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Job description

As a Senior Cloud Engineer (Azure) you will be part of the Azure Platform Team who have a key function in the provision and maintenance of the HM Land Registry (HMLR) remote working solution and back office applications hosted in Microsoft Azure.

Within this role you will engage with multiple teams in HMLR and will be involved in the process of designing, deploying, and developing the services hosted in Microsoft Azure. You will work in partnership with our IT software development teams and wider operational business, to support the delivery of new cloud service solutions and their ongoing maintenance.

Duties will include providing technical support for the maintenance of IT Infrastructure and platforms, as part of a wider infrastructure engineering community. You will represent your specialism on relevant projects and programmes, providing advice and guidance as required.

In addition you will plan and manage technical changes related to your specialism, whilst ensuring that requirements are met and service levels continue to be achieved.

Please see attached candidate pack for further information.

ResponsibilitiesTo meet the requirements of this role, you will hold a qualification in IT or a related area (Degree level or equivalent) and/or have experience in an IT field.

You will have a proven in depth knowledge of working in a Windows or Azure environment and deploying to Cloud Hosting providers. You will have extensive knowledge of Infrastructure as code and automation/orchestration technologies, such as pipelines, Terraform.

You will be able to demonstrate experience of high level planning and managing technical change, while gathering information, analysis and problem solving.

Effective communication skills, including ability to interact and build working relationships with engineers and other stakeholders are essential.

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/

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together
  • Delivering at Pace


Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
  • Holds a qualification in Information Technology or a related area (Degree Level or equivalent) and / or experience in an IT field.


Benefits

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, to help you achieve a work-life balance that works for you and us. HM Land Registry is a vibrant place to work with sport and social events and a variety of clubs.

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 click here for further information on our rewards package:
Working for HM Land Registry

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Security

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, Experience and Technical skills.

To apply please copy and paste your CV into the online application form, to include your qualifications and work history.

You will also be asked to complete The Statement of Suitability section (in no more than 1000 words), this should be used to provide details of how you meet the essential criteria listed on the Job Description:
-In depth knowledge of working in a Windows or Azure environment.
-In depth knowledge of deploying to Cloud Hosting providers.
-In depth knowledge of supporting production systems.
-In depth knowledge of Infrastructure as code and automation/orchestration technologies, such as pipelines, Terraform.

The sift will take place 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 1st 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 UK
  • 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
£33,839.00
City/Town
Plymouth
Address
Plymouth, UK Show on map
Location
Plymouth
Post date
Closing date

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