At DC Thomson we are a business with a purpose – to make a positive impact on the communities we serve.

We are home to some of the world’s best loved media brands, organised around local news and radio, companionship, kids, advocacy, energy, puzzles and hobbies.

The Courier, The Press & Journal, The Sunday Post, Beano, Stylist, Puzzler, The People’s Friend, My Weekly, bunkered, Energy Voice, Findmypast and Brightsolid are just some of the brands you might know us for.

Deeply rooted in our communities, we are investing in data, technology and talent to unlock a new level of understanding about what really matters to our customers. This is how we are shaping the future of media.

We’re changing the way we work to create a flexible, collaborative, learning-led culture that draws on expertise from across the organisation to create award-winning content and cultural moments that make audiences want to be part of our communities.

Our HQ is in Dundee and we have bases around the UK employing over 1,200 extraordinarily creative colleagues working in a mix of office/home/hybrid. They’re passionate about being part of the story of so many well-loved brands and they’re crucial to our ambitions for the company.

We’re looking for the best people to join us at DC Thomson, to share their energy, ideas and skills and be part of our story.

Why join us now?

DC Thomson is on an exciting transformation journey to growth. Our brands matter to people and we are passionate about sustaining meaningful relationships with the communities these brands serve.

Focused on creating brilliant content and experiences that inspire our audiences and communities.

The opportunity

Working in our Systems Integration Squad as a Junior Software Engineer you will be contributing to an event driven message service application and surrounding tooling which helps keep various departments and applications in contact with one another.

The role will involve working inside a developed Agile Scrum practice in a modern codebase (written using TypeScript and Python) with infrastructure in AWS.

What will you be doing as a Junior Software Engineer?

  • Software Development: Actively participating in the development process, including coding, testing, and debugging software components.
  • Collaboration: Engaging in team discussions and collaborating with senior developers, product owners, and other stakeholders to understand requirements and refine user stories.
  • Problem Solving: Identifying and resolving technical challenges and issues encountered during development.
  • Code Reviews: Participating in code reviews to ensure code quality, adherence to coding standards, and knowledge sharing within the team.
  • Documentation: Contributing to the documentation of software components, including code documentation and user guides.
  • Agile Ceremonies: Actively participating in agile ceremonies such as daily stand-ups, sprint planning, sprint reviews, and retrospectives.

What we are looking for

Coming in as a Junior SE we wouldn’t expect you to have these skills locked down in full and we appreciate we might have to invest time in you before we see you flourish, however any experience in the following areas will help you on your journey:

  • Experience with TypeScript: If not TS explicitly then solid JS with experience of another statically typed language will set you on your way.
  • Experience with Python: Any relevant experience or projects where you have utilized Python will set you apart from other applicants.
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code: We have used Terraform and AWS SAM to date but would like to see applicants come with some exposure to IaC in general
  • Cloud Technologies: We use AWS but will happily hear about your experiences in Azure or GCP.
  • Problem Solving: We will never leave you balancing on a wire alone with a problem, but we are looking for people who can help contribute to the process of solving the problems we are tasked with.
  • Confident Communicators: We are looking to bring in an Engineer who is keen to learn and the best way you can do that is by asking questions and letting us know where we can help – being confident enough to admit when you need help is a big plus.

Application

To apply for this role, please follow our online application process and submit a CV and cover letter.

This is a full-time, permanent position, working 35 hours per week in a Hybrid situation based out of our Dundee Office, but more often working remotely. We offer a generous package including 34 days holiday, Health Cash Plan, excellent Pension, a competitive salary, and many more staff discounts and benefits.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from everyone and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or any other protected characteristics.

If you have any issues with your application, please email recruitment@dcthomson.co.uk

Please note that we reserve the right to close the vacancy early once we have received suitable applications. Therefore, please ensure you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.