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Software Engineer

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Recruiter: Met Office
Listed on: 29th July
Location: Exeter
Salary/Rate: £30,932 - £33,925
Type: Permanent

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Our reward package

We're looking for an exceptional Software Engineer to help us make a difference to our planet.

Our Software Engineer will will work a hybrid pattern of homeworking and onsite at our Exeter HQ .

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 Software Engineer , your total reward package is potentially worth up to £45625.00 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 £2,500 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 provide critical weather services and world-leading climate science, to help people make better decisions to stay safe and thrive.


  • We're a force for good - focusing on our environmental and social impact
  • We're experts by nature - always learning and developing to do things better
  • We live and breathe it - putting our purpose at the heart of decision-making
  • We're better together - understanding partnerships and inclusivity make us greater
  • We keep evolving - pushing boundaries to make tomorrow better for our customers

A career at the Met Office opens a wealth of opportunities to not only work with world class partners, such as Microsoft, ESRI, Amazon 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 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.

Job Purpose

As our Software Engineer , the key duties are:

  • Delivering tools and life cycling requirements to ensure existing systems are well maintained.
  • Providing technical support to operational services, based in the cloud or on-premise (mainly Linux based).
  • Proactively addressing issues which have a wider impact on service delivery;
  • Work with the appropriate processes to manage Change, resolve Incidents and manage Problems on the services you have responsibility for.
  • Support and develop services proactively in terms of monitoring, lifecycle management, capacity planning and service improvements.
  • Produce and maintain procedures and other documentation for colleagues, other support teams, users, IT Operations and customers.
  • Participate in knowledge transfer activities to enable identified tasks to be transferred to 2nd line support.

Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

  1. Enthusiasm and experience of pushing the boundaries of technology and a positive attitude to making a difference
  2. A working knowledge of implementing and maintaining operational IT Services, ideally having experience with two or more of the following: AWS, Java, Python, SQL, CI/CD, Bash shell scripting.
  3. A genuine interest in solving complex technical problems
  4. A drive to develop your skills
  5. Demonstrable experience of working in a team, contributing successfully to achieving goals

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 evidence how you meet each of the essential criteria). Closing date 14/08/2022 at 23:59 with interviews commencing from 24/08/2022 . 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.

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. GOLD