About FT Product & Technology
Here at the Financial Times, gold-standard journalism is just the beginning. 500+-people strong, our Product & Tech team keeps us ahead of the ever-changing digital landscape by delivering cutting-edge products to over one million digital subscribers every day. Our plans for growth rely on a diverse, dedicated and dynamic group of product, tech, delivery and data specialists – everyone’s welcome in this friendly, forward-thinking team. And with entrepreneurial spirit, intelligence and opportunity at every turn, there’s no limit to where your FT career will take you.
This is a new role in our Technology department. The successful post-holder will work across engineering teams responsible for the core platforms and subscription products. They will identify opportunities and work to enhance, simplify, and scale the architectures in line with our strategy and to meet the business’ needs.
To date, software architecture is designed and defined by engineers within each product or platform team, and is generally a collaborative effort. Growing complexity in our business and constraints introduced by pressure on the publishing and news industries require us to be robust in choosing technologies, introducing standards, being consistent, and reusing components and services wherever possible.
This role will ensure alignment on key domain areas for our business such as:
What we are looking for
The necessary skills and expertise for this role are:
If you also have any experience with the preferred skills below that would be great. If not, do not worry, these are non-essential and we would still very much welcome an application from you.
This role will be right for you if
Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, subsidised gym memberships and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here .
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace
The FT is committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We believe that a supportive workplace is one where employees feel they can be themselves at work and have the flexibility they need to meet their personal needs.
Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact and a member of our team will be happy to help.