Software Engineer in Madrid

Eurovision Labs

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Job Description

The Eurovision Services technology hub in Madrid is responsible for delivering media and broadcast solutions using the most advanced software engineering techniques. As part of the technology team, you will be working with top international engineers specialised in media and see your developments implemented in Tier 1 global sports and news content.

In this role as a Software Engineer, you will:

  • Work across the full stack of different products and solutions based on Agile/SCRUM methodologies in a DevOps environment
  • Analyse requirements, design and write code for new features and user stories
  • Participate in peer reviews and software inspections
  • Identify and correct defects and their root causes
  • Work on the definition of test cases and test automation
  • Partner with solution architects, team members, end users and other development teams
  • Brainstorm with other software engineering teams, product owners and software architects
  • Research new technologies to solve relevant problems, delivering proofs-of-concept as required


  • As with any engineer we hire, the ability to communicate well in English is crucial (English is the working language)
  • Interest and aptitude for learning new technologies
  • A willingness to learn and apply software engineering best practices to your work
  • Relevant experience implementing software in Java
  • Some experience with Typescript (Angular), HTML5 and CSS3
  • Knowledge of Node.js
  • Some experience with web and application servers like Apache, Tomcat and Nginx
  • Some knowledge of the following technologies/libraries: Spring, Hibernate
  • Comfortable with large projects in source control (Git), continuous integration (Jenkins, Bamboo) and writing unit tests
  • Some experience with automated test frameworks like Selenium or Cucumber
  • Some experience with databases such as MySQL and Postgres
  • Familiar with containerisation and Docker platforms, as well as orchestration tools like Kubernetes
  • Familiar scripting in Linux (RedHat, CentOS, Debian)


Additional experience in the following areas would be a bonus:

  • Experience working collaboratively with geographically distributed and international teams (our headquarters are located in Switzerland)
  • Some experience in OTT/media/broadcast software development projects
  • Knowledge of digital video concepts (container formats, codecs, compression schemes, tools, best practices, etc.)

Perhaps you are missing some of the listed skills and required experience, but you are motivated and eager to learn? Then we still want to meet you!


  • Be part of an outstanding team of software engineers
  • Get involved in Tier-1 media projects with impact and visibility
  • Occasionally travel to our headquarters in Switzerland for workshops and training
  • Enjoy our technology hub, designed to foster a culture of sharing, openness and creativity
  • Choose your working environment: Apple MacOS or Microsoft Windows
  • See your code in cinemascope on a big screen (30-34”) at a comfortable desk


Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering or similar (Master or Bachelor).


  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • 28 working days of vacation for all employees
  • A flexible 40-hour working week for work-life balance
  • Recognition bonus system
  • Personal incentive plan
  • Private health insurance
  • Company pension fund
  • Ticket restaurant card
  • Public transport card
  • Sponsored gym membership
  • Choose your own laptop backpack
  • Start-up culture but with a consolidated business behind it
  • A multi-cultural environment, made up of a dynamic and international team
  • Enjoy long-term stable employment.


Discover more about Eurovision Services at

Eurovision Services is an equal opportunities employer committed to building an inclusive workplace where everyone feels heard, safe and valued through a culture free of discrimination.  We welcome applications from all communities

AGENCIES: Eurovision Services is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Eurovision Services via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Eurovision Services. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Eurovision Services as a result of the referral or through other means.

  • Media

  • Privately Held

  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • 150-200

  • 1953

About us:

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the world’s foremost alliance of public service media (PSM). Our mission is to make PSM indispensable. We have 73 Members in 56 countries in Europe, and an additional 33 Associates in Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas

We are one EBU with two distinct fields of activity: member services and business services.

Our member services strive to secure a sustainable future for public service media, provide our Members with a centre for learning and sharing and build on our founding ethos of solidarity and co-operation to provide an exchange of world-class news, sports news and music.

Eurovision Media Services, our business arm, has an outstanding global reputation and is the first choice media services provider for many media organizations and sports federations around the world.

We have offices in Brussels, Rome, Dubai, Moscow, New York, Washington DC, Singapore and Beijing. Our headquarters are in Geneva.

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About Eurovision Labs:

Eurovision Labs in Madrid is the new technology hub for the EBU's new subsidiary, Eurovision Services. The Labs will be responsible for delivering media & broadcast core solutions applying the most advanced software engineering techniques. The new offices in Madrid are specifically designed to boost creativity and facilitate innovation and learning in an amicable work environment. As part of the technology team, you will be working with top international engineers specialized in media while seeing your developments applied in Tier-1 worldwide sports and news content. The applicants will be part of a small, talented and motivated core team that will support Eurovision Services in delivering the most innovative and reliable solutions for our customers around the world.

Join our new technology hub in Madrid:

No vacancy, but you think your profile could be of interest to us? Are you self-motivated and eager to learn? Then we want to meet you!

We are seeking profiles from the software and telecom industry which are passionate about software, internet and telecommunications. If you are hands-on, have some knowledge of programming, scripting, Linux OS, IP stack, networks, devOps, integration, QA or project management then let’s have a chat to see how you can fit the team.

Once on board you will:

• Be part of an outstanding multi-cultural and international team of engineers,

• Get involved in Tier-1 media projects with impact and visibility

• Occasionally travel to our headquarters in Switzerland for workshops and training,

• Enjoy our labs, designed to foster a culture of sharing, openness and creativity,

• Choose your working environment: Apple MacOS or Microsoft Windows.


Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering or similar degree (Master or Bachelor).

Benefits & Perks:

Competitive salary and benefits.

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