Engineering Manager

Date: 19 Sep 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 our newly created Edge Platform Engineering Team who are developing of our next generation DNS Resolver Infrastructure. This is an exciting greenfield project that will have impact at the core of the internet in the UK and beyond. You and your team will design and build high scale critical national infrastructure and government secure services.

In the role you will have extensive experience working with DNS at scale and will become an authority for DNS and the Edge Platform within Nominet. Solid background in a field relating to DNS is a must, so that you’re able to challenge and grow your team members. You’ll get hands on when necessary.


The essential bits:

You will have extensive experience working with DNS/DNSSEC protocols and with experience of at least one type of DNS Software (e.g. BIND, NSD, Unbound, PowerDNS) and Linux systems. Ideally good knowledge around core networking technologies, VMware, Kubernetes, Docker and AWS would be a plus.


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


You will have proven experience delivering complex DNS 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.


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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