Associate DevOps Engineer Ref. 709

Full Time
£35,400 plus £2,100 skills allowance
This is a full-time position for 37 hours per week Monday to Friday  

Flexible working patterns alongside home working will be considered.

Want to work somewhere that’s a little bit different? Enjoy developing solutions? Want a better work life balance?

In the Service Operations Centre (SOC) you’ll support IT services for Government departments in the UK and around the globe.

You’ll bring your technical expertise to deploy and maintain systems that help protect national security at home and overseas. You may not know all of the details yet, but you soon will.  No two days will be the same, one day you could be developing new customer applications in AWS, the next you could be troubleshooting a fault with our continuous development pipelines. This is an exciting opportunity that will ensure you are at the forefront of technology in our organisation.
You will be working within a positive, creative and friendly environment who’ll provide on the job training as well as formal training qualifications – we invest to be the best
Pull up your SOC’s and apply here…

More About You
You’ll already have:
•    Experience of configuring and supporting Linux-based Web infrastructure.
•    Proven experience of using scripting/automation technologies.
•    An appreciation of containerisation software
To strengthen your application, it would be beneficial if you have one or more of the following (but these are not essential):
•    Experience of working with container orchestration and collaborative development toolsets
•    Application lifecycle support experience (development, test, integration, support)
•    System or application design experience

Your Personal Skills
You’ll be the type of person who:
•    Recognise good performance and encourage people to build on their strengths
•    Think creatively and generate innovative approaches and solutions
•    Set clearly defined, realistic objectives and deadlines
•    Communicate with credibility to a variety of audiences, inside and outside the organisation
•    Create and encourage positive working relationships
•    Keep customers informed about progress and the bigger picture as appropriate
•    Encourage and enable others to share ideas, to suggest changes and to make improvements

Putting your skills to use
Using your expertise as part of our team you will:
•    Represent the organisation at external meetings for your specific areas of responsibility (including technical, policy and service delivery issues)
•    Be involved in the building, testing and implementation of significant system enhancements
•    Leading and co-ordinating large scale Problem investigations
•    Proactively identifying system performance optimisation opportunities
•    Reviewing, revising and creating low-level design documentation
•    Providing expert subject matter technical input, including providing team training
•    Providing stand in leadership and team support when required
•    Owning projects from beginning to end

Technologies adopted by our DevOps team include:
•    Kubernetes
•    CI/CD (Concourse / Drone)
•    GitOps (ArgoCD)
•    Monitoring (Grafana, Prometheus)
•    Logging (EFK stack)
•    Docker
•    Terraform
•    Ansible
•    Bash / Python scripting

What we offer
Now that we’ve explained a bit about what you will we be doing, here’s what we can offer you:
•    25 days annual leave, rising to 30 after 5 years’ service
•    2 ½ additional days leave (set dates through the year)
•    Paid overtime or time off in lieu.  Your salary is for your contracted hours.  If you work more, we believe you should be rewarded for that
•    Training, this can be anything from a ½ day internal course to a distant learning degree.  If it’s relevant to your career, we will aim to support you
•    A competitive Pension scheme
•    On site nursery (subject to availability)
•    Free parking
•    Free onsite gym, open 24 hours a day
•    Affinity Groups – whether you are disabled, LGBTQ and/or BAME or an ally, we provide an inclusive environment and support for everyone.
•    On Call Allowance

HMGCC is proud to hold the status of Disability Confident Employer. In line with this, we offer the Disability Confident - Offer of Interview. To find out more and how you can apply under this scheme, please click here.


We’re HMGCC, Her Majesty’s Government Communications Centre. You may not have heard of us before. It’s OK, we’re used to it! That’s because our customers are other UK Government Departments. Using our collective expertise, we develop communication systems for our customers that are innovative, reliable and totally secure to protect national security at home and overseas.

We invest in our people, not only with training but also support throughout your career with us; to allow you to reach your full potential at work, as well as enjoy the work/life balance many aspire to.

To find out more about us and if we’re right for you, please click here.

Equal Opportunities

Inclusion & Diversity really matters to us. It's not just about numbers or visible differences.

HMGCC are committed to providing equal opportunities and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and those with disabilities or who are neurodiverse.

We’re not looking for any one type of person. We’re looking for talent from all different backgrounds to join our organisation, where we genuinely respect and value each other's differences, as well as our similarities. It makes us even better at what we do.

HMGCC is proud to hold the status of Disability Confident Employer. In line with this, we offer the Disability Confident - Offer of Interview. To find out more and how you can apply under this scheme, please click here.

Apply now

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*if you are relocating to the area then we can discuss the possibility of a relocation package.

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