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Cloud DevOps Engineer

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
England, Oxfordshire, Didcot
£31931 - £44166 per annum
Closing date
16 Feb 2022

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Salary: £31,931 to £44,166 per annum (Depending on skills and experience)

Contract Type: Open Ended

Location: Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell, Oxfordshire.

Closing date: 15th February 2022

We now have 3 opportunities for passionate DevOps Engineers to join the Scientific Computing Department within our Cloud Operations Group, offering an excellent opportunity for career development and an exceptional benefits package.

You will join our ambitious team and work collaboratively with the End Users, System Administrators and the Service Manager to help tailor the Cloud environment to the needs of the End Users.

The role will require you to:

  • Investigate, recommend and deploy new technologies, services and applications as required to enhance the service levels provided
  • Assist the service manager with the on-boarding of new user communities to the Cloud
  • Automate use of system tools and routine operations, enabling Cloud users to make a quick start
  • Undertake relevant training in the operation of a production OpenStack Cloud.

We are looking for someone with:

  • Expertise with software development and automated build, delivery and release of software
  • Expertise of software engineering best practice
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work in a team
  • Experience of working in a Linux operating system environment.

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About Us

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

Our ISIS facility is a leading particle accelerator used to carry out research in the physical and life sciences. The facility performs pioneering research into the structure and properties of materials at atomic and molecular level, and is the most productive research centre of its type in the world.


We are offering a permanent position that provides a whole host of family friendly benefits including; 30 days holiday (in addition to bank holidays), an excellent pension scheme, employee shopping/travel discounts, a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme, plus many more benefits and wellbeing initiatives that enable our employees to have a great work life balance.

UKRI is an Equal Opportunity & Disability Confident Employer.


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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