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Software Engineering Manager

Date: 12-Nov-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.



We are looking for a Software Engineering Manager to lead our Back-End Operational Applications Team. You will be leading a team of software developers who are responsible for high availability, high performance critical applications at the heart of Nominet’s world-leading domain name registry business.

Our critical national infrastructure supports the UK’s online economy, and our registry platform is used by our customers throughout the world to register and manage .uk, as well as other domain names. 


You will play a key role  in the management of application software, development infrastructure, processes and people to provide high quality software development. The role is wide ranging, covering domain registration systems, billing and invoicing and API development and gets involved in all aspects of the management of the applications.  


You will be experienced in fostering a culture of coaching and be able to demonstrate effective team management aligned to our values of ownership, integrity and boldness. In this role you will work closely with the Registry Services and Product Teams so an understanding of delivering projects and enhancements would be useful.  


You will drive change through consultation and collaboration, nurturing and developing relationships effectively to evolve processes and procedures to achieve integrated and efficient service.  


It’s essential that you have experience managing software teams using Java and knowledge of relational databases (Oracle, PostGres) and a thorough understanding of software development methodologies, trends and systems . 
Experience and knowledge of C++, Spring Framework, Hibernate, JDBC, JMX and testing frameworks would be beneficial. 


Data protection

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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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