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Development Engineer - MO3 Technology Research and Innovation

Met Police
£43,292 to £47,380 plus a Location allowance of £1,639. You will receive £43,292 the band minimum.
Closing date
31 Jan 2022
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Salary: £43,292 to £47,380 plus a Location allowance of £1,639. You will receive £43,292 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £47,380 will be via incremental progression.

Working for the Met doesn’t have to mean patrolling the streets. Our incredible team of professional staff behind the scenes play an essential part in helping us to keep Londoners safe by ensuring everything here runs smoothly.

Seeing is believing. And that’s the only way you’ll really get to know about our sophisticated technologies and how we’re using them to fight crime in the capital. We can’t say much here, for obvious reasons, but we can promise you’ll work with emerging technologies to deliver bespoke electronic and ICT solutions for operational use by police officers in the field.

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. As a Development Engineer, you’ll producing unique solutions to solve business issues relating to some of the more specialist and sensitive parts of the MPS and National Policing. Your work will be highly innovative and will involve exploring new off-the-shelf tech, taking existing products and modifying them, and developing entirely new solutions. You’ll also have the opportunity to carry out research, working with academia to inform new solutions and possibilities. From bespoke IT systems and apps to electronic solutions, you’ll oversee the full lifecycle of each project with our customers.

Your responsibilities will be varied and will involve working effectively and efficiently on your own and as part of a larger project team. You’ll managing tasks and team members – using your excellent communications skills and technology expertise. You’ll need to be confident in C#, Javascript or C/C++ and to have experience of MVC framework, .NET Core or Node.js. You should also be comfortable using command-line Linux. Possess maker/creator dexterity and proficiency handling the latest tools, along with practical experience in design and manufacture, will be essentials too.

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) Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) level before taking up the post; with a willingness to undergo Developed Vetting (DV) once in post, if required.

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 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 31/01/2022.

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.

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer the Met have committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.


London covers 620 square miles and is home to millions of people speaking over 300 different languages. In this most vibrant and complex of cities, this presents an ever-evolving challenge for the Met when fighting to reduce crime - and the fear of crime.

Forging close relationships, building trust and understanding the issues within London’s different communities all form part of the fundamental platform on which effective, credible policing is built.

As a result, we must continue to recruit the brightest and the best people from every background and use the full spectrum of their skills, knowledge and experience to make London safer for everybody.

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