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Engineer Applications Operations

£31,638 - £44,197 plus £1,750 location allowance
Based at Hanslope Park, near Milton Keynes
Free onsite parking and free shuttle bus to and from the centre of Milton Keynes

You’re a mid-level software systems engineer. You’ve worked in secure environments before. But now you’re ready for something bigger. A vibrant workplace. A vital role. And the chance to take what you do to the next level.

Who we are

As a trusted government partner, we help to protect the UK’s interests at home and overseas. You’ll find us on every continent and in almost every country around the world. We help earthquake-proof embassies. We keep visa applications secure in the Cloud. We safely deliver diplomatic packages across the globe. We design state-of-the-art security systems. And right now, we’re growing our capability to deliver secure IT solutions to our government-level customers. So, this is your chance to do something that means more.

What you’ll do

In this role, you’ll help to build and maintain applications, check performance levels and the security of those applications. It’ll see you get involved in everything from installing secure software and working with the wider team on operating systems. You’ll investigate faults and advise on solutions. As well as resolving any issues, you’ll find room for improvement. You’ll also document information across the lifecycle, help with our on-call services, and share knowledge with your team. In everything you do, you’ll help us deliver outstanding customer service by building relationships and being reliable, responsive, and easy to work with.

What we’re looking for

We want to see that you’re invested in your own development. If you’re keen to become a database subject matter expert, we’ll support you with the training and learning opportunities to do just that. With a passion for technology and learning new things, you’re comfortable in a fast-paced environment. As well as Agile and ITIL Foundation Level Certification (or the relevant experience), it’s essential that you bring the relevant product certifications. You also have a strong technical understanding of hardware, software and systems. You’d also like to work in secure surroundings, and you bring some awareness of what this involves.

Why our people stay

There are so many excellent benefits from the moment you join us. We’ll invest in your training, growth and career progression, every step of the way. Then there’s all the benefits we offer. Excellent work-life balance. Flexible working opportunities. On-site OFSTED-registered nursery. Civil Service pension. And lots more. In short, it’s your job bigger.

What happens next

All our employees have to be security cleared to the highest level, so you’ll need to undergo a comprehensive vetting process before joining. You are able to start work with Security Check (SC) clearance, with DV being a longer-term requirement of the role. You can find out more about vetting on our website -

It takes a diverse team to protect a diverse world.

The vital work we do takes an incredible community of colleagues, with different skills, backgrounds, cultures and identities. We support every individual, so that you always know you’re welcome and valued. It’s what makes us a Disability Confident employer. And Employers for Carers. And it’s how you know you’re joining an inspiring, inclusive organisation.

Hanslope Park based posts attract a Location Allowance of £1,750 per annum.

FCDO Services are regulated by the Civil Service Commission.

Job summary

£31638 - £44197 per annum
Hanslope Park
Closing Date
19 June 2022 at midnight

Further information

The following documents provide supporting material for this role. Please note for some documents you may require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • 1.  Role Profile
  • 2.  Extra Information
  • 3.  Civil Service Recruitment Principles
  • 4.  Civil Service Code