Location: UK: Ipswich

Opportunity: Supported Hiring into permanent role

Start Date: ASAP

Apply by: 23 April 2024 

*Applications have now closed*

Are you ready to restart your career and Connect for Good? Return to work with BT and help them build the future

BT is partnering with Career Returners (previously Women Returners) to offer supported hiring in their Networks team. They are looking for a DevOps Engineer and welcome returner candidates to apply for this role.

A successful returner candidate, who has had a career break of 18 months or more, will receive coaching support through the transition period from Career Returners. Your career break may have been for childcare, eldercare, relocation or other reasons. You may have been working on a small-scale basis to fit around other commitments or not done any paid work for a number of years.

Opportunities Available

BT is committed to the development of all its people – for them it is will over skill – if you have a passion for the field but only some of the skills below, they would still love to hear from you. BT is committed to flexible working and making a role work for the best individual.

As a DevOps Engineer at BT Group, you will play a crucial role in the design, implementation, and maintenance of their cutting-edge infrastructure and deployment pipelines. Leveraging your expertise in modern programming languages, CI/CD best practices, and TCP/IP, you will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to drive automation, efficiency, and reliability across their systems.

This job role will be centered around their new Global Fabric platform, looking at how they transform the management and delivery of Networks.

Your role will be crucial in automating BT’s internet services platform.

What you’ll be doing

  • CI/CD Pipeline Development: Lead the design, implementation, and optimisation of CI/CD pipelines to automate software delivery and deployment processes
  • Infrastructure as Code (IaC): Utilise tools such as Ansible to provision and manage infrastructure resources in a scalable and efficient manner
  • Container Orchestration: Managing Kubernetes clusters to orchestrate containerized applications and microservices effectively
  • Monitoring and Logging: Configure and maintain monitoring solutions such as Elastic search and Apache Kafka to ensure the health and performance of their systems and Network
  • Database Management: Work with both relational (MySQL) and NoSQL databases to design, deploy, and optimise data storage solutions
  • Network Engineering: Apply your understanding of network principles to troubleshoot network faults within their systems and look at how you can optimise performance, and enhance security across their infrastructure
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with software development teams to integrate DevOps best practices into the software development lifecycle
  • Solving problems: Ensuring that mission-critical services stay up and running and building automation to prevent problem recurrence with the goal of automated response to all non-exceptional service conditions

Key Skills:

  • Either proven experience as a DevOps Engineer or relevant bachelor’s degree along with learning mind-set
  • Proficiency in at least one Oops language preferably Python
  • Expertise in CI/CD pipelines and associated tools
  • Containerization technologies, specifically Kubernetes
  • Internet protocol suite – TCP/IP
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment

About BT

BT has a key role in British society, fostering change and leading technology innovation. From delivering the Olympics, to supporting the emergency services, to investing more into research than any other UK technology company, they take pride in everything they do – and in the people who work there. They’re now a global company operating at the forefront of the information age, employing 90,000 people in 180 countries. And they’re on a mission. Guided by their core values of Personal, Simple and Brilliant their goal is to help customers, communities and businesses overcome barriers and release their potential. So, if you’re interested in the power of potential, why not join them today and release yours?

BT’s mission is to break down the barriers of today to release the potential of tomorrow. Join them today and release yours. There are two things that they want to share with anyone considering joining them.

Firstly, they’ve got big ambitions for their colleagues and the future of the organisation. These include their vision that inclusion and accessibility drive every conversation they have and every decision they make. They want their workforce to fully represent the communities and customers they serve, because a diverse business is a better business. They value every colleague, their diversity and the contribution that they make. When they say you’re welcome at BT, they really mean it.

Secondly, the one thing the pandemic has taught them is that a lot of current and future colleagues, where and when possible, want to embrace hybrid working. Therefore, they are introducing smart working at BT. Smart working means having the flexibility to choose, as a team, how and where you work depending on your team’s deliverables and needs; when you are at your shared core location to connect with others and when not. It may not be for every role, and, as part of the recruitment process, you’ll have the chance to discuss smart working and how it might work for the job you are applying for.

You can read more here about what it’s like to work at BT

How to Apply

It’s easy to apply online; you just need a copy of your up-to-date CV and to follow the step-by step process. Don’t worry if you need to make changes – you’ll have the opportunity to review and edit your work on the final page.

Find out more about the role and apply using the link below:

DevOps Engineer

 ** IMPORTANT: To indicate to the BT Recruitment Team that you are applying through Career Returners please add ‘(Career Returners)’ in your CV and cover letter after your last name** 

Apply ASAP as applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis. Closing date is 23 April 2024.

For any questions, complete this form, including details of the role you’re interested in and that you are a career returner: Careers enquiries – Contact BT | BT Plc