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DevOps Engineer

BT Security
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Working Style: 3 days office, 2 days anywhere

Why this job matters

As a DevOps Engineer at BT Group, you will play a crucial role in the design, implementation, and maintenance of our cutting-edge infrastructure and deployment pipelines. Leveraging your expertise in modern programming languages, CI/CD best practices, and nd TCP/IP, you will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to drive automation, efficiency, and reliability across our systems.

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

Your role will be crucial in automating BT's internet services platform.

What you'll be doing
  • CI/CD Pipeline Development: Lead the design, implementation, and optimization of CI/CD pipelines to automate software delivery and deployment processes.
  • Infrastructure as Code (IaC): Utilize tools such as Ansible to provision and manage infrastructure resources in a scalable and efficient manner.
  • Container Orchestration: Managing Kubernetes clusters to orchestrate containerized applications and microservices effectively.
  • Monitoring and Logging: Configure and maintain monitoring solutions such as Elastic search and Apache Kafka to ensure the health and performance of our systems and Network.
  • Database Management: Work with both relational (MySQL) and NoSQL databases to design, deploy, and optimize data storage solutions.
  • Network Engineering: Apply your understanding of network principles to troubleshoot network faults within our systems and look at how you can optimize performance, and enhance security across our infrastructure.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with software development teams to integrate DevOps best practices into the software development lifecycle.
  • Solving problems: Ensuring that mission-critical services stay up and running and building automation to prevent problem recurrence with the goal of automated response to all non-exceptional service conditions.
What you'll bring

  • Either Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, IT, Engineering, related field OR / Proven experience as a DevOps Engineer.
  • Proficiency in at least one Object oriented programming (Oops) language preferably Python.
  • Expertise in CI/CD pipelines and associated tools (e.g. GitLab CI).
  • Proficiency in containerization technologies, specifically Kubernetes.
  • Understanding of internet protocol suite - TCP/IP.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment.
Nice to have:
  • Ability of mentoring and guiding junior team members.
  • Member of a professional body e.g. Institution of Engineering and Technology.
  • Experience with monitoring and logging solutions such as Elastic search, Apache Kafka, and Prometheus.
  • Familiarity with configuration management tools like Ansible.
  • Knowledge of Juniper Paragon Suite.
  • Familiarity with Itential.
  • 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.
Your Benefits
  • 10% on target bonus
  • Life Assurance
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) increasing with service
  • BT Pension scheme, minimum 5% Employee contribution, BT contribution 10%
  • World-class training and development opportunities
  • Direct share scheme
  • Option to join the Healthcare Cash Plan or other benefits such as dental insurance, gym memberships etc.
  • Huge range of flexible benefits including cycle to work, healthcare, season ticket loan
  • Exclusive colleague discounts on our latest and greatest TV, mobile and broadband packages
  • Access to 100's of retail discounts including the BT shop
  • Shared Parental leave - maximum amount of leave you can share with your partner is 50 weeks
  • 3 volunteering days per year.
About us

BT is part of BT Group, along with EE, Openreach, and Plusnet.

Millions of people rely on us every day to help them live their lives, power their businesses, and keep their public services running. We connect friends to family, clients to colleagues, people to possibilities. We keep the wheels of business spinning, and the emergency services responding.

We value diversity and celebrate difference. 'We embed diversity and inclusion into everything that we do. It's fundamental to our purpose: we connect for good.'

We all stick to the same values: Personal, Simple, and Brilliant. From day one, you'll get stuck in to tough challenges, pitch in with ideas, make things happen. But you won't be alone: we'll be there with help and support, learning and development.

This is your chance to make a real difference to the world: to be part of the digital transformation of countless lives and businesses. Grab it.


Although these roles are listed as full-time, if you're a job share partnership, work reduced hours, or any other way of working flexibly, please still get in touch.


Studies have shown that women and people who are disabled, LGBTQ+, neurodiverse or from ethnic minority backgrounds are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification and criteria. We're committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace where everyone can be their best, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every requirement on the Job Description, please apply anyway - you may just be the right candidate for this or other roles in our wider team.

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