Senior Software Developer

Senior Software Developer – Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP)

The starting salary is £58,310 which includes allowances totalling £2,841.

The salary is broken down as £55,469 basic salary, which will increase annually until you reach the top of the scale £60,507. Plus, a location allowance of £1,841 and a non-pensionable allowance of £1,000.

Location: Birmingham/London with hybrid working

Behind the scenes of Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) is an incredible new tech team. They’re tasked with providing vital solutions to CTP – and you could be part of the unit. It’s a chance to change the way we deliver solutions to operational policing. If you’re a Senior Software Developer, discover a hugely fulfilling role where your skills will help to protect the country.

At this level, you’ll have the opportunity to help shape the new team and implement some of the exciting new technology and processes within the organisation. You’ll lead on designing and creating bespoke software following agile delivery processes as part of a DevSecOps team. 

Day to day, you’ll be collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure successful project delivery. The goal? Code that’s well tested and consistently error-free. Working flexibly from home or from one of our easily accessible offices in Birmingham or London, you’ll design, architect, and develop software solutions, ensuring scalability, performance, and maintainability. The result? A world-class development functions.

As a Senior Software Developer, you’ll integrate external solutions and scripts, and ensure that various environments are well architected and documented. We’ll expect you to apply your skills without support, determine and use the most appropriate tools and techniques and share knowledge and experience. 

Join us, and you’ll have the freedom to innovate and contribute to a meaningful cause alongside our experts. We’re looking for experience of software application development and coding, preferably gained in a DevSecOps environment. You should also have at least three of the following:



  • Python

  • JavaScript (REACT, Bootstrap Frameworks, js)

  • Database design

  • SQL / SQL Server

  • NoSQL technologies e.g. Elasticsearch

  • GitOps

  • Containerisation (e.g. Kubernetes Environment, Yaml, Helm, Docker)

It’s just as important that you’re motivated, a clear communicator and determined to contribute to our mission. In return for your efforts and expertise, we can offer a competitive salary, a Civil Service pension, excellent career development, plus a role that’s like no other.


This post requires access to the most sensitive intelligence material on a daily basis. Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) Developed Vetting (DV) level before taking up the post. 

Additionally, this material is of particular sensitivity to the UK and its distribution must be restricted to UK nationals. In approved circumstances dual nationals (of which one element is British) may also be granted access. However, in the event that potential conflicts of interest cannot be managed the post holder will not be able to see the intelligence material and will not be able to perform their duties. For the purpose of safeguarding national security and in line with Cabinet Office Policy, supported by Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), applicants who do not hold or acquire Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) OR Developed Vetting (DV) clearance and meet the nationality requirements cannot be offered the post.

Confidentiality Agreement

Applicants should also be aware of the need to sign a confidentiality agreement on taking up the post.

Our Employee Commitments

Counter Terrorism Policing aims to create an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere and culture and an environment where all our people feel a strong sense of belonging and are able to reach their full potential. Where any group or individual can be and feel respected, supported and valued to fully participate and contribute to our mission of “Working to keep people safe from Terrorism”.

Inclusion, diversity and equality is at the front and centre of our approach to make the composition of Counter Terrorism Policing more representative of the communities we serve.  As Counter Terrorism is rooted in Local Policing, to tackle today’s complex policing challenges, applications from across all communities are therefore essential and encouraged. Counter Terrorism Policing as a network is committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations’.

Counter Terrorism Policing is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working arrangements, including part time working or job share. In addition, this role has been reviewed following learning from work during the Covid pandemic and may be done in an agile manner. In the first instance, please contact the vacancy holder to discuss how such arrangements could be accommodated (where applicable). 

How to apply

Click the apply now button below and start your career at the Met. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement, and online application form. Your personal statement should outline why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience demonstrate your suitability for the role. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).

Completed applications must be submitted by 23:55 on 26 June 2024.

The Met is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse and representative workforce at all levels. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences. We particularly welcome applications from ethnic minority groups and females.

As a Disability Confident employer, the Met has committed to making disability equality part of our everyday practice. We ensure that people with disabilities and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. If you consider yourself to have access, workplace or reasonable adjustment requirements that need to be accommodated, we ask that you include this information within your application form. All matters will be treated in strict confidence and will not affect any recruitment decisions.

Read our full disability confidence statement.




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