Junior DevOps Engineer - LMA - Exeter - Technojobs

Junior DevOps Engineer - LMA


Met Office

Listed on

18th June




£26,954 - £29,531



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

As our Junior DevOps Engineer - LMA 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 Logging, Monitoring and Alerting (LMA) team within the Met Office, focused on helping developers, engineers, scientists and support staff manage the health and well-being of the numerous services that make up the Met Office business. Your team will be multi-disciplined, covering the breadth of the Met Office estate, including Cloud based services and on-premise systems, ranging from the supercomputer to a Raspberry Pi.

LMA are responsible for providing a toolset to support the consistent process for gathering, storing and accessing log and metric data across the whole Met Office estate, whether the source is on premise, built in the Cloud or consumed as Software as a Service and a consistent method of alerting our 24x7 support teams to issues within systems and services, through a single "pane of glass", reducing the chances of issues being missed, the training overhead on the support teams and reducing the overall response time.

Your key duties

  • To support and develop a range of services.

  • To support the Met Office developer/support community, providing help and guidance on how to integrate new systems into our service portfolio and helping troubleshoot/fix problems with existing integrations.

  • You will be joining this busy team, as we continue to exploit Cloud based services and embrace Agile ways of working. You will be gaining valuable experience, working on a mixture of on premise and Cloud based platforms, helping to develop and operationally support services that span both environments.

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 DevOps Engineer - LMAyour total reward package will be up to £39,976 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. Demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team and when required, to work autonomously (Better together).

  2. Have a strong technical background, able to demonstrate the ability to solve, sometimes complex, technical problems.

  3. Demonstrate a drive to develop your skills, with a good understanding of current IT industry trends (Keep evolving).

  4. Programming/scripting knowledge or experience preferably using Python (Expert by nature).

Desirable Criteria:

We encourage you to apply if you believe you meet our essential criteria, but we're also keen to discover if you have:

  1. Knowledge of ITIL best practice and using IT Service Management tools such as JIRA/ServiceNow to help manage the team's workload.

  2. Knowledge or experience of Agile ways of working.

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 07/07/2024 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/435/200_1718722171

Job ID: 3328668

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