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Javascript DevOps Engineer

BT Security
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Closing date
10 Aug 2024

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Job Title: JavaScript DevOps Engineer

Location: Cheltenham - 5 days on site

Salary: Competitve + 5k DV Bonus

Due to the sensitive nature of this role you will be required to have DV (Developed Vetting) level Security Clearance ( ). An allowance of £5k per annum will be payable monthly while you hold this DV and continue to work in a role that requires that level of security clearance. The terms of this allowance will be made available if you are successful in being recruited into this role.

Security isn't always the first thing that comes to mind when you think of BT, but when it comes to keeping everyone safely connected, We Are The Protectors. We deal with thousands of cyber-attacks every day, so that millions of people can safely go about their daily lives and run their businesses. We deliver vital work at scale, with real breadth and impact. We connect for good.

You'll be joining a specialist security team that is a trusted partner to governments worldwide, protecting critical national infrastructure and committed to the safety and security of our nation and global communities. Our mission focused work is innovative, inspiring and technologically challenging in a way that makes every day different and stimulating. We provide the opportunity to work on rare projects, with exciting tools and brilliant people. Everyone has access to unparalleled professional and personal development opportunities and your contribution is always valued.

Why this job matters:

Building on BT's track record of delivering Cyber Processing Platforms, BT has recently carried out a six-month Feasibility Study to establish the viability of developing a new and bespoke platform for one of BT's partners. Following excellent feedback with proposed beta/trial deployment in fall of 2024; this role provides opportunity to join an experienced and expanding team in the development and deployment of a Cyber Processing and Analytics platform.

One core group of technologies used on the project is Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash Kibana), allowing storage, enrichment, querying, and visualisation of large amounts of data.

The team operate with Agile methodology with DevOps mindset - the team are responsible for Capabilities Development, with the project developing custom plugins/extensions; automated Continuous Integration & Deployment; and System Administration tasks, with the team responsible for multiple Kubernetes Clusters and applications.

There is a flexible work-life culture, but we value being co-located in the Cheltenham office with frequent visit to local customer sites. The team both organisationally and physically sits within BT sub-group which focuses on Data Analysis, Big Data, Cyber Processing and Data Science with knowledge shared between teams.

What you'll do:
  • With the project in early stages of the development and operating in a small but experienced team your responsibilities may vary from:
    • Capability Development, primary with React.js, JavaScript, TypeScript.
    • Understanding Structured and Unstructured Data.
    • Providing System Design, Documentation and Training.
    • Setting up and enhancing Elastic Stack and Kubernetes Clusters.
    • Release activities, which may require occasional travel to customer sites.
    • Sharing knowledge within the team, wider BT and customer teams.
    • Reviewing team member's designs and code.
    • Coaching others, especially as team grows.
    • Have opportunities for development and progression.
What you'll bring:
  • Background in Full Stack Capability Development using some form of JavaScript with minimum of 2 year's industry experience.
  • Self-starter: You respond quickly to challenges, have ability to work independently on tasks using your initiative and seeking guidance when appropriate.
  • Adaptable and Flexible Work: Can take on broad range of coding and non-coding tasks (described in 'What You'll do' section) with frequent visits and work on customer sites.
  • Active Learner: Wiliness to learn on job, advocate and bring latest technologies and practices to projects.
  • Customer Engagement Skills: Whilst primarily working in BT office there will be regular opportunities to engage customers both face to face and via Video Conferencing. Strong skills required to manage expectations, put the customer first whilst still acting commercially are required to establish and maintain strong relationships.
You may also have:
  • Preferably experience in JavaScript ES6 onwards using React.js, TypeScript, knowledge of functional components and hooks.
  • Experience in other JavaScript Frameworks and other programming languages including Python, Ruby, Bash, Node.js.
  • Familiarity with code development and management best practises. The team uses Git and Visual Studio Code.
  • Experience in working in Agile Teams. The team uses Atlassian Toolsets - Confluence, Jira, Bitbucket.
  • Experience using Docker, Kubernetes, Rancher, OKD or knowledge of other Orchestration tools.
  • General knowledge of Elastic Stack, which may include:
    • Kibana, constructing queries, dashboard or plugin creation.
    • Elasticsearch, working with large datasets and use of API's.
    • Logstash, management, configuration, and improvements, extending with Plugins.
  • Experience of Linux including: System Administration of Big Data Platforms, System Monitoring, System Patching.
  • Knowledge of Data streaming and Message Brokers technologies.
Diversity and Inclusion:

Diversity makes sense for us, for our customers and for our future. We value different perspectives, skills and experiences, and encourage applications from all sections of the community. Our ambition focuses on recruiting and retaining people who are under-represented in our workforce. Including those from ethnic minority groups, disabled and neurodiverse people and women. However, diversity does not end there and anyone with different backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, ethnicities, ages or stages of life, disabilities and those from low socio-economic backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply. Find out more about BT's D&I manifesto by searching on our website.

What's in it for you:
  • Discounted BT Broadband, TV & mobile packages and BT products
  • 10% on target bonus
  • BT Pension scheme, minimum 5% Employee contribution, BT contribution 10%
  • Professional development and paid for industry certifications/qualifications
  • Flexible benefits/rewards including dental insurance, healthcare, gym memberships etc.
  • Well-being support for you and your family
  • 25 days annual leave (not including bank holidays), increasing with service
  • 3 days paid volunteering a year
  • Flexible and smart working (subject to business needs)
Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification and criteria. So, if you're excited about this role but your past-experience doesn't align perfectly with every requirement, don't worry - we'd still love you to apply!


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