Foundation Developer - Exeter - Technojobs

Foundation Developer


Recruiter

Met Office

Listed on

1st July

Location

Exeter

Salary/Rate

£26,954 - £29,531

Type

Permanent

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

As our Foundation Developer, 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 join an area of Technology responsible for delivering and supporting Systems/Services to the Transport Industry. The team's current area of focus is delivering data services to the Aviation Industry. As one of two World Area Forecast Centres, we are responsible for forecasting upper air winds, temperatures and significant weather hazards to enhance safety and identify potential delays. We are an Agile team and build solutions using Python and AWS cloud computing services.

Your key duties

At this role, you will:

  • Develop skills while working under supervision to deliver stories in a multidisciplinary team

  • Understand and be proficient in different types of testing

  • Be aware of but not responsible for security

  • Coach mentor more junior colleagues

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 Foundation Developer, your 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. Information Security - You can: demonstrate an understanding of information security and the types of security controls that can be used to mitigate security threats within solutions and services. (Expert by nature)

  2. Programming and Build - You can: design, test, correct and document simple programs or scripts under the direction of others.

  3. Service Support - You can: help fix faults and carry out agreed maintenance tasks

  4. System Design - You can: assist as part of a team in the design of components of larger systems (Better together)

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 14/07/2024 at 23:59 with first stage interviews commencing from 22/07/2024 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/449/225_1719820821

Job ID: 3329341


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