Software Engineer – Content Platforms
News Corp
London, GBR
2d ago

Job Description

We are : News UK is a company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are an ambitious and ever-growing organisation with a passion for storytelling, capturing moments, meaning and magic to make sense of the world.

Our newspapers reach more than 30 million people each week and include The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times. News UK is also home to Unruly, a global ad tech company, and Wireless, a leading UK and Irish media company boasting independent local and national radio stations.

Your team : Content Platforms. Content Platforms supports the digital newsrooms managing large amount of high quality content.

Our focus is on simplifying and transforming the digital tooling and content systems to allow our content creators to spend more time on creativity and innovation rather than content management.

We are a diverse team currently spread between London and Bangalore.

Your role : Software Engineer. We are looking for a talented and passionate Software Engineer to join our team based in London Bridge.

Day to day you will : As a Software Engineer you will be helping us reshape our architecture and systems, working with our Principal Engineers to ensure what we build is fit for the future.

You will be working with a variety of different codebases and systems, primarily written in JavaScript / TypeScript (Node.

js), but other languages too. You’ll be helping to build new tools and improve existing ones to improve the lives of our colleagues in the newsrooms.

What we’re looking for from you : You’re a true engineer with a passion for clean, well crafted and tested code. You understand agile methodologies and enjoy collaboration.

You have a continuous improvement mindset and are always looking to improve.

You love engineering and constantly want to learn more. You do thorough code reviews to be sure what we produce is of a very high standard.

You understand the value of and are a practitioner of TDD / BDD. You're flexible and open to learning everything we have to offer, expanding your skillset with us.

As a Software Engineer you’ll be ensuring our applications and infrastructure meet modern and high standards and best practices.

You’ll be a mentor to your team members and a source of technical expertise in your areas of strength and will learn from others with different strengths.

You’ll find these skills useful in this role :

  • Writing and maintaining JavaScript / TypeScript applications with Node.js
  • Knowledge of Amazon Web Services (AWS)

    React or similar framework knowledge

    Understanding of CMSs, bonus if you have experience with WordPress

    What's in it for you? We are a diverse and dynamic team, with opportunities to learn and develop your skills in a supportive environment.

    We have an amazing office, a flexible working pattern and a great team culture. We’ll help you deliver your best work and grow you with career and personal development through training, conferences and courses.

    Equal opportunities :

    The Company is an equal opportunities employer and wholeheartedly supports the principle of equal opportunities for all its employees and for all applicants for employment.

    It opposes all forms of discrimination in the workplace.

    We are a diverse team so want to maximise every individual’s potential to create a productive environment where everyone feels valued, and where talents are fully recognised and utilised.

    This means affording equal access to any employment opportunities within the Company according to your ability, without prejudice or discrimination by reason of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, disability or age.

    NewsUK Benefits

    We take pride in looking after our amazing talent at News UK. Alongside pay, we offer :

  • A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 8%;
  • A comprehensive private medical scheme covering pre-existing conditions;
  • Maternity leave of up to 18 weeks full basic salary and paternity leave of up 2 weeks full basic salary;
  • Discounted rates for Fitness First gym membership for employees and immediate family;
  • A range of different flexible working options, which can be requested by employees;
  • Interest free commuter loan of up to £10,000 tax free

  • Bikes For Work’ scheme to save income tax and national insurance;
  • Up to four Volunteering Days per year for employees to use on charities of choice;
  • Health and wellbeing benefits including on-site physio / massage, counselling, legal advice, and others.

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