• 13/1/22
  • Ref: J141294



  • Location Icon Scotland, Edinburgh
  • Salary Icon £30000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits: Salary is based on experience
  • Work Type Icon Permanent

Job Description


KDC are looking for a DevOps & IT Engineer with experience working within a DevOps culture who can collaborate with groups within the organisation around a shared goal: to deliver software faster and more reliably to customers and end users.


Our client is a fast growing, innovative company changing the way that software is developed in the space industry. They have customers across the world, ranging from universities and space agencies to commercial organisations and start-ups, their core technologies enable the customers to develop and operate space-based systems and services faster, cheaper, and more reliably. Innovation is at the heart of what they do, and it is the team which drives that innovation; this is reflected in the commitment to employee ownership, which gives everyone a voice, and a stake, in the current and future success. With offices in Dundee, Edinburgh, and Bristol they now have over 30 members of staff and plan to expand to a team of around 50 over the next 12 months. They are at a very exciting time in their ambitious growth plans and have fantastic opportunities for talented individuals to join the team.

What you’ll do
  • Work closely with the engineering teams to understand their product requirements and how they build/test/deploy their software in order to continuously improve the quality of and accelerate the pace of development
  • Automating the maintenance, configuration, and operation of software applications, network devices and servers, and cloud infrastructure
  • Performing backup operations and implementing appropriate processes for data protection, disaster recovery, and failover procedures
  • Diagnosing and resolving hardware, software, networking, and system issues when they arise
  • Monitoring system performance to ensure everything runs smoothly and securely and reporting on relevant metrics
  • Liaising with external service providers and vendors
  • Performing cost/benefit analysis when selecting equipment/services
  • Documenting processes and environments
  • While this is not a helpdesk role, being a small company, there will be times where assisting users with day-to-day use of the systems will fall to you.
What you’ll need
  • Broad knowledge base of network configuration, virtualization, security, firewall configuration, databases, backup strategy
  • Distributed version control systems (git, mercurial, etc)
  • Continuous Integration (Jenkins, Gitlab CI etc)
  • Patch management
  • Scripting languages (e.g., Python, shell scripting)
Beneficial skills and experience
We know that experience with systems/tools/languages is transferable, and we are looking for someone with a broad range of experience that can analyse requirements and select the most suitable tool for a particular job, can adapt to change, and is self-motivated to direct their own learning and development.
  • Infrastructure as Code, using tools such as Cloud-Config, Pulumi, Terraform.
  • Configuration Management with e.g., Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt.
  • Setup and configuration of artifact repositories and Package Management, e.g. Artifactory, Nexus, Maven, Docker registries, PyPI repositories etc.
  • Experience integrating build tools, static analysis, test environments, and CI servers.
  • Network management including VLAN management and Network Access Control (802.1x).
  • VPN configuration, including e.g., OpenVPN, IPSec, Wiregurad.
  • Identity Management in a heterogeneous network environment, LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos.
  • Multi-factor authentication.
  • Network monitoring and reporting tools, such as syslog, graylog, InfluxDB, Grafana.
  • Penetration testing experience.
  • Familiarity with the Cyber Essentials Plus scheme.
  • Experience with managing the configuration and security of end user devices in a heterogeneous environment (Linux, Windows, and mobile devices).
  • A fantastic opportunity to join a growing, innovative, employee-centred business pushing boundaries in the space industry.
  • Flexible working based around core hours, coming onto site once a week with the choice of Edinburgh or Dundee office.
  • 36 days paid holiday per annum.
  • 6% employer pension contribution.
  • Company Sick Pay and Long-Term Sickness cover.
  • Life Insurance.
  • As a member of the team, you would have a stake in the business through the Employee Benefit Trust which owns 16% of the business.
  • Opportunities for international travel (post-COVID) for exhibitions and trade shows.
  • Investment in you and your skill development and the opportunity to attend relevant events and conferences to aid career / skill development.
  • Company events and regular activities for social engagement and team building.
  • An open, supportive, inclusive environment where you can explore your ideas and make a big difference to the product and business.


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