Security Compliance Windows Engineer

Security Compliance Windows Engineer

Job Description

  • Permanent
  • Exeter EX1 3PB, UK
  • £25870 - £28300 per annum + £36,318 potential total reward package UK / Year

Our reward package

We’re looking for an exceptional Security Compliance Windows Engineer to help us make a difference to our planet.

As our Security Compliance Windows Engineer you will work a hybrid pattern and will be on site at Exeter HQ minimum 2 days per week (flexible). You can choose to work more frequently in our state-of-the-art office if you’d prefer. Our people are at the heart of what we do and we’ll do our best to agree a working pattern that works for everyone.

Why join us?

The Met Office is accredited as a ‘Great Place to Work UK 2023’ and in addition has achieved a place on both the UK’s ‘Best Workplaces in Tech’ and ‘Best Workplaces for Women’ lists.

We invest in our people to unlock their full potential. As our Security Compliance Windows Engineer, we will support you to develop and thrive to be the best you can be. We champion positive physical and mental health in the workplace and are committed to being an inclusive organisation, providing a working culture that actively values an equal and diverse workforce.

As our Security Compliance Windows Engineer, your starting salary will be £25870.00. New joiners to the Met Office will start on the salary band minimum. Our 2022-2025 pay award means the salary will increase to £26945.00 from 1st April 2024, and you will be able to progress towards £29531.00 over time.

In addition you will be paid £2500.00 per annum as a market supplement to reflect the demand for your skills. You will be paid this market driven allowance from April 2022 until March 2024 in your monthly pay whilst performing this role. From April 2024 until September 2025 the confirmed RRA for this post is £2200.00 per annum.

Your total reward package is potentially worth up to £36318.00 annually, which includes basic salary, potential corporate bonus and employer pension contributions.

Your package includes:
– Outstanding Civil Service Pension
– Flexible hours and homeworking
– Annual Leave starting at 27.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising to 32.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) after 5 years and option to buy or sell up to 5 days per year of annual leave
– Cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment to support healthy, low carbon travel
– Access to discounted shopping, inclusive of retail, leisure and lifestyle brands

Who we are

We provide critical weather services and world-leading climate science to deliver extraordinary impact and benefit across the globe. Our work helps people make better decisions to stay safe and thrive.


  • We’re a force for good – focusing on our environmental and social impact
  • We’re experts by nature – always learning and developing to do things better
  • We live and breathe it – putting our purpose at the heart of decision-making
  • We’re better together – understanding partnerships and inclusivity make us greater
  • We keep evolving – pushing boundaries to make tomorrow better for our customers

Find out more about our values – Please visit our careers page

Job Purpose

As our Security Compliance Windows Engineer, your key responsibilities are:

To support the secure delivery of the Met Office Windows-based IT systems and IT services, providing support to users, carrying out changes and resolving technical issues.

  • Patching our Windows server and endpoint devices
  • Remediate issues relating to patching
  • Proactively reviewing the Incident and Task queues and taking ownership of issues as appropriate
  • Responding to customers and colleagues promptly and keeping them informed
  • Prioritising support requests effectively and to the appropriate level of urgency/impact
  • Reprioritising effectively in response to changes in volume/new priorities
  • Triaging and escalating support beyond your present capability/remit

We operate an on-call roster in Technology to provide 24/7/365 support to respond to operational service requirements. This post may be part of an on-call roster and the postholder would be required to participate in an on-call roster where in operation.

Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

Alongside your CV, please submit a supporting statement/cover letter which addresses each of the below criteria in turn, detailing evidence of how you meet each criteria.


  • Enterprise technology experience in the following technical domains:


  • Microsoft Operating Systems support (Windows 10/11, Windows Server 2016/2019/2022)
  • Active Directory tools (ADUC, Group Policy, AD Object Management)


  • Enterprise technology knowledge or understanding of one of the following:


  • ITSM Tool exposure/usage for Incident Management and change management
  • Intune and other MS365 platforms
  • Patch management – MCM/SCCM, PatchMyPC preferred
  • Anti-virus – Defender preferred


  • Logical, methodical, and with excellent attention to detail. Fast learner with a passion to learn, with an aptitude for quickly understanding and solving technical problems unaided. Knows when to seek help when problem requires assistance and/or no direct progress is being made (i.e. triage/escalation).
  • Can work broadly independently and collaboratively both in troubleshooting/support and also in undertaking project work. Ensures deadlines are met without sacrificing quality.


Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

We encourage you to apply if you believe you meet our essential criteria, but we’re also keen to discover if you have:


  • Current qualifications or the willingness to learn and follow the Microsoft Certified pathway, with support and training opportunities.


How to apply

If you share our values, we’d love to hear from you. Apply below using your CV and a Cover Letter/Supporting Statement which evidences how you meet each of the essential criteria – we recommend candidates use the CARL (Context, Action, Result and Learning) method for presenting evidence of skills.

Closing date 11/02/2024 at 23:59 with interviews commencing from 19/02/2024. You will hear from us once the closing date has passed.

If successful, please note we are unable to offer expenses for travel to your normal place of work. This post is contractually aligned to Exeter HQ, please ask at interview if you would like extra clarity on how often this requirement is likely to be.

How we can help:

If you are considering applying and need support to do so, please contact us via . You can request adjustments either within your application or by contacting us. Should you be offered an interview, please be aware there may be a selection exercise which could include a presentation, written test or a scenario-based activity. You can select in your application to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. To be invited to interview/assessment under this scheme, your application must meet the essential criteria for the role.

We understand that great minds don’t always think alike and as an equal opportunities employer we welcome applications from those with all protected characteristics. We recruit on merit, fairness, and open competition in line with the Civil Service Code.

We can only accept applications from those eligible to live and work in the UK – please refer to GOV.UK for information. We require Security clearance, for which you need to have resided in the UK for at least 3 of the last 5 years to be eligible. You will need to achieve full security clearance before starting with us.

Additional information

The successful candidate will join the Security Compliance team which is responsible for configuration, patch management, and proactive monitoring of services to maintain the security and compliance of Windows-based systems. Use of own knowledge and independent knowledge gathering is expected, utilising resources such as the Internet and colleagues with greater experience/exposure. The successful candidate will contribute to the monthly manual patching of several critical servers as well as monitoring cyber security intelligence sources and escalating if required. The role holder will also contribute to the identification and deployment of configuration changes to the environment intended to increase the organisation’s security posture.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a committed approach to learning the processes and systems used by the team, and to continually improve their capability in these areas. We especially welcome applications from people offering these qualities alongside a broad match to the essential criteria.


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