• Full Time
  • Remote

Bauer Media

Job Introduction

Our Team

Bauer Media Audio operates a ‘hub and spoke’ model for digital. The central digital team supports our country business units with strategy, insight, innovation, product management, technology, IP distribution and support. Our country teams are responsible for local planning, content and commercial delivery. As part of a combined community of digital experts, the teams work in partnership to create outstanding services to our users and deliver commercial success.

As a team we thrive on combining local market excellence with a wider, global perspective.

The Role

Our backend developers work alongside front end, full stack, UX specialists, SRE’s and product teams to create the comprehensive digital audio experiences our listeners love. They work across multiple platforms ensuring all customer facing digital systems can adapt and scale when under large loads.

Large loads in our case equates to “tens of thousands” of concurrent users across multiple countries around the clock, with bursts into “hundreds of thousands”.

We are embarking on the next generation of audio experiences, and as part of this, you will be involved in an exciting departmental transformation in our ways of working and the technologies we use.

Role Responsibility

• Building and maintaining API-First web applications

• Assessing the efficiency and speed of current applications

• Contribute to team and agile sprint sessions e.g., grooming and planning

• Working with wider teams e.g., Frontend to gather and document API requirements

• Sharing knowledge – e.g., writing documentation, written feedback to wider team

• Continue to develop, hone and advance skills

• Peer review code on a daily basis

• Assist with supporting and nurturing more junior members of staff

• Attend and actively participate in communities of practice

The Ideal Candidate

Years of experience are less important to us, we are not looking to tick boxes with this role, and we are open to looking at candidates from all backgrounds. It would be great if you had some of the below:

• Very strong proficiency with JavaScript and TypeScript

• Holds the ability to understand common performance pitfalls and performance tuning techniques

• Security testing experience i.e. (Cross Site Scripting, CORS, Cross Site Request Forgery)

• Knowledge of various design Patterns

• Working experience with Git and software development tools

• Holds a problem solving and analytical mindset

• Able to create development plans/strategies

• Familiar/comfortable with debugging code

• Creating and maintaining automated tests

• Motivated by self-learning and able to adapt to the latest trends in technology

• Which tools to use to solve particular problems – e.g. message queues, database/development, design patterns

• Familiar with working in an agile environment (Scrum)

• Ability to pair program both as the driver and navigator

Package Description

Rewards packages at Bauer Media offer a range of salary sacrifice Benefits, such as our pension scheme and flexible holidays, as well as exclusive Perks like great deals and discounts for everyday life.

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Discounted high street vouchers
  • Internal Bauer Academy – Wide range of learning opportunities to support with your Career Development ((4) Bauer Media Group – Academy: Posts | LinkedIn)
  • Opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme, tech loan scheme and groups discounts for healthcare insurance
  • Discounted subscriptions on Bauer publications (50%)
  • Thrive initiatives – Wellbeing at Bauer
  • Opportunities to contribute to our Belonging@Bauer and Sustainability initiatives

Flexible Working

We want to make sure that we find the right people to work in our teams, and we know that the traditional 9-5, five days a week doesn’t suit everyone. So, we would love to hear from you if you feel you’re a great fit for this role and would like to work flexibly. If you are the right person for this role, we’ll find the right working approach for you.


To apply for this job please visit jobsearch.bauermedia.co.uk.