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DevOps Engineer

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Recruiter: Met Office
Listed on: 19th July
Location: Exeter
Salary/Rate: £24,146 - £26,641
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

Our reward package

As our DevOps Engineer, the starting salary will be £24,146.00 with opportunities to progress to £26,641.00 over time. New joiners to the Met Office will start on the salary band minima.

Additionally, this role attracts a market forces supplement of £1,125 per annum paid quarterly, pro-rated from the date of taking up the appointment to 31 March 2022 - this scheme is currently under review.

Our total reward package is potentially worth up to £35,818 per annum, which includes basic salary, market forces supplement, potential corporate bonus, employer pension contributions.

We also offer:

  • Outstanding Civil Service Pension
  • Flexible hours and homeworking
  • Annual Leave starting at 27.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising to 32.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) after 5 years
  • Option to buy or sell up to 5 days per year of annual leave
  • Cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel
  • Access to discounted shopping on a range of retail, leisure and lifestyle categories

Who we are

The weather. It impacts all of us, all the time. But for some people, those impacts can mean real suffering. Landslides, floods, snowfall, and other extreme weather events can cost lives.

At the Met Office, we can't control the weather, but we can try to forecast these life changing events and help to reduce the impacts by allowing people time to prepare. We're great at doing this already, but we can be better, and that's why we need your help.

The UK Government has invested heavily in Met Office IT, with a £1.2B investment in a new supercomputer capability that will help us to increase our forecasting capability, but IT is only as good as the teams that can exploit it.

We're looking for talented people to work with us to create outcomes from this investment, people who want to make a difference to the world we live in, who want to save lives and livelihoods across the world, not just the UK.

A career at the Met Office opens a wealth of opportunities to not only work with world class partners, such as Microsoft, ESRI, Amazon and many others, but also to challenge them to create solutions for Met Office problems.

We believe that well supported teams deliver the most effective outcomes and that's why you will enjoy the benefits of a flexible working day, aligned as much as possible around you and your lifestyle.

Our values - it's who we are:

  • We're a force for good
  • We're experts by nature
  • We live and breathe it
  • We're better together
  • We keep evolving

We're the Met Office, come and join us and help us to make a difference.

Job Purpose

The successful candidate will be joining a small team within the Met Office, focused on helping developers, engineers, scientists and support staff manage the health and well being of the numerous services that make up the Met Office business. Your team will be multi-disciplined and cover the breadth of the Met Office estate, including Cloud based services, as well as on premise systems which range from the supercomputer to a Raspberry Pi. The primary focus of this role will be:

  • To support and develop a range of services
  • To support the Met Office developer/support community, providing help and guidance on how to integrate new systems into our service portfolio and helping troubleshoot/fix problems with existing integrations.

You will be joining this busy team, as we continue to exploit Cloud based services and embrace Agile ways of working. You will be gaining valuable experience, working on a mixture of on premise and Cloud based platforms, helping to develop and operationally support services that span both environments.

Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

  1. Demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team and when required, to work autonomously
  2. Have a strong technical background, able to demonstrate the ability to solve, sometimes complex, technical problems
  3. Demonstrate a drive to develop your skills, with a good understanding of current IT industry trends
  4. Programming/scripting knowledge or experience preferably using Python

Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

  1. Knowledge of ITIL best practice and using IT Service Management tools such as JIRA/ServiceNow to help manage the team's workload
  2. Knowledge or experience of Agile ways of working

How to apply and additional information

To apply, please click on the link below and attach the most recent version of your CV, along with a cover letter which briefly states your experience against each essential and desirable criteria.

Closing date 08/08/2021 with interviews commencing from 23/08/2021 . We update all applicants once the vacancy has closed and applications have been reviewed.

At present, all interviews are taking place remotely via Microsoft Teams.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from those with all protected characteristics.

We recognise that Great Minds Don't Think Alike and are committed to being a more diverse and inclusive organisation. We are a Disability Confident, Mindful Employer and we hold an Athena Swan Bronze award for our work on gender equality. We apply the Civil Service Code to ensure that everyone is recruited on merit, fairness, and open competition.

If you are considering applying and need assistance to do so, please contact us via . You can request adjustments either within our application form or via email.

We offer disabled applicants the option of requesting their application is considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. To be invited to interview/assessment under this scheme, your application must meet the minimum criteria for the role. Should you be offered an interview, please be aware there may be a selection exercise which could include a presentation, written test or a scenario-based activity.

We can only accept applications from those eligible to live and work in the UK - please refer to GOV.UK for information. Our roles sometimes require higher level Security Clearance, which generally requires living in the UK for at least three out of the last five years, but applicants not meeting this criteria may be considered.

Contact Name: Hannah Bird
Reference: TJ/3181/MO-CK01041_1626689463
Job ID: 2956959

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