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Information Technology

Lead Infrastructure Engineer – 57852
£50,427 – £63,500
Multiple Locations


We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit:

Lead Infrastructure Engineer

Location: London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Sheffield, Glasgow

Closing Date: 17 May 2022

Interviews: From 31 May 2022

Grade: 7

Salary: £54,274 – £80,250 (London); £50,427 – £74,306 (National) which may include an allowance up to £25,976

The Role

We’re recruiting for a Lead Infrastructure Engineer here at MoJ Digital & Technology, to be part of our warm and collaborative Technology Operations team.

The MoJ’s Technology Operations team is transforming the ability for the department to support technology services, by providing End User Compute (EUC) services, Network services and Hosting services both in the public cloud and in our on-premise datacentres.  The value the team delivers is multiplied across over a hundred services that make the justice system better for users.

To help picture your life at MoJ D&T please take a look at our blog and our Digital & Technology strategy.

Key Responsibilities:

The role will work collaboratively with colleagues across Technology Services and build strong relationships with Service Owners, Information Security, Customer Service Operational Teams, Project Managers and other key stakeholders.

You will lead, build, maintain and support user-centred systems to serve a variety of government needs.  Be responsible for automating the deployment of systems that follow standard patterns, or components of systems that are more complex. Manage infrastructure for multiple environments through code and build tools to automate infrastructure management tasks.

The role will provide a dedicated 3LS support function, dealing with service requests and tickets and be part of a team responding to major incidents.  Occasionally participate in support during Out of Hours (OoH) (for which you’ll be paid an allowance and further payment when dealing with incidents).  Share knowledge of tools and techniques with the wider team and community, growing awareness, inclusivity and balance.

If this feels like an exciting challenge, something you are enthusiastic about, and want to join our team please read on and apply!


  • 37 hours per week and flexible working options including working from home, working part-time, job sharing, or working compressed hours.
  • We are committed to nurturing our staff and provide lots of training and development opportunities with learning platforms such as: Linux Academy, O’Reilly, Pluralsight, Microsoft Learning, Civil Service Learning, GDS Academy, etc.
  • 10% dedicated time to learning and development with a budget of £1000 a year per person
  • Generous civil service pension based on defined benefit scheme, with employer contributions of 26-30% depending on salary.
  • 25 days leave (plus bank holidays) and 1 privilege day usually taken around the Queens’ birthday. 5 additional days of leave once you have reached 5 years of service.
  • Compassionate maternity, adoption, and shared parental leave policies, with up to 26 weeks leave at full pay, 13 weeks with partial pay, and 13 weeks further leave. And maternity support/paternity leave at full pay for 2 weeks, too!
  • Wellbeing support including access to the Calm app.
  • Nurturing professional and interpersonal networks including those for Careers & Childcare, Gender Equality, PROUD and SPIRIT
  • Bike loans up to £2500 and secure bike parking (subject to availability and location)
  • Season ticket loans, childcare vouchers and eye-care vouchers.
  • 5 days volunteering paid leave.
  • Free membership to BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.
  • Some offices may have a subsidised onsite Gym.

Person Specification


  • Meet the requirements for SC clearance
  • Have designed, implemented and supported infrastructure services to a user base in excess of 10,000 spread across a large number of sites.
  • Strong technical expertise in at least one of the technologies around Public Cloud, End User Computing, Device Management, Data storage, Application Management, Print/Scan, Telephony & Unified Communications and Monitoring & Alerting.
  • Recognise the benefits of infrastructure-as-code, “executable” design documents and using APIs and systems such as AWS Cloud Formation rather than manual steps, to achieve repeatable results from the start.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience implementing and supporting Microsoft Windows Server 2012, 2016, 2019.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of using automation and DevOps tools such as Kubernetes, Ansible, Python, Terraform, Git, Concourse, Jenkins, or Azure DevOps
  • Excellent awareness of Network and Information Security best practice and significant experience of working with multiple stakeholders to design compliant solutions that balance the need for Security against business dynamism. 
  • Have worked with public cloud providers such as Azure/AWS Cloud in a production system.
  • Experience defining a solution using configuration management tools
  • Have expert knowledge of monitoring and proactive alerts

We welcome the unique contribution diverse applicants bring and do not discriminate on the basis of culture, ethnicity, race, nationality or national origin, age, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability status, sexual orientation, educational or social background or any other factor.

Our values are Purpose, Humanity Openness and Together. Find out more here about how we celebrate diversity and an inclusive culture in our workplace.

How to Apply

Candidates must submit a CV and cover letter (c.750 words) which describes how you meet the requirements set out in the Person Specification above.

In D&T, we recruit using a combination of the Digital, Data and Technology Capability and Success Profiles Frameworks. We will assess your Experience, Technical Skills and the following Behaviours during the assessment process:

  • Delivering at Pace

Your application will be reviewed against the Person Specification above by a diverse panel.

Successful candidates who meet the required standard will then be invited to a 1-hour panel interview held via video conference.

Should we receive a high volume of applications, a pre-sift based on your experience in designing, implementing and supporting infrastructure services to a user base in excess of 10,000 spread across a large number of sites will be conducted prior to the sift.

Terms & Conditions

Please review our Terms & Conditions which set out the way we recruit and provide further information related to the role and salary arrangements.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact


The national salary is £50,427 - £59,000, London salary is £54,274 - £63,500. Your salary will be dependent on your base location

Additional Information