Permanent Job in Nigeria: Software Developer- Lagos

Job Introduction

The BBC is an international multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and social networks with a weekly global audience of 320 million.  As part of a historic and exciting expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service established an editorial, digital innovation team in Lagos that has a mandate to create innovative and engaging digital content for African and global audiences.

We are looking for web developers who are enthusiastic about online journalism to join a BBC World Service Visual Journalism team in Lagos. The World Service Visual Journalism hubs will be made up of an editor, and UX designer and a developer.

You will be based in Lagos and also be an active member of a wider international development team. You will have the freedom to work on locally defined projects, but will be supported by structures and processes that ensure you will have excellent training and development opportunities and are always backed up by a team who will help you produce work to the highest standard.

Role Responsibility

As the developer in this team you will be responsible for building technical solutions to meet the requirements of the local design and editorial team. You will be assessing the technical feasibility of projects, giving realistic time estimations for the work required as well as escalating any technical queries and designs where new or innovative approaches are being used for review to the wider technical team.  You will also be liaising with the wider Software development team in BBC News to ensure that all deployments to the live servers are peer reviewed and managed via GitHub with a London based Lead Developer across the process.

Are you the right candidate?

The ideal candidate will have excellent front end web development skills including HTML, CSS, JavaScript programming with knowledge of developing large and modular applications. You will have the ability to write in ES6 and an appreciation of backwards-compatible / cross-browser JavaScript. You will have experience in building both front and backend workflows and building new platforms and tools that help reporters and readers better understand and explore large data sets.

Experience in supporting all browsers with core content and ensure compliance with screen readers in accordance with WAI standards etc is essential. You will have great understanding of UX concerns and have familiarity in using GitHub workflows, API’s and some with AWS or similar Cloud Infrastructure and associated tooling. Experience of webpack would be desirable.

Package Description

Software Developer- Lagos

  •  Job Reference: BBC/TP/2368723/63083
  •  Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
  •  Closing Date: 07 September, 2022
  •  Job Category: Journalism
  •  Business Unit: News – WSG World Service
  •  Location: Lagos, Other Nigeria,
  •  Job Title: Software Engineer

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in  **Nigeria** 

Contract: Permanent – Local terms and conditions apply.