Principal Software Engineer - Support

If you are an experienced Software Developer who can implement change and shape the direction of support functions for a leading government organisation which is intent on digital transformation this is an exciting time join the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO).

About the UKHO

UKHO is an executive agency, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence. We work with a wide range of data partners to chart the world's oceans in order to develop and serve world leading software and data solutions to commercial shipping companies, navies and maritime organisations. Our products ensure safe navigation and global trade efficiency and support other marine activities including economic development, environmental protection, resource exploration and utilisation, scientific research and security and defence.

The role

As a Principal Software Engineer, you will ensure UKHO continues to deliver value and innovation to our customers and that our software development meets industry best practice. You will be responsible for the existing support which spans multiple teams and a large estate of applications and services. Working closely with the existing support delivery team, you will ensure that service levels are met and incidents are dealt with effectively and have responsibility for quality across all customer-facing applications.

What we are looking for

Extensive experience of leading software development teams and operating and supporting live services hosted on-premises and on the cloud is essential, as is experience in designing, building, operating and supporting complex, multifaceted digital products and services. You will also need expertise in development process automation, including continuous delivery techniques, continuous integration and other DevOps related practices.

And in return?

We offer a great work / life balance. Peoples' start and end times are built around their own preferences and around a 10am - 2pm team time, where delivery teams are focussed on building things. We're all set up for working from home and encourage people to make use of this if they prefer. We are committed to providing part time options and reasonable accommodations and will work with you to meet your needs. We give you one day a month towards your own development and some tools to learn with, such as Pluralsight, cloud credits and training courses. We have a great investment in our community, with regular software community meetups and a network of guilds to join across a variety of subjects.

For a full job description, including the competencies you will be assessed on in your application, please click the apply button to be taken to the Civil Service Jobs website.

Hours: Flexible - full time, part time, job share, home working options

Closing date: 11:55 pm on Monday 20th July 2020.

Selection for appointment to the Civil Service is on merit, on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's Recruitment Principles.

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12/08/2020 17:41:00
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