|Number of vacancies||6|
|Location||Newcastle or Manchester & Blackpool|
|Salary||Up to £49,482|
Great work life balance and flexible benefits including employer pension contributions of up to 10%, a performance related annual bonus of up to 10%, and lots more.
|Closing date||9 December 2018|
Want to be part of something really big?
If you’re creative and curious to learn, want to be empowered to make decisions and challenge the norm, and want to bring BIG ideas to a MASSIVE digital challenge then you’ll love it here. And we’d love to hear from you.
We are looking for Linux Engineer – Infrastructure Server Support to work with us on one of the biggest transformation programmes in Europe, providing services that have far-reaching and pivotal roles in citizens’ lives.
In BPDTS Ltd you will be part of an organisation responsible for the delivery of digital platforms and services, real-time analytics and flexible infrastructure, providing secure and resilient services to DWP. Joining an innovative, supportive, and fast growing community of skilled digital professionals you will work in agile and creative ways to improve public services, with the power to make a difference to the lives of 22 million UK citizens.
You and your role
As a Linux Engineer – Infrastructure Server Support Analyst, you will be part of a wider team who are critical in supporting and maintaining the infrastructure across the DWP estate. This in turn allows DWP users to provide services to millions of vulnerable UK citizens.
You, along with the team, will be responsible to ensure these are kept online and running as they affect thousands of DWP users, who in turn provide services to millions of vulnerable UK citizens.
You will provide mentoring and coaching to others in the team and in turn will be a good team player yourself to help backup the existing sense of camaraderie.
You are technically gifted with an investigative way of thinking and enjoy the challenge of getting stuck into issues to find out why things aren’t working.
You are someone who is able to work under pressure and accustomed to change. Your strong technical background will allow to learn and picks up skills fast.
Whilst the role is demanding it is also rich in opportunities to expand upon your technical knowledge and expertise.
Please note that the team provides support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and as a result you may be expected to work as part of an on call rota.
You must be willing to undergo appropriate security clearance (SC).
What are we looking for?
- Manage and maintain hardware and software such as Red Hat Linux 5 > 7.3, Red Hat Identity Manager (IdM), X86 HP BL660c Blades, HP7000
- Experience with Vmotion, VMWare ESX and Active Directory
- Experience with deployment tools such as Puppet and Gitlab
- Experience in hosting operations
- Experience and successful track record of operation of products, services and techniques used to operate hosting services in large scale organisations
- Experience of the main Infrastructure technologies – Compute, Network, Storage
- Knowledge of a service management framework
- (e.g. ITIL) terminology, structure and basic concepts, and comprehend the core practices for service management.
Where will you work?
BPDTS Ltd provides dedicated services to the Department for Work and Pensions. Our digital, data and technology specialists work closely with experts in DWP Digital’s community to make digital services quicker, simpler and more efficient for the millions of people that use them.
You’ll join us in one of our easy-to-reach digital hubs in Manchester or Newcastle and Blackpool .
Each hub has been designed for and by members of our digital community. We provide the latest tech and tooling and foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multi-disciplinary teams think big and try new things.
Our central hubs have the best of the city on the doorstep, and we have a range of facilities across the sites from cafes, coffee shops and restaurants, to ping pong, a swimming pool, gym facilities and loads more.
We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.
What is our offer?
- We’ll reward you with a very competitive salary of up to £49,482
- You will be eligible for a pension with employer contributions of up to 10%
- We can offer you a performance related annual bonus of up to 10%
- We’ll help you balance your life and work
- We’ll give you a generous leave allowance, with the option to buy and sell extra days
We also offer much more as part of a flexible benefits package – including a cycle to work scheme and lots of family friendly perks – which can be tailored to your lifestyle.
Building our future
We believe the work we do really matters, so we’re serious about investing in you.
You’ll have access to a huge suite of training and learning opportunities to complement the new skills you’ll acquire on the job. You’ll get the chance to share knowledge and with colleagues from across our digital communities, and to grow your skills through our coaching and mentoring programmes.
Hit APPLY for more information and to continue your application on our careers page. There you will also find candidate pack with more information, which you can download by clicking the ‘Candidate Information Pack’ button.
You’ll need to register (you can use your LinkedIn profile) and then complete a short application form where you’ll upload a CV.
If you have any questions or you want to discuss this opportunity please contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org