Software Design Engineer

Job Req ID:  2805
Posting Date:  09-Jan-2023
Function:  Software Engineering

1 The Oasis, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Salary:  Competitive with great benefits

About BT

BT has a key role in British society, fostering change and leading technology innovation. From delivering the Olympics, to supporting the emergency services, to investing more into research than any other UK technology company, we take pride in everything we do - and in the people who work here.
We're now a global company operating at the forefront of the information age, employing 90,000 people in 180 countries. And we're on a mission. Guided by our core values of Personal, Simple and Brilliant our goal is to help customers, communities and businesses overcome barriers and release their potential.
So, if you're interested in the power of potential, why not join us today and release yours? You can read more here about what it's like to work at BT.


Job title: Software Engineering Professional
Location: Sheffield, The Balance


About this Role 

  • As a Software Developer you’ll be part of a cross-functional Agile Scrum team, collaborating closely with product owners to deliver valuable features and enhancements in regular iterations.  
  • You’ll play an active role in refining requirements and designing solutions that meet the needs of our business, and get regular feedback from stakeholders to inform the next stage of development. 
  • To ensure your applications perform as expected, your team makes use of unit, integration and automation tests, backed up by live performance monitoring - and when things don’t go to plan you will provide third line support for those applications. 
  • In this role you will have the opportunity to contribute to policies, standards and processes used by the team and proactively share your technical knowledge by providing coaching and training in your areas of expertise. 
  • You will regularly be afforded time to keep up to date with the latest developments in the IT industry and apply industry best practice to drive continuous improvement and innovation within the department. 
  • There has never been a better time to join our thriving software teams in the North of England. 



To succeed in this role you will need a good grounding in PHP and related disciplines, technologies and methodologies.  Where required we have a nurturing team able to upskill in key areas of the role through on-the-job and structured training.  Ideally, a range of the below skills will be present alongside your PHP grounding to help you to start making a difference and contributing from day one.


  • Technically fluent in PHP
  • Experience of Test Driven Development and Agile Development processes
  • Experience in industry standards and best practice in software architecture and design
  • Proven experience in design and implementation of complex software solutions
  • Proven experience in source control systems
  • Hands-on experience with automated software and system management tools
  • Strong knowledge of system and software quality assurance best practices and methodologies
  • Knowledge of database design and file management techniques
  • Good project management skills and/or exposure to project-based work structures



Competitive salary.
10% on target bonus.
25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), increasing with service.
BT Pension scheme, minimum 5% Employee contribution, BT contribution 10%.
Huge range of flexible benefits including cycle to work, childcare vouchers, healthcare, season ticket loan.
Option to join BT Shares Saving schemes.
Discounted BT products including free broadband and BT Sport.
Access to 100’s of retail discounts including the BT shop.

Who is the BT Group
We're the leading communications provider with customers in 180 countries. Across the world we enable customer's digital transformations so they can thrive. our focus is simple: be the global provider-of-choice for managed network and IT infrastructure services..