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IP Network Automation, Network Design Specialist

BT Security
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Title: Net DevOps Lead

Location: Birmingham

Recruiter: Daniel McCarthy

Why BT Group?
We've always been an organisation with purpose; we connect for good. You can trace this back to our beginning as pioneers of the world's first telecommunications company. At our heart, we're a technology company with research and innovation in our bones, and a desire to be personal, simple, and brilliant for our customers - the values we live by. Creating an inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds can succeed.
Our pursuit of progress over the past 180 years has established BT as a strong, successful brand, with huge scale, capable of achieving great things. From supporting emergency services, hospitals, banks and keeping economies around the world online, safe, and secure, to delivering large scale innovative technology infrastructure like the creation of BT Sport.
Today, in this fast changing, always on, digital world, our purpose remains true. Yet the market conditions, regulation and competition we face are tougher than ever before. So if you have the drive, optimism, and resilience to help propel us forward, we'll offer unrivalled personal development, a wealth of opportunities to learn, experience new things, and pursue new careers. If that's you, and what you're looking for.
We'd love you to be part of our future.

Why this job matters
As a DevOps Engineering Team lead at BT Group, you will play a pivotal role in leading our DevOps team to deliver high-quality, scalable, and reliable infrastructure and services. You will be responsible for driving the adoption of DevOps best practices, fostering collaboration between development and operations teams, and ensuring the smooth operation of our systems. This role requires strong technical expertise, leadership skills, and a passion for driving continuous improvement.

This job role will be centered around our new Global Fabric platform, looking at how we transform the management and delivery of Networks.

The skills you'll need to succeed
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, related field or relevant experience.
  • Proven experience in a DevOps or infrastructure engineering role, with at least 5 years of experience in a leadership or managerial capacity.
  • Proven experience as a DevOps Engineer, with a strong background in a modern programming language such as Python.
  • Demonstrated expertise in CI/CD pipelines and associated tools (e.g. GitLab CI).
  • Proficiency in containerization technologies, specifically Kubernetes.
  • Experience with monitoring and logging solutions such as Elastic search, Apache Kafka, and Prometheus.
  • Familiarity with configuration management tools like Ansible.
  • Knowledge of the deployment of software (or code) to a variety of types of Infrastructure (including Virtual Machines, Routers, Switches and Compute hardware).
  • An understanding and awareness of cyber security, the impact of not managing it properly and how to continually audit and prove compliance.
  • A base understanding of network fundamentals (to include: common network protocols (BGP, IS-IS, etc).
  • Experience working with both relational (MySQL) and NoSQL databases.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment.
  • Proven leadership abilities, with a track record of mentoring and guiding junior team members.
  • Member of a professional body e.g. Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Experience you'd be expected to have
  • At least 1 modern Programming language MANDATORY
  • People Leadership MANDATORY
  • Network Engineering MANDATORY
  • Kubernetes MANDATORY
  • Opensource Tooling MANDATORY
  • Elastic Search PREFERRED
  • Apache Kafka PREFERRED
  • Itential PREFERRED
  • Juniper Paragon Suite PREFERRED
  • MySQL/NoSql Databases PREFERRED

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