Platform Engineer

Date:  30 Apr 2024

Oxford/ Hybrid, GB

Company:  Nominet

Platform Engineer

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Hybrid minimum 20% on-site in our Oxford Science Park office


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About Us

We’re Nominet – a world-leading domain name registry 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.

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’re also already a Carbon Neutral company and we’re committed to helping the UK reach Net Zero by 2050.

About the role

As a key member of our agile team, you will play a pivotal role in the design and construction of Nominet's cutting-edge Enterprise Platform. This Private Cloud platform will be the cornerstone of our operations and will be responsible for powering vital applications, including our prestigious UK registry.  

Working closely with a team of talented engineers, you will contribute to the development and deployment of this state-of-the-art platform. With a primary focus on multi-site co-location data centres, Kubernetes container stacks, and integrated service and management solutions, this platform harnesses the power of both public and private cloud systems.  

As the platform evolves, you will transition from the design phase to the critical stage of managing and operating it in a multi-environment production system, replacing outdated legacy services along the way.  

By collaborating closely with your fellow Platform Engineers, you will be at the forefront of delivering a best-in-class Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution to the entire organization. Your expertise and dedication will contribute directly to the success of our ambitious project and ensure seamless integration of modern technologies and capabilities.  

If you are passionate about building robust, scalable, and cutting-edge platforms, this is the role for you.  

About you and your experience

  • Proficient in hardware management, including handling hardware racking, vendor coordination, and equipment replacement.  
  • Skilled in supporting and maintaining enterprise-level VMware environments, encompassing clustering, ESXi, and patch management.  
  • Possesses a working knowledge of the latest Linux operating systems, equivalent to an RHCE level, with expertise in image building, Linux server fleet management, and adherence to best practices. Familiarity with RedHat network fundamentals.  
  • Comfortable with the latest enterprise Windows systems, Active Directory, group policy, OS (Operating System) patch management, and possesses some PowerShell knowledge.  
  • Familiarity with automation methodologies, such as Infrastructure as Code (IaC), with experience in Ansible or equivalent automation tools (e.g., Terraform, Puppet, etc.).  
  • Proficient in utilizing enterprise-grade monitoring solutions like CheckMK, Zabbix, Nagios, vRealize Operations (vROps), etc.  
  • Some scripting experience in languages like Python, Perl, or Bash.  
  • Adheres to ITIL best practices and possesses an understanding of ISO compliance.  
  • Basic understanding of networking fundamentals, including routing, switching, load balancing, firewalling, TCP/IP stack, subnetting, and LAN separation.  
  • Awareness and knowledge of enterprise-grade SAN/storage solutions, datastores, and ISCSI.


What we offer

  • 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays, with the ability to purchase an additional 5 days
  • Bupa private healthcare + Employee Assistance Programme and Medicash
  • Electric vehicle scheme with on-site charging points
  • Rewards platform with access to discounts at hundreds of shops, restaurants etc.
  • And many more!

Please note, 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.

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