Software Engineer

News UK
London (Greater)
11 Sep 2018
18 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Software Engineer

Customer Platform Engineering, Technology

News UK, is a full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are an organisation that holds journalism at our heart. Our newspapers and digital products include some of the most powerful media brands in the Englishspeaking world: the Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun reaching 30 million people each week. We publish a vast range of content reaching diverse audience and all our brands are united by a commitment to independent journalism which connects with our customers.

Our Department, Technology, has people and product at its heart. Christina Scott, CIO of the Year 2016, leads the department. With many years experience transforming technology in media companies she has set out our vision of passionate and trusted experts creating industry leading solutions through attracting and developing the best talent.

Our Team, Customer Platform Engineering, is part of a thriving engineering community in Technology who design, develop and operate all of News UKs customer facing products and platforms. Our passion lies in building robust, flexible, scalable, secure, and clean platforms using the latest industry standard technologies. Our platforms underpin our award winning portfolio of products across The Times and Sun.

You have a passion for software engineering and everything that goes into building great products. That includes the code, the people and processes that go into creating those fantastic products. You understand that through the use of engineering best practices and building selforganized, highly motivated and empowered teams, the best outcomes become realised.


We hope you have most of these skills but dont expect you tick every box:

Be a goto software engineering person in the team

Deliver highquality software

Responsible for knowledge sharing ensuring the team are never out of touch with current industry best practices and trends

Lead and mentor

Improve and promote agile engineering best practices

Knowledge of at least one structured programming language

Object Oriented analysis and design

Complex database concepts

Core engineering principles and best practises

Cloud computing, CRM systems, web services, technologies and frameworks

Continuous delivery and continuous deployment and associated tooling

Highperformant and scalable applications

About You

We are looking for you to share our
passion for building digital products and what can be achieved through innovative new technology. We are evangelists of agile and lean and, although we arent rigid in our approach, you should be comfortable working in a devops, kanban or scrum environment. You will work with a diverse group of people from editorial, marketing to those on the newsroom floor, so a combined
curiosity for people and technology and how the two come together is important. You will be a natural problem solver, who is able to challenge the status quo. Work on ambitions and exciting products. Above all were
optimistic about the future of News and know we will achieve great things, working with the best people in industry. You will be a great team player and able to develop and mentor others in both their technical and soft skills


News UK is home to some of the biggest names in Media, Including, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun, Wireless, and Unruly to name but a few.

Wireless itself is also the home to some of the biggest names in radio Virgin Radio, talkSPORT, talkRADIO and some of the leading Local radio stations in the UK and Ireland.

Our newspapers and associated brands are some of the most powerful media brands in the English speaking world, reaching 30 million people each week. They are very different products with different values and different strengths, but all are united by a commitment to independent journalism that connects with our customers.

News UK and Wireless is a company which thrives on pace. Our people stretch themselves on a daily basis, challenging the status quo to produce the best service possible to our readers and customers. We embrace creativity and initiative and we have some of the most talented people in the industry

If you want to work for one of the worlds most exciting, challenging and creative media organisations then News UK is the place to build your career.

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