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An exciting opportunity to join an experienced team with responsibility for elements of a significant public sector deployment of IT solutions and systems enabling bespoke software. Working from home but with several days per week likely in Milton Keynes working with solution architects, academia, and other leading software development companies.

Permanent Position only.


You will be…

  • A graduate with a strong mathematical background likely to have a degree in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Statistics, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Informatics or similar.
  • Someone who can support design, establish, manage, and maintain client-centred software solutions both air-gapped and secure private cloud solutions for our portfolio of clients.
  • Innovative, self-starting and interested in continuously learning and applying new technologies and techniques.
  • Comfortable deploying, configuring, and maintaining production software solutions both within SVGC and in support of deployed client solutions.
  • Equally comfortable working with legacy technologies and problem solving across legacy and novel solution architectures.
  • Be willing to fully engage, be supportive and take on the challenges of working cross- functionally with a wide variety.
  • Able to build your own network of contacts, share your knowledge and network for mutual benefit, be a fast learner, be willing to make mistakes and get things done.
  • A Thought Leader – we want you to be inspiring and in return we will offer the freedom to turn your ideas into reality.

You will have …


  • 2.1 or higher degree in numerate subjects such as, Mathematic, Statistics, Data Science or Physics, ideal role for candidates with a BSc, MSc, or PhD.
  • The willingness and ability to gain UK Security Clearance (SC) as a minimum.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Experience and understanding of Agile principles and frameworks Comfortable working with in both Windows and Linux environments.
  • Demonstrable hands-on experience of Application/API design, documentation, implementation, and test.
  • Strong data and analysis and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrable experience employing DevOps technologies Strong configuration control approach.
  • Demonstrable experience of software/hardware virtualisation technologies e.g., VMWare, Hyper-V, Docker.
  • Proficient in at least one front-end technology stack (ideally React).
  • Proficient in at least one back-end technology stack (ideally Java or Python based)


  • Hands-on experience with AWS and/or Azure.
  • Knowledge of Artificial Intelligence solutions including GPU architectures.
  • Knowledge of SQL (ideally Oracle PL/SQL and PostgreSQL) and with some exposure to performance tuning of queries.
  • Experience working on air-gapped and cloud-based projects.


Seeing the Big Picture

  • An ability to focus on the goals and overall intent rather than just individual tasks.
  • Taking an active interest in expanding your own knowledge.

Changing and Improving

  • Taking the initiative to suggest ideas for improvement of yours or others’ approaches in an appropriate way.
  • Learning new procedures and seeking to exploit new technologies and helping colleagues to do the same.

Making Effective Decisions

  • An ability to speak with relevant people in order to obtain the most accurate information and seek advice when unable to proceed.
  • Monitor and store critical data securely and accurately, confidentially and responsibly.

Leading and Communicating

  • Listen to, understand, respect and accept the value of different views, ideas and ways of working.
  • Put forward your own ideas in a clear and constructive manner, choosing an appropriate communication method.

Collaborating and Partnering

  • Readily identify opportunities to share knowledge, information and learning and make progress by working with others, and other organisations.
  • Proactively seek others with whom collaboration would deliver benefit.

Building Capability for All

  • Take responsibility for quality of your own work and seek opportunities for improvement through continuous improvement.
  • Take account of the diverse contributions of team members.

Achieving Commercial Outcomes

  • Recognise factors which contribute to achievement of commercial outcome and proactively support them.
  • Gather and use evidence to assess the costs, benefits and risks of a range of delivery options.

Delivering value for money

  • Understand that all actions have a cost and choose the most effective way to do something in a resource efficient way.
  • Handle numbers confidently, collating information ensuring accuracy of data.

Managing a Quality Service

  • Work with team to set priorities, create clear plans and manage own work to meet the needs of the delivery teams.
  • Communicate in a way which meets and anticipates the customer’s requirements and promotes an effective view of SVGC.


  • Opportunity to play a significant part within a small business from the outset.
    Joining unique projects to learn, grow and excel, by learning on-the-job, learning from others and through formal learning.
  • Work in a supportive culture with access to a wide range of people to support your development – with professional qualifications and mentoring to help you steer your career in your chosen direction.
  • Be at the forefront of innovation and the heart of the digital revolution in globally important organisations.
  • Earn a competitive salary, with 28 days holiday plus bank holidays and the ability to design a flexible benefits package to meet your personal needs.
  • SVGC is based in Wiltshire but you will be based in Milton Keynes but many of the team visit MK for at least a couple of days a week, so you won’t be isolated.


  • SVGC provides and active approach to professional development with a centrally funded budget including full scope of EdX courses available to all our staff.
  • Coaching and mentoring is provided utilising the best experience across our collaborative partnership to provide a wide range of formal and informal accelerated development.


  • Entitlement to join the company Medical Insurance scheme.
  • Additional Health related benefits.
  • IT and Mobile Phone.
  • Starting Salary at Grade F1 to F2 of £55,825 to £65,975
    – (other ranges considered based on individual skills).
  • Entitlement to join the company Pension scheme.
  • Company performance bonus scheme.


Assessment methods

  • Work history review
  • Triage Interview followed by 2nd interview including presentation on relevant topic

Evaluation weighting

Technical criteria: 50%
Cultural criteria: 30%
Cost: 20%

Please make an initial application using the form below. You will then be contacted to request any additional information including your CV.

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