DevOps Engineer - IAMS - Exeter - Technojobs

DevOps Engineer - IAMS


Met Office

Listed on

25th June




£33,794 - £36,235



We're looking for an exceptional DevOps Engineer - IAMS to help us make a difference to our planet.

As our DevOps Engineer - IAMS, the job may be suitable for hybrid working, which is where an employee works part of the week in the office and part of the week from home. This is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement and the location advertised will be your contractual place of work.

Our opportunity is full time, 37 hours per week. Our people are at the heart of what we do and we'll do our best to agree a working pattern that works for everyone.

World changing work

From science to technology, from meteorology to management, and from planning to communication, our expertise helps us stand out as the authority on weather accuracy and climate prediction. We help individuals, industries and government to make better decisions to stay safe and thrive. This is the Met Office. This is who we are.

  • We're a force for good - focusing on our environmental and social impact

  • We're experts by nature - always learning and developing to do things better

  • We live and breathe it - putting our purpose at the heart of decision-making

  • We're better together - understanding partnerships and inclusivity make us greater

  • We keep evolving - pushing boundaries to make tomorrow better for our customers

Your world of expertise

A Day in the Life of a IAMS DevOps Engineer:

We work flexibly and try to adhere to core hours of 10am - 4pm. We start the day with a stand up to discuss what we are working on and any blockers we may have and then get stuck into our tasks for the day.

Our custom IAMS solution is used by thousands of users across the Met Office and our customers. We employ Azure, AWS and ServiceNow as identity providers, for CI/CD, workflows, testing and more. The tasks you pick up from the Jira board will be varied and will provide opportunities to master multiple technologies.

As a DevOps Engineer, you will architect and implement novel solutions to complex identity challenges and deliver them to production whilst providing technical mentorship to junior colleagues and the development teams of consuming services.

Identity and Access Management (IAM) extends far beyond a pane in the AWS console for us. Our team are experts in identity from on-premise to the cloud, from Azure to AWS, from SAML to OIDC, from MFA to verified ID. We are experts in the technologies we use and we are experts in the business problems we solve.

Our team participates and contributes to various Agile ceremonies, such as sprint planning, daily stand-ups, refinement, and retrospectives. As a senior member of the team, you will have the opportunity to lead the team through technical refinement sessions and assist the other senior members of the team in shaping the future of our service. By engaging in open communication and embracing a culture of shared ownership, you will play a vital role in fostering a positive and productive work environment that thrives on innovation, learning, and growth.

Our team takes ownership of and resolves support issues and tasks quickly and efficiently. This includes responding to alerts, troubleshooting and resolving incidents, and coordinating with other teams to ensure the resilience of our production systems.

Your key duties

  • Help the Met Office build Identity and Access management solutions that supports the adoption of cloud and hybrid cloud services that is in line with our vision of: "Provide a unified approach to protecting data and services with an Identity and Access Management service that is manageable, scalable, and easy to use"

  • Using proven industry knowledge and experience with Identity and Access Management to set future technical direction for both the Identity and Access management team and the Met Office development community

  • Establish common reusable IT services and patterns for Access Management for both internal and external customers

  • Contribute to the continuous improvement and development of the Corporate Identity and Access Management (IAMS) DevOps team and the services they provide

  • Support the automation of both the customer and employee access management journeys including the automation of access controls and identity governance

Why join us

Our work is life-changing, often life-saving and always life-enhancing. The Met Office is accredited as a 'Great Place to Work UK 2023' and in addition has achieved a place on both the UK's 'Best Workplaces in Tech' and 'Best Workplaces for Women' lists.

As our DevOps Engineer - IAMS, your total reward package will be up to £49,174 annually, which includes:

  • £33,794 base pay

  • An outstanding Civil Service pension, with an average employer contribution of 27%

  • Recruitment Retention Allowance (RRA): you will be paid £2,200 per annum as a market supplement to reflect the demand for your skills. Whilst in post, you will be paid this market driven allowance from April 2024 until September 2025 in your monthly pay

  • Annual Leave starting at 27.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising to 32.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) after 5 years and option to buy or sell up to 5 days per year of annual leave

Essential Criteria, skills and experience:

  1. Cloud experience: You should have experience with cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud

  2. Programming skills: Proficiency in a high-level programming language. We use Python and JavaScript. (Expert by Nature)

  3. Automation skills: You should have experience with automation and CI/CD tools. We use AWS Cloudformation and CodePipeline.

  4. Experience with IAM technologies: You should have a working knowledge of identity and access management technologies such as single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, and access control.

  5. Collaboration and communication: You should be able to work effectively with other teams and communicate clearly to ensure that identity and access management processes are integrated smoothly into the overall DevOps workflow. (Better Together)

  6. Continuous learning: You should be committed to continuous learning and staying up-to-date with best practices in software development and identity and access management. (Keep Evolving)

Desirable Criteria:

We encourage you to apply if you believe you meet our essential criteria, but we're also keen to discover if you have:

  1. Knowledge of security protocols: A strong understanding of security protocols such as OAuth, OpenID Connect, and SAML.

  2. Agile methodology: Familiarity with agile development methodologies, such as Scrum or Kanban, to facilitate collaboration and iterative development.

How to apply

If you share our values, we'd love to hear from you! Click apply to begin your application. Please complete your career history and provide evidence against each of the essential criteria in the supporting statement questionnaire. We recommend candidates use the CARL method (Context, Action, Result and Learning) for presenting evidence of experience and skills

Closing date Monday 08/07/2024 at 23:59 with first stage interviews commencing from 22/07/2024. You will hear from us once the closing date has passed.

How we can help

If you are considering applying and need support to do so, please contact us via . You can request adjustments either within your application or by contacting us. Should you be offered an interview, please be aware there may be a selection exercise which could include a presentation, written test or a scenario-based activity. You can select in your application to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. To be invited to interview/assessment under this scheme, your application must meet the essential criteria for the role.

We understand that great minds don't always think alike and as an equal opportunities employer we welcome applications from those with all protected characteristics. We recruit on merit, fairness, and open competition in line with the Civil Service Code.

We can only accept applications from those eligible to live and work in the UK - please refer to GOV.UK for information. We require Security clearance, for which you need to have resided in the UK for at least 3 of the last 5 years to be eligible. You will need to achieve full security clearance within your first 6 months with us.

Contact Name: Polly Ransome

Reference: TJ/3181/metoffice/TP/435/66_1719306139

Job ID: 3329129

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