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Software Engineering Technical Lead

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Recruiter: Met Office
Listed on: 18th May
Location: Exeter
Salary/Rate: £37,418 - £41,159
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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We're hiring for a Software Engineering Technical Lead based in Exeter HQ with hybrid remote working.

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

Your total reward package is potentially worth up to £51767.00 annually, which includes basic salary, potential corporate bonus and employer pension contributions.

In addition you will be paid £6000 per annum as a market supplement to reflect the demand for your skills. You will be paid this market driven allowance from April 2022 until March 2024 in your monthly pay whilst performing this role.

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 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 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.

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.

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, join us and help us be a force for good.

Job Purpose

You'll be a Software Engineering Technical Lead in the Observations Research & Development Department, you'll be helping deliver and operate the cornerstone environmental data ingestion and processing systems for the Met Office. The data we curate is the primary data that all other products are generated from within the Met Office - from driving the super computer to providing situational awareness for operational meteorologists. We look after a global IoT Environmental data collection system, lightning detection, radar and many other environmental data networks.

As a Software Engineering Technical Lead you'll be leading a passionate and dedicated Agile / DevOps team who mainly work with Python, JavaScript, TypeScript and Amazon Web Services to develop and maintain data ingestion, processing and data sharing systems related to observing networks, working alongside expert peers, shaping the future of the Met Office observing systems. You will coordinate design sessions, review the work of others and providing coaching and mentoring for team members.

You will work closely with the Solutions Architect and Delivery Manger to design and implement modern solutions and work collaboratively with your peers in the Observations community, building relationships and sharing your knowledge.

Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

  1. Delivery Focused - You'll be someone that has experience leading and empowering a team to deliver at pace whilst maintaining high standards
  2. Technical Expert - You have deep experience in building applications which are well designed, tested and structured
  3. Communication - Experience communicating technical concepts, problems and solutions to technical and business stakeholders
  4. Problem solving and solution design - Ability to problem solve and steer development of solutions to complex technical and security related issues, and user needs

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 experience of:

  1. Developing and deploying services in the cloud using Amazon Web Services
  2. Test driven development or behaviour driven development
  3. Agile methodologies
  4. Code version-control systems (Git etc.) and continuous integration tools such as GitHub Actions and the AWS CodeSuite

How to apply

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 05/06/2022 at 23:59 with interviews commencing from 13/06/2022 . You will hear from us once the closing date has passed. Our interviews are taking place remotely via Microsoft Teams.

If successful, you will occasionally need to work at our state of the art office in Exeter for team days and face to face collaboration as required, we are unable to offer expenses for travel to your normal place of work. Please ask at interview how often this requirement is likely to be.

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.We require Security clearance, for which you need to have resided in the UK for at least 3 of the last 5 years to be eligible. You will need to achieve full security clearance within your first 6 months with us before we confirm your employment.

Please note: We operate an on-call roster 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