The Natural History Museum is both a world-leading science research centre and the most visited natural history museum in Europe. With a vision of a future in which both people and the planet thrive, it is uniquely positioned to be a powerful champion for balancing humanity's needs with those of the natural world.
It is custodian of one of the world's most important scientific collections comprising over 80 million specimens. The scale of this collection enables researchers from all over the world to document how species have and continue to respond to environmental changes - which is vital in helping predict what might happen in the future and informing future policies and plans to help the planet.
We are at a pivotal moment in our history as we launch a new strategy setting out our role as the natural world faces increasing threats. Building on our world-leading collection, global reputation for science and as one of the world's leading visitor attractions, the NHM has ambitious plans leading up to the 150 anniversary of the opening of the Waterhouse Building in 2031, making this a truly exciting time to be part of the NHM team.
About the role
Our Tech team is looking for a talented Software Engineer to produce robust products, services and integrations that will deliver the digital ambitions and goals of the Museum, contributing directly to priority initiatives such as the Urban Nature Project.
You will work across multiple projects and technologies to design, build and maintain custom integrations across back-end business and information systems (Dynamics365, Gateway Ticketing), custom web services and APIs (Java and Microsoft .NET) and Content Management System (Adobe AEM) components.
The position offers high autonomy to really make a difference, and support to learn and master new technologies from an existing team of experienced developers, analysts and support staff.
Hands-on development skills will be expected in Java application frameworks (e.g. Spring, Hibernate, Web services) and/or Microsoft C# as well as a solid understanding of a range of web technologies, platforms and protocols. Experience of delivering stable software integrations in a complex technical environment is advantageous.
You also maintain awareness of current web development technology and proactively suggest process and practice improvements.
Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 9 March 2021
Interviews expected w/c 15 March
How to apply
If that sounds like you please apply online on the Natural History Museum's careers portal, and provide:
* A comprehensive curriculum vitae giving details of relevant achievements in recent posts as well as your education and professional qualifications.
* A covering letter that summarises your interest in this post, providing evidence of your ability to match the criteria outlined in the person specification
* Please ensure your letter includes details of your latest salary and notice period.
To apply, please visit https://careers.nhm.ac.uk/ and upload your CV with a covering letter, which clearly outlines how you meet our person specification.