Cloud Engineer - National Security (hybrid working) - #1132918

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence


Date: 1 week ago
City: Manchester
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

Location(s): UK, Europe & Africa : UK : Manchester 


BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,500 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 10 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data, so that governments, nation states, armed forces and commercial businesses can unlock digital advantage in the most demanding environments.


Our National Security business in Manchester is growing and there are an increasing number of opportunities to work with a range of National Security clients to provide solutions that have a real impact. We are looking for experienced Cloud Engineers to join our team following this continuous growth and success in the UK Government sector. You could be part of a growing team that not only delivers for its clients but also gives back to the community with plenty of opportunities to get involved with local community engagement and outreach activities to help build tech and cyber skills in the region.


What you could be doing for us:



  • Designing and building cloud-native architectures

  • Using Terraform or CDK to deploy resources

  • Infrastructure creation and management and design

  • Liaising with key stakeholders, internal and external

  • Create exemplar implementation patterns to projects (i.e. provide a standard Puppet script that will create a single AWS server with some CM)

  • Managing and controlling the software configuration for projects including the source repository

  • Leveraging many AWS security features and ensuring security best practices with developers

  • For Senior Engineers there will be an opportunity for you to lead teams or individuals


What background we are looking for:



  • You must be skilled in a range of AWS services, and show a keenness to keep up to date with the latest releases

  • Experience using Infrastructure as Code, for example, Terraform, Cloudformation or CDK

  • Have used configuration management tools e.g. puppet, chef, ansible etc

  • Understanding of networking and how that translates to software defined networking in the cloud

  • Experience in container orchestration systems, for example Kubernetes, ECS or Openshift

  • Proficiency in scripting in at least 1 language e.g. Python, Bash, Go

  • AWS certifications desired although not essential, we can provide opportunity for you to go through training courses and get certified in AWS.


Security Clearance


Due to the nature of our, work successful candidates for this role will be required to go through Government SC clearance prior to starting with us. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/security-vetting-and-clearance


How we will support you:



  • You’ll have a dedicated Career Manager to help you develop your career and guide you on your journey through BAE

  • Don’t know a particular technology? Your learning and development is key to your future career and we provide a range of excellent training courses to enable you to upskill in a given technology

  • You are welcome to join any/all of our Diversity and Support groups.  These groups cover everything from gender diversity to mental health and wellbeing.


Life at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence 


We are embracing Hybrid Working. This means you and your colleagues may be working in different locations, such as from home, another BAE Systems office or client site, some or all of the time, and work might be going on at different times of the day.


By embracing technology, we can interact, collaborate and create together, even when we’re working remotely from one another. Hybrid Working allows for increased flexibility in when and where we work, helping us to balance our work and personal life more effectively, and enhance well-being.


Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds – the best and brightest minds – can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. 


Division overview: Capabilities


At BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Capabilities is the engine that keeps the business moving forward. It is the largest area of Digital Intelligence, containing our Engineering, Consulting and Project Management teams that design and implement the defence solutions and digital transformation projects that make us a globally recognised brand in both the public and private sector.


As a member of the Capabilities team, you will be creating and managing the solutions that earn us our place in an ever changing digital world. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours. 


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