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Software Engineer

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Job Introduction

Our Team:

The digital specialist engineering team builds and maintains core digital products for Bauer’s specialist media, including market leaders www.parkers.co.uk & www.motorcyclenews.com, alongside an array of supporting services & tools.

The focus of your role: 

Motorcycle News, Car Magazine and Parkers are some of the high-profile web applications published by Bauer Xcel, the digital arm of the global Bauer Media group. As one of our software engineers, you'll be at the forefront of pushing these apps into places they've not been before. Each of them is undergoing modernisation to take advantage of current and future web technologies and you'll be choosing and using the next tech for the next steps. Of course, it's far from being as simple as just publishing magazines online - you'll be designing and developing systems that marshal data from numerous sources, organise and publish that data in many ways and that fire events that are consumed by further internal applications and external event consumers. You'll be working with a slick development lifecycle, with continuous integration and deployment having the highest priority, and you'll be part of our ongoing push towards having everything as code.

To help you along the way, we'll give you a top-spec MacBook Pro with two large external monitors, 5% of your time for personal R&D, access to training and a bunch of other benefits that we can talk about later.

A focus on and knowledge of front-end technologies and UX design will be advantageous in the role.

Role Responsibility

  • To work with the software engineering team to contribute to all aspects of software design and implementation
  • To write & maintain code
  • To adhere to defined coding standards
  • To continuously improve coding skills
  • To participate in peer code reviews
  • To be involved in coaching and mentoring junior software engineers
  • To be involved in the software release cycle

The Ideal Candidate

  • HTML5
  • CSS including SCSS/SASS/BEM
  • Javascript including React/Angular/Ember/Node
  • Gulp/webpack or equivalent
  • C#
  • .Net (Webforms & MVC)
  • PHP
  • SQL & NoSQL databases
  • Source control systems, especially git
  • Software development tooling e.g. Visual Studio, VS Code
  • Software design patterns
  • Apache Solr
  • Linux
  • Ruby
  • Jenkins
  • Agile development methodologies (Scrum, Kanban)

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. 


About the Company

About Bauer Media Group

Bauer Media Group has become an enduringly successful media corporation by focusing on creating content that matters most to millions of people around the world: from print and online publishing to radio and money-helper services for consumers, as well as sales and marketing services for SMB. Family-owned in the 5th generation, Bauer focuses on the long term, with a consumer-first mindset that guides us across our increasingly diverse portfolio. Our workforce of 15,000 shares a passion – to deliver content and services that are popular with, and helpful to, our customers and partners.

As the UK’s biggest selling magazine publisher, we create iconic and influential magazine media brands, digital properties and associated consumer and B2B live events for diverse, passionate audiences.  We reach 25 million consumers through our portfolio, which includes heat, Grazia, Closer, Empire, Motor Cycle News, Parkers, Mother& Baby, TV Choice, Take a Break, Bella, Yours, Garden News and Country Walking.  Our scale, coupled with the breadth of our portfolio, gives us an advantage over pure play magazine competitors. It also gives us a huge responsibility - our brands become the lens through which our audiences see the world, and for this reason, we take our responsibilities as a media outlet very seriously, recognising that we are responsible for shaping perceptions in the wider world.

Belonging at Bauer Mission statement

People are at the heart of everything we do. Inclusivity is part of who we are. We celebrate diversity in all its forms, and encourage authenticity, knowing that our differences are celebrated.

What we will offer you

Quite simply, our promise to you is that Bauer Media is a great place to do great work with great people. Our people take an enormous amount of pride in the brands they support. They like their team members, and they feel supported by their managers. We all take collective responsibility for our culture, because we know it has a ripple effect out across our brands. That’s why our culture of inclusion at work, Belonging at Bauer, is at the heart of everything we do. Belonging at Bauer is about our dual goals of being as representative as we can of the audiences we serve, and about creating a working environment where all our people feel able to bring their whole selves to work every day. It’s part of everything we do, and everyone who works here is responsible. If you join us, you’ll be an important part of this as well.

Our mental health at work

We’re proud to be the driving force behind the “Where’s your head at?” campaign, which is working to put Mental Health First Aiders on an equal footing with traditional workplace First Aiders. This is a priority for all of us that work at Bauer and we now have fully trained Mental Health First Aiders supporting and working across all of our UK locations.

Bauer Core Values

Creativity - We create unique, high quality content that delights our audiences.

Ambition - We think big and bold, pushing boundaries and embracing change.

Passion - We approach every day with curiosity, commitment and a lively positive mindset.

Teamwork - We learn from each other and take the time to understand both challenges and opportunities, working together to find the right solution.

Trust - We are open, respectful and honest.

Inclusivity - We encourage different points of view and perspectives and value all contributions.

Responsibility - We make measured and thoughtful decisions that support the business vision.

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