£23,673 - £26,119 plus a discretionary Market Supplement value of £1,125 and a discretionary long-term incentive plan of £2,300 (subject to periodical review).
Salary will start at £23,673 with opportunities to progress within the role up to the maximum of £26,119 with a Discretionary Market Supplement of £1,125 and £2000 Discretionary long-term incentive plan (subject to periodical review) plus other competitive benefits
*Salary quoted is based on full-time salary (37 hours) and 27.5 days annual leave and 8 bank holidays. Employees can buy or sell up to 5 days leave if full-time or for part-time staff up to their weekly contracted hours.
We are looking for at least three IT Practitioners to join us to help us deliver our purpose to help people make better decisions to stay safe and thrive. We are an internationally renowned centre of excellence and a world-leading provider of weather and climate services. Our customers are all over the world and we work at the forefront of computer science. We have amazing technology and tools, including one of the fastest supercomputers in the world. Your skills will help us grow and become even more successful.
We offer a wide range of training and we encourage all staff to engage in thriving Communities of Practice – we have a world-class reputation and we need our people to be their best.
We are a “Disability Confident” employer, a Mindful Employer and we have an Athena Swan Bronze award for our work on gender equality and an LGBTI network.
Full-time, part-time and job share applications are invited. The Met Office is an equal opportunities employer and flexible and UK home working applications will be considered in line with operational requirements.
There will be a requirement for staff to attend training and induction in Exeter initially. Some ITP roles may require travel out of Exeter as part of your development plan.
Benefits include flexible working, generous leave allowance, free car parking, tea and coffee and more. There are numerous clubs and activities and a gym on-site.
Helping us deliver high quality services to customers whether you are in:
- Cloud Platforms
- Internet Applications and Corporate Database Team
- Standalone Applications
These are entry-level opportunities, so we are looking for motivated candidates with potential to thrive. If you are passionate about technology and looking for a career developing and supporting software that matters, then we’d love to hear from you.
Successful candidates may be required to work in a number of different groups including teams of software engineers or embedded within science teams.
Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities
- Fast learner with an aptitude for quickly understanding and solving problems. Knows when to seek help if no progress is being made
- Adept at communicating and collaborating with customers, colleagues and peers
- A real enthusiasm for working in IT with some experience of coding in either a home, educational or work environment.
- Driven, enthusiastic and delivery focused.
Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Abilities
Experience looked for depends on the role but includes some of the following:
- Linux or Unix systems experience
- Practical knowledge of Node.js, Oracle PL/SQL
- ITIL process knowledge
- Know and appreciate good practice, including clean code, automated testing, source control and continuous delivery.
- Knowledge of the AWS platform. Certification would be good, but not essential.
- Demonstrable experience in Cloud automation
Additional Supplementary Information
To apply, please click on the link below and attach the most recent version of your CV, along with a cover letter which briefly (no more than two-pages) states your experience against each essential and desirable criteria.
Closing date 17/11/2019 with interviews planned for 04/12/2019. Please note that you will be notified if you are successful or unsuccessful.
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. If you require any reasonable adjustments during these exercises, please include this information in your application.
Candidates who are interviewed and appointable apply maybe considered for other similar technology and software engineering posts available in the Met Office during the next 12 months.
These positions may occasionally be required to provide support to IT Operations colleagues outside of normal working hours and in some teams may be required to participate in an on-call roster.
This role will nominally be based in Exeter but we will consider applicants wishing to work elsewhere within the UK.
Please note, when joining the Met Office all new employees will start on the salary band minimum.
Please note that successful candidate/s will be required to satisfactorily undergo security clearance checks. This will generally require the candidate to have lived in the UK for at least three out of the last five years.
This recruitment post is not offering UK Visa and Sponsorship and therefore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the UK / EU without restriction. If you are a non–EU candidate, you will be required to provide and attach all relevant eligibility documentation to your application at the time of applying.