DevOps/Site Reliability Engineer

Job Req ID:  900
Posting Date:  16-Sep-2022
Function:  Infrastructure

Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, United Kingdom

Salary:  Competitive

Platforms Professional 

Ipswich, Cheltenham, or London


Security isn't always the first thing that comes to mind when you think of BT, but when it comes to keeping everyone safely connected, We Are The Protectors. We deal with thousands of cyber-attacks every day, so that millions of people can safely go about their daily lives and run their businesses. We deliver vital work at scale, with real breadth and impact. We connect for good.


You’ve got opportunities

In your role as a Platforms Professional, you’ll bring your technical expertise to bear on interesting and challenging problems. You will solve real-word issues for customers and deliver solutions in an agile manner and ensure we build exactly what they need to time/cost/quality. You will have the opportunity to learn about a wide range of technologies, hardware, and DevOps practices. The solutions you create will utilise the latest technologies, demonstrate innovation and thought leadership, and provide brilliant outcomes for customers.


What you’ll do:

  • Contribute and work within a team on the delivery of specific components, tasks and projects.
  • Engage with the customer, suppliers, professional networks, subject matter experts.
  • Actively contribute to team knowledge sharing, performing mentoring and coaching for those around you.
  • Assist with high level design and architectures which can deliver against customer requirements.
  • Be hands on in the design, development, and testing of the solution. This could include the specification of the system, choice of technologies, creation of data models, implementation, configuration, development, and testing.
  • Work with a range of datasets and platforms including on-prem, cloud or hybrid models.
  • Ensuring security requirements are met with the solutions that are created


You’ll definitely:

  • Be self-driven, able to get to grips with innovative technologies and demonstrate independent research and learning.
  • Demonstrate good problem-solving ability able to work through any issues in a logical manner, documenting solutions as required.
  • Have good technical knowledge of the Linux Operating System.
  • Understand common Infrastructure-as-code tools/patterns and Configuration Management (e.g. Puppet, Ansible, Terraform or similar).
  • Understand network architecture: routing, switching, firewalls & VLANs.
  • Have good knowledge of building and deploying bare-metal and virtual systems using automated processes : Anaconda Kickstart, RedHat Satellite/Foreman).
  • Have a good understanding of system monitoring, metrics, logging, and audit technologies.
  • Have a range of skills in scripting and the Python programming language.
  • Have experience of DevOps ways of working.


You might even:

  • Have knowledge of big data systems architectures, tools, deployment, and configuration.
  • Have knowledge of cloud and hybrid data processing architectures.
  • Have experience of owning the delivery of projects against Time, Cost and Quality metrics.
  • Have experience of estimating, planning, and costing projects and tasks.
  • Have experience of continuous improvement and process optimisation.


What’s in it for you?

  • Career progression in BT Security and across BT with our internal development programme
  • Competitive salary
  • Location: Ipswich, Cheltenham, or London   
  • Working requirements: On Site full time                
  • Weekly Hours: 37.5
  • Position Type: Full Time  
  • Contract: Permanent



  • Discounted BT Broadband, TV & mobile packages and BT products
  • On target Bonus
  • Share options and 10% pension contribution
  • Professional development and paid for industry certifications/qualifications
  • Flexible benefits/rewards including dental insurance, healthcare, gym memberships etc.
  • Well-being support for you and your family
  • 3 days paid volunteering a year
  • Flexible and smart working (subject to business needs)
  • Due to the sensitive nature of this role you may be required to undergo DV (Developed Vetting) level Security Clearance ( An allowance of £5k per annum may be payable monthly while you hold this DV and continue to work in a role that requires that level of security clearance. The terms of this allowance will be made available if you are successful in being recruited into this role.


About BT

There are two things that we want to share with anyone considering joining us.

Firstly, we’ve got big ambitions for our colleagues and the future of the organisation. These include our vision that inclusion and accessibility drive every conversation we have and every decision we make. We want our workforce to fully represent the communities and customers we serve, because a diverse business is a better business. We value every colleague, their diversity and the contribution that they make. When we say you’re welcome at BT, we really mean it.

Secondly, the one thing the pandemic has taught us is that a lot of current and future colleagues, where and when possible, want to embrace hybrid working. Therefore, we are introducing Smart Working at BT. Smart Working means having the flexibility to choose, as a team, how and where you work depending on your team’s deliverables and needs; when you are at your shared core location to connect with others and when not. It may not be for every role, and, as part of the recruitment process, you’ll have the chance to discuss Smart Working and how it might work for the job you are applying for.


Security is one of the fastest growing parts of our global organisation. We protect our networks from more than 6,500 cyber-attacks each day, invest over £40m in research each year and employ more than 3,000 people - which makes us the largest private cyber security employer in the UK. With incredible opportunities to learn, develop and grow your skills, we’ll invest in you, nurture potential and shape your future – whatever your background or experience. You can find out more about Security in BT here

In today’s world, safe and secure digital connections have never been more vital. You’ll be joining a global company operating at the forefront of the information age: BT employs 90,000 people in 180 countries. With huge scale, we’re capable of achieving great things, striving to be personal, simple, and brilliant for our customers whilst creating an inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds can succeed. Play your part. Make a difference. We are the Protectors.


How to Apply

It's easy to apply online; you just need a copy of your up-to-date CV and to follow the step-by step process. Don't worry if you need to make changes - you'll have the opportunity to review and edit your work on the final page. We look forward to receiving your application!