Software Engineer SE3 (Syndication)

Job Locations United Kingdom-Birmingham


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The Economist Group: where people drive progress


At The Economist Group, we champion progress, by helping people understand and tackle the critical challenges facing the world. Join us, to engineer innovative products that bring insight and analysis to global leaders in business and government. Whether ideating mobile apps that deliver personalised content, or evolving our flagship website,, you will help transform how we acquire, convert, engage and retain our 1.2 million subscribers.


The Syndication team is an exciting new product team at The Economist, formed to automate and standardise the process of making Economist content available to third parties. These content distribution deals represent a growth area in the business, and we're seeking a talented Software Engineer III to help us deliver on these commercial opportunities. You will be a member of a highly agile team tasked with building and maintaining backend systems to reliably deliver our signature content to clients. We primarily develop in Typescript, and work with a range of “serverless" technologies in AWS provisioned with CDK. As our team grows, we’re looking for a Software Engineer who loves to tackle new challenges, learn new technologies and can work with experts from product development, QA and other partners to determine the best solutions to our business problems. If this sounds like you, please apply!


We offer flexible working and have recently shifted to a 'remote first' working policy with a minimum expectation of coming to the office two days a month, however you can come in more often if you wish to. Our remodelled Birmingham HQ is in the heart of the city and we use it for collaborating and connecting in-person.


  • Writing well tested, readable code.
  • Contributing to the architectural design of the syndication system.
  • Providing constructive feedback to peers through code review.
  • Participating in the planning process for sprint based work to ensure estimates are reasonable and the tasks can be understood by everyone.
  • Supporting and pairing with other members of the team.
  • Work within, and encourage a DevOps culture and Continuous Delivery process.
  • Collaborate with engineering colleagues to refine our best practices and processes.

Experience, skills and professional attributes

  • Proficient in Typescript, or willing to cross train.
  • Prior experience solving technical problems and ideally working with distributed & event driven systems.
  • Previous experience developing on public cloud infrastructure, specifically AWS.
  • Adept in writing clean, well-organised and production ready code.
  • Ability to communicate technical ideas simply, clearly and respectfully.
  • Understanding the benefits of collated telemetry, logging, monitoring and alerting.


Our culture

We all play a part in building our culture. Whether it's through welcoming new colleagues, team building activities, joining colleague events, celebrations or affinity groups there’s an opportunity for you to get involved. Continuous development is central to our working culture and we encourage teams to pair up or mob on tasks. From our 10% a week learning time policy, to our learning and development platform, Degreed, with unlimited access to Udemy courses, as well as a host of other world-class content providers - there are many ways to develop your skills and career with us.



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