On-air, on Global Player and through outdoor advertising our Technology and Digital teams sit at the heart of everything we do
Global is home to some of the UK’s best-loved radio stations, such as Heart, Capital and Classic FM to name a few. We keep 25.2 million listeners tuned in and entertained each week — and that’s just for starters. We’re also one of the leading outdoor advertisers in the UK, with over 35,000 sites covering 95% of the UK population. Our Technology & Digital team sits at the heart of what we do, driving our transformation on a colossal scale. We power the moments that matter, creating products that reach millions every day – evolving, adapting and striving towards an exciting future at Global.
We take pride in entertaining the nation week in, week out – and we offer what other big tech companies can’t: a no-nonsense approach to creativity, true ownership and real responsibility, allowing you to make your mark in your own way. We’re always looking for talented people to join us. At Global, you’ll find the opportunity to strive for better, take pride in what you do and transform an industry around you.
We are Global. Together, we’re here to make everyone’s day brighter. Our people, our audiences, our partners, our communities and our world. With music and personality delivering entertainment and emotion. Information that illuminates and expands lives. Ambitious people sharing imaginative ideas in creative ways. We touch hearts, change lives and drive deeper connections. And, as we create the best work of our careers, we’ll add a dash of Global Goodness along the way.
Chief Technology and Product Officer, Global
“There has never been a better time to work in tech and digital at Global. We’re home to some of the best-loved radio stations, brilliant music events and the largest range of Outdoor advertising sites in the UK. We’re a business that gets, and invests in, Technology & Digital and we take great pride in what we do. Our innovative technology includes Global Player app and smart speaker skills that our audience love, software to plan effective advertising campaigns, and we designed and built the largest programmatic audio exchange in the UK, DAX. We’ve launched our brand new Technology Centre in Glasgow and hope to attract a team of top technologists that will have ownership of key parts of our technology portfolio, who can deliver strategic projects – and work well within, and contribute towards – our inclusive Global culture. We like to aim big, move at pace, have a passion for excellence – but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We keep things simple, we learn from our mistakes, we look after each other and we celebrate each other’s success. This approach has served us well in Technology & Digital and in recent years our talented team have been awarded Best Place to Work at both the Real IT Awards and the UK Industry Awards. This is an exciting time to join Global. If you like music and tech – and you’re excited about working on interesting problems with great people who take pride in their craft – we would love to hear from you.”
We’re Global – Europe’s largest radio company.
Global creates editorial, audio, social and video content that is enjoyed by millions every day on-air, on Global Player, and on social media.
We’re also one of the UK’s leading outdoor advertising companies, with over253k
sites reaching almost 95% of the UK population
We’re home to the UK’s biggest and best-loved radio stations such as Heart, Capital, LBC and Radio X, to name a few, keeping millions of listeners tuned in and entertained each week. We also host some of the nation’s biggest music events such as Capital’s Jingle Bell and Summertime Balls and Classic FM Live. We’re also one of the UK’s leading outdoor advertising companies, with over 253,000 sites reaching almost 95% of the UK population. Our huge advertising network encompasses Transport for London’s Underground, buses in major cities, major airports and the UK’s largest portfolio of roadside posters and premium digital screens in prime locations. When venturing on the tube around London or Glasgow, you’ll see our posters everywhere!
DAX is our cutting-edge digital advertising exchange, connecting brands with audiences at scale. Advertisers can reach their audiences in the Global Player app by inserting ads in real time – based on location, demographic, behavioural data and more, built up by Global and our talented data partners. This is complex, high-quality, software engineering and data analytics at its best. Speaking of Global Player, our innovative app lets listeners enjoy our awesome radio brands, award-winning podcasts and expertly curated playlists, all in one place – in-app, online and via smart speakers. Global Player has more than 4 million unique users and more than 130 million hours of digital listening hours each month.
Joining, more years ago than I care to remember, as a Support Engineer, the opportunities offered to develop an idea, to develop a skill have afforded me a career where I am now Head of Engineering for Global Player, working with a very talented bunch of engineers. With certainty, tomorrow brings a new problem to solve, with its own challenges to overcome, my brain gets its exercise and I learn something new. I get to do all this with people who are passionate about what they do – and know how to have a good laugh.