2x DevOps engineer

  • Anywhere
  • 36245-38463 GBP / Year

Website UK_CEH UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

Environmental science for a world where people and nature prospe

Salary – £36,245 to £38,463 Depending on experience
Hybrid working (50/50)
Two permanent, full-time positions available
We will be reviewing application upon receipt. We reserve the right to close this advert, should we find the right candidate, so we encourage you to apply early.


UKCEH is looking for two experienced DevOps Engineers to join our 600-strong team, contributing to scientific discovery and generating the data, insights and solutions that researchers, businesses and governments need to solve complex environmental challenges.

Working at UKCEH is rewarding. Our science makes a real difference, enabling people and the environment to prosper, and enriching society. We are the custodians of a wealth of environmental data, collected by UKCEH and its predecessors over the course of more than 60 years.

As a valued member of our team, you’ll get:
27 days annual leave, rising to 29 days after five years
10% employer pension contribution
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
24 hour, 365-day access to support with physical, mental, social, health or financial issues plus access to our trained Welfare Officers
Flexible working opportunities

And much more…

Join our Environmental Data Science team, comprised of an established group of developers. You’ll engage with progressive technologies, becoming an integral part of our cutting-edge research and development initiatives focused on digital research infrastructure in support of nationally and internationally significant environmental science.

As a key member of our team, you will play a pivotal role in developing cloud-based and hybrid solutions using an agile development methodology. With a strong emphasis on co-design, you will actively contribute to every stage of the software service design and development lifecycle.

Join us in shaping the future of environmental data science and making meaningful contributions to the advancement of our field.

You’ll be joining a leading independent, not-for-profit research institute that’s committed to recruiting talented people like you, progressing your career and giving you the support you need to thrive at UKCEH.

Your main responsibilities will include:
Contribute to designing, developing and maintaining our DevOps infrastructure, including innovating Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines for different projects at UKCEH.
Leading and innovating `tool implementation and maintenance for continuous integration, automated testing, security compliance and product release stages.
Applying contemporary software engineering principles and cloud-native approaches to implement scalable, interoperable and robust solutions.

For the role of DevOps Engineer, we’re looking for somebody who has:
A degree in an appropriate subject, or significant experience of working in a DevOps environment.
A strong understanding of DevOps principles, methodologies, and best software engineering practices, including continuous integration, continuous delivery, and infrastructure-as-code.
Knowledge and experience of using container technologies such as Docker and orchestration tools like Kubernetes to enable scalable and portable deployments on cloud platforms.
An understanding and hands-on experience of using Linux and ideally proficiency working with at least one programming language (Python, Ruby, Java).
A good understanding of configuration management tools like Ansible, Chef, or Puppet to automate infrastructure provisioning and configuration.
Applied appropriate agile development methods to deliver software products, with strong project management skills through effective delivery of significant projects.

If we’ve just described you, we’d love to meet. Apply now, or if you have any questions about the role or working in the Environmental Data Science team at UKCEH, please feel free to contact Iain Walmsley – [email protected]

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