Quality Control Leader - Software/ Data

Are you committed to making data the best it can be for your clients? Do you want to work with world-leading flood risk data?

We’re the global leaders in flood risk management and we’re looking for an experienced quality control professional to help develop our catastrophe risk software and data.

We’re better known amongst our clients as The Flood People. We help the insurance, reinsurance and property industries understand flood risk. Our flood maps, catastrophe models and data are used by some of the world’s leading organisations. We’re experts in translating complex, scientific data into useful information, using sophisticated hydraulic approaches and models to provide cutting-edge flood risk intelligence.

The Role

We’re looking for a scientifically literate individual to join our quality control team in a senior role. You’ll play a key part in helping us to deliver the highest possible quality data and software to our clients.

We have an ambitious multi-year plan to revolutionise the technologies we use to serve our clients and, while the role encompasses all our products, it has a focus on the quality of our in-house software.

About you

You’ll need to be a naturally curious person with an analytical mindset and leadership experience.

You’ll be comfortable with spatial data and GIS and have some understanding of Environmental/Earth Science concepts – ideally, you’ll be familiar with catastrophe modelling and/or natural hazard mapping.

You’ll need to have the ability to work with a range of colleagues with differing knowledge and backgrounds, be flexible in response to changing priorities, and not be phased by novel concepts.

Flood-specific experience is less important than evidence of strong transferrable skills and the ability to learn.

You’ll need to able to demonstrate the following essential attributes:

  • Good numerate first degree
  • Experience of line management of highly qualified individuals including managing priorities and work allocation/resourcing
  • Experience of software testing, UAT
  • Use of software development and testing tools e.g. TestRail, Phabricator, TFS
  • Professional manner with strong interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrable ability to understand and clearly communicate technical concepts in person and in written English
  • Experience of teamwork/collaborative environments both in person and via collaboration technologies
  • Understanding of the computational data processing environment, common software and systems used
  • Coding experience in a high-level language using source control e.g. Python, R, SQL.
  • Experience with Linux
  • Competent using Microsoft Office

If you have any of the following desirable attributes, even better:

  • Higher research degree in a scientific discipline with programmatic data analysis component or equivalent experience
  • Experience with test automation frameworks, particularly for user interfaces
  • LEAN/SixSigma experience or formal qualifications
  • Experience using numerical or statistical modelling methods
  • An understanding of statistical concepts

Career Development and Benefits

In return, we believe in providing a competitive salary, flexible working conditions and the best benefits package we can. Our comprehensive benefits package includes pension, life insurance, medical assistance, subsidised income protection, childcare voucher and professional memberships.

As an employee-owned organisation, we have no external shareholders to pay, meaning all our staff benefit directly from our profits through our annual profit share scheme.

We’re focused on helping our staff develop their skills and offer a generous training budget to every member of staff. Our well-regarded professional development programme provides the opportunity to enhance and update technical and management skills throughout your career. We encourage and support the attainment of professional qualifications including chartered membership of professional associations.


The job will be based in our Skipton (North Yorkshire) head office. The office is located on the Broughton Hall estate and is surrounded by 3000 acres of parkland, farmland, woodland and moors. This unique work setting sits on the boundary of the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park and is close to Skipton, named the best place to live in Britain by the Sunday Times.

Further information and applications

For further information or an informal discussion about this position please email Charlotte Parker, HR Manager.

To apply for the post, applications should be made using the JBA Risk Management Application pro-forma and emailed to our careers team. Only applications made using the standard form will be accepted; CVs and other supporting information is welcome.

Closing Date: 4 March 23:59

No unsolicited CVs from Agencies. All Agencies should note that if JBA receives an application via other means - even if it comes after your first contact with us - there will be no contractual entitlement to an introduction fee or other fees. In sending us any applications you are deemed to have agreed to these terms.