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Software Engineer (Dev Ops)

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Recruiter: National Crime Agency
Listed on: 21st April
Location: London, Warrington or Bristol
Salary/Rate: £45,480
Salary Notes: Roles based in London will receive an additional London weighting of £3,424
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Provide the technical expertise that helps keep our nation safe.

Human traffickers, firearms and drugs dealers, cybercriminals and exploiters of children.... at the NCA, we work at the cutting-edge of law enforcement, tackling those posing the most serious threat to UK life.

Now, more than ever, serious and organised criminals are finding new and more ruthless ways to prey on vulnerable people and the wider public. And as the crime landscape continues to evolve, so do we. Our teams work creatively and collaboratively, to find new and unexpected ways to stay ahead. Join them and your work will have a serious impact, as you help us protect millions of people across the UK.

Your role

By joining us in National Data Exploitation Capability (NDEC), you'll become part of the UK's national security capabilities focused on tackling the greatest threats to the UK population and interests through the use of data exploitation and data science.

As a Software Engineer (Dev Ops), you'll support our operational teams by ensuring our NDEC data systems are secure, stable, reliable and quality assured. Your role will involve developing and delivering strategic and tactical data analytical solutions to meet our operational challenges. You can also expect to design, build, test and maintain data systems as well as delivering automated, reliable and secure data services, including writing infrastructure as code. Alongside your technical responsibilities, you'll be responsible for managing, supporting and mentoring other members of the team - especially in terms of providing guidance on programming and coding techniques.

You may also be expected to work directly or indirectly in tackling child sexual exploitation and abuse. This may involve exposure to child sexual abuse images and material, so please consider the sensitive nature of our work before deciding to apply.

Your background

With the ability to adapt to change and drive improvements, you'll bring experience in designing and testing code and programs for the deployment of large data systems using CI/CD pipelines.

You should be skilled in designing solutions with embedded information security controls specifically engineered to mitigate risks. We'll also want to see experience in service support and evidence that you can employ DevOps or DevSecOps practices. Excellent software development skills are essential, and you'll need to have a good knowledge of object-orientated design in a number of programming languages, such as Python, Java and C# or .Net.

If you also have a relevant degree, good knowledge of cloud-based analytical platforms or a DevOps certification, that would be ideal.


We take your career and development seriously and want to help you build a truly successful career with us and the wider Civil Service. So, we'll make sure you receive the right training, guidance and coaching as well as regular performance and development reviews. What's more, as a Civil Service employee you're also entitled to a large range of benefits, including generous annual leave, flexible working, a contributory pension, staff bonuses and recognition, volunteering days, childcare vouchers and other salary sacrifice options, and an employee discount scheme.

The breadth of our capabilities means there's no such thing as a typical NCA officer. We recruit people from virtually every walk of life, from police to project management, crime analysis and commercial procurement. Join us and we'll give you the powers, time and resources to see cases through, as well as high-profile experience to add to your record. On top of this, you'll get to work at the heart of law enforcement response and deal with the biggest threats to national security.