Development Engineer - ICT
Job Title: Development Engineer - ICT
Salary: £43,292 to £47,380 plus a £1,639 location allowance. You will receive £43,292 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £47,380 will be via incremental progression.
Description of Unit
Technology, Research and Innovation (TRI) are part of Operational Technology within the Met Operations 3 command and are responsible for keeping the MPS at the forefront of new and emerging technologies. This is achieved by undertaking research and development of innovative solutions for Operational and Corporate MPS customers, including Counter Terrorism. The work is highly innovative and may involve undertaking research activities with academia, exploring new off-the shelf technologies, taking commercially available products and modifying them or where a solution does not exist, creating it. This may be through development of bespoke IT hardware/software/electronic solutions or a combination of these. Delivery of these solutions involves the complete lifecycle from developing requirements with customers, producing design solutions and turning these designs into fully functional products or systems for operational use in the field. The Unit specialises in being able to rapidly deliver tailored technical solutions to meet immediate operational requirements.
Description of Team
The IT Systems Development team develops bespoke IT solutions to unique business issues relating to some of the more specialist and sensitive parts of the MPS/National policing network. Delivery of these solutions involves the complete lifecycle from developing requirements with customers, producing design solutions and turning these designs into fully functional products or systems for operational use in the field. Some of these systems require on-going support due to their specialist or short-term nature. Other systems will be required to be transitioned into corporate support. The IT department works closely with the Electronics Systems Development, Research and Explore departments of TRI as well as Digital Policing and other MPS technology departments.
The role holder shall be part of the ICT development team developing niche solutions to unique business issues relating to some of the more specialist and sensitive parts of the MPS/National Policing. The role is varied and will involve working effectively and efficiently on their own or as part of a larger project team. Daily activities will be varied but may include any of the following:
- Fault finding and remediation for existing systems.
- Ascertaining and documenting customer requirements.
- Producing prototype code against documented requirements.
- Testing modules against an agreed testing strategy.
- Producing fully resilient code for inclusion into a production environment.
- Working outdoors safely showing practical, hands-on abilities.
The post encompasses a programming aspect and applicants must be able to demonstrate experience in a programming language, preferable C# etc. Knowledge and experience of SQL is desirable. The development cycle must be undertaken within a secure and quality environment ensuring full configuration management is maintained at all times. The work may require elements of design, modelling, prototyping, code production and implementation test and acceptance
On occasions, third line support may be required to assist in complex fault analysis in the field alongside operational colleagues and officers.
Paid opportunities for on-call working in evenings and weekends are available in support of our live systems.
Please click on the below link to view an online candidate information pack that will you give you an insight into the Met, the competency framework we use which shapes our daily work behaviours, the application process and a host of other information, that will help inform and support your application:
To apply, please visit our website. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement and an online application form. Please ensure your CV and Personal Statement outline the points on the below attachment. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).
Completed applications must be submitted by 9th May 2021.
Please note that applicants who are members of the European Economic Area (EEA) are required to apply for settled or pre-settled status. If this is relevant to you and you have not yet applied to the EUSS, please take the time to do so before the deadline on 30th June 2021 at www.gov.uk/eusettlementscheme
We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.
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