|Listed on:||23rd June|
|Salary/Rate:||£30,932 - £33,925|
Our reward package
We're looking for an exceptional Senior Software Developer (MetDB Team) to help us make a difference to our planet. These roles are based at our Exeter HQ with hybrid remote working.
As our Senior Software Developer, your total reward package is potentially worth up to £46536.00 annually, which includes basic salary, RRA, 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.
You will receive a Recruitment Retention Allowance (RRA) of £2500.00 per annum paid quarterly, pro-rated from the date of taking up the appointment This role will qualify for an RRA allowance from 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2024
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.
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.
As part of the MetDB Team your role will be to support and develop systems that provide real-time data to operational Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP), products and research, contributing to the delivery of exceptional science, technology and operations.
MetDB is the central store of nearly 200 observation types from land, marine, aircraft, satellite, RADAR and more, storing over 380 million observations a day in a variety of binary formats.
You'll be joining a small DevOps team that monitors, supports and develops the MetDB, working with other teams across the Met Office to deliver new data types, improve performance and resilience, identify issues in production and provide user support.
We work on Linux systems often using Python and Fortran but we're looking for candidates willing to turn their hand to any language that is suitable for the job.
Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities
1. Excellent problem-solving skills;
2. Maintain and produce high quality documentation.;
3. Demonstrable knowledge of software development, via experience or a numerical based degree;
4. Collaborative team player, who is willing to learn, contribute, and teach others, including coaching and mentoring colleagues;
5. Committed to professional development
Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Abilities
1. Experience of analysis and design concepts and techniques;
2. Knowledge of agile methodologies;
3. An understanding of code version-control systems (Git etc.).
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 18/07/2022 at 23:59 with interviews commencing from 09/08/2022 . 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.
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. GOLD
Contact Name: Hannah Bird
Job ID: 3107742