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DevOps Engineer

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Recruiter: Met Office
Listed on: 12th November
Location: Exeter
Salary/Rate: £30,932 - £33,925
Type: Permanent

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Our reward package

The Met Office is recruiting for a DevOps Engineer based at our Exeter HQ with hybrid/ remote working.

Your total reward package is potentially worth up to £45,161 annually, which includes basic salary, market forces supplement, potential corporate bonus and employer pension contributions.

Your starting salary will be £30932.00 with opportunities to progress to £33925.00 over time. New joiners to the Met Office will start on the salary band minima.

You will receive a market forces supplement of £1125.00 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 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

We provide critical weather services and world-leading climate science, to help people make better decisions to stay safe and thrive.

Our exceptional people deliver scientific, technological and operational expertise and provide critical services. Our people work together to deliver extraordinary impact, making us one of the most trusted forecasters in the world.

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

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 are the Met Office, come and join us and help us to make a difference.

Job Purpose

As our DevOps Engineer the key duties are:

  • Working closely with, and supporting, colleagues within a development and support environment
  • Developing the AWS cloud platform to improve the service delivered
  • Maintaining the AWS cloud platform to ensure a high-quality operational service is provided
  • Providing technical consultancy to the Technology department and the wider business regarding the use of cloud services
  • Providing effective communication to a diverse audience

Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

  1. Experience of working with the AWS public cloud based platform
  2. A working knowledge of developing and maintaining operational IT Services
  3. Proficient in the use of scripting languages and code development good practice
  4. Demonstrable enthusiasm for working in IT and an ability to solve complex IT problems
  5. Good communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical information clearly to staff across a wide range of teams
  6. Good team-working skills and when appropriate the ability to work to your own initiative

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 of working with other public based platform such as Azure
  2. Experience with either assessing or implementing secure design and configuration principles

How to apply

Click below and attach your CV and a Cover Letter which evidences how you meet the each of the essential criteria. Closing date 30/11/2021 at 23:59 with interviews commencing from 10/12/2021. 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.

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.