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DevOps Engineer

Closing date
23 Oct 2022

Job Details


MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence.

Salary: £60-£70,000 (dependent on experience + bonus + benefits)

The opportunity:

We are a world leader in missile and missile systems seeking a highly capable and adaptable DevOps engineer to join our Software Capability Team. A fantastic opportunity 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 play an integral part in our DevOps journey across the whole of the UK Software Group.

Come and join our team and be part of creating a world class DevOps defence offering from the very beginning. We are using modern technologies and have the opportunity to create positive change across MBDA UK software engineering. Working in a small team, but be part of huge change!

What we're looking for from you:
  • A skilled DevOps engineer looking for a new challenge.
  • Good hands on understanding of industry leading DevOps tools and techniques.
  • The ability to articulate, promote and implement the ‘why' DevOps is important to modern development teams.
  • Previous experience working in an agile development team.
  • Either experience or a clear understanding of working in a software development team using DevOps tooling and cultural practices.
  • An understanding of what it takes to transition software development teams to DevOps tool stack and cultural practices.
  • A good understanding of automation and continuous integration principles and practices
  • Your ability to articulate the benefits of key software craftsmanship practices like unit testing and good design.
  • Experience with tools like Jenkins, Git, Artifactory
  • Containerisation and Virtualisation orchestration using tools such as Terraform, Ansible, Docker and Kubernetes

Beneficial but not essential:
  • Experience developing software on Linux.
  • Experience teaching, mentoring, coaching in a technical capacity.
  • Experience applying DevOps principles in a cloud environment
  • OpenShift & OpenStack, or equivalent
  • An understanding of container, cluster and/or virtualisation security

What to expect!

We offer opportunities for career progression, paid overtime (subject to level), bonus scheme, comprehensive pension package, annual salary review, collaborative working environment and excellent on-site facilities.

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.


Together. For the future of defence.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to the UK and their allies. Regarded as one of the most trusted suppliers of defence solutions in Europe, we have a relationship with the UK military spanning back over 70 years.

Whether it’s designing a future concept for the British Army, managing the procurement of a missile component or harnessing their expertise in software in order to integrate one of our products on to the newest fighter jet, all of our employees are a part of delivering a more secure tomorrow.

In addition to being the only defence company on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2022 list, MBDA are also recognised nationally with three Investors in People Gold Awards (People, Apprenticeships, and Wellbeing), a top 10 finisher on the Best Big Companies to Work For 2022 league tables.   

For the latest vacancies, employer updates and stories from our people, make sure to visit and bookmark our MBDA UK Careers site.

Our Values 

Our values are at the core of everything we do and shape the culture of our organisation. No matter what role, our people from leadership to entry-level encompass these values knowing that they are working towards the same common goal, sharing a bigger purpose in order to protect national security and enable strategic independence.

Through promoting change with Innovation, taking ownership through Commitment, building trust through Integrity, inspiring others through Passion and encouraging collaboration through Team Spirit, we have created a place where people feel connected with each other and valued in our community.



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