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Job #: R-00099611
Location: Farnborough, HAM
Category: Field Operations
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance: UK - SC
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

Programme: MPS

Leidos are currently seeking an Azure Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) for our Leidos Cloud and Engineering capability. The successful candidate will be joining one of the fastest growing tech companies in Scotland who currently are helping high profile clients migrate to Azure.

Are you ready for your next challenge?

Due to significant growth within our Cloud and Dev Ops community, and increased work demands for Leidos UK, the successful applicant will be working across multiple digital transformation programmes that support the frontline services within the UK.

Working as part of the product support team working directly for the Support Technical Lead and Chief Engineer, the SRE role is to ensure that a number of Azure based critical National Infrastructure applications continue to operate optimally and provide critical services to a number of our clients.

The role requires a full knowledge of Azure IaaS and PaaS systems deployments operating in a high availability, high resiliency configuration.

Activities include:

  • Patching and upgrade planning and implementation.

  • Operating, Updating and Evolving CICD pipelines and tooling.

  • Deployment control of new software releases to Production environments.

  • Low Level Design Creation and updating.

  • 2nd  and 3rd line support, including an on-call rota.

  • Outage planning and implementation.

  • System refinement and optimisation (including cost optimisation).

  • Incident management, Failover management and disaster recovery.

  • System Monitoring and in responding to metrics (eg scaling demands).

  • General housekeeping and maintenance.

  • Regular security and asset audits.

  • Act as Azure and reliability subjects matter expert in design working groups.

The successful candidate will be immersed across our key programmes – delivery of Command and Control systems for law enforcement.  On behalf of our central customer you will have direct impact on the current and future iterations of one of our most important pieces of critical national infrastructure. The successful applicant will need to be eligible to undergo security clearance.

Your Role and Responsibilities

·        IaaS, PaaS, Hybrid Cloud Experience

·        Configuring Azure services and integrating into Azure AD. Leveraging PaaS services such as Azure Monitor, Sentinel, Backup to deliver best practice monitoring and management. 

·        CI/CD infrastructure pipelines operation and maintenance.

·        Design, Build and Operate of service components.

·        Producing and updating operational documentation such as Low Level designs and CMDBs.

·        Planning and implementing patching schedules.

·        Monitoring systems performance and taking appropriate remedial actions to counter issues.

·        2nd and 3rd Line support, including an on-call rota.

·        Incident response and coordination.

·        DevSecOps experience advantageous.

·        Network engineering experience advantageous.

Technical Stack

·        Azure

·        Terraform

·        Windows Server OS

·        Linux based OS (RedHat, Ubuntu, Centos etc)

·        Bamboo

·        Ansible

·        Jenkins

·        Kubernetes

·        Docker

·        PowerShell

·        PowerBI

·        JSON

·        Git

·        Atlassian suite (Confluence, Jira, JSD, BitBucket)

What we do for you:

At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.

We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:

•    Contributory Pension Scheme

•    Private Medical Insurance

•    33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)

•    Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, gym memberships, annual buy and sell holidays and a cycle to work scheme)

•    Dynamic Working 

Commitment to Diversity:

We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture.  We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone.  If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs.


Pay Range:

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

Pay and Benefits

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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Beware of fake employment opportunities using Leidos’ name. Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information during any part of the employment application process (i.e., ask you for money), nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process (i.e., send you a check or money order before doing any work). Further, Leidos will only communicate with you through emails that are generated by the automated system – never from free commercial services (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or via WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. If you received an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information (e.g., about you or your previous employer), and you are concerned about its legitimacy, please make us aware immediately by emailing us at [email protected].

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Commitment to Diversity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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