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Infrastructure Engineer: WebOps

Posted: 24 Jul 2020 Closes: 14 Aug 2020
Plymouth £26,598
Flexible hm-land-registry/20200724135733

It is a very exciting time to join us as we continue on a major digital transformation programme. Our existing software systems form part of the critical national infrastructure, safeguarding land and property ownership valued at £7 trillion, enabling over £1 trillion worth of personal and commercial lending to be secured against property across England and Wales. You will join our award-winning Digital, Data and Technology Directorate which is the in-house IT division at the heart of the move to a digital, data-driven organisation with the ambition to provide our customers with cutting-edge digital services. 

We are now looking for an Infrastructure Engineer: WebOps to join our Digital, Data and Technology team to help us to achieve this.

Job description

As an Infrastructure Engineer (WebOps), you play a key role in installing, maintaining and supporting key infrastructure components that support HM Land Registry's internal and external business services. You will be working with our IT software development teams to support the delivery of new digital service solutions and their on-going maintenance and will consider the end to end service across the whole application stack and at all points during the service lifecycle. 

In addition, you will build appropriate infrastructure tooling and platforms, encouraging the standardisation of tools and processes in order to ensure efficiencies.


To meet the requirements of this role you will have: 

· knowledge and experience of a Linux operating system, with experience of using scripting; 
· practical knowledge and experience of working with web technologies (e.g LAMP stack or similar); 
· basic understanding and experience of IT infrastructure (networking, databases, security); 
· basic software development experience (Java/PHP/ Python/Ruby) and demonstration of developing software; 
· knowledge and experience of version control systems (eg git/subversion). 

Due to Covid-19, the role will initially be home based so an induction and training will be carried out remotely, with full support from the team. Your home office will be located in the vibrant waterfront city of Plymouth, our environmentally friendly offices provide a great setting in which to work. Hundreds of miles of stunning coastline and 368 square miles of Dartmoor National Park are within easy reach. 

For more information about what its like to work here please see the following links: 

Five Things you didn’t know about working for DDaT 

HMLR Blog 

Our Business Strategy for 2017-2022 sets out our aims of: 

• brilliant at the basics; 
• a comprehensive Land Register; 
• world-leading through Digital Street – our ground-breaking research and development project exploring how land registration might work in 2030; 
• opening our data; 
• expert people; and 
• financially strong.


· Holds a qualification in Information Technology or a related area (Degree Level or equivalent) and / or experience in an IT field.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Working Together
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Developing Self and Others


HM Land Registry offers very competitive terms, conditions and benefits. We provide excellent opportunities for career progression, training and development. You will have access to Civil Service pension and benefits arrangements and generous leave allowances, as well as flexible working – exactly what you would expect from a progressive employer. 

HM Land Registry is a great place to work, where difference is celebrated 

We’re committed to fairness and equality for all, so you feel valued for who you are and what you do. Diversity fuels our innovation. Our shared values help us work together, to benefit the communities we serve. 

Our employee diversity networks support our culture of inclusion and contribute to our diversity action plan. Our current focus is to encourage people from under-represented groups into management and leadership roles, especially people with disabilities, women and ethnic minority colleagues. 

See a list of full benefits:

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.

To apply, please enter your qualifications and work history within the online application form. The Statement of Suitability section (in no more than 1250 words) should be used to provide details of how you meet the essential experience listed below on the Job Description: 

· Knowledge and experience of a Linux operating system, with experience of using scripting. 
· Practical knowledge and experience of working with web technologies (e.g LAMP stack or similar). 
· Basic understanding and experience of IT infrastructure (networking, databases, security). 
· Basic software development experience (Java/PHP/ Python/Ruby) and demonstration of developing software. 
· Knowledge and experience of version control systems (eg git/subversion). 

These criteria and the remaining essential criteria on the job description may all be tested at later stages during the selection process. 

The final selection stage will consist of a blended interview which will be conducted as a video interview, week commencing Tuesday 1 September 2020. 

The blended interview will test the technical skills, experience and behaviours listed in the attached job description, as well as the strengths associated with the role. We want to hear your first, unrehearsed, natural response to strength questions, and so we don’t advertise which strengths are being tested. 

The best way to prepare for strengths questions is to reflect on what you identify as your own personal strengths, and your preferred ways of working. 

Please review your application form before clicking ‘submit’ – once you have submitted, you will not be able to amend your application. 

Ensure your application form is received by the closing date for receipt of applications – this is 11:55pm on the advertised date. 

HMLR is accredited to the Disability Confidence Scheme, which denotes organisations which have a positive attitude towards disabled people. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria at the shortlisting stage are guaranteed an invitation to interview. 

If any candidate requires the panel to consider a reasonable adjustment or there is anything else they would like the panel to take into consideration they are asked to notify us of this at application stage where possible or during the process as soon as it becomes a requirement. 

If you would like further information about the use of your personal data, please click on the link below: 

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Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.


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