Platform Engineer - Azure/AWS - Leeds

Job City:  Leeds
Professional Area:  Engineering - Software
Job Req ID:  120426


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


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.

About the role

Are you passionate about working with cutting-edge technology? Are you self-motivated to find innovative solutions to complex challenges as part of a team who help keep the UK safe?  We are growing our DevOps capability in Leeds and are interested in hearing from Platform and DevOps Engineers at all career levels.
You’ll play a key role within empowered, autonomous DevOps teams to flexibly and efficiently design, develop, deploy and maintain applications and services. Working with our customers to build systems that support their mission you’ll be encouraged to identify new ways of solving problems. You will work in a small team and will be given as much ownership and responsibility as you have the appetite for; whilst being part of a large Engineering community that can give you the support that you want in order to expand your knowledge and capabilities.
We fully embrace DevOps ways of working, and build a very broad range of solutions for our customers. We value engineers who enjoy operating in roles with exposure to the full delivery lifecycle. 

Not only will you and the team be making an impact upon the systems you work with, you’ll be doing it for an organisation that has a huge impact on the security and safety of the UK and other nations.

Security Clearance is required for this role, if you are not currently Security Cleared, you will need to be eligible for this and willing to go through the clearance process.


About you

You will have experience of working in a DevOps or Platform Engineering role with Azure technology. Excellent communication and problem solving skills are vital in this role, as is a desire to learn new technologies.


In addition you will have:

  • An appreciation of Infrastructure as Code, and CI/CD tooling such as Terraform, Cloud formation, CDK
  • Scripting abilities with languages such as Shell, Bash, Python, JavaScript or Typescript
  • A working knowledge of Linux, networking, routing & firewalls 
  • Experience of working in an Agile environment (e.g. Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, XP)

It would be great if you also had experience in some of the following, but if not we’ll help you with developing those skills:

  • Configuration Management tools such as Puppet, Chef, or Ansible
  • Other cloud technologies such as  AWS, Codecommit, API Gateway, Lambda


What’s in it for you?
You will find an environment that supports your personal development, giving you the opportunity to work on a variety of different projects and technologies. You'll be given flexibility in order to learn and pick up new technologies and approaches with access to training to help you do it.  You’ll work alongside talented engineers that are constantly looking at new ways to exploit technology for the benefit of our customers.


We have flexible hybrid working arrangements, on average you’d probably be on site at our Leeds office 1-2 days per week.

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. 

Job Title:  Platform Engineer - Azure/AWS - Leeds

Job City:  Leeds
Professional Area:  Engineering - Software
Job Req ID:  120426