Software Developer

British Film Institute


Salary: £46,362 - £54,762 per annum

The British Film Institute is looking for a Software Developer who will play an important part in the new BFI ten-year strategy: Screen Culture 2033.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for two Software Developers to play an important part in the new BFI ten-year strategy – Screen Culture 2033 – which sets out how we will advance our knowledge, collections, programmes, National Lottery funding and leadership to build a diverse UK screen culture that benefits all of society.

Digital access to BFI programmes – and our digital revenues – are critical to help us realise our vision. The potential to deliver more of our work digitally presents us with a huge and transformative cultural opportunity.

The digital ambition is that by 2033, we will have radically reformed all BFI services by making them easy to use and widely available online, reaching more people and delivering more of our cultural programme digitally.

As a Software Developer you will be responsible for the development of high quality software for the BFI’s digital services, both public and internal-facing. We work in small product-focused teams, using agile development techniques to build iteratively and incrementally with frequent feedback from users and stakeholders. The BFI’s technology stack includes PHP, Laravel, Drupal, Javascript and React.

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Significant demonstrable experience in the development and delivery of web applications.
  • In-depth knowledge of web development languages and frameworks with a demonstrable ability to learn new technologies quickly.
  • Experience developing applications backed by systems such as MySQL / MariaDB and Elastic.
  • An agile approach to software development with an understanding of the principles and practices involved.

At the BFI you’ll enjoy benefits such as excellent support for working parents, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), tickets to BFI festivals and events plus many others.

We support diversity and inclusion, and as an organisation recognise that we need to address under representation within our teams. As such we strongly welcome and encourage applicants from our under-represented groups; who identify as D/deaf and disabled and/or are ethnically diverse. We guarantee a first interview to our under-represented groups who meet our minimum requirements.

Further details about the role, the BFI and our benefits can be obtained by visiting

How to Apply

To apply please find the job listing on our website, click the Apply Online button and complete our online application form, including a supporting statement regarding what you bring to the role and how you meet the criteria of the person specification plus our completed diversity & inclusion monitoring form.

Please note that the BFI is not a licensed sponsor for VISAs and as such if applying for this role you must already have the Right to Work in the UK.

If you experience any technical difficulties or require any support due to a disability to complete our application process please contact the People team by email: or by telephone: 0207 9575465 during our office hours  (Monday – Friday 09:30 – 18:00) who will be happy to help.

First interviews will be held in the week beginning 14 November 2022.

The closing date for this position is 02/11/2022 at 23:59

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