Senior Java Developer

Closing date for applications: 04/07/2019
Specialist role
Summary of the work
The opportunity is for a Senior Java Developer to deliver benefits of a products and services portfolio. A typical product offering is a web portal to enable visualisation of aviation data to enable weather-based decision making amongst UK aviation stakeholders. The delivery team will practise Agile methodologies providing cloud-based solutions.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
12 months
South West England
Organisation the work is for
Met Office
Maximum day rate
Please specify required day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You will be working as part of a multidisciplinary user-focused digital delivery team, within a wider programme of work across the Business Group. You will work closely with the solution architect and other team members to design and develop a service/solution.
What the specialist will work on
1. Join one of Met Office's Agile delivery teams in Exeter and develop software solutions for Met Office Business Group Aviation customers. 2. Provide a web portal to enable visualisation of regulated aviation data and information. 3. Provide technical leadership of a team to develop other products that meet the needs of additional Business Group sectors.
Address where the work will take place
Met Office HQ, Fitzroy Road, Exeter, Devon, EX1 3PB.
Working arrangements
Located at Met Office HQ. Met Office operates using agile methodology including daily stand-ups, sprint planning, sprints, retrospectives and show & tells. Face-to-face attendance to all scrum events is expected.
Security clearance
SC clearance is required, however, you may start work with Basic initially.
Additional terms and conditions
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
Integrate successfully into an existing Agile team with existing work practices Work as part of a team within our organisation and collaborate with our suppliers Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions Have a 'no-blame' culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes Share knowledge and experience with other team members
Assessment methods
Work history Reference Interview
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 60% Cultural fit 20% Price 20%
Essential skills and experience
  • Proven ability of developing robust and serviceable enterprise level code across a good number of projects, using Agile methodologies
  • At least 5 years' experience of coding in Java, Python or full stack web
  • At least 2 years' experience and working knowledge of AWS services including EC2, EBS, RDS, S3, Glacier, CloudWatch, CloudTrail, CloudFormation, Config, SES, SNS, SQS, IAM, VPC, and KMS
  • Experience of Testing Frameworks
  • Experience in working Agile methodologies, TDD (Test Driven Development) and CI & CD (Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery)
  • Excellent communication skills enabling team focus and interaction with all project stakeholders
  • Ability to prepare and present complex technical subjects to different levels of audiences
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • One or more AWS Certifications: Solutions Architect, Develop or SyOps
  • Demonstrate knowledge of IT security principles

Closing date for applications: 04/07/2019

Senior Java Developer

Closing date for applications: 04/07/2019

Specialist role:



South West England


Met Office

Maximum day rate:

Please specify required day rate

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