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Infrastructure Automation Engineer - Defence

Employer
BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Location
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Closing date
20 Jun 2022
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Job Details

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,800 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 16 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data, so that governments, nation states, armed forces and commercial businesses can unlock digital advantage in the most demanding environments.

Launched in 2022, Digital Intelligence is part of BAE Systems, and has a rich heritage in helping to defend nations and businesses around the world from advanced threats.

Overview

As an Infrastructure Automation Engineer you will work in the technical team responsible for the design, development, documentation, building and validation of various infrastructure automation components which form part of the NSoIT(D) Platform. These automation components will primary be developed using PowerShell, including some underlying .NET and Bash for Linux variants, specifically their various features, services, and configurations, as well as interactions with external REST/SOAP APIs and services.  The team’s responsibilities include:

  • Apply complex problem solving to “reverse engineer” applications, designs and manual build instructions to create zero touch automation packages that are parameterised, dynamic and able to repeatedly and reliably deploy against these designs. Often these applications are legacy, were created without automation in mind or are otherwise resistive to full, zero touch automation.
  • Create production quality code, following industry standard best practices as well as internal policies and procedures, utilising Version Control mechanisms such as GIT and BitBucket to submit development code as well as peer reviewing other team members’ code modules.
  • Debugging and enhancing existing PowerShell 5.1 and 7.x Modules
  • Production and review of all levels of design artefacts.
  • Supporting wider NSoIT(D) system testing activities.
  • Working with Service Management to resolve issues.

Essential skills, qualifications, and experience

It is essential that individuals have:

  • At least 12 months’ demonstrable hands on experience within the last 3 years of:
    • Creating complex PowerShell automation Modules/Scripts for production systems
    • Using configuration management tools e.g. Ansible, Puppet, Chef
    • Using Automation/Orchestration engines e.g Terraform, Jenkins
    • Use of scripting languages e.g. PowerShell, Bash
    • Building or supporting large infrastructure environments
    • Troubleshooting hardware or software component failure
    • Working as part of an Agile development team
  • Demonstrable experience with advanced PowerShell coding features e.g. Modules, Workflows and Desired State Configuration (DSC).
  • Ability to work with REST APIs and various interaction methods for application configuration.
  • At least one of the following professional certifications that have been obtained within the last five years:
    • Networking certification - CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) or similar
    • Virtualisation certification - VMware VCP (VMware vCenter Certified Professional) or similar,
    • Linux certification – RHCA or RHCE
    • Formal Software Development certification - OCA (Oracle Certified Associate) or similar
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills to solve problems and propose new ideas.
  • Hold a valid Security Clearance (SC).
  • Competency in MS Office Suite.

Desirable skills, qualifications, and experience

It is desirable that individuals have:

  • Knowledge of the Atlassian toolset (JIRA, Confluence, BitBucket and Bamboo) to record and document work.
  • Experience of:
    • Working within the public sector, preferably Defence, and ideally with Defence Digital (formerly ISS).
    • Delivering accredited secure solutions within the UK Public Sector.
  • A Computer Science university-based education at Bachelors or Masters level.

Life at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence 

We are embracing Hybrid Working. This means you and your colleagues may be working in different locations, such as from home, another BAE Systems office or client site, some or all of the time, and work might be going on at different times of the day. By embracing technology, we can interact, collaborate and create together, even when we’re working remotely from one another. Hybrid Working allows for increased flexibility in when and where we work, helping us to balance our work and personal life more effectively, and enhance well-being.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds – the best and brightest minds – can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. 

About BAE Systems Digital Intelligence

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,800 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 16 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data, so that governments, nation states, armed forces and commercial businesses can unlock digital advantage in the most demanding environments.

Launched in 2022, Digital Intelligence is part of BAE Systems, and has a rich heritage in helping to defend nations and businesses around the world from advanced threats.

Division overview: Capabilities

At BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Capabilities is the engine that keeps the business moving forward. It is the largest area of Digital Intelligence, containing our Engineering, Consulting and Project Management teams that design and implement the defence solutions and digital transformation projects that make us a globally recognised brand in both the public and private sector.

As a member of the Capabilities team, you will be creating and managing the solutions that earn us our place in an ever changing digital world. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours. 

Company

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,800 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 16 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data, so that governments, nation states, armed forces and commercial businesses can unlock digital advantage in the most demanding environments.

Launched in 2022, Digital Intelligence is part of BAE Systems, and has a rich heritage in helping to defend nations and businesses around the world from advanced threats.

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