CI/CD Automation Engineer

BAE Systems.
11 Apr 2019
27 Jun 2019
Job Type
The Applied Intelligence division of BAE Systems delivers solutions which protect and enhance the connected world. Everything we do creates a safer future.
We want to solve problems for our customers and by bringing together great minds, we can work together to make the world a safer place.

The Technical Operations team work alongside/for projects to provide expert level support across the broad spectrum of 'DevOps'. Activities can vary from creating a new development network, to architecting and implementing a new build, test and release pipeline. Automation is at the heart of everything we do, whenever there is a task that needs to be performed more than once, it gets automated as a priority.
The core technology stack that the team works with is: RHEL based linux, Docker, Jenkins, Git, Atlassian Suite, Nexus, Yum, Python, Bash, Virtual and Physical systems.
The aim of the team is to provide a centralised point within the business for all DevOps skills and allow projects to benefit from a knowledge pool instead of silos of information distributed across the business. The team particularly focuses on the 'build' end of the pipeline by providing Continuous Integration expertise, guidance and implementation to allow projects to be delivered smoothly and to a high standard.
Typical day-to-day activities include:
  • Secondment to projects for DevOps assistance including:
    • Interactions can vary between a few meetings to assignment for several months
    • Designing & implementing build pipelines
    • Configuration of Continuous Integration systems (Jenkins)
    • Developing deployment strategies for projects/products
  • Support/Maintenance of build & development networks
  • Working on centralised tools that can be used across the business
  • Evaluation of new platforms & technologies - Cloud platforms, Orchestration (Kubernetes), Monitoring
Soft Skills
  • Good problem solving aptitude
  • Ability to consider the 'wider' picture
  • Requirements gathering/refining skills
  • Calm under pressure (support issues/outages)
Technical Skills
  • Puppet/Ansible deployment automation
  • Jenkins
    • Jenkinsfiles
    • Administration
  • Docker
    • Containers
    • Registry
    • Dockerfiles
  • Git - CLI & GUI
  • Linux admin
  • Scripting - Bash, Python, Groovy
Security Clearance is not required for this vacancy, it's desirable, however not essential. To become Security Cleared, you will need to be eligible for this and willing to go through the process. For more guidance on National Security Vetting please click here.

About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence:
We help nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cyber crime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations. We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes.

Our success is down to our people. The changing nature of our business means that we're constantly looking for the brightest talent to help us fulfil our ambitions. As an experienced professional, we'll entrust you with responsibility; this means that you'll have client contact, variety and support from day one.

We'll encourage and support you to develop your skills and reward you as you grow. Whatever your area of expertise, you'll be much more than just a job title; you'll be an integral part of the business where your individual contribution makes a difference every day. Great minds deserve great rewards, so we also offer a very competitive salary and benefits package.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. Staying competitive in today's global marketplace requires an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds - the best and brightest minds - can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. We also welcome discussions about flexible working.

Division Overview: UK Services
UK Services delivers IT Services and Consultancy to Applied Intelligence clients based primarily in the UK. We divide our clients into 3 market segments; National Security, Government and Enterprise Services. We differentiate ourselves through recognised expertise in Data, Security, Digital Media and Business Solutions.

Help us secure a connected world by being an unseen hero. Apply now and be inspired.

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