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Infrastructure Engineer

Employer
Met Police
Location
Southwark
Salary
The starting salary is £51,196, which includes allowances totalling £2,841.
Closing date
12 Apr 2024

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Job Details

The starting salary is £51,196, which includes allowances totalling £2,841.

The salary is broken down as £48,355 basic salary, which will increase annually until you reach the top of the scale £52,730 Plus, a location allowance of £1,841 and a non-pensionable allowance of £1,000.

Location: Southwark

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 don’t say much, for obvious reasons, but suffice to say that we’re leading advancements in emerging technologies to deliver bespoke electronic and IT solutions in specialist areas to make London safer.

The Technology, Research and Innovation (TRI) team keeps the Met at the cutting-edge of tech. Our work is highly innovative and no two projects are ever the same. The work we do is varied and so is the team we are looking for! The team is growing and we now have a number of roles and positions available for those with a background in one of many technology areas.

You will be part of the team that design and develop infrastructure technology solutions for unique policing challenges, both in the office and out in the field. Working closely with an enthusiastic and dedicated team of cross-discipline engineers, the team is also responsible for managing and maintaining a variety of systems to support the development activities within the department.

This staff role is an outstanding opportunity for a network engineer or system administrator who wants to further develop and enhance their range of technical skills within a team of other developers and engineers. We don’t expect you to have experience with all of the technologies we use, as different projects will demand different skillsets, but this role will give you the opportunity to use anything from Windows and Linux server administration skills, to being involved in the hands-on installation of physical and virtual networks and servers.

This is not a typical infrastructure engineer role. Your ability to adapt to a changing technological landscape will be key, as you will be in a position to solve unique problems within policing to bespoke and specialised technology solutions for use directly by operational teams. You will be using your skills to build secure solutions to meet customer requirements, whilst enhancing the capability of the team using the department’s development process and methodology.

What you will be doing

  • Using your technical experience to design, develop, and support new IT systems, as well as using your expertise to provide hands-on assistance to the team to enable them to deliver professionally engineered solutions.
  • Working with customers and stakeholders to ascertain their requirements, as well as alongside other members of the team to solve problems and build solutions.
  • Evaluate new products and technology for operational use.

Alongside your technical skills, you may have the opportunity to lead or mentor staff in this innovative and enthusiastic team, and ensuring their skills are current, utilising our generous training budget. Because the work we do really is varied, at times you’ll be collaborating with other members of the team, whilst at others you’ll be trusted to work on your own. We give you the time and space to nurture your interests, and you’ll be surrounded by a warm and inclusive team who will share advice, knowledge, and your enthusiasm for technology.

Have other technology skills instead?

This role is one of several new positions within team, where we are also looking for people with anything from cloud and DevOps specialisms, to those with a broad range of skills and experiences that may consider themselves IT technology generalists. Even if you do not feel your skills and experience entirely match this role description, we want to still hear from you. We are really keen to meet people from a number of different IT and technology backgrounds, and you may be a far better fit than you realise, so please do apply even if you aren’t entirely sure, and let us know why you want to work with us!

Vetting

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.

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.

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 12 April 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.

 

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies show that women, and black, Asian and minority ethnic people are less likely to apply for a job unless they meet every qualification or already have every skill being requested. So if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with the job description we’d love you to apply anyway, you might just be the perfect person for the role or another role within the team, or we might be able to help you develop towards your dream role in the future.

 

 

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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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