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DevOps Engineer

BT Security
UK Wide, United Kingdom
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Locations: London, Cheltenham or Ipswich

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:

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. In your role as a DevOps Professional, you'll bring your technical expertise to bear on interesting and challenging problems within Cyber Security. You will solve real-word problems for customers and deliver solutions in an agile manner and ensure we build exactly what they need to time/cost/quality.

What you'll do:
  • Provide the technical skills for the build and delivery of world class secure platforms.
  • Be hands on in all aspects of the design, build and deployment of customer facing systems.
  • Use automation technologies and drive continuous improvement to improve the unit's agility and reduce cost.
  • Deploy and maintain monitoring and observability solutions to gain deeper insight into our networks and applications.
  • Work with support teams to enable management and monitoring of on-premises systems, and their ongoing support.
  • Be an independent self-starter capable of managing their own work and supporting your colleagues in your area of expertise.
What you'll bring:
  • Have experience integrating systems or software in on-premises environments.
  • Have experience with DevOps methodologies and knowledge of Infrastructure-as-Code tools like Ansible or Puppet.
  • Have designed or deployed network or security monitoring tools such as Elasticsearch, Telegraf, InfluxDB or Prometheus.
  • Deliver and prioritise activities, responding positively to challenges, using your technical expertise to support you and those around you.
  • Be a collaborative partner, developing great working relationships with stakeholders, sharing knowledge and collaborating.
  • Have a desire to continually update, enhance and validate your skills.
You may also have:
  • Have experience working in an Agile team.
  • Be comfortable managing your work stack using the Atlassian Suite.
  • Possess a recognised formal qualification demonstrating your technical ability.
  • Have experience with scripting languages like Python, PowerShell or Bash.
  • Have experience working on Production systems in service subject to SLAs.
  • Have experience with container-based deployment strategies.
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
  • On target Bonus
  • 10% pension contribution
  • 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
  • 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!


In today's world, safe and secure digital connections have never been more vital. You'll be joining a global company operating at the forefront of the information age.

Security is one of the fastest growing parts of our global organisation. We are protecting our networks from more than 6,500 cyber attacks each day, investing over £40m in research each year - and in employing nearly 3,000 people, we're also the largest private cyber employer in the UK. With huge scale, we're capable of achieving great things, striving to be personal, simple, and brilliant for our customers whilst creating an inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds can succeed.

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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