SC DevOps Engineer (AWS/Docker/Kubernetes)

  • Location

    Croydon, Surrey

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  • Contact:

    Charlotte Edwards

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Our client are looking for 'SC' cleared DevSecOps Engineer with experience using AWS, Kubernetes and Docker. A successful candidate will be embedded into a DevOps team responsible for managing the build, deployment, and continuous integration of the project through development, test, and production.

In addition, the DevSecOps role, the candidate will need to support the security design and implementation of NCSC security principles for all environments.

Experience in core security functions such as operating system hardening (native hosts and containers), protective monitoring and public key infrastructure is highly desired.

The candidate will be expected to support a Security Professional in the DevOps environment.

Key requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience of AWS, Docker and Kubernetes is essential to the role
  • Experience deploying, profiling, and debugging distributed systems
  • Knowledge and experience of configuring and deploying security functionality in alignment with National Cyber Security Centre principles - (desired but not essential) Client is ideally looking for candidates with previous experience working for central government functions.
  • Ability to operate in small cross-functional engineering teams to build supportable, sustainable, and reliable services
  • A keen interest in open source and a desire to contribute back to the community and other departments
  • Knowledge of content inspection security controls at the boundary
  • Experience of working in an Agile Delivery Team, demonstrating strong communication and presentation skills


  • Knowledge of Docker and Kubernetes
  • Knowledge of configuring security management tools
  • Reasonable fluency in at least one of: Python, Ruby, Go, BASH
  • Experience of security hardening of GNU/Linux OS
  • Deep knowledge of GNU/Linux
  • Knowledge of configuration management tools
  • Solid understanding of CI and build engineering
  • Understanding of cloud concepts, specifically AWS
  • Experience of IP networking and physical networks


  • Configuration Management - Git, GitLab, Jenkins, Artifactory, Ansible, Terraform - one of these or all?
  • Environment - Linux, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS
  • Management - ELK, Sysdig, Vault, Keycloak
  • Coding Languages - Python (essential), Ruby (essential), Go, BASH

Standard working days and hours but there is an infrequent need to support planned maintenance out of hours.

The project is primarily based out of Croydon, with the potential requirement to travel to remote sites in the South-East.

Suitable candidates should submit their CV in the first instance.