G3 Senior DevOps / Infrastructure Engineer

Discipline: IT

Sector: Central Government

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 22/05/2020

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £44,371 per annum + £3,339 London weighting


The National Crime Agency (NCA) leads the UK’s fight to cut serious and organised crime, and the Threat Leadership Command, which comprises of a number of specific functions including the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU), Child Exploitation Online Protection team (CEOP), Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking (MSHT) and the Threat Management Team, is responsible for the national response to Serious and Organised Crime threats. Their role is to work with partners inside the NCA and externally the set the strategic direction and facilitate effective delivery of the response. One of their key objectives is to tackle Serious and Organised Crimes threats by maximising the benefit of new capability across the system, and this has attributed to the growth of the organisation, leading to a number of exciting opportunities in the organisation including a Senior DevOps Infrastructure Engineer within the NCCU.

The National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) leads the UK’s fight against cybercrime and uses specialist capabilities and expertise to support law enforcement partners across the UK and coordinate the entire UK response to cybercrime.  The Cyber Engineering Team’s focus is to provide key data capabilities and services which are used primarily by operational, intelligence, and strategy teams from NCCU in their mission to tackle the threat posed by cyber-dependent crime.

As a consequence, the Senior DevOps Infrastructure Engineer will own the overall DevOps process within the NCCU, including setting strategies for products, engaging with wider NCA, while providing support and leadership to a small team of DevOps and Infrastructure engineers.

The successful candidate will be expected to keep up to date with DevOps approaches and adopt new techniques to improve service delivery. Other technical experience includes:

  • Strong Linux experience
  • Ability to demonstrate significant scripting experience including the use of Terraform
  • Experience of CI/CD(Gitlab) and version control (Git).
  • Experience of implementing agile practices
  • Experience in Amazon Web Services
  • Qualification /certification in information assurance and information security, e. SANS, CISSP, or relevant Master course
  • Qualification / certification or equivalent relevant experience in one or more IT systems technologies
  • ITIL foundation

Please note that to be considered, you will have to undergo SC Enhanced clearance, and also undertake and pass a substance misuse test as part of the pre-employment checks. SC Clearance checks also dictate that you must have been a UK resident for three out of the last five years. Within this role, you may well be exposed to images of Child Sexual Exploitation, so please consider and be aware of the sensitive nature of the work before deciding to apply. The NCA welcomes applications from individuals with a range of Neurodivergent thinking styles and from those who may require reasonable adjustments.

For more information on the role please visit https://allenlanerecruitment.wixsite.com/nca-it or contact Steve Wills at Allen Lane on 07921 336 227. To register your interest, please email your CV, Application Form (No more than 250 words per answer), and Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form to nca@allenlane.co.uk by 23:59 on 22/06/2020.

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