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DevOps Engineer

Job Description

DevOps Engineer - Inside IR35

Contract Term: 6 months

Contracting Authority: Cabinet Office

Location: Hybrid - 2 days per week in London

The Cabinet Office supports the Prime Minister and ensures the effective running of government. The Cabinet Office is also the corporate headquarters for the government, in partnership with HM Treasury, and takes the lead in certain critical policy areas. More information about the Cabinet Office can be found on its website at

The National Situation Centre forms part of the Cabinet Office's Civil Contingencies Secretariat, sitting alongside COBR facilities, as a key part of HMG's crisis response infrastructure. The SitCen is not an operations centre, a replacement for departmental facilities, or responsible for helping data to inform wider government policy. As a priority project for No10 and Cabinet Office, funding has been agreed and a project team is putting in place the necessary data, capabilities, ways of working, physical facilities, and leading recruitment of a permanent team by summer 2021.

Over time, the SitCen will aim to improve data and insights for situational awareness of potential and emerging crises, visualising data in ways that help senior decision makers navigate a complex data landscape and shortening development times to produce insights into unpredicted crises and events. The service it provides and approaches it uses will continuously develop as technology, HMG data holdings and connectivity improve.

As a Dev Ops Engineer your main responsibilities would be:

  • Automating & Configuring CI-CD Pipelines.
  • Supporting the SitCen Data Engineers in their Data Pipeline automation work.
  • Providing technical support capability, solving more challenging platform use and configuration issues.
  • Writing scripts to deliver/work with our platforms, such as developing terraform files.
  • Deployment, automation, management, and maintenance of AWS cloud-based production systems.
  • Designing, maintaining and managing tools for automation of different operational processes.
  • Defining and deploying systems for metrics, logging, and monitoring on AWS platforms.

You'll have:

  • Strong AWS knowledge and experience.
  • Knowledge and experience of Python.
  • Experience of setting up and implementing CI/CD systems.
  • A DevOps background, with good knowledge of cloud-based technologies.

If this role sounds like something that you would be interested in, please click the link to apply or email .

"In applying for this role you acknowledge the following; this role falls in scope of the Off Payroll Working in the Public Sector legislation. Any rates of payment quoted will reflect the gross rate per day for the assignment, and will be subject to appropriate taxes and statutory costs. As such the payment to the intermediary and your income resulting from this contract will be different."

Please be aware that this role can only be worked within the UK and not Overseas.