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Junior DevOps Platform Engineer

British Geological Survey - Informatics Directorate

Location: Edinburgh, Nottingham
Salary: £28,900 to £31,790 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience). UKRI Pay Band C/S1
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 29th November 2023
Closes: 7th January 2024
Job Ref: 230001H9

BGS INFORMATICS DIRECTORATE 

This role can be based at either the BGS headquarters in Keyworth in Nottingham or at our offices in Edinburgh, which are situated on the Heriot-Watt University campus

Appointment will be at UKRI Pay Band C/S1 – salary range is £28,900 to £31,790 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience)

A great benefits package is offered including an outstanding pension scheme (with an extremely generous employer contribution – on average 27% of your pay), 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays, and access to flexi-time

Full-time – 37 hours a week (some flexible working options may be available including consideration of part-time working and a small amount of remote working in line with BGS policy)

Permanent appointment 

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a self-motivated and enthusiastic software developer or IT professional to specialise in DevOps in the Informatics Directorate at BGS.

As a Junior DevOps Platform Engineer, you will have a varied role building and maintaining the platform infrastructure that underpins our research software development projects. With over 100 staff actively writing code across the organisation, you will also be there to support staff to use the latest DevOps best practices in a wide range of geoscientific research projects.

You will also help automate and streamline our operational processes by building and maintaining tools for deployments, looking after our Continuous Integration/Delivery pipelines, and maintaining our development, staging and production environments.

By joining our world leading environmental research organisation, you will be working with and mentored by an established team of passionate IT professionals offering great potential for career development as well as exposure to and on the job training in the latest tools and industry best practice.

About you

If you are passionate about technology and learning new technologies, systems and languages and have some of the key skills below, we would be very interested to hear from you.

  • An understanding of Linux.
  • Comfortable with scripting e.g. bash and python.
  • Experience with Git version control software.
  • An awareness of DevOps practices and technologies such as containerisation (e.g. Docker) and Continuous Integration and Deployment pipelines (e.g. Gitlab-CI, Github Actions).
  • Curious with a drive for self-improvement and learning.
  • Able to communicate effectively (both written and verbally).
  • Ability to work equally well in multi-disciplinary teams or independently.
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent proven competency in software roles.

Please also refer to the additional specific essential and desirable skills criteria for this post.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 7 January 2024.  Interviews are expected to be held in mid-late January 2024.

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