories that matter. We inform our audiences so that they can make decisions based on trusted information.

To do this, we believe our employees must represent different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. We strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential and ensure everyone feels valued. We support this through our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy, which focuses on three main priorities – attracting talent from a wider, more representative pool, developing equity programmes to drive better representation in our leadership, and ensuring diversity and inclusivity in our workforce as well as the journalism and content we produce. We also currently have 12 employee led networks and groups that support our strategy and connect like minded employees socially.

Benefits:
Some of our benefits include:
Maternity leave up to 18 weeks full basic salary & paternity leave up to 2 weeks
Wide range of training available, plus full LinkedIn Learning access
Private medical insurance including coverage for pre-existing conditions
Discounted gym memberships, free ClassPass at Home, weekly virtual yoga classes
‘Bikes for Work’ and ‘Electric Car’ scheme
Up to 60% discount on Harper Collins books
Access to exclusive events and competitions with exciting brands such as talkSPORT, Virgin Radio UK & The Times. Weekly virtual panel chats with top journalists and celebrities
Access to wellbeing benefits such as EAP, physio/massage and counselling
A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 5%
25 days holiday, plus bank holidays and up to 4 volunteering days per year
Thriving employee networks supporting colleagues to embed and grow, including women in technology, parenting, wellbeing, GenZ, NewsIsOut and faith-oriented groups.

We want to ensure that everyone we meet has the opportunity to perform to their best when applying for a role. Please let us know, at any stage, whether you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, and we will do our best to accommodate.

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