On Friday 26 June from 4pm to 7pm, the BBC is hosting Skilled in Software, a free event for women in tech, including an opportunity to visit its central London headquarters, at Broadcasting House, and get a behind the scenes peek at the various software applications used by BBC Digital for its audiences in the UK and internationally. There are also tech-based jobs up for grabs as BBC Digital is looking for new tech staff.
The event is primarily targeted at female engineers and developers as women are under-represented in the BBC’s Digital workforce. The department wants to increase the number of women it employs in technical roles.
If you are a female software engineer or developer and would like to hear more about the work BBC Digital is doing, then this event is for you. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet its hiring managers and hear more about the BBC’s Digital products and teams (including sport, children’s programming, news, radio and music and BBC iPlayer).
The free event is open to women who are experienced software engineers and developers as well as women who have recently graduated with a Computer Science or Software Engineering degree.
BBC Digital is looking for people with experience of, or knowledge of, if a recent graduate, software engineering best practices with a strong emphasis on delivering quality software, including Test Driven Development (TDD), Behaviour Driven Development (BDD), continuous delivery and Agile/Scrum/XP. The deadline for applications is 19 June 2015.
To find out more about how to apply and eligibility, visit the website.