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Engineering Manager - Data Platform

Date: 01-Jun-2023

Location: Oxford/ 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 our Data Engineering Team who are developing of our next generation Data Platform which underpins our Cyber Security product. You will be an authority for Data Engineering within Nominet and will be responsible for challenging and growing your team members. You’ll need to get hands on when necessary and take ownership of the engineering road map.


In the role you will set and manage expectations with other engineering teams, senior management, and external stakeholders, whilst demonstrating sound engineering principles by directly contributing toward your team's goals. We’re making a difference by detecting, blocking, and analysing cyber security threats amongst billions of DNS queries. Our mission critical product and high volumes of data mean you will have many challenging problems to solve. 


The essential bits:

You will have extensive experience working with modern Data technologies at scale and be able to demonstrate experience building platforms with technologies such as Kafka, Spark, Druid, Cassandra, Elastic or similar. 


Technical leadership experience and a solid background in software engineering is a must, we’d like to see 2+ years Engineering Management experience on top of a strong technical background.


You will have proven experience delivering complex software projects from design to production, as well as experience working with Scrum or similar agile methodologies.


About you and what you need to be successful:

You will be experienced in fostering a culture of coaching and be able to demonstrate effective team management aligned to our values of ownership, integrity and boldness.


You’re someone who works collaboratively with other Engineering Managers to drive improvements across engineering.


You will have a passion for leading and growing engineering teams while also being responsible for the timely planning and delivery of the projects the team are working on and will get hands-on when necessary.



What’s in it for you?

We offer a great work life balance with hybrid working, 20% of the time is expected in our office in London. 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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