Engineer - Infrastructure Operations (A2ZD17037)
at Department for Work and Pensions (BPDTS), South

Location: South

Salary: Daily Rate: Up to £528 Ltd

Job Type: Contract

Industry: Government

Job Title: Engineer – Infrastructure Operations
CV Submission Deadline: Tues 13 Aug @ 14.00
Location: Corsham or Farnborough (one in each location)
Duration: 3 months with a possible extension
Daily Rate: Up to £528 Ltd
Security Clearance: SC
IR35 IN/OUT Scope: Out of Scope


Key Tasks and Deliverables:

BPDTS Ltd is a not-for-profit company which provides dedicated services to the Department for Work and Pensions. Our digital, data and technology specialists work closely with experts in DWP Digital’s community to make digital services quicker, simpler and more efficient for the millions of people that use them every day.

Location – Corsham/Farnborough Data Centres (one at each site preferable)

We’re looking for an Engineer – Infrastructure Operations (Network Support and Data Centre Management) to work with us on one of the largest transformation programmes in Europe.

  • As an Engineer – Infrastructure Operations (Network Support and Data Centre Management) in BPDTS, you’ll be working with a wide range of tools and technologies such as TCP/IP routing protocols, including OSPF and BGP, network services like DNS, DHCP as well as server virtualisation techniques NFV, SDN and SD-WAN

Please note that the team provides support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and as a result you may be expected to work as part of an on call rota.

You must be willing to undergo appropriate security clearance (SC).

You’ll join a growing, talented community of experts based all across the UK, and become a key part of a thriving Digital community. We’re currently delivering one of the biggest and highest-profile digital transformation programmes in the world. Our teams of design technology and security specialists work together to make digital services quicker, simpler and more efficient. We know that better digital services in government will change the face of public services, with the power to make a difference to lives of 22 million citizens across the UK, and our rapidly expanding digital community is the driving force behind that change.

The role is demanding but also rich in opportunities to extend on knowledge and experience.

You’ll join us in one of our data centre locations in Corsham and Farnborough. Each of our nationwide hubs has been designed for and by members of our digital community. We provide the latest tech and tooling and foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multi-disciplinary teams think big and try new things. Get in touch to find out more about our great sites and the facilities you’ll enjoy.

Experience Required:

1)Experience of network security products and countermeasure techniques, including firewalls, Virtual Private Networks (VPN’s), encryption and authentication techniques

2)Knowledge in TCP/IP routing protocols, including OSPF and BGP

3)Knowledge in common network services, including Directory Name Service (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Network Time Protocol (NTP), and load-balancing techniques

4)Knowledge of Cisco data-centre products, including ACI and Cisco CCNP/CCDP certification or equivalent experience/skills

5)Knowledge of server virtualisation techniques, Network Functions Virtualised (NFV), Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Software Defined WAND (SD-WAN)

6)Awareness of next generation firewalls/application firewalls


▪Service reporting – production and presentation of management information and reports, dashboards.

▪Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

▪Ability to work in a disciplined environment under pressure to meet challenging deadlines.

▪Works independently to deliver agreed outcomes – but works equally well in a team.

▪Strong Microsoft Office Suite knowledge; Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, PowerPoint.

▪Experience in the operation build and configuration, administration and support of IT Operations, application technologies and solutions – hardware, software, commercial off the shelf (COTS) and open source packages/solutions.