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Network Engineer

Date: 10-Jan-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 work to support and operate the Nominet Network platforms, running different DNS platforms where you will be dealing with requests from the business, external customers and working on projects including design and deployment of core Internet Infrastructure.  


The essential bits   


These systems are critical infrastructure supporting the core of the internet globally and therefore it’s essential that you have knowledge of network protocols such as OSPF and BGP, Juniper network devices and experience in the configuration of f5 Load balancers.  


Knowledge of configuration management systems such as Ansible and a major scripting language would be essential.  


About you and your experience   


This is a team that truly punches above it’s weight in terms of output, you’ll be joining peers that work in a small collaborative environment, where the cadence is slightly slower, due to the fact you’ll be working on critical services and therefore you will be able to demonstrate a level of perseverance and resilience to see tasks through to completion.  

A natural born collaborator, someone who is a community builder and passionate about sharing best practices and ways to improve automated processes. Critical thinking and novel approaches to a unique problem set are imperative.    


This role does require occasion travel to our data centres which are predominately South / London area and therefore you will need to be able to drive and have your own vehicle.  


What’s in it for you   


The Nominet way of working empowers our people to be flexible between home and the office, operating on a Hybrid basis. This empowers everyone to take ownership day to day, balancing the needs of our people and business. You will be required to come into the Oxford office for key activities to ensure we have a collaborative and connected working environment.   


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:

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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