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Software Engineering Specialists – Part Time Ref. 1469

IT, Science & Technical
London
£33,005 - £47,178 (depending on experience - pro rata)

The Secret Intelligence Service, otherwise known as MI6, works secretly around the globe with other Government organisations to help make the UK and its citizens safer and more prosperous. We are currently looking to recruit talented software engineers with a passion for using technology to solve a unique set of MI6 mission related problems.

We at MI6 are putting technology at the heart of the way we work. It’s an exciting and demanding time for those who already think digital. But, as an organisation that has its foundations in human relationships, we’re also looking for engineers who are good with people. In a fast changing and unpredictable world, where digital thinking is crucial, you’ll need to be able to balance competing demands like the need for pace, rigour and security, always ensuring that the tools you build are compliant with the law. We’re also looking for adaptable people we can invest in, who are ready to learn and want to develop their skills, keeping pace with rapid change.


About the role

Experience of using Agile methodologies is highly desirable, as is an awareness of modern test practices, DevOps tools, Open Source ways of working and systems integration. A great candidate will be the sort of person who keeps up with new technologies and ideas (i.e. Big Data, Cloud Computing, UX design and Machine Learning) but can think carefully about their implications for our mission. You’ll be expected to have proven industry experience in at least one modern programming language such as Java or JavaScript, Python/Spark or C#, so you can quickly get to work on technologies like Node.js, RESTful Interfaces, Hadoop Ecosystem, NoSQL and containerisation. We’ll also expect to see knowledge of the broader software engineering lifecycle including application architecture, toolchains and design methodologies.


About you

We’ll help you develop a strong awareness of the unique MI6 mission and, over time, expect you to deliver a constant stream of value through the technology you create. This may require courage to challenge the status quo and to think differently. Curiosity, creativity and innovation are part of the day job at MI6, as is tenacity, self-control and the ability to work under pressure.

As an organisation we fundamentally believe that people matter and we recognise the value of diversity in all its forms. Whatever your background, whether you started your career with formal higher education, graduated from an apprentice programme, or are a self-taught coder, you will need to show evidence of having created and delivered a range of software solutions.


Please note: You need to be a British citizen, aged 21 or over (at the time of joining) to apply.

You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or close family member, providing that they are British. And you should emphasise the need for discretion – they should not discuss it with anyone else.