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What we do

We've built great radio stations, we are building great products used by millions and now we're building great tech too.

meet the teams
Commercial Technology
We build top products that let us sell and deliver advertising solutions across Radio, Outdoor and Digital Audio. This also includes our very own market-leading programmatic platform, DAX.

Commercial Technology

Our buzzing Commercial Tech team is organised cross-functionally, working closely with each part of our commercial operations. We use Java, .NET and React to build our products and services on containerised cloud infrastructure, and our team is made up of Developers, Dev Ops, Testers, Architects and more – the perfect mix to enable successful delivery.

Data
We store, process, analyse, and visualise billions of data points every day to gain a better understanding of our audiences, helping us to make great decisions that make a difference to what they hear, see and feel.

Data

Split into Data Analytics, Data Warehousing & BI and Data Engineering, we build and evolve key data platform services, delivering cutting-edge data products across Global. Meanwhile, our full tech stack is based on: Python, Kafka, Databricks, Spark, Snowflake/DBT, Tableau, Terraform and AWS.

Infrastructure
We design, build and maintain state-of-the-art broadcast and IT infrastructure to enable all of Global’s Audio, Outdoor and Digital operations.

Infrastructure

This team includes Broadcast Engineers, Infrastructure Specialists, Helpdesk, Network and Cyber Security Specialists, and Application Support Analysts to name just a few. Our team provides all the vital kit that Globallers need to get the best out of their applications.

Global Player
We’re the team behind the technology that powers our consumer product - GlobalPlayer.

Global Player

Global Player allows our listeners to enjoy all of Global's radio brands, award-winning podcasts and expertly curated playlists, all in one place, wherever they are, on an ever-expanding number of platforms — all for free. We’re organised into multidisciplinary teams focused on rapid iteration with frequent releases. We use Swift, Kotlin, React & Node to build our players, backed by micro-services using Python & Java with GraphQL.

Transformation, Change and Delivery
We analyse chunky business problems, make smart recommendations for solutions and implement technology changes all across Global with top-speed efficiency.

Transformation, Change and Delivery

We analyse chunky business problems, make smart recommendations for solutions and implement technology changes all across Global with top-speed efficiency.

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We’ve got teams spread all across the UK in our Broadcast Studios
but our three main Tech Hubs are based in London, Reading and Glasgow.

These offices are all centrally located, contemporary and have great views and communal spaces for key tech ceremonies. The football tables and Nintendo Switches in particular are used to unwind – Mario Kart, anyone? We’re a dynamic group that loves to collaborate and solve problems for our internal and external customers. We’re also passionate about creating a great team and place to work, which is why we have regular in-person sessions that enables us to quickly move things from ideation to live products and solutions - this includes Department, Team and Discipline focused events and activities in the office. We also understand that sometimes we need a quiet space to get our heads down and that’s when our hybrid working approach kicks in and people can work from home.

Our tech stack

Illustrative technologies we use at Global include:

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As we grow, we want you to as well! We want to make sure that everyone is in control of developing their careers, with support from leaders.

We use career progression frameworks to support career development, provide clear direction and enable productive conversations between managers and team members.

Learn More

We also offer comprehensive training and time for you to invest in yourself, including a great learning and development programme from AWS certification and a Summer School at University of Cambridge. We also offer leadership courses, design thinking, change management and agile delivery to name a few.

Engineering Blogs

Our Engineers don’t just write code – they blog as well! Here, you’ll get a chance to look into the way we’re thinking at Global. From articles about our impressive tech stack to unique industry insights, our blogs are just one of the ways we share our knowledge the wider Technology & Digital community. Check out what our teams have to say:

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5 December 2023

Devoxx UK as a Junior developer

26 May 2022

How Podcast Data is Integrated at Europe’s Largest Radio Company

23 February 2022

A typical Sprint as a Scrum Master at Global: Sprint Planning

15 February 2022

Ring Buffers: High Performance IPC

11 February 2022

Data Engineering At Global

11 February 2022

10 Things I’ve Learnt In My First Year As A Java Developer
I work with some of the smartest people I’ve known with the thirst to learn more, passionate about what they are doing and dependable. Working as team lead for DAX audio streaming, I get to explore exciting technology and design highly efficient solutions for problems. A piece of advice for future Globallers - Ask, talk…we are all friendly and keen to tell you what we do and how it works. Something I will take away from my job is joy, after many years as a developer, Global gave me back the joy I had in my work.
Ivo Costa , Senior Java Developer
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Equal Opportunity Employer

At Global we believe that different will set you apart. We celebrate different and unique. Our ambition is to create an inclusive culture where every Globaller can do the best work of their career, a place for everyone. As an equal opportunities employer, we actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to shape the future success of our business.

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