Platform Engineer

Date: 19 Sep 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:



Join our dynamic and innovative team as a Platform Engineer and embark on an exciting journey. 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. 


This is an exceptional opportunity to join Nominet at the ground floor of its technology transformation and shape the platform that you will eventually manage and become a true expert in. 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the design phase to the critical stage of managing and operating it in a multi-environment production system, replacing outdated legacy services along the way.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. Join Nominet today and be part of a team that is revolutionizing our industry, pushing the boundaries of what is possible, and driving innovation forward


The essential bits:


You'll need strong hands on technical expertise across in hardware management, skilled in supporting and maintaining enterprise-level VMware environments. Knowledge of the latest Linux operating systems, equivalent to an RHCE level, Windows systems, Active Directory, group policy, OS (Operating System) patch management, and possesses some PowerShell knowledge. 


Also a familiarity with automation methodologies, such as Infrastructure as Code (IaC), with experience in Ansible or equivalent automation tools (e.g., Terraform, Puppet, etc.). and utilizing enterprise-grade monitoring solutions like CheckMK, Zabbix, Nagios, vRealize Operations (vROps), etc. ALong with Scripting


About you and what you need to be successful:


As a Platform Engineer at Nominet, you will play a pivotal role in our project team dedicated to building our new platform. Working within cross-functional squads, you will have hands-on experience with the entire tech stack, actively contributing to the development of the platform. In addition to platform development, you will provide essential hardware lifecycle and data centre hardware support, ensuring the infrastructure is robust and reliable.


What’s in it for you?

We offer a great work life balance with hybrid working, 20% of the time is expected in our office in Oxford. The role has real meaningful impact on not only, national infrastructure but through our public benefit ethos too. The work is technically challenging in a culture where everyone is inspired to do their best.

Pension match to 7%, performance related bonus scheme, private medical insurance, 30 days annual leave, reward portal, support to buy tech equipment tax free, holiday buy scheme, discounted shopping, on-site gym and shower facilities, Medi-cash (claiming cash back on things like optical, dental, inoculations and prescriptions), Employee Assistance Program, Dental Insurance, Health Assessments, Cycle2Work scheme, free- on site car parking, broad range of tools and resources to support your personal and professional development, Nominet Give Hub. We also have an active Social Committee




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

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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