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DevOps Engineer

Date: 22-Jul-2022

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 

 

We are looking for a multi-disciplined, skilled and self-motivated DevOps Engineer to join Nominet Cyber Solutions and help us deliver our Protective DNS solution. You will work closely with other engineers as part of a cross-functional scrum team. Within the team, you will be responsible for deployment of products into cloud environments as well as building artefacts for distribution to customers so you’ll need good skills developing and maintaining CI/CD pipelines. Our customers require very high availability of our Protective DNS system and you’ll have the opportunity to work with modern technologies, such as Kubernetes and terraform in a cloud native environment to design and deliver a data platform. 

  

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING 

Work on deployment, management and maintenance of new cloud-based cyber security products. 
Support development of new product features and services. 
Deliver implementation of robust, maintainable, standards-compliant configuration and infrastructure in an agile working environment. 
Advise colleagues to ensure new products and features are deployed safely in a timely and effective manner. 
Investigating and engaging with new trends, technologies, and configurations. 
Advocate, educate and build consensus. 
Building relationships with other teams/key stakeholders and working in a cohesive, friendly and collaborative manner to deliver real value for customers. 
  

WHO YOU ARE 

Excellent knowledge of Amazon Web Services (AWS) 
Commercial experience working with Terraform, Kubernetes and Helm. 
Good familiarity with Git and GitLab. 
Good knowledge of a scripting language. 
Experience of CI/CD using tools such as GitLab pipelines or GitHub actions. 
Experience developing containerised workflows with Docker or equivalent tools. 
Superb interpersonal communication skills. 
Superb attention to detail.  
 

DESIRABLE SKILLS: 

Knowledge of streaming events systems such as Kafka or Kinesis. 
Familiarity with RDBMS or NoSQL databases. 
Any background in Cloud networking and security. 
Prior experiences of data processing such as Spark and Druid would be advantageous. 
Experience of monitoring tools such as Prometheus and Grafana would be nice to have. 

 

Data protection

If you choose to explore an opportunity, and subsequently share your CV or other personal details with Nominet, these details will be held by Nominet for 12 months in accordance with our Privacy Policy and used by our recruitment team and hiring managers in the process to contact you regarding this or other relevant opportunities at Nominet.  If you would like Nominet to delete or update your details at any time, please follow the steps set out in the Privacy Policy describing your individual rights.  If you have any questions about Nominet’s data protection practices, please email: dpo@nominet.uk

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.