Junior Linux Engineer - Exeter - Technojobs

Junior Linux Engineer


Met Office

Listed on

17th June




£26,954 - £29,531



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

As our Junior Linux Engineer, the job may be suitable for hybrid working, which is where an employee works part of the week in the office and part of the week from home. This is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement and the location advertised will be your contractual place of work.

Our opportunity is full time, 37 hours per week. Our people are at the heart of what we do and we'll do our best to agree a working pattern that works for everyone.

World changing work

From science to technology, from meteorology to management, and from planning to communication, our expertise helps us stand out as the authority on weather accuracy and climate prediction. We help individuals, industries and government to make better decisions to stay safe and thrive. This is the Met Office. This is who we are.

  • 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

Your world of expertise

You will be joining the Linux Team, which is part of the wider Infrastructure Technology team within the Met Office. Our Linux estate underpins a wide-ranging variety of weather services that are delivered to customers worldwide, meaning that that they can stay safe and thrive. We also provide a platform to our Scientists that allow them to deliver the world class science that is associated with the Met Office.

Working within our team of Linux experts, your focus will be on supporting the Linux estate, ensuring that its secure and compliant. We look for ways to improve the services that we deliver and innovative ways to use the latest technology across all that we do. We also work alongside projects that require our knowledge and expertise, ranging from the latest Supercomputer to building new weather services. Working in the Linux team provides a great opportunity to develop your Linux skills and them into practice, helping the Met Office deliver its goals.

Your key duties

  • Develop your knowledge and skills of Linux technologies to support and maintain the Linux estate at the Met Office. This will also include keeping the estate secure and compliant

  • Using the Service Management toolset, respond to Incidents, manage changes, and investigate problems to a satisfactory conclusion, minimising disruption to Linux services and ensuring service continuity of the Linux estate.

  • Work with team members, offering help and support so that the team meet their goals. Engage with project and technology teams, ensuring that consideration is taken for the supportability of Linux services.

  • Look for opportunities to enhance the level of service delivered to users of the Linux services. Represent the Linux team within the Met Office, communicating with users and ensuring an excellent level of service is always delivered.

Why join us

Our work is life-changing, often life-saving and always life-enhancing. The Met Office is accredited as a 'Great Place to Work UK 2023' and in addition has achieved a place on both the UK's 'Best Workplaces in Tech' and 'Best Workplaces for Women' lists.

As our Junior Linux Engineer your total reward package will be up to £29,154 annually, which includes:

  • £26,954 base pay

  • An outstanding Civil Service pension, with an average employer contribution of 27%

  • Recruitment Retention Allowance (RRA) you will be paid £2,200 per annum as a market supplement to reflect the demand for your skills. Whilst in post, you will be paid this market driven allowance from April 2024 until September 2025 in your monthly pay

  • 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

Essential Criteria, skills and experience:

  1. Fast learner with an aptitude for quickly understanding and solving problems and knowing when to seek help (We're a force for good)

  2. A real enthusiasm for working in IT, ideally with experience of Linux technologies (We're experts by nature)

  3. Effective planning and communication with users and colleagues (We're better together)

  4. A drive to develop your skills and learn new technologies (We're experts by nature)

How to apply

If you share our values, we'd love to hear from you! Click apply to begin your application. Please complete your career history and provide evidence against each of the essential criteria in the supporting statement questionnaire. We recommend candidates use the CARL method (Context, Action, Result and Learning) for presenting evidence of experience and skills.

Closing date Sunday 30/06/2024 at 23:59 with first stage interviews commencing from 15/07/2024. You will hear from us once the closing date has passed.

How we can help

If you are considering applying and need support 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 Scheme. To be invited to interview/assessment under this scheme, your application must meet the essential criteria for the role.

We understand that great minds don't always think alike and as an equal opportunities employer we welcome 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.

Contact Name: Polly Ransome

Reference: TJ/3181/metoffice/TP/1249/176_1718614030

Job ID: 3328472

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