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Recruiter: Met Office
Listed on: 8th October
Location: Exeter
Salary/Rate: £30,932 - £33,925
Type: Permanent

Salary Information

The starting salary will be £30,932 with opportunities to progress to £33,925 over time. 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 £45,585 per annum, which includes basic salary, market supplement, potential corporate bonus, employer pension contributions.

The Benefits:

  • Outstanding Civil Service pension
  • Discretionary corporate bonus
  • 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

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.


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 developers 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 in 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.

You'll be able to see your work on millions of devices through our award winning weather app, and know that solutions that you helped to build are helping the world prepare for the impacts of climate change.

We see our developers as future technical leaders and that's why we invest heavily in training and development opportunities, not only in technical skills, but also in leadership and management, with the aim of helping you to be all that you be.

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.

Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

  1. Proven ability to design, code, test and document programs or scripts of medium to high complexity, using the right standards and tools.
  2. Proven experience of testing best practice, for example Test Driven Development;
  3. Proven experience of collaborating with others to deliver and support production services;
  4. Excellent communication skills with the ability to present complex technical subjects to architects, developers and other less technical Met Office colleagues and collaborators.
  5. Have an appreciation of information security, designing solutions and services with security controls embedded.

Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

  1. Experience working with geospatial data, standards and systems;
  2. Experience working with agile methodologies;
  3. Experience of automating software deployments using Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment.


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 24/10/2021 with interviews commencing from 08/11/2021 . 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-CM00700_1633702378
Job ID: 2988433

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