An outstanding career opportunity has come available at Reed Business Information; one of the world’s top-100 ‘online superpowers’ and part of the FTSE100 Reed Elsevier media and publishing group.
You’ll be working for a market leading and fast-growing global online data brand; you’ll be working in a cross-functional team, working alongside colleagues from editorial, marketing, sales, analytics, UX and SEO – this makes us more agile, and builds greater understanding and closer relationships between technology and other business areas, it also means that you learn more, have a more varied role, and more strings to your bow!
And the tech?
We’re a technology driven business and the technical landscape here is constantly changing as we explore new and more efficient/effective ways of creating our products; we also work with a number of industry leading technology partners who keep us on top of our game.
Here’s a snap-shot of some of the things we do and use:
·ASP.Net 4.5 and ASP.Net MVC 4
·Dependency Injection and IoC (Inversion of Control) using StructureMap
·HTML 5 and CSS 3, including media queries
·EPiServer CMS 7
·Mobile web development, including adaptive and responsive web design
·One-click deployments, continuous integration and test automation
·BDD / Kanban / Continuous Delivery / KnockOut / AWS / Splunk
And the list goes on
Skills & Requirements
First and foremost you need to have the right character and attitude; we have a truly cross-functional and highly-collaborative environment and whether you're a graduate trainee or a CIO we expect you to get involved! We're also a rapidly growing and evolving global business so we're looking for people with ambition, people who aren't happy sitting back and enjoying the status-quo, but people who want to grow and challenge themselves, who want to work creatively and create world leading products with the latest technology.
There is of course a base-line of skills that we need and you should be able to demonstrate solid skills in the following:
- ASP.Net 3.5-4.5
- SQL 2008/2012
- Agile Development (Scrum/Kanban)
- Strong interpersonal and stakeholder skills
About Reed Business Information
So who are RBI?
As one interviewee put it some years ago we’re “the biggest company you’ve never heard of”! To be more specific we’re a global online media and information business cited amongst the world’s top-100 ‘online superpowers’. We have an international portfolio of market leading products that spans Western Europe, North America, China, Singapore, Australia and beyond; we’re also part of the FTSE100 Reed Elsevier Group, a global media and publishing group with a history spanning over 100 years and revenues in the region of $10bn.
What’s it like to work here?
Outstanding, and I say that as somebody with seven years’ service here! You’ve probably already got a feel for what we do and the technology we’re involved with but what’s really stands us out from the crowd is our culture. We’re a company who understands the importance of looking after our staff; these days, particularly in and around London, there are far too many companies who expect their employees to deliver ‘whatever the cost’ and so often we meet candidates who are sick of long hours and high stress for precious little thanks or recognition. We’re a family and work-life-balance focussed company where the emphasis is firmly on personal and career development balanced with good working hours, loads of holiday (29 days 2 charity days!), and a low-pressure culture. In addition to all of this we offer the following 'core' benefits:
- 29 days holiday
- 2 paid charity days (as a business we do a lot of charity work)
- Pension and life assurance scheme
- SAYE Share Options Scheme
There are also AIP (bonus), car allowance, and medical benefits available at more senior levels within the business.
And what about your career?
Career development is a big thing for us and we take out PDP (personal development plan) process very seriously; we want you to learn and progress quickly in the direction you want to go and we will provide you with the training and support to achieve that at the right pace. The great thing about us career-wise is that we’re a company made up of leading online businesses so you can develop in three dimensions, vertically through the business, across different brands, and across different functions (if you fancy a change). We’re also an increasingly international business and are often able to offer overseas opportunities either as secondments or on a permanent basis.