DevOps Engineer

Full Time Permanent

South Wales Jobs


Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Services (RCDTS) are working alongside HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and embarking on an ambitious and challenging digital transformation programme which will result in HMRC becoming one of the most digitally advanced tax authorities in the world.

Role and Responsibilities:

Working across mixed-experienced teams and using a variety of technologies from Oracle web technologies to Ansible playbooks with Java web apps, you will be involved in all stages of the project lifecycle contributing to the design, build and deployment of innovative solutions for complex systems. Having a solid knowledge of development processes and networks is key to the role.

The successful candidate will understand DevOps activities including transforming technical requirements into DevOps processes, delivering automated software components that form part of a Dev Ops toolchain, managing test environments as well as identifying and resolving issues preventing delivery.

Duties will include:

Design and configure enterprise level software for delivery of project features.

Continuous integration of software through automation.

Configure and administer git source code repositories.

Configure and understand cloud computing technologies.

Pro-actively develop relevant technology and best practice knowledge and experience.

Research and learn new programming tools and techniques.

Make improvement recommendations e.g. tooling and monitoring.

Design core scripts to automate maintenance and alerting tasks.

Effectively and consistently implement Agile methodologies using appropriate tools such as Confluence and Jira.

Using excellent oral and written communication skills, engage with a range of stakeholders.

Essential criteria

You will have a strong knowledge and understanding, as well as demonstrable experience of:

Operating Systems Administration skills: Linux, Windows, Networking.

Environment management, automation and scripting skills e.g. Shell/Python/Perl scripts

Integrating deployment and automation toolsets into an operational solution.

Continuous build, automated deployment, testing and integration methodology and tooling experience e.g. Jenkins/Maven/Nexus/Ansible or similar.

Using version source control systems such as Subversion or Git.

Debugging a complex multi-server service common web application / integration architectures (SOA).

Working within a product-centric environment.

Application programming (Java is ideal), security, operations, networking and design.


Ideally you will also have knowledge and understanding of:

Managing your workload across multiple concurrent projects each needing DevOps input

Oracle database development

Development environment virtualisation (e.g. AWS)

Agile / Scrum Projects

Agile tooling such as Jira and Confluence

Some travel to other HMRC sites may be required as part of this role (e.g. Southend)

Selection Process

If you are successful at the sift stage, you will be invited to interview to demonstrate your suitability.

Reasonable adjustment

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We want to make sure no one is put at a disadvantage during our recruitment process because of a disability, condition, or impairment. To assist you with this, we will reduce or remove any barriers where possible and provide additional support where appropriate. Please see our Disability Matters: How we can support you during our selection process booklet for more details.

Additional Information

All applicants will need to provide proof that they have the right to work in the UK. Information on Right to Work legislation can be found at . 

We are committed to offering flexible working within our organisation. We will consider all requests to work part-time, flexibly or on a job-share basis. Please speak to the recruitment team or the hiring manager if you would like to discuss flexible working arrangements. 

RCDTS is an office-based organisation committed to achieving the optimum work/life balance arrangements for staff. Where business requirements permit, we are fully supportive of a blend of home and office working.

A copy of the RCDTS Book of Benefits is attached to this job advert

If you are applying for a role in an office within a regional centre location or a transitional or specialist site, then the following may apply: Daily Travel Assistance will be available for this role, provided the successful applicant is a current RCDTS employee and meets the eligibility requirements outlined in the department’s Daily Travel Assistance guidance.

A reserve list may be created if suitable candidates are identified and will last for a period of 12 months.

HMRC’s Technology Sourcing Programme 

HMRC faces a number of contract expiries combined with the need to re-balance control over its digital and technology capability to ensure HMRC can respond quickly and effectively to changing requirements and priorities.

This is a multi-year programme to transform how HMRC delivers and uses IT. The programme is in place to design and deliver the safe disaggregation, exit and transition of HMRC’s major IT contracts and stand-up new arrangements to deliver both IT run and change activity.

The programme will develop and implement a new technology supply chain model, protect live services, enable the department to remediate and prevent technical debt, reduce risk in our IT estate, improve cost effectiveness, provide flexibility and establish partnerships with suppliers to deliver innovation.

​​​​​​​What does this mean for RCDTS? – The programme is due to impact the services that RCDTS currently provides to HMRC. As a result, it is expected that some services currently provided by RCDTS will be delivered within HMRC in the future, and some services will instead be delivered by third party supplier partners. We expect this will mean that, in due course, some RCDTS colleagues will transfer to third party suppliers and other RCDTS colleagues will transfer to HMRC, under the ‘TUPE’ Regulations. RCDTS as a company is due to be closed down once these processes are concluded. There will be prior consultation with RCDTS employees, including via RCDTS’ Employee Forum, on the potential transfers due to result from TSP. More information will therefore be provided to staff before any changes take effect


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