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Senior DevOps Engineer

Job Details

As a National Security & Defence (NS&D) DevOp Engineer, you will have the opportunity to build secure systems and software utilizing cloud capabilities and gain agile development and deployment experience in support of UKIC programmes.  You will participate in and/or direct major deliverables throughout all aspects of the software development lifecycle including scope and work estimation, architecture and design, coding, and unit testing. 


- Develop, test, and maintain continuous integration / continuous deployment pipelines using DevOps tools such as Ansible, Docker, and Jenkins to ensure automated, repeatable deployment to multiple customer environments

- Provide guidance and identify innovation to enable the acceleration of delivery through automation, collaboration, fast feedback, and iterative improvement.

- Design, develop, configure, test, and maintain a software stack using a mix of commercial and open-source software

- Lead software programming initiatives to support enhancements using Java, JavaScript, and/or Python to meet the technical needs of customers

- Develop and deploy prototypes and solutions within Commercial Cloud Solutions leveraging Infrastructure platform services

- Execute software system validation and testing to ensure delivery of assured solutions

- Support the Agile software development lifecycle in accordance with the program’s SAFe practices

- Leverage Atlassian tools like JIRA, Bitbucket, and Confluence to track development activities, control source code, and author documentation

Communicate key project data to team members and build team cohesion and effectiveness

- Generate clear and maintainable documentation

- Generate visual media that can communicate the benefits of a software tool or system to both technical and non-technical audiences

- Mentor / assist junior members of the team


- Experience with automated deployment tools (such as Ansible, Chef, etc.) and associated scripts or manual instruction-based software installation / deployment

- Experience updating automated deployment scripts or manual deployment instructions for software baseline

- Understanding of compute, relational database management systems, storage, networking, transport, load balancing, and security constructs as they relate to on premise and cloud infrastructures

- Knowledge of high availability architectures

- Experience as a member of an agile software development team

= Knowledge of software design patterns


Additional qualifications;

-BSc Degree

-Experience with Linux OS, including scripting in a Linux environment using Shell and Bash and knowledge with coding in Java

- Experience in multiple of the following areas, and a desire to learn the others:

- Linux OS scripting

Database setup and integration, both relational and NoSQL (e.g., Oracle RDBMS, MySQL, CouchDB)

- Cloud infrastructure platforms (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure)

- DevOps automation tools (Ansible, Chef, Puppet)

Source control and Agile development tools (Git, Maven, Jenkins, Bitbucket, Jira, Confluence)

- Analytics and search engines (Elasticsearch, Splunk, Apache Solr)

Location/ Clearance
The role will be a ‘homeworking’, but may require extended periods on customer site or offices depending on engagement / business need. Local arrangements can be agreed with the portfolio director or delegate.  You should hold or be eligible to gain UKIC DV.


Intelligent Recruitment

We constantly remind ourselves that people come first, so we have a commitment to providing an excellent personal service to our clients and candidates with the know-how to save you from wasted time and disappointment.

Our clients come from all commercial and industry sectors and, in particular, we have expertise in sourcing candidates in the land, marine, air, weapons, electronics, communications, avionics and cyber security domains.

GardPass Consulting bring a discerning approach to the resolution of both organisational recruitment requirements and individual career aspirations. 

Mobilising and placing individuals and large teams on a global basis at speed in complex situations is one of our specialities. We offer a wealth of experience and expertise in supplying project personnel on a worldwide basis, backed-up by a huge network of qualified, experienced professionals (many of them security-cleared at various levels). Many of our candidates have worked with us on several projects – often for the same client, by request.

Find Us
+44 7939 073902
Pendragon House, 65 London Road
St Albans

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