Global is one of the world’s leading media & entertainment groups and Europe’s largest radio company. At Global, we work hard, we’re obsessed about the detail in everything we do and most of all we’re proud to be known for employing some of the best talent in the industry.
As the country’s leading commercial radio business, Global is home to some of the biggest and most loved media brands in the UK; Heart, Capital, Classic FM, Smooth, LBC, Radio X, Capital Xtra and Gold. Every week, Global brands reach more than 31 million people, including more than 25 million on the radio alone.
Global is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in Europe, with over 250,000 outdoor advertising points. Additionally, Global operates DAX, the largest digital audio ad exchange platform in the world, and has recently launched Global Player which provides live, catch up and personalised radio across all Global’s brands from within the same app. The business also has a presence across North America which is a strategic market for growth.
Global is a great place to work, learn and progress. Our culture is at the heart of who we are; we are straight-talking and sincere, we love to deliver, and we are obsessive about detail. We prize inclusion and Global are a signatory of the Tech Talent Charter , which champions and supports a diverse and inclusive work environment for all.
The Commercial Technology team develop and maintain a crucial suite of back-office products that are used by the advertising planning, commercial scheduling and order management side of the business. We are in the process of creating some exciting new capabilities for our growing business and we are looking for talented individuals to help us on this journey.
What You’ll be Doing…
Building and maintaining highly available systems.
Ensuring that the solutions meet the non-functional objectives, in particular maintainability, performance, and scalability.
Improving our CI/CD tooling and processes.
Improving the monitoring and alerting of our infrastructure.
Identifying and creating recommendations on when to utilise new technologies.
Utilising your experience to provide the necessary guidance and support to other members within the teams.
Providing guidance and support to other members within the department
Collaborating with business stakeholders and technology co-workers across other delivery centres.
Driving best practices and helping our teams build and deliver great products.
You’ll Have These Skills…
Demonstrable experience managing high-availability systems.
Infrastructure deployment with Terraform.
Experience of using the latest containerisation tools such as Docker and Kubernetes.
Experience of using cloud platforms, in particular AWS.
Knowledge of tooling and approaches such as TDD, BDD, CI, CD, Git and build pipelines to ensure product delivery becomes routine and safe.
Experience of maintaining and optimizing database servers, preferably SQL Server.
Good understanding of Agile principles and Scrum/Kanban delivery methods.
Knowledge of tools such as TeamCity and Octopus is desirable.
Be an excellent communicator and are able to work in a collaborative environment.
On Top of That, You'll be Someone Who...
- Is resilient and can shine in a high expectation, performance-based, fast-paced business
- Has the ability to talk about complex technical issues in both technical and non-technical speak
- Has the ability to absorb complex technical and commercial information, combined with a willingness to learn new and novel frameworks and architectures
- Is brilliant at prioritisation and decision-making
- Is both analytical and creative in their problem solving
- Has a positive attitude towards standardisation and is keen to encourage department-wide adoption of suitable technologies and tools.