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Principal Software Engineer Data Platform
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Recruiter: United Kingdom Hydrographic Office
Listed on: 7th November
Location: Taunton, Somerset
Salary/Rate: £50,965 - £56,773
Salary Notes: with a possible Recruitment and Retention Allowance of up to £10,000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: UKH1
Contact Name: United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO)

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) is undergoing significant digital transformation. With this brings an exciting opportunity for a Principal Software Engineer to take on a completely new role within the organisation supporting our digital transformation and data platform work.

UKHO is a world leading hydrographic and marine geospatial software and data solutions agency based in award winning offices in Taunton, Somerset. The work we do makes a real direct impact in maritime navigation, safety, security and marine development around the UK and worldwide. The work is both rewarding and stimulating.

As a Principal Software Engineer, you will be a key decision-maker in a to-be-defined technical environment, leading several highly capable software engineering teams. You will play a large part in the technical design of the system, bringing the best of modern software engineering to this largely green-field project. In this technical and leadership role your average day may involve:

  • Working closely with other technical stakeholders to ensure coordination of related activities across the organisation
  • Implementing the system using cloud infrastructure, distributed computer architecture, orchestration technologies, containers, event driven and serverless technologies
  • Implementing and advocating use of modern software engineering practices within the data platform team/s, including CI/CD, test automation
  • Leading the technical delivery team and coordinating technical work potentially across more than one team
  • Identifying and championing the adoption of new technologies
  • Ensuring the data platform integrates with other technical business systems
  • Interacting and supporting the delivery manager for the delivery of the data platform

If you enjoy leading and coordinating large technical projects and you have significant experience in senior software engineering this role is for you. To be successful in your application you will need to evidence

  • Deep understanding and experience of using modern software engineering and DevOps practices
  • Experience of leading technical teams and delivering complex, multi-faceted software engineering projects
  • Experience designing and building data platforms or systems using cloud infrastructure, distributed computer architecture, orchestration technologies, containers
  • Experience influencing technical decisions and coordinating activities across many stakeholders

In return we will actively empower you to develop yourself and provide flexible working practices for a healthy work/life balance. You will also benefit from a brand-new award-winning office, with use of our on-site gym, free parking and subsidised canteen.

To download the full job description and details on the application process please click the apply button to be taken to the UKHO website.

Closing date: 23:55 on 29 November 2019.

We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability, whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria' we mean that the evidence you provide in your competency statement must demonstrate that you meet the minimum pass mark, set by the short-list panel, for each criteria listed in the ‘short-list' section, above. The short-list panel will not be made aware of any individual that has applied under GIS; this information will be processed solely by HR, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Selection for appointment to the Civil Service is on merit, on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's Recruitment Principles.

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