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Senior Software Developer (Python)

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Recruiter: Met Office
Listed on: 15th June
Location: Exeter
Salary/Rate: £30,932 - £33,925
Type: Permanent
Start Date: 15/06/2022

Our reward package

We're looking for an exceptional Senior Software Developer (Python) to help us make a difference to our planet.

Our Senior Software Developer (Python) will work a hybrid pattern of homeworking and 1 day per fortnight in Exeter HQ, but this can be adjusted based on conversations with your line manager.

Why join us?

We provide critical weather services and world-leading climate science to deliver extraordinary impact and benefit across the globe. Our work helps people make better decisions to stay safe and thrive.

As our Senior Software Developer (Python), your total reward package is potentially worth up to £45545.00 annually, which includes basic salary, market supplement, potential corporate bonus and employer pension contributions.

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

In addition you will be paid £2500.00 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

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.

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

This role is within the Analysis, Visualisation and Data (AVD) team, who are responsible for developing, maintaining and supporting the scientific visualisation and analysis software used in research and operations in the Met Office.

We mainly work in the public domain, owning the SciTools project on GitHub and contributing to a range of open source projects. The primary programming language we use is Python, with libraries in a variety of languages contributing to the capabilities we provide.

We are evolving our tool sets to provide capabilities to the scientific research and operational meteorology communities. These capabilities are part of the Met Office making best use of our supercomputer to work at the forefront of weather and climate science for protection, prosperity and well-being.

We will help you develop your skills, express yourself and make a real impact. This is a unique opportunity to work with a cutting-edge development team that is creating vital tools on which Met Office science depends

Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

  1. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  2. Proven ability of designing, implementing and delivering quality software
  3. Good communication skills that adapt to all level of stakeholders
  4. Self-motivated with the ability to prioritise, meet deadlines, and lead development activities
  5. Demonstrable skills in Python software development.

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 AGILE approach to software development
  2. Experience of using Linux.
  3. Experience of source control systems such a git

How to apply

If you share our values, we'd love to hear from you. Apply below using your CV and Cover Letter/Supporting Statement (which must bullet point how you meet each of the essential criteria). Closing date 03/07/2022 at 23:59 with interviews commencing from 11/07/2022 . You will hear from us once the closing date has passed. Our interviews are taking place remotely via Microsoft Teams.

If successful, please note we are unable to offer expenses for travel to your normal place of work. Please ask at interview if you would like extra clarity on 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.

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.

Contact Name: Hannah Bird
Reference: TJ/3181/Tech01141_1655307243
Job ID: 3103866

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