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Our reward package

We’re hiring for two Senior Infrastructure Engineers based in Exeter HQ with hybrid remote working.

Your total reward package is potentially worth up to £.00 annually, which includes basic salary, RRA, potential corporate bonus and employer pension contributions.

As our Senior Infrastructure Engineer, your starting salary will be £.00 and you will have opportunities to progress to £.00 over time.

You will receive a Recruitment Retention Allowance (RRA) of £.00 per annum paid quarterly, pro-rated from the date of taking up the appointment This role will qualify for an RRA allowance from 1st April to 31st March

Your package includes: – Outstanding Civil Service Pension – Flexible hours and homeworking – 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 – Cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel – Access to discounted shopping on a range of retail, leisure and lifestyle categories

Who we are

The Met Office is recruiting for Senior Infrastructure Engineers to join our fantastic team, working in an organisation with some of the most advanced technology both within and outside UK government and enabling the realisation of weather and climate science to services. We need great people to join us and help us exploit all of the technological benefits that the recent £1.2B investment in our supercomputer will bring.

The Met Office is built on a strong foundation of science and technology excellence. We provide advice and services to industry and the public as well as government both in the UK and through international routes such as COP26 and our presence at other major conferences.

Our values – it’s who we are: – We’re a force for good – We’re experts by nature – We live and breathe it – We’re better together – We keep evolving

We are the Met Office, come and join us and help us to make a difference.

Job Purpose

As our Senior Infrastructure Engineer , you will join our Technology Digital Workplace team and the team has an exciting few years ahead! Our Digital Workplace team provide many of the typical IT services you’d expect from an internal IT department, these include a mixture of on-premises and cloud hosted solutions. Following a recent investment the team is looking to exploit and provide many of the benefits associated with Microsoft E5, this includes:

  • Cloud transformation: migrating away from on-premises Skype to Microsoft Teams for voice calling
  • Information security & governance: implement new features to classify, and protect sensitive information
  • Digital effectiveness: deploy and support advanced tooling for analytics and visualisation
  • Cyber security: implement new features to provide better protection to our clients and servers
  • Continual service improvement: improving our monitoring by integrating with our IT service management tooling and modernising our server platform
  • Supercomputing: working with our partner Microsoft, to deliver our identity service for the next generation supercomputer hosted in Azure
  • The team is structured to deliver technology change and service delivery with dedicated leadership from an IT Service Manager and Solutions Architect. The team are experts by nature and thrive on the energy from working better together. We work closely with colleagues from our Cyber Security and Service Desk teams as well as other teams across Technology.

    We have excellent access to development opportunities such as the Enterprise Skills Initiative which has interactive courses, training and discounted/free exams to sharpen technical skills and knowledge of Microsoft solutions.

    Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

  • Experience and technical knowledge of implementing and managing IT services with Microsoft Windows Client and Server operating systems
  • Technical knowledge and awareness of cloud services such as Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Enterprise: Microsoft Teams, Voice – Teams Phone and PSTN connectivityDefender for Endpoint/Identity/Office SharePoint, Azure Active Directory, Endpoint Manager
  • Experience and technical knowledge of using PowerShell to automate processes and remotely administer and troubleshoot endpoints
  • Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

    We encourage you to apply if you believe you meet our essential criteria, but your application will be even stronger if you have:

  • Technical knowledge and awareness of managing and supporting Microsoft SQL Server, a current qualification or the willingness to learn and follow the Microsoft Certified pathway, supported with training
  • How to apply

    Clicking the link below and attach your CV and a Cover Letter which evidences how you meet the essential criteria. Closing date 17/04/ at 23:59 with interviews commencing from 25/04/ . You will hear from us once the closing date has passed. Our interviews are taking place remotely via Microsoft Teams.

    How we can help:

    If you are considering applying and need assistance 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 (Guaranteed Interview) Scheme. To be invited to interview/assessment under this scheme, your application must meet the essential criteria for the role.

    We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming 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.

    Additional information

    We operate an on-call roster in Technology to provide 24/7/ support to respond to operational service requirements. This post may be part of an on-call roster and the postholder would be required to participate in an on-call roster where in operation.