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DNS Engineer

Date: 04-Apr-2021

Location: Oxford, GB, OX4 4DQ Home, GB

Company: Nominet



Maybe you know us, maybe you don't. Even though you probably use our services every day. So

we'd like to share more about what we do at Nominet, and why we do it, so that you can help us to

build the right team.


We're proudly at the heart of the UK's critical internet infrastructure. Leading the charge in cyber

security, as we explore and pioneer new tech.

We do this to enable connectivity, inclusivity and security for our world - and create a vibrant digital



That's what drives us - and the kind of people we want to work with.





Competitive salary depending on experience, plus excellent benefits including a 10% bonus, 28 days holidays, Healthcare, Pension Scheme, Life Assurance, Wellbeing allowance, Flex benefits, Remote Working from within UK available and onsite fitness classes and studio.




Working within a highly skilled team, The DNS engineer will work to support and operate the Nominet DNS platforms, these systems are critical infrastructure supporting the core of the internet globally. The engineer will perform business as usual support and project duties including design and deployment of DNS Infrastructure.




  • Provide technical expertise to assist in the support and operation of Nominet’s DNS platfrorms.
  • Analyse business requirements and design/deploy infrastructure to satisfy those needs.
  • Ensure that the DNS platforms are secure, stable and maintained to maximise uptime for external and internal DNS systems.
  • Interface with the wider technical teams to ensure all systems are working in efficient and scalable manner.
  • Be a subject matter expert in DNS/DNSSEC related technologies, particularly with regard to ongoing operations.
  • Quickly understand the existing environment and rapidly build the relationships required across the business. Understand the strategic importance of DNS to Nominet and its service offerings.





The ideal candidate would have a real interest and enthusiasm for working with the latest technology within a highly motivated team. He/she would bring fresh and exciting ideas to the role and have a very inquisitive and analytical mind. He/she would have the ability to work as part of a team as well as being strongly self-motivated.

Essential Skills

  • Knowledge of DNS/DNSSEC operations.
  • Experience in the configuration of DNS servers (BIND/NSD/PowerDNS) running on Linux.
  • Knowledge/experience of RedHat Linux.
  • Knowledge of configuration management systems such as Ansible.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to think laterally and look beyond the obvious.


Desirable Skills

  • Basic Knowledge of BGP.
  • Experience of a major scripting language (Preferably Python)








Please note: As part of the job application, you will be asked to complete a brief online application form and profile.

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