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Job description

Within your role, you will work as part of a cross functional team to implement, operate and support the HM Land Registry web infrastructure supporting all our digital internal and external services using a mixture of cloud technologies, containerisations using Kubernetes and other open source components.

Duties will include providing technical support for IT Infrastructure and platforms, as part of a wider infrastructure engineering community. You will also assist in the planning and management of technical changes related to your IT Operations specialism. Additionally, you will be required to pro-actively support live services and take responsibility for the resolution of live incidents or escalation, as appropriate. You will take responsibility for assimilating and developing your own knowledge base, whilst keeping up to date with emerging technologies and sharing this across the wider infrastructure community.

ResponsibilitiesTo meet the requirements of this role, you will have:

Experience of programming skills (e.g. Python, PHP, Ruby, Java)
Basic knowledge of using Linux operating systems with the ability to give an example of an action performed.
Awareness and interest in working in a DevOps environment.
Awareness of Cloud Hosting providers and the benefit they provide.
Evidence of high-level planning and managing technical change.
Effective communication skills, including ability to interact and build working relation with engineers and other stakeholders.
Technical information gathering, analysis and problem solving.

For more information about the role, please see the attached candidate pack.

Due to Covid-19, the role will initially be home based so an induction and training will be carried out remotely, with full support from the team. Once safe to do so, your home office will be located in the vibrant waterfront city of Plymouth.

The Digital, Data and Technology Directorate is the in-house IT division for HMLR. We are currently recruiting several roles to ensure the directorates teams contain the right blend of skills, experience and knowledge to take our major transformation programme forward. These teams are at the heart of the move to a digital, data-driven organisation with the ambition to provide our customers with cutting-edge digital services.

Our Business Strategy for 2017-2022 sets out our aims of:

brilliant at the basics;
a comprehensive Land Register;
world-leading through Digital Street our ground-breaking research and development project exploring how land registration might work in 2030;
opening our data;
expert people; and
financially strong.

For more information about what its like to work here please see the following links:
Building our digital capability through Communities of Practice
Working for HM Land Registry/

Holds a qualification in Information Technology or a related area (Degree Level or equivalent) and / or experience in an IT field.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Delivering at Pace


HM Land Registry offers very competitive terms, conditions and benefits. We provide excellent opportunities for career progression, training and development. You will have access to Civil Service pension and benefits arrangements and generous leave allowances, as well as flexible working exactly what you would expect from a progressive employer.

HM Land Registry is a great place to work, where difference is celebrated

Were committed to fairness and equality for all, so you feel valued for who you are and what you do. Diversity fuels our innovation. Our shared values help us work together, to benefit the communities we serve.

Our employee diversity networks support our culture of inclusion and contribute to our diversity action plan. Our current focus is to encourage people from under-represented groups into management and leadership roles, especially people with disabilities, women and ethnic minority colleagues.

Please see our full list of benefits:

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Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check .

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.

Please upload an anonymised CV to include your qualifications, career history, skills and experience. We ask that you do not include any personal details.

Please complete the statement of suitability section (up to 1000 words) and describe how you meet the essential criteria below:

Experience of programming skills (e.g. Python, PHP, Ruby, Java)
Basic knowledge of using Linux operating systems with the ability to give an example of an action performed.
Awareness and interest in working in a DevOps environment.
Awareness of Cloud Hosting providers and the benefit they provide.

The sift will take place week shortly after the closing date. The final selection stage will consist of a blended interview which will be conducted as a video interview week commencing week commencing Monday 8 March 2021.

Please review your application form before clicking submit once you have submitted, you will not be able to amend your application.

Ensure your application form is received by the closing date for receipt of applications this is 11:55pm on the advertised date.

HMLR is accredited to the Disability Confidence Scheme, which denotes organisations which have a positive attitude towards disabled people. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria at the shortlisting stage are guaranteed an invitation to interview.

If any candidate requires the panel to consider a reasonable adjustment or there is anything else they would like the panel to take into consideration they are asked to notify us of this at application stage where possible or during the process as soon as it becomes a requirement.

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Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:
  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UKs
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
Job Sector
Information Technology
Job Position
Software Engineer
Estimated Salary
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