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DevOps Engineer - Technical Operations Team - Hybrid

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Guildford, Gloucester
Closing date
19 Oct 2022

Job Details

Company Overview

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence helps nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cybercrime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations.

We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes - often collecting and analysing huge volumes of data. These, combined with our Cyber Special forces - some of the most skilled people in the world - enable us to defend against cyber-attacks, fraud and financial crime, enable intelligence-led policing and solve complex data problems.

We are obsessed about solving problems for our customers; we bring together great minds that face tough challenges on a daily basis, and are encouraged to make a difference.

Role Profile

The Technical Operations team work alongside/for projects to provide expert level support across the broad spectrum of ‘DevOps’. Activities can vary from creating a new development network, to architecting and implementing a new build, test and release pipeline. Automation is at the heart of everything we do, whenever there is a task that needs to be performed more than once, it gets automated as a priority.

The core technology stack that the team works with is: RHEL based Linux, Docker, Jenkins, Git, Azure Cloud (via Terraform & Kubernetes), Atlassian Suite, Nexus, Yum, Python, Bash, Virtual and Physical systems.

The aim of the team is to provide a centralised point within the business for all DevOps skills and allow projects to benefit from a knowledge pool instead of silos of information distributed across the business. The team particularly focuses on the ‘build’ end of the pipeline by providing Continuous Integration expertise, guidance and implementation to allow projects to be delivered smoothly and to a high standard.

Typical day-to-day activities include:

  • Secondment to projects for DevOps assistance including:
    • Interactions can vary between a few meetings to assignment for several months
    • Designing & implementing build pipelines
    • Configuration of Continuous Integration systems (Jenkins)
    • Developing deployment strategies for projects/products
  • Support/Maintenance of build & development platforms (Azure Cloud & VCenter)
  • Working on centralised tools that can be used across the business
  • Evaluation of new platforms & technologies – Cloud platforms, Orchestration, Monitoring

Desired Technical Ability

  • Docker
    • Usage understanding
    • Registry
    • Dockerfiles
  • CI Skills
    • Jenkins
      • Administration
      • Jenkinsfiles (desirable)
  • Git – CLI & GUI
  • Linux admin
  • Ansible
  • Azure cloud
  • Scripting – Bash, Python, Groovy
  • Terraform
  • Windows Admin
  • Atlassian API

Desired Competencies

  • Good problem solving aptitude
  • Ability to consider the ‘wider’ picture
  • Requirements gathering/refining skills
  • Calm under pressure (support issues/outages)

Security Clearance

Only those with the permanent and unrestricted right to live and work in the UK will be considered for a position within BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. Due to the nature of our, work successful candidates for this role will be required to go through Government SC clearance prior to starting with us.

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 wellbeing.

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

We use our intelligence-led insights to help defend Governments, Nations and Societies from cyber-attacks and financial crime. Our customers depend on our evolving capabilities to help them safely grow their organisations. Our unprecedented access to threat intelligence, world-leading analysts and market-leading technology means we can help them to adapt, evolve and stay ahead of the criminals.

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. 


BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to more than 4,500 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. With a rich heritage in helping to defend nations and businesses from advanced threats, we work collaboratively across 10 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data. We use the latest technologies, best practices and processes – combined with expertise gained from over forty years of application – to empower customers to detect and defend against the latest threats, transform their organisations, and secure their communications across multiple domains.

Everything we do creates a safer future. In a new age of cyber threats, our people have a shared vision to protect the connected world, to create and deliver intelligent global solutions across a dynamic technological landscape.  

The nature of our business means that we’re constantly looking for the very best people to fulfil our ambitions, and help you realise yours.

We’ve built a place that supports the changing needs of our multi-cultural, diverse, global workforce and we believe everyone can make a difference.

Careers webpage: Careers | BAE Systems






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