DevOps Engineer

Thales UK - Manchester

Full-time (Permanent)
Published on
26 October 2021
9 November 2021

Dev Ops Engineer (Cheadle, UK Flexible)

Flexible UK Location, we support remote working!

The Thales UK Engineering function is going through an exciting period of change and growth to become a best in class function and we would love you to be part of our talented Engineering team that develop innovative, quality driven software solutions that address our customer’s needs.

Delivering exactly what is required for our customers, on time and within budget is of paramount importance to the business. Whilst we always promote collaboration between teams and individuals a more structured approach to delivery is needed and therefore we are looking to on-board an unprecedented number of DevOps Engineers with varied skills and experience.

Working within an Agile environment you will take a key role within the business, ensuring that practices and deliverables are aligned between the development and delivery functions, always ensuring platform infrastructure is supported and is safe and secure.

Thales is a great place to work so character, integrity and a passion for what we do are very important drivers for us. Whether you’re a DevOps veteran or have just had some recent exposure that you would like to enhance we would love to engage.

In return we want to enable you to be your best so whether that involves flexible and remote working arrangements to suit you, mentorship opportunities, continued learning and development, excellent career growth opportunities. A productive member of the team is a happy member of the team and we make a great effort to support our staff’s well-being and mental health in everything we do.


Maintaining the technical solution for infrastructure 

  • System architecture 

  • Define and develop the means so that products are correctly deployed in production, respecting established rules and practices.

  • Support delivery teams with automated tools and scripts to provision infrastructure resources (compute, network & storage) in a simple and efficient manner. 

Secure the platform infrastructure 

  • Understand the functional context of the product up to the point of challenging functional decisions 

  • Ensures that operational best practices (supervision/monitoring, backups, archives, log management) are always implemented. 

  • Ensure the Squad is informed and aware of operational constraints, and if required, provides training to the team on those topics. 

  • Ensuring Security best practises are being upheld

  • Product is able to be released into production in a timely manor 

  • Ensuring maximum up time 

  • Operational best practices 

  • Deployment automation best practices

About you 

We are looking for individuals passionate about innovation and Engineering with competencies and and an aptitude to learn within the Dev Ops Engineering discipline. You will be driven to problem solve with an ability to ensure resilient processes for Dev Ops Tasks. You will demonstrate the ability to question and challenge established processes and offer innovative alternatives. You will demonstrate an attention to detail and take pride in producing accurate work.


Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Thales is an equal opportunities employer and diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of Thales.

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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