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AWS DevOps Engineer - Central Government sector

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
12 Jun 2023

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.

About the role

Are you passionate about working with cutting-edge technology and self-motivated to find innovative solutions to complex challenges as part of a team who help keep the UK safe? Join BAE Systems Digital Intelligence as a Platform/ DevOps Engineer.

As a key member of an Engineering team, you’ll be working with our customers to build systems that support their core mission capabilities. You’ll work as part of empowered, autonomous DevOps teams to flexibly and efficiently understand, design, develop, deploy and maintain applications and services. You’ll be encouraged to identify new ways of solving problems and get to work in a range of different teams across our customer organisations. You will work in a small team and be given as much ownership and responsibility as you have the appetite for. You'll be part of a much larger Engineering community to give you the support you want in order to grow your knowledge, and capabilities.

We fully embrace DevOps ways of working in our teams, and build a very broad range of capabilities for our customers. We therefore value Engineers who enjoy operating in roles that expose you to the full delivery lifecycle. You'll be given flexiblity in order to learn and pick up new technologies and approaches and will play a role in identifying the right technologies to use for the job. You'll be supported with training with access to services such as Pluralsight, Udemy and internal tools.

Not only will your team be making an impact upon the systems you work with, you’ll be doing it for an organisation that has a huge impact on the security and safety of the UK and other nations.

Security Clearance is required for this role, if you are not currently Security Cleared, you will need to be eligible for this and willing to go through the clearance process.

About you

You will have experience of working in a DevOps / SRE / Infrastructure role. Great communication and problem solving skills are vital in this role, as is a desire to learn new technologies.

In addition you will have:
  • An understanding of Infrastructure as Code, and CI/CD tooling
  • Scripting abilities with languages such as Shell, Bash, Python, or TypeScript, etc
  • A working knowledge of Linux, networking, routing & firewalls etc
  • Experience of working in an Agile environment (e.g. Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, XP, etc)
  • Infrastructure as Code tools AWS CDK and cloud formation

It would be great if you also had experience in some of these, but if not we’ll help you with them:
  • Configuration Management tools such as Puppet, Chef, or Ansible etc
  • Cloud technologies such as AWS; Codecommit, CodePipelie, Api Gateway, Lambda
  • Docker, and container runtime platforms such as Kubernetes, Openshift or Marathon / Mesos etc
  • Additional Infrastructure as Code tools such as Terraform or other relevant technologies

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.

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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