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Senior DevOps Engineer – 58372
£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:

Senior DevOps Engineer

Location: National*

Closing Date: 10/06/2022

Grade: 7

Salary: London: £54,274 to £75,100 which may include an allowance of up to £20,826, National: £50,427 to £69,892 which may include an allowance of up to £19,465

Working pattern: Full time, part time, flexible

Vacancy number: 58372

*We are currently offering hybrid working which includes 2 days per week in your local office. Office locations can be found here

We’re recruiting for a Senior DevOps Engineer here at MoJ Digital & Technology, to be part of our warm and collaborative Platforms & Architecture team.

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

The Role

As a Senior DevOps Engineer at MOJ Digital & Technology, you’ll be supporting the development and operation of hosting and analytical platforms  that make a genuine difference to people’s lives. You’ll be keeping up to date with the latest technologies and trends, whilst delivering working software early and often.

Platforms and Architecture runs two hosting platforms, theCloud Platform (for new, modern services) and theModernisation Platform (for older, legacy services). We also run the MOJ’sAnalytical Platform, a cloud-first platform for secure data storage and analysis, and anOperations Engineering team who build software easy to adopt shared tooling for service teams. You can read more aboutwhat it’s like to work as an Operations Engineer in the MOJ.

DevOps engineers will work as part of a multidisciplinary team delivering cutting-edge platforms and services for use by service teams across the MOJ. DevOps engineers can act as a technical product owner, developing medium-long term strategies for platforms and services, alongside identifying, testing, building and championing the adoption of emerging technologies.

 At MOJ, you’ll be working on our acclaimedopen-source public services, with user needs at the heart of everything, helping us transform government for the future.

Key Responsibilities:

As a DevOps engineer in Justice Digital, you will:

  • Help build and run user-centred, open source platforms to serve a variety of citizen and government needs;

  • Be responsible for automating the deployment of services that follow standard patterns, or components of systems that are more complex;

  • Manage infrastructure for multiple environments through code;

  • Build tools to automate infrastructure management tasks;

  • Share knowledge of tools and techniques with the wider team and community, both developers and non-developers growing awareness, inclusivity and balance;

  • Occasionally participate in 2nd line support during office hours, and sometimes out of hours (for which you’ll be paid an allowance and further hourly payment when on call)


We use a variety of technologies, but we don’t expect anyone to be an expert in everything:

  • Ruby, Go, Python and Node.js,

  • Kubernetes, Docker

  • AWS and Azure for infrastructure

  • Terraform and CloudFormation for infrastructure provisioning,

  • Mac laptops

  • plus many other tools

We’re happy to help you learn our tech stack once you’re part of our team, too. You can delve into more inour public GitHub repositories.

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

Person Specification


  • Meet the requirements for BPSS clearance

  • Have an awareness of the use of programming languages such as Python, Go, Ruby, Node.js etc.

  • Have an understanding of version control (ideally with Git)

  • Have an awareness of the use of containers, distributed schedulers, and minimal operating systems

  • Have an understanding of container orchestration such as Kubernetes or Docker Swarm

  • Have worked with public cloud providers such as Azure, AWS or Google Cloud in a production system

  • Experience defining a solution using configuration management tools such as Terraform

  • Enjoy learning and helping others

  • Hold yourself and others to a high standard

  • Solve problems in a systematic way

  • Have experience working in a fast paced, agile environment

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 CV 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 CapabilityandSuccess Profiles Frameworks. We will assess your Experience, Technical Skills and the following Behaviours during the assessment process:

  • Delivering at Pace

  • Making Effective Decisions

  • Developing Self and Others

  • Leadership

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 1.5 hour panel interview held via video conference.

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

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