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Junior IT Engineer

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Recruiter: Met Office
Listed on: 1st October
Location: Exeter
Salary/Rate: £23,673 - £26,119
Type: Permanent
Start Date: flexible

Our reward package

The Met Office is recruiting for a number of Junior IT Engineers based at our Exeter HQ.

As our Junior IT Engineer, the starting salary will be £23673.00 with opportunities to progress to £26119.00 over time. New joiners to the Met Office will start on the salary band minima.

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 £35,167 per annum, which includes basic salary, 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 and 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

We operate hybrid working. That means 40% of your time will be in office to work collaboratively with colleagues, and 60% deciding with your manager what works best for you. If that means working from home we will support you to do so; and if you work better together with colleagues then you can choose to work in our extraordinary office for up to 100% of the time. If you are interested in being based at a different location, or if you would like to enquire about part time hours please get in touch with us before applying.

Who we are

We are the Met Office, the national meteorological service for the UK. We provide critical weather services and world-leading climate science, helping people make better decisions to stay safe and thrive.

Our services are delivered through exceptional scientific, technological and operational expertise. We have a team of excellent people, working to deliver extraordinary impact, making us one of the most trusted forecasters in the world.

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.

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

We need you to help us deliver high quality technology services to our customers. We currently have entry level IT vacancies in the following areas:

  • AWS Cloud Platform
  • ServiceNow Platform
  • Logging, Monitoring and Alerting
  • eCommerce Platform
  • General Applications and Database Support

If you are passionate about technology and looking for a career developing and supporting software and services that matter, in an organisation that will invest in you and your future, then we'd love to hear from you!

Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

  1. Technical Skills: Enthusiasm for IT, with demonstrable ability in at least one of the following technical domains
    • Software Development / Coding
    • AWS or other major Cloud Platform
    • Windows / Linux Administration
    • Database Administration / Development
    • ServiceNow or other similar platform
  2. Problem Solving: Fast learner with an aptitude for quickly understanding and solving technical problems. Knows when to seek help if no progress is being made
  3. Enthusiasm: Driven, enthusiastic and delivery focused.
  4. Communication and Collaboration: Adept at communicating and collaborating with customers, colleagues, and peers

Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

We encourage you to apply if you believe you meet our essential criteria, but your application will be even stronger if you have:

  1. Experience with the ServiceNow platform or equivalent
  2. Experience with AWS. Especially automation and infrastructure as code
  3. Experience administering, developing or querying relational databases
  4. Experience writing code

How to apply and additional information

We operate an on-call roster in Technology to provide 24/7/365 support to respond to operational service requirements. This post may be part of an on-call roster and the postholder would be required to participate in an on-call roster where in operation. The hiring manager will be able to let you know if this applies to this job.

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 17/10/2021 with interviews commencing from 25/10/2021 . 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/Tech01057_1633086357
Job ID: 2985253

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