Job details

DevOps and System Support Engineer

Job reference: 000629

Location: Gloucester

Closing date: 28/05/2021

Department: National Security

About Roke

Roke are a leading technology & engineering company with clients spanning National Security, Defence, Consulting and Industry areas. We work alongside our customers to solve their complex and unique challenges.

We are a friendly and flexible team with a culture of ‘time, trust and freedom’. The role may give the opportunity to work on client site, from the office, in shared workspaces or from home as necessary. We pride ourselves on listening to each other’s aspirations and accommodating wherever possible.

The Opportunity

You will work directly with Roke’s customers to integrate and support highly critical live solutions that have been developed by the wider project delivery team. You will take responsibility for release procedures and perform deployment tasks. You will also support live systems by triaging issues in production. You will contribute to the development roadmap by providing insight into customer needs and priorities.

You will provide technical consultancy on software, software engineering and software related technologies and approaches to other members of the Roke team, and our customers.

Why We Want You

You will have the ability to perform appropriate software engineering using a number of languages and techniques, as well as an interest in and ability to learn new and emerging platforms, technologies, techniques and approaches. You will also be familiar with Agile delivery, DevOps practices, software testing, and working with open source software.

Familiarity with:

  • Python
  • Java
  • Packaging and deployment technologies such as Puppet, Kubernetes and Docker
  • Experience with Flask, Pulsar or Zookeeper would be an advantage

Beyond your technical skills, you will be proactive and able to communicate effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. You will work well alone or as part of a team. You will be curious and seek out the best approach/solution/tool for the job at hand.

Why You Should Join Us

We have a competitive salary and access to a number of additional flexible benefits, which will cover Health and Wellbeing, Savings and Protection & Life, Leisure and Entertainment.

Roke has a great community of groups with shared interests. These enable people to share ideas and be passionate about tools, technologies & techniques, which interest them.

We are committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion. Our working environment is friendly, creative and inclusive. We will consider flexible working arrangements and support a diverse work-force and those with additional needs.

Security Information

Due to the nature of this position, we require you to be willing and eligible to achieve DV clearance. To qualify, you should be a British Citizen and have resided in the UK for the last 10 years for DV. For more information about clearance eligibility, please see

High level clearance bonus is available and will be considered on application.