Senior Cloud Network Engineer
It is an exciting time for HM Land Registry as we continue to embark on a major transformation programme. HMLR's ambition is to become the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data.
We are now looking for an experienced Senior Cloud Network Engineer to join our Digital, Data and Technology team to help us to achieve this.
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.
HM Land Registry's existing software systems and services form part of the critical national infrastructure, safeguarding land and property ownership valued at £7 trillion. This enables over £1 trillion worth of personal and commercial lending to be secured against property across England and Wales.
As a Cloud Network Engineer you will be part of the IT Operations Practice; which sits within the Digital, Data and Technology directorate, whose responsibility is for the performance and delivery of all technical infrastructure which, underpins and supports the organisation.
You will work as part of a cross functional team to implement, operate and support the HM Land Registry cloud network infrastructure. Main duties will include providing technical support for maintenance of IT Infrastructure and platforms, as part of a wider infrastructure engineering community. You will also represent your specialism on relevant projects and programmes, whilst providing advice and guidance to ensure services are developed in a supportable design. In addition, you will plan and manage technical changes related to your IT Operations specialism.
To meet the requirements of this role, you will have in depth knowledge, proven expertise and practical experience in Firewalls, Cloud based networking and Network monitoring. You will also have a solid understanding of internet routing protocols and concepts. Experience of configuring and managing AWS or Azure networking and Infrastructure as code and automation/orchestration technologies such as Ansible, Jenkins and Terraform is essential.
Alongside the technical experience required for this role, you will also be an effective communicator with demonstrable experience of dealing with 3rd party suppliers and customers. You also have evidence of high-level planning and managing technical change and effective time management skills.
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. Once safe to do so, your home office will be located in the vibrant waterfront city of Plymouth.
The Digital, Data and Technology Directorate is the in-house IT division for HMLR. We are currently recruiting several roles to ensure the directorate’s teams contain the right blend of skills, experience and knowledge to take our major transformation programme forward. These teams are at the heart of the move to a digital, data-driven organisation with the ambition to provide our customers with cutting-edge digital services.
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.
For more information about what its like to work here please see the following links:
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• Holds a qualification in Information Technology (Degree Level or equivalent); and / or substantial experience in an IT role.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Communicating and Influencing
- Working Together
- Seeing the Big Picture
- Making Effective Decisions
- Delivering at Pace
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.
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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, work history, skills and experience within the online application form.
Please ensure you outline your skills and experience for the role and provide details of how you meet the essential criteria listed on the job description.
An initial sift of your application will be conducted against the Essential Technical Skills and Experience Criteria listed within the job description.
If successful at the shortlisting stage you will be invited to attend a blended interview and may be asked to deliver a pre-prepared presentation, which will be conducted as a video interview due to Covid-19; week commencing Monday 7 December 2020.
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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.
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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.