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Position Summary 

This is an exciting opportunity for an engineer to join the FT Core group as part of Product & Technology organisation within FT that brings together key digital assets like:

  • Content and Metadata - enabling content publishing, smart metadata annotations,  content discoverability and delivery in various forms and formats.

  • Membership - powering a seamless subscription/payments/access and the whole newspaper distribution customer journeys

  • Data Platform - enabling storing, processing and getting insights from readership data


You will have the autonomy to select the tools and technologies you need to build and operate services responsible for FT brand critical capabilities. Someone who is comfortable with the ever changing technical landscape and is keen to contribute to the company’s processes and broader know-how would thrive in this role.

The Content and Metadata team is responsible for the digital content publishing pipelines within Financial Times. Once processed the content is annotated both manually and automatically with smart metadata and delivered in various formats to the consumers. The content annotation mechanism is powered by a comprehensive knowledge graph and artificial intelligence. 

We have recently published our Engineering Progression framework and associated competencies for a Software Engineer relevant to this position.


This role will be right for you if you are happy to

  • Work within a team of engineers in an agile delivery team
  • Tackle complex technical challenges that you have never faced before
  • Learn new things and adapt quickly to the constantly changing technology landscape
  • Write design documents and architectural diagrams from functional specifications

We have recently published our Engineering Progression framework and associated competencies for a Software Engineer relevant to this position.


The Tech Stack

We often use these, it's not an exhaustive list but gives you a taste of what our technology stack and tools look like:

  • Programming languages: Go, Java & Nodejs
  • Various DBs - MongoDB, Neo4j, MySQL
  • AWS & Heroku
  • Docker, Kubernetes, Helm
  • Grafana, Splunk, Pingdom
  • Jenkins, CircleCI



The ideal candidate profile is


  • Working experience with one of the three programming languages used in the Content & Metadata platform  - Go, Java, and Nodejs and at least strong desire to learn Go
  • Experience using cloud infrastructure providers such as AWS, Azure or GCP
  • Good understanding of the principles and trade-offs of a microservices architecture
  • Experience in using third party solutions
  • Experience with Relational or NoSQL databases


  • Experience with distributed systems
  • Experience using Docker 


In Return, We Can Offer You

  • 25 days annual paid leave
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance (after first 6 months)
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave policy
  • Food Vouchers
  • Multisport Card
  • Work-life balance and work from home practice
  • Both in house and external training programs
  • Your own training dedicated budget (for conferences, courses etc.)


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