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Cloud Platform - Engineering Manager

Date: 31-May-2023

Location: London / Hybrid, GB

Company: Nominet

We’re Nominet – a world-leading domain name registry. For over 25 years, we’ve been operating at the heart of internet infrastructure. While we're best known for running .UK domains, we also help protect public services from cyber threat.

Our aim is to create a world which is more connected, inclusive and secure. We know that technology has the power to transform lives by creating opportunities and providing support where it’s needed most.

As a public benefit company, our work funds the ability to make a positive impact on society. We’ve donated millions to projects that use technology to improve peoples’ lives and have committed to delivering £60m worth of support over the next three years.

We understand the impact the Internet has on the environment and are committed to helping the UK reach Net Zero by 2050. We’re already a Carbon Neutral company through offsetting our emissions and will continue to work on reducing our footprint.


About the role: 


You will lead a small team in developing our highly available, resilient, and secure cloud platform which underpins our cyber security product. You will be growing engineering teams while also being responsible for the timely planning and delivery of the projects the team are working on.  


You’ll be playing a hands-on role in making a difference by detecting, blocking, and analysing cyber security threats amongst billions of DNS queries. Our mission critical product and adherence to strict security and compliance controls mean you will have many challenging problems to solve.  


The essential bits: 


You will have extensive hands-on experience in developing highly available, resilient, and secure platforms in public clouds without manual or direct intervention. Technical leadership experience and a solid background in DevOps and Site Reliability is a must, so that you’re able to challenge and grow your team members. 


You will be familiar with operating a large-scale platform processing data at scale and solving complex problems. 


Ideally, you will have more than two years of Engineering Management experience on top of a strong technical background, as well as experience working with Scrum or other agile methodologies. 


You’ll have advanced experience with AWS, as well as writing, deploying and maintaining infrastructure as code with Terraform. 


About you and what you need to be successful: 


You will drive a culture of continuous improvement within a team, as well as take responsibility for the quality of your team’s output.  


You will set your team up for success through constructive, motivating and candid performance reviews that encourage growth, using clear communication and strong inter-personal skills. 

You won’t be afraid to take ownership of delivering the engineering roadmap for the team, while setting and managing expectations with other engineering teams, senior management, and external stakeholders 


What’s in it for you? 


We offer a great work life balance with hybrid working.. The role has real meaningful impact on not only, national infrastructure but through our public benefit ethos too. The work is technically challenging in a culture where everyone is inspired to do their best. 

Pension match to 7%, performance related bonus scheme, private medical insurance, 30 days annual leave, reward portal, support to buy tech equipment tax free, holiday buy scheme, discounted shopping, on-site gym and shower facilities, Medi-cash (claiming cash back on things like optical, dental, inoculations and prescriptions), Employee Assistance Program, Dental Insurance, Health Assessments, Cycle2Work scheme, free- on site car parking, broad range of tools and resources to support your personal and professional development, Nominet Give Hub. We also have an active Social Committee.  


We don't advertise salary as we have a degree of flexibility and would rather see all applications on their merit. We appreciate it's a pretty important part of the process and we're happy to have a conversation before you apply. 

Data protection

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Equal opportunities

Cybersecurity is a community effort. That’s why we’re committed to building an inclusive, diverse community that celebrates and welcomes everyone – unless they’re a cybercriminal, of course.

We’re proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and we’d encourage you to join us whatever your background.

We consider everyone equally: your race, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, marital status, nationality, or any other protected characteristic won’t affect your application.

We want to give you every opportunity to show us your best self, so if there are any adjustments we could make to the recruitment and selection process to support you, please let us know.

Security checks

All roles working for Nominet will be subject to a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check. Some roles due to the nature of their work, will require additional security clearance.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with us.

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