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DevOps and ALM Technical Lead

Employer
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
6 May 2021

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Discipline
Project Engineering
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
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Job Details

MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

Salary: £50,000 to £70,000 (doe)

Part time working considered

*Flexible working *opportunities for career progression *paid overtime (subject to level) *great bonus scheme *comprehensive pension scheme *annual salary review *fantastic working environment and site facilities *social, charitable and sporting activities.
A fantastic opportunity to join us as a DevOps and ALM Technical lead to be part of a team at MBDA that is starting an exciting phase of redefining the way we develop and deliver software, putting our engineers at the heart of this transformation!

This is a hands-on role and will involve leading the technical delivery of our CI and CD solutions across the whole of the UK Software Group.
We invite you to apply to join a team with a great balance of new insights and in depth experience which promotes a highly dynamic working environment.

What we’re looking for

A Technical Leader who will work with key partners, Software Project Leads, Architects and Technical Experts to develop a fit for purpose common CI & CD infrastructure for Software Engineering in the UK.

•    An experienced DevOps Engineer with proven technical leadership skills.
•    A good hands on understanding of various industry leading DevOps tools and techniques, including tools like Jenkins & Artifactory
•    Previous experience working in an agile development team.
•    Proven experience teaching, mentoring, coaching in a technical capacity.
•    Can articulate the benefits of key software craftsmanship practices like unit testing and good design.
•    Experience of applying and the ability to coach XP principles and practices.
•    Hands on experience using IBM ALM tooling providing support and coaching for RTC, DNG and RQM
•    Highly desirable; Containerization and Virtualization orchestration using tools such as Terraform, Ansible, Docker and Kubernetes with platforms such as OpenShift & OpenStack or equivalent
What’s in it for you?
•    To influence and craft how Software is developed at MBDA by introducing new development techniques and tools
•    Experiment and try out new techniques and practices in an exciting and highly evolving environment
•    We work closely with our colleagues across the UK and in France and Italy, so there may be the opportunity to travel both within the UK and to our sites in France and Italy. We also have a secondment scheme between France and the UK.
•    Personal development through various learning and development initiatives to keep your skills at the forefront of software engineering
•    An encouraging working environment enabling you to develop and grow your career in a company with expanding horizons.


Join a great team!

•    The Software Product Lines and Capability department are made up of a number of small teams providing key capabilities and technical excellence across our project delivery software departments internationally – you will be joining a committed and experienced team of Architects, Technical Experts and SMEs.
•    An opportunity to take part in special interest groups and communities of practice to improve the way we develop and deliver software in a variety of subjects.

Why us?

MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

We’re here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements. MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation.

Follow MBDA:
LinkedIn – MBDA
Twitter - @MBDAcareers
Instagram – Lifeatmbda_uk
Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role

Company

MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multi-national group with 10,000 employees working across France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain and the United States. It has three major aeronautical and defence shareholders - Airbus Group (37.5%), BAE Systems (37.5%) and Finmeccanica (25%) - and is the first truly integrated European defence company. In 2013, the Group recorded a turnover of 2.8 billion euros, produced about 3,000 missiles and added 4 billion euros of new orders to the order book which now stands at 10.8 billion euros. MBDA works with over 90 armed forces worldwide.

MBDA was created in December 2001, after the merger of the main missile producers in France, Italy and the UK. Each of these companies contributed the experience gained from fifty years of technological and operational success. The restructuring of the industry in Europe was completed with the acquisition of the German subsidiary EADS/LFK in March 2006. This further enriched MBDA’s range of technologies and products, consolidating the Group’s world-leading position in the industry.

MBDA is the only Group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems to meet the whole range of current and future operational requirements for the three armed forces (army, navy, air force). Overall, the Group offers a range of 45 products in service and another 15 in development.

The Group has demonstrated its ability to bring together the best skills across the whole of Europe and as a result has been chosen to lead a series of strategic multi-national programmes. These include the six-nation Meteor air superiority weapon, the Franco-British conventionally armed cruise missile, Storm Shadow/SCALP, and a family of air defence systems based on the Aster missile for France and Italy (for ground and naval based air defence) and for the UK (naval air defence for the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers).

The mastery of cutting-edge technologies is not only an advantage for MBDA in successfully developing and producing new products. It is also a means of guaranteeing customers that innovations can be made to existing products during their life span in order to meet constantly changing specifications arising from increasingly complex engagement scenarios. It is precisely this combination which makes MBDA the defence sector partner of choice in many countries around the world.

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