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Application Developer 202242

Ref No: 202242
Grade: H (HEO)
Type of appointment: Permanent
Location: Peterborough or Aberdeen
Team: Digital and Data Solutions

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We are advertising this vacancy through Civil Service Jobs.

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Apply before 23:55 on Monday 18th July 2022.


Starting salary £28,390 + £10,000 depending on experience

As statutory advisor on nature conservation to the UK Government and the Devolved Administrations, JNCC is looking for a full time, permanent Application Developer based in either Peterborough or Aberdeen. JNCC offers a substantial benefits package including a generous civil service pension and annual leave allowance, enhanced maternity and paternity entitlement, occupational sick pay and flexible working practices.

The post sits in the Digital and Data Solutions Team amongst a small team of skilled developers with significant freedom to choose the right technologies and own personal specialisms.

As a team we work across the full application stack, from web UIs to infrastructure provisioning and scientific data processing. We are involved in a wide range of work including application development, analytical (statistical) processing of data (especially spatial / georeferenced data), scalable workflows and automation in the cloud and developing data management working practices. A lot of what we do involves data such as biological records, surveys and satellite maps. Much of this is geospatial data, so we use tools like Geoserver and OGC web services.

Recent projects include:

  • Building an open source, cloud-based workflow to automate the acquisition of raw satellite data, process it to an ‘analysis ready’ standard and distribute it on the web and via an API.
  • Building an internal data asset register to catalogue our data holdings and allow us to publish them as Open Data.
  • Collation and on-line dissemination of marine habitat mapping and protected areas through JNCC Marine Protected Areas webGIS (http://edit-website/our-work/marine-protected-area-mapper/) and EMODNET (
  • Scaling a habitat change monitoring tool involving terabytes of satellite data.

The successful candidate must be a good communicator with strong programming and technical skills. An interest in nature conservation would help to put your work in context but is not a necessity.

For more information about the skills/competencies required for this post, visit the Civil Service Jobs website. To apply for this position, you will need to upload your CV and fill out a covering letter (maximum 750 works) explaining how your skills and experience match this role.

The closing date is 23:55 on Monday 18th July 2022. 

Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing Monday, 1st August 2022.
A Recruitment and Retention Allowance (RRA) up to £10,000 per annum, pro rata, may be agreed. This allowance is discretionary and will depend on candidate's qualifications and experience.


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