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Senior Software Developer

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Recruiter: Met Office
Listed on: 17th November
Location: Exeter
Salary/Rate: £30,932 - £33,925
Type: Permanent
Start Date: 17/11/2021

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Our reward package

The Met Office is recruiting for Software Developers based at our Exeter HQ with hybrid/ remote working.

Your total reward package is potentially worth up to £45,585 per annum, which includes basic salary, market supplement, potential corporate bonus, employer pension contributions.

As our Software Developer your 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.

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 work with world class partners, such as Microsoft, ESRI, AWS and many others.

You'll be able to see your work on millions of devices through our award winning weather app and website, 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.

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 a Software Developer at the Met Office you will:

  • plan and lead development on sets of related stories
  • have an understanding of the whole system and take responsibility for teaching this to others
  • work with other disciplines to understand what needs to be built
  • coach and mentor more junior colleagues
  • help operate and support the production services you build
  • find ways to improve system robustness, resilience and stability, within your team and more generally in the wider department
  • continually develop your own skills as part of a programme of professional development

Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

  1. Proven ability to plan and lead development on sets of stories, for example
    • designing, coding, testing and documenting programs or scripts of medium to high complexity
    • using the right standards and tools
    • embedding appropriate security controls.
  2. Experience of delivering and supporting services, for example
    • collaborating with others to review and agree specifications
    • co-ordinating build and/or release activities
    • undertaking and supporting integration test activities
    • proven ability to find and fix faults or help colleagues to do so.
  3. Evidence of being a collaborative team worker, for example
    • Coaching and mentoring more junior colleagues
    • Working with other disciplines to understand what needs to be built
    • Excellent communication skills

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. Expertise in one of our core languages - Python, Javascript or Java
  2. Developing and deploying services in the cloud using Amazon Web Services
  3. Experience of working in agile teams
  4. Evidence of a focus on user needs

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 01/12/2021 at 23:59 with interviews commencing from 08/12/2021 . 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.