Senior DevOps Engineer

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Didcot, Oxfordshire, England
£39748.0 - £44166.0 per annum
Closing date
26 Apr 2021

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Senior & Chartered Engineer

Job Details

Senior DevOps Engineer

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire

Salary £39,748 to £44,166, dependent upon qualifications and experience

Full time/Open-Ended

Closing Date: 25th April 2021

The Role

Are you a software developer/IT professional who has a passion for software configuration, testing and deployment? We are offering an exciting new role within our organisation where the successful candidate will help to drive and shape our DevOps approach.

You will work with an interdisciplinary team of engineers and scientists, using cutting edge technologies to enable science at the facility. This will involve using technologies for the testing, deployment and provisioning of a range of mission critical software. We use industry leading agile practices to help organise work and ensure delivery to our customers. As new technologies emerge and impact our systems, our engineers will have a passion for learning and understanding them, resolving issues and addressing risks.

Training will be provided as necessary. In addition to a full induction and "on the job" training, you will have the opportunity to subscribe to professional online tutorial sites, attend conferences, attend technical courses and undertake various core skills training.

Who are we?

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe's largest science research organisations. We are trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we're driving ground-breaking advances in science and technology.

ISIS Neutron and Muon Source is a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences. Our suite of instruments gives unique insights into the properties of materials on the atomic scale. We support a national and international community of more than 3000 scientists for research into subjects ranging from clean energy and the environment, pharmaceuticals and health care, through to nanotechnology and materials engineering, catalysis and polymers, and on to fundamental studies of materials.

About you

The ideal candidate will be an experienced IT professional who has demonstrable technical leadership skills. You will have the ability to take the initiative and have a proactive attitude to problem solving with a thorough and logical approach. You will be able to learn quickly and share love of new tools and technologies, with the ability to work independently and within a dynamic, agile team environment.


  • The chance to help shape our DevOps approach.
  • Travel to conferences/meetings both domestic and international.
  • Relocation allowance.
  • Strong emphasis on work-life balance.
  • 5 days' leave, including public holidays and privilege days.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • On-site nursery.
  • Exceptional index-linked pension scheme.
  • Social and sporting activities and societies.
  • Subsidised on-site restaurants and cafes.
  • Excellent public transport links.

How To Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. Please also state where you saw this role advertised.


The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and engineering. STFC is one of nine organisations that have been brought together to create UK Research and Innovation (UKRI); a new organisation with a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

At STFC, our engineers provide the technology that allows our world-leading science to make a real difference in areas that really matter: from cancer treatment to airport security, high-tech jobs to hydrogen powered cars, energy generation to accident scene emergency care, our impact is felt in many aspects of daily life. We provide and exploit space and astronomy technology, a world-leading neutron scattering facility, ultra-fast supercomputers, amazing scientific instruments and some of the most powerful lasers in the world. We work with industry and academia throughout the UK, Europe and the world.

STFC can offer you an excellent working environment. Our laboratories are based in beautiful rural locations in Cheshire, Oxfordshire and in Edinburgh, with great amenities and quality of life for you and your family. We are at the centre of burgeoning high-tech campuses buzzing with economic investment and even more promise for the future. Our people enjoy attractive benefits and plenty of opportunity for development. Whether you are beginning or furthering your career, we can offer you excellent opportunities to test out and broaden your skills and experience and to gain real technical and managerial expertise working in dynamic team and project environments.

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