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Junior Software Engineer – Salary from £30,000

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About Us

We help the public sector improve their use of technology, making a difference to the people of the UK.

We work on diverse projects. Whether it is supporting climate science, helping our armed forces make better decisions, looking after our forests and woodlands, supporting green city schemes, optimising government procurement… our work matters.

As an established technology service provider operating out of the South West, we apply knowhow and expertise to help our clients with their digital journey.  Through agile software engineering practices, exploiting the power of the cloud and unlocking value in data, we deliver innovative cutting edge services and solutions.

Rowe IT is an exciting, growing business which has developed strong working relationships with prestigious clients who include the MOD, Met Office, UK Hydrographic Office, Forestry Commission and central government.  At the heart of this is its staff; people who believe in collaboration and have a passion and pride in what they achieve for the greater good.

The Role

This is a hybrid role. Although regular visits to our Plymouth HQ will be required, you will also be able to regularly work from your home office. You will be part of a multi-skilled team to deliver solutions to our clients predominantly based in the South-West but potentially elsewhere in the UK.  Your role will be hands on, involved in the design and development of either front end interfaces and/or back end services for our projects.   Some offsite travel and working will be required.

The Ideal Candidate

You are a graduate with a good degree in a Computing or science discipline, with a passion for creating great solutions. With the help of our experienced team you will have the opportunity to grow your skills and become an awesome software engineer, using cutting edge technologies and practices.

You should be a team player; comfortable collaborating and operating in a dynamic customer facing environment. A growth mind-set and the ability to think creatively is essential.

Some projects will require that you undertake and be eligible for UK security clearance (BPSS or SC).

Required Skills: 

  • JavaScript (including experience with libraries such as JQuery), HTML5, CSS3
  • At least one backend object orientated language (e.g. Java, C#, C++)
  • Good communication skills

Desired Skills:

  • Typescript (e.g. Angular)
  • Java (ideally with Spring)
  • AWS, Azure or GCP
  • Software Design patterns
  • Automated Testing
  • Agile, Scrum
  • Restful web service experience

Interview process

Recruitment always starts with an initial Teams or Google Meet call.  If both sides feel there is a good fit, this is then followed up with a second stage interview which includes:

  • A 10 minute presentation on a subject of our choice
  • Technical test and discussion
  • Cultural interview

This may vary dependent upon experience or the role.


We anticipate a starting salary of £30,000, coupled with an annual bonus based upon the overall performance of the company. A range of other benefit are also available to the successful candidate:

  • 7.5% pension contribution
  • Life insurance
  • Income Protection (after 6 months)
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Free parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Training and development
  • Flexible working

Our culture

Our cultural values have been developed by our employees, with our client’s needs at the forefront of our thinking. Our commitment is to offer cutting-edge solutions, provide support and adapt to meet our customer needs.  This would not be possible without the growth mentality and love of technology encapsulated by all at Rowe IT.  We passionately believe in knowledge sharing and continual development.  To do this we have created a culture which allows employees to grow by exploring new areas and skills.  Our employees are the best at what they do and are at the heart of our culture.  We encourage flexibility of working to ensure a healthy work/life balance.  We are one team: supportive and fun celebrating individuality.  We are Rowe IT

Are you interested?

If you are passionate about your work, proactive and curious about new technology and solutions, we want to hear from you.  Send your CV and covering letter to  Please let us know if we can make this process more accessible to you.

Just so you know, we’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we value diversity at our company. We don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.