Senior Back-End Developer

We’re looking for a Senior Back-End Developer to join our award-winning Audio Services development team.


Are you a skilled back-end developer looking for your next challenge? - Bauer Media Audio wants you!


The role:

In this exciting position, you will lead a team of back-end developers who collaborate with front-end, full stack, UX specialists, SREs, and product teams to deliver the digital audio experiences our listeners love. They ensure our customer-facing systems can adapt and scale to handle tens of thousands of concurrent users, with peaks reaching hundreds of thousands, across multiple countries 24/7.

These systems continuously evolve to keep Bauer Media Audio at the forefront of the audio space, with our back-end developers delivering the seamless functionality that powers an effortless user experience.


The Team

The team is a high-performing team utilising TDD and peer reviews.  Our agile coach ensures that our staff, team and business continually learn and improve.


This role will primarily be remote, however occasional office visits may be necessary based on the successful candidate's location.


What you’ll be doing:

  • Designing and developing robust, scalable APIs that serve as the backbone for web applications, ensuring they are easy to integrate with other systems and services.
  • Assessing the efficiency and speed of current applications.
  • Writing High-Quality code (TDD)
  • Diagnosing and resolving technical issues, using debugging tools and techniques to track down and fix bugs, ensuring the applications run smoothly and without errors.
  • Staying updated with the latest industry trends, tools, and technologies, continuously learning and integrating new knowledge to improve application development and maintain a competitive edge.


What you’ll bring to the role:

  • Previous commercial experience working in a back-end developer / full-stack role or environment.
  • Prior experience with any PHP Shop suite (Vanilla, Laravel, Slim) .
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • High attention to detail
  •  Good analytical thinking

Closing Date for Applications: 23rd July 2024


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 + 2 volunteer days 
  • Internal Bauer Academy – Wide range of learning opportunities to support with your Career Development 
  • Opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay 
  • 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  
  • Discounted high street vouchers


About Bauer Media Group


Bauer Media UK is part of the wider Bauer Media Group and is the No.1 UK Publisher and the No.1 Digital Commercial Audio broadcaster. We reach 25 million consumers across our Radio and Publishing brands such as Greatest Hits, KISS, Grazia, Today's Golfer, Absolute, TV Choice, Scala, Country Walking, Hits Radio, CAR, Magic, MCN, Jazz FM, Puzzles and many more! 


Bauer Media Group has remained one of the world’s most successful media companies for nearly 150 years through our commitment to continuous innovation and consumer obsession. Founded in Hamburg in 1875 and now in our fifth generation of family ownership, our multi-national company operates in 13 countries across Europe, reaching 200 million consumers.



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.



Learning and Development


As the only Media company to be in the top 100 apprenticeship employers, we are striving to always be a great place to do great work for all, Bauer is committed to offering learning and development initiatives through its Bauer Academy tailored to its people, empowering teams and individuals to grow and progress in their careers.


Please Note: We are actively seeking this position. You should hear from us within 48 hours of the expiry date. Please note on some occasions the role may be closed before date shown or need to be extended.



Bauer Core Values




We LOVE what we do – it inspires, unifies and challenges us. Our passion is contagious – both loud and quiet, making the impossible possible.




Our desire for excellence fuels our ambition for personal and business growth.




We value honesty and integrity. Trust is our foundation, empowering our people to live up to their full potential.




Entrepreneurship is our pursuit of opportunity – we are agile, focused and resourceful



If you have any feedback regarding our UK recruitment process please email we would love to hear from you.

Date:  10 Jul 2024

Manchester, GB, M15 4PR

Req ID:  1954