Systems Engineer

H M Revenue & Customs
13 Feb 2018
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Services (RCDTS) was set up in 2015 as a subsidiary of HMRC`s Chief Digital & Information Officer Group and has one of the largest customer bases in the world.

This is an exciting opportunity to join HMRC’s Cloud Delivery Group (CDG) where you will be working within one of the biggest IT estates in Europe and supporting a large scale and radical transformational programme that will have a profound impact for HMRC and its Customers. Working within Development, Test and Operate (DTO) Directorate, CDG is responsible for engineering and delivering IT strategy into Cloud environments.


The CDG Engineering team are responsible for developing fundamental Cloud artefacts; be it tooling or Cloud Services to CDG Customers. The right candidate will know and understand the pace of change and will have a track record of delivering innovative enterprise scale solutions in the public Cloud.

Essential Criteria

You will need to demonstrate within your application the following essential experience;

·An excellent understanding and implementation knowledge of Public Cloud offerings (AWS, Azure etc.).

·The ability to script (Powershell, Ansible, Python, Bash) and automate (Ansible, Cloudformation, ARM) all activities in Hyperscale Cloud.

·Solid experience of working with Linux and Microsoft Server Operating Systems.

·Domain and Administration technologies (Active Directory) and designs.

·Backup, Anti-Virus, Monitoring (ELK, Splunk, Opsview.).

·Demonstrate an ability to communicate across IT disciplines to get the best solution and ensure nothing gets overlooked that could jeopardise performance or the integrity of the existing IT estate. · Able to work effectively in pressurised situations and can be relied upon to deliver, irrespective of circumstances.

·Able to work in highly ambiguous situations and without supervision

·The successful applicant for this role will need to be eligible for and willing to undergo SC clearance following appointment in to the post.

Desirable Criteria

·A good understanding or working knowledge of Container technologies such as Docker.

·A good understanding or working knowledge of the following tools: Puppet, Ansible, Jenkins, and Terraform, Packer, Vault.

·Experience of working in an agile environment and experience with agile methodologies such as TDD, Scrum, Kanban.

·Solid experience of developing DNS across Cloud providers.

·Backup, Anti-Virus, Monitoring (ELK, Splunk, Grafana etc.) specific to Hyperscale Cloud.

·Strong skills in implementing and diagnosing Cloud based networks

·Experience or awareness of ITIL ways of working.


·Work as part of a technical team in a collaborative and innovative way, developing CDG products and services.

·Design and develop tooling, products and solutions for the Cloud Delivery Group at the direction of the Product Owners and Senior Systems Engineer

·Continual knowledge development of Cloud provider roadmaps and maintain proficiency in industry technologies and trends.

·Implement new capabilities into the CDG offerings and service catalogues.

·Review and ensure conformance of tooling test plans to meet expected quality standards.

·Advise on engineering standards, procedures, methods, tools and techniques.

·Contribute to reviews and audits of projects from an engineering perspective.

·Contribute to the assessment and validation of engineering risk.

·Engage in knowledge transfer across CDG.

·Engage in continuous improvement to improve CDG performance.

·Conduct personal professional development to keep up to date on new technologies.

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