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DevOps Engineer

Met Police
The starting salary is £51,196, which includes allowances totalling £2,841.
Closing date
12 Apr 2024

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The starting salary is £51,196, which includes allowances totalling £2,841.

The salary is broken down as £48,355 basic salary, which will increase annually until you reach the top of the scale £52,730 Plus, a location allowance of £1,841 and a non-pensionable allowance of £1,000.

Location: Southwark

Seeing is believing. And that’s the only way you’ll really get to know about our sophisticated technologies and how we’re using them to fight crime in the capital. We don’t say much, for obvious reasons, but suffice to say that we’re leading advancements in emerging technologies to deliver bespoke electronic and IT solutions in specialist areas to make London safer.

The Technology, Research and Innovation (TRI) team keeps the Met at the cutting-edge of tech. Our work is highly innovative and no two projects are ever the same. The work we do is varied and so is the team we are looking for! The team is growing and we now have a number of roles and positions available for inquisitive technology specialists and generalists who have an interest or background in one of many technology areas.

You will be part of the highly varied team that develop niche technology solutions for unique policing issues for operational use, both in the office and in the field. Working alongside a diverse team of innovative technology developers, you will be responsible for developing and managing the cloud infrastructure we use to support our systems, as well as facilitating the CI/CD workflow of the software development team. Within this role, you will also be able to develop new systems and solutions for different projects, and will be in a position to improve our existing tooling and processes.

This role could also be perfect for somebody with a strong Linux background or who is keen and interested to innovate with other cloud and network technologies.

What you will be doing

This is an innovative role that provides a range of opportunities to a DevOps or Linux technology specialist within the team. It is a role that combines supporting the development functions of the team, whilst horizon scanning for new technologies and ways to improve the team’s infrastructure and development processes.

You will facilitate the team’s increasing use of cloud technologies for development and deployment of infrastructure and applications. Different projects will require different architectures, and you will work with different members of the team to solve different problems that may require fully cloud, hybrid, or fully isolated systems. There are a number of challenges in this developing and maturing technology space, which this role is perfectly positioned to solve.

You will be somebody who is keen to explore and integrate new technologies and how our existing solutions can be improved. This includes use of different IoT technologies, improving system scripts and improving the monitoring and logging of the range of systems supported by the team.

Alongside your technical skills, you may have the opportunity to mentor or lead staff in this innovative and enthusiastic team, and ensuring their skills are current, utilising our generous training budget. At times, you’ll be collaborating with other members of the team, at others you’ll be trusted to work on your own. We give you the time and space to nurture your interests, and you’ll be surrounded by a warm and inclusive team who will share advice, knowledge, and your enthusiasm for technology.


This post requires access to the most sensitive intelligence material on a daily basis. Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) level before taking up the post; with a willingness to undergo Developed Vetting (DV) once in post, if required.

Additionally, this material is of particular sensitivity to the UK and its distribution must be restricted to UK nationals. In approved circumstances dual nationals (of which one element is British) may also be granted access. However, in the event that potential conflicts of interest cannot be managed the post holder will not be able to see the intelligence material and will not be able to perform their duties. For the purpose of safeguarding national security and in line with Cabinet Office Policy, supported by Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), applicants who do not hold or acquire Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) OR Developed Vetting (DV) clearance and meet the nationality requirements cannot be offered the post.

How to apply

Click the apply now button below and start your career at the Met. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement, and online application form. Your personal statement should outline why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience demonstrate your suitability for the role. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).

Completed applications must be submitted by 23:55 on 12 April 2024.

The Met is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse and representative workforce at all levels. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences. We particularly welcome applications from ethnic minority groups and females.

As a Disability Confident employer, the Met has committed to making disability equality part of our everyday practice. We ensure that people with disabilities and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. If you consider yourself to have access, workplace or reasonable adjustment requirements that need to be accommodated, we ask that you include this information within your application form. All matters will be treated in strict confidence and will not affect any recruitment decisions.

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London covers 620 square miles and is home to millions of people speaking over 300 different languages. In this most vibrant and complex of cities, this presents an ever-evolving challenge for the Met when fighting to reduce crime - and the fear of crime.

Forging close relationships, building trust and understanding the issues within London’s different communities all form part of the fundamental platform on which effective, credible policing is built.

As a result, we must continue to recruit the brightest and the best people from every background and use the full spectrum of their skills, knowledge and experience to make London safer for everybody.

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