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Technical Lead

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Recruiter: Met Office
Listed on: 12th November
Location: Exeter
Salary/Rate: £37,418 - £41,159
Type: Permanent
Start Date: 12/11/2021

Our reward package

The Met Office is recruiting for a number of Technical Leads - Solution Delivery based at our Exeter HQ with hybrid/ remote working. Relocation Assistance may be available.

As our Technical Lead , your starting salary will be £37418.00 with opportunities to progress to £41159.00 over time. New joiners to the Met Office will start on the salary band minima.

You will receive a market forces supplement of £2,250 per annum paid quarterly, pro-rated from the date of taking up the appointment to 31 March 2022 - this scheme is currently under review.

Your total reward package is potentially worth up to £55216.00 per annum, which includes basic salary, market forces supplement, potential corporate bonus, employer pension contributions.

Your package includes: - 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

Who we are

The Met Office is recruiting for Technical Leads to join our fantastic team, working in an organisation with some of the most advanced technology within UK government and enabling the realisation of weather and climate science to services. We need great people to join us and help us exploit all of the technological benefits that the recent £1.2B investment in our supercomputer will bring.

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 third world countries prepare for climate change.

We put our people at the heart of our decisions as an employer and aim to provide outstanding working conditions and career development opportunities. We will invest heavily in training and personal development to help you to reach your highest potential. You can expect to enjoy a flexible working day, we'll do our best to agree a working pattern that suits you.

Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

  1. Programming and build - You collaborate with others when necessary to review specifications and use these agreed specifications to design, code, test and document programs or scripts of medium-to-high complexity, using the right standards and tools.
  2. Communication - Experience communicating technical concepts, problems and solutions to architects, developers, and customer stakeholders
  3. Problem solving and solution design - Ability to problem solve and steer development of solutions to complex technical and security related issues, and user stories; utilising modern technologies and techniques.
  4. Team leadership - Experience of leading and mentoring a multi-disciplinary development team across geographically dispersed environments, ensuring work is done to the highest quality

How to apply

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.

Click the link below and attach your CV and a Cover Letter which evidences how you meet the essential criteria. Closing date 05/12/2021 at 23:59 with interviews commencing from 15/12/2021 . You will hear from us once the closing date has passed. Our interviews are taking place remotely via Microsoft Teams.

How we can help:

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

You can select in your application to be considered under the Disability Confident (Guaranteed Interview) Scheme. To be invited to interview/assessment under this scheme, your application must meet the essential criteria for the role.

We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from those with all protected characteristics. We recruit on merit, fairness, and open competition in line with the Civil Service Code.

We can only accept applications from those eligible to live and work in the UK - please refer to GOV.UK for information.

Contact Name: Hannah Bird
Reference: TJ/3181/MO-CM00715_1636710691
Job ID: 3004301

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