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Systems Engineer - Entry Level

Date: 18-Feb-2021

Location: Oxford, GB, OX4 4DQ

Company: Nominet



Our name may not be familiar, but you probably use our services every single day – ever visited a website ending in a .uk?  

We’ve been running the national internet namespace for a quarter of a century, sitting proudly at the heart of the UK's critical digital infrastructure.   

Such a responsibility requires world-leading cyber security and we’re gaining a reputation for our innovative new security solutions, protecting our own systems and beyond.  

But we’re also a profit with a purpose business. We invest in making a positive impact of the lives that are being most disrupted in our digital age: young people. We’re known as one of the UK’s leading ‘tech for good’ funders and the commitment to building a connected, secure and inclusive digital future drives everything we do. It’s not just rhetoric – ask our staff.  



At Nominet you can expect a competitive salary (depending on experience of course), plus excellent benefits including 30 days holidays, Healthcare, Pension Scheme, Life Assurance, Wellbeing allowance, Flex benefits, Remote Working 





The role of Junior DNS Engineer will give you the opportunity to learn and develop your existing DNS skills within a team of industry leading experts – where else can you gain the opportunity to work at the heart of the internet and support critical national infrastructure on a global scale? 

Working to support and operate the Nominet DNS platforms you will perform business as usual support and other project duties including deployment and updates of DNS Infrastructure to many high-profile Government organisations. In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to learn from some of the smartest minds in the DNS world!! 





In addition to learning and growing your expertise, you will be Serving and securing the millions of business and individuals using the .UK namespace every day by providing entry level technical expertise to assist in the support and operation of Nominet’s DNS platforms. ·  

Ultimately, you will (with our help) ensure that the DNS platforms are secure, stable and maintained to maximise uptime for external and internal DNS systems. ·You will also assist the wider technical teams to ensure all systems are working in an efficient and scalable manner.  

We will give you the tools you need to quickly understand the existing environment and rapidly build the relationships required across the business. Above all, you will understand the strategic importance of DNS to Nominet and its service offerings. 




  • Passionate about learning and building your DNS skills / experience 

  • Experience of Red Hat linux configuration and operation using the command line. Experience of ipv4 networking/subnetting  

  • Basic knowledge of DNS and it’s use on the internet  

  • You have a real thirst for knowledge and desire to learn 

  • Strong communication skills 

  • Ability to think laterally and look beyond the obvious 


In addition to these, if you also had a basic knowledge of DNSSEC and/or public key crypto and some experience of a major scripting language (Preferably Python) or Knowledge of a configuration management tool such as ansible, that would truly be the “icing on the cake” 




So, you think this sounds like you ?  You just need to hit apply and start the conversation! 







Please note: As part of the job application, you will be asked to complete a brief online application form and profile.

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