DevOps Principal Software Engineer

General Dynamics UK
NP12 4AA, Blackwood
Up to £60,700 (depending on skills and experience)
Closing date
1 May 2021

Job Details

General Dynamics Mission Systems is looking for an inclusive engineering specialist with DevOps and Scrum Master experience. This flexible working DevOps Principal Software Engineer role would either be work from home with some travel or based within our offices in Oakdale depending upon your preference and comes with a favourable salary of £48.5k to £60.7k p/a.  As a Principal DevOps Engineer, you will enable the implementation and management of DevOps processes and standards. You will support efficient software development and deployment through source code control, continuous integration and software quality tools.

If you were already in this remote and flexible Dev Ops Manager role, here are some of the areas you would have been working in this week:

Leading a cross-functional DevOps team through a software delivery project in a scaled Agile environment and planning DevOps initiatives and activities them Managing the continuous integration, deployment and test approach Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution between the test and development organisations Defining test requirements, specifications, procedures and scripts concerning system and product specification, design and use cases  

You will also support building release and software licensing requirements across the product development and test team, monitoring all metrics and feedback.

To apply for this Senior DevOps Engineer role, you will need the following:

A degree in a relevant subject Significant experience as a Principal Engineer or DevOps Engineer, perhaps as a cloud platforms manager or a role involving considerable Azure cloud experience. Training and experience in Scrum environments Experience in software development, integration and testing, and tools such as Jenkins/Jenkins Pipelines, Artifactory, Rational Quality Manager, Rational Team Concert, Git/GitLab, VMWare vSphere and Dell Storage  

For full details and to apply for this remote and collaborative DevOps Principal Software Engineer job, please contact General Dynamics today.


Our Company Benefits:

We pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose, offering highly competitive benefits:A compressed nine-day fortnight – which means every other Friday off! A flexible benefits scheme - allowing you to adapt your benefits to suit yours and your family’s needs  A personalised career development plan, alongside regular progress reviews - supporting and valuing your progression within the Company Professional training and development courses, both internal and external - allowing you to reach your full potential A flexible working environment where your contributions are recognised and rewarded, which includes compressed hours, reduced hours and job share A Company sports and social club, offering events at discounted prices – giving you the opportunity to meet and socialise with your fellow colleagues outside the workplace 


General Dynamics Mission Systems

General Dynamics Mission Systems engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of more than 13,000 top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defence and scientific arenas. In the UK, we employ more than 1,400 people and are leading the way in Armoured Fighting Vehicles, avionics and communication systems. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We believe in maintaining a diverse workplace – inclusive of beliefs, cultural background, job experiences, thoughts and ideas. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performing team!



What sets us apart is a fresh approach that thrives on innovation. It creates an entrepreneurial atmosphere enjoyed by our world-class people.

We are a well-established Company with a firm focus on the future. We are commercially successful and growing fast. Once you talk to us you will see why we stand out from the crowd.

We are world-class but still ambitious; large but still dynamic; growing but still innovative.

General Dynamics has more than 1,300 employees in the UK, including approximately 1,000 who work for General Dynamics UK, located across four sites. Our highly-skilled people relish the fact that we are a recognised leader in the defence industry. They are part of our exciting future. You can be too.

General Dynamics UK is part of General Dynamics Corporation, one of the top six defence companies in the world. General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 92,000 people worldwide. The Company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems; armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies.

More information about the Company is available at

What we do

Pioneering technologies and the quality of our people give us our competitive edge.

As a leading prime contractor and complex systems integrator, we provide network enabled solutions for the UK Ministry of Defence and international markets.

In the UK we are structured around two main businesses: Land Systems and Mission Systems.

Our solutions include:

  • Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFV)
  • Avionic systems
  • Bowman – Command Battlespace Management (Land) (CBM(L))
  • Command Control Communications Computers and Information (C4I) systems
  • Digitised training solutions and services
  • ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition & Reconnaissance) systems
  • Modelling, simulation and experimentation systems


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