Concept Developer

Taunton, Somerset
11 Jun 2019
24 Jun 2019
IT, Specialist
Contract Type

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) have an exciting opportunity for Concept Developer to develop innovative solutions for world leading products that save lives, increase economic capability and protect the environment.

UKHO provides high quality marine geospatial information and data to the seafaring industries, our products are used to navigate the waters safely – ultimately enabling a multitude of clients to achieve optimum results and drive their organisations’ profitability.

As a Concept Developer, you will join our Research Innovation and Integration team and support the business to successfully bring to market new products and services.  Although advice and guidance will be available, you will be able to take ownership of activities and offer creative, as well as innovative solutions. As you will be working in different areas, this role will offer a variety of challenges and enable you to work with a wide range of colleagues.

A wide range of technical skills (analytical, software development, architecture, databases, data science) are also required to make sense of initiatives.  To successfully explore a problem and offer proactive solutions, strong investigative and fact-finding skills are also required. Advising senior stakeholders and colleagues on technical concepts, you will be able to build positive working relationships, as well as present information in a concise manner.

UKHO is a great place in which to explore your career potential. While our projects are career-defining, the work/life balance that we can offer you is equally exceptional. From a brand new office building that provides a comfortable work environment to flexitime and flexible working, the opportunities open to you at UKHO are hard to beat.  

You will be shortlisted and interviewed against the following profiles:


  • Programming experience such as JavaScript, Python, Scala, Spark, Java, SQL etc.
  • Broad understanding and interest in computing, geospatial information and geospatial data and problem solving


  • Experience of working in a fast paced and complex environment, dealing with a variety of short-term projects.


Communicating and Influencing:  

  • Can build successful working relationships to effectively advise and present technical concepts to a non-technical audience.

Working together:  

  • Can work effectively as a team player and be both proactive, as well as solution focussed.
  • Can work well in partnership with a variety of teams and across organisations as a whole.


The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential to be successful for the post.  You will therefore be tested on this at interview

The deadline for applications is 24 June 2019 at 12 noon.

For further details on how to apply for this position, please click the apply button to visit our website and view the job information sheet for this role. You will be asked to send a copy of your CV and a covering letter detailing how you meet the requirements provided by the shortlist section.