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14 Nov 2021

Platform Engineer (DevOps) - 146002

BT Stand: F21

You'll be joining a specialist security team that is a trusted partner to governments worldwide, protecting critical national infrastructure and committed to the safety and security of our nation and global communities. Our mission focused work is innovative, inspiring and technologically challenging in a way that makes every day different and stimulating. We provide the opportunity to work on rare projects, with exciting tools and brilliant people. Everyone has access to unparalleled professional and personal development opportunities and your contribution is always valued. (SSG)

Working in a fast-paced, constantly evolving team that uses DevOps methodologies to deliver world class secure platforms that make a real difference to our customers. From operating systems, build automation, deployment, monitoring, data storage, virtualisation and in-life management and threat detection and remediation, you’ll be delivering the platforms that many of our programmes depend upon.

You’ll be deeply involved in the full engineering delivery life-cycle, including working directly with customers to understand and capture requirements/user stories, through to integration, acceptance and customer sign off.

You'll have the following responsibilities

•  Provide the technical direction for the build and delivery of world class secure platforms, through the creation of high and low level designs.

•  Be hands on in the build and deployment of platforms, including the configuration of operating systems, provisioning virtualised environments, building storage solutions and carrying out network configuration.

•  Use automation technologies as a standard part of platform build.

•  Build and deploy monitoring and observability solutions on to developed platforms.

You'll have the following skills & experience

•  Able to lead a geographically disparate a team of technical professionals, using using modern software development methodologies and tooling (e.g. Kanban, Lean or Agile using the Atlassian toolset and/or Gitlab).

•  Automating the deployment and configuration management of Linux and/or Windows systems using Infrastructure-as-Code tools such as Ansible, Puppet and Terraform.

•  Complex system integration experience using programming/scripting languages such as Python, Powershell and/or Bash.

•  Utilising hybrid cloud/on premise virtualisation and container platforms (e.g VMware and/or Kubernetes).

•  A breadth of technical expertise

Additional:

Security Clearance: The nature of our work means you will be expected to obtain and maintain a  DV clearance, so if you don’t currently have one, we will need to undertake pre security checks before starting the role with us. 

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