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Job Alert It's that time of week again people, our job column is back with another list of opportunities in the world of tech.

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On with the list for this week.

First up we have the UK's Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), which is looking to fill a bunch of roles.

Senior SOC Specialist, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, Swansea, UK

At the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) our work matters. Impacting the lives of over 49 million people in the UK, we do more than provide driving licences and number plates.

We are looking for a Senior SOC Specialist to join an award-winning Cyber Security Services Team, acting as a subject matter expert providing incident response and supporting ongoing compliance & accreditation. We invest in you, provide opportunities to learn new skills and as a result, give you the confidence to carry out your role. Our commitment to your learning and development guarantees that everyone at DVLA can reach their highest potential.

Cyber security is a key area within government, addressing a Tier 1 threat and being a key enabler for the delivery of online services. DVLA provides services that reach most adults in the UK and almost every household as well as a significant number of businesses.

The role in delivering significant online services to the public and caring for the key Driver and Vehicle databases, which are part of the UK Critical National Infrastructure, results in cyber security being viewed as an essential activity, in which the organisation continues to invest. DVLA has an extensive change program to build world class digital services, and in that context getting the security right is an imperative.

The Senior SOC Specialist will be an integral part of the Cyber Security Services team, which recently achieved Highly Commended status at the SC Europe Awards in the Best Security Team category. The role fulfils key functions in delivering operational security services, supporting operational assurance and protecting critical assets.

To find out more and to apply for the role click here.

Service Desk Lead, Swansea, UK

Based at the DVLA in Swansea, you will be joining a focused team who deliver excellent customer service on day-to-day basis to the internal DVLA workforce.

The Service Desk is a dedicated team, working in a fast-paced environment, managed using ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) methodology. As a Service Desk Lead, you will lead the team in the delivery of quality, performance and day-to-day operations of the Service Desk ensuring that Customer Service and quality is at the heart of everything we do. You will promote the latest technology, training and development to improve the overall capability of Service Desk skills and support staff in their progression within ITS.

No two days will be the same, which makes this role varied and interesting. There is a strong team working ethic which provides support and encouragement, proving to be a rewarding team to join.

Click here to find out more and apply.

Database Engineer, Swansea, UK

Would you like the opportunity to contribute to the development and support of new DVLA IT services?

If so, our exciting Database Engineer role will provide the challenge you are looking for.

We are looking for a Database Engineer to help manage world class digital services where you'll be part of a team delivering both service excellence and agile change. You will be supporting the programme that migrates legacy technology onto new, cloud-based platforms that shape and deliver up to 50 projects of varying size, risk and complexity paving the way for the future business and service transformation.

2020 is going to be an exciting year in DVLA IT Services (ITS) where we are continuing the major transformation of our legacy estate utilising an in-house developed and supported set of services. Our services will have the reach to every household in the UK, the size and scale would be the envy of any UK ecommerce service provider, so it will be a fabulous opportunity to make a difference for us and for you.

Click here to find out more and apply for the role.

Operations Centre Shift Team Lead, Swansea, UK

Are you an experienced Operations Centre Analyst who has a genuine ambition and drive to succeed within an organisation which reaches over 49 million people a year?

We are looking for an Operations Centre Shift Team Lead to lead a team of five analysts.

In this role you will become an established systems and product specialist to support our end users whilst contributing to the definition of operational processes. You will be supporting the programme that migrates legacy technology onto new, cloud-based platforms that shape and deliver up to 50 projects of varying size, risk and complexity paving the way for the future business and service transformation.

Candidates are required to work a specific shift pattern, which includes in and out of hours on a 12 hour basis. An indicative shift allowance of 35 per cent is applicable.

You should note that although your initial working pattern will be as quoted above, the Agency reserves the right to alter, or modify these hours, on appropriate notice, should the need arise.

We will consider requests from candidates for alternative working patterns so long as that pattern can be accommodated with the demands of the role.

Click here to find out more and apply for the role.

Next up we have LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a leading provider of innovative solutions for significant risk data analytics challenges. They have some fantastic opportunities to join their growing development team in Cardiff, UK.

Senior Systems Engineer, Cardiff, UK

We are seeking a Senior Cloud Engineer with proven industry experience. The successful candidate will help shape the operations and support for critical Windows and Linux based applications, customers and projects. You will be required to communicate and solve problems, whilst handling a fast-paced working environment. This will be combined with a transition to DevOps practices, agile support and deployment processes.

The role involves:

  • Delivering resilient application stacks via "Infrastructure as Code" and other DevOps practices
  • Monitoring and providing ongoing support of critical, high revenue business applications
  • Diagnosing and resolving complex system and application issues

Essential skills:

  • Configuration Management tools – e.g. Ansible, Puppet, Chef or equivalents
  • Professional experience of working within the public cloud – Azure, AWS or GCP
  • Hands-on experience of Linux server including support and troubleshooting
  • System and application monitoring – e.g. Prometheus, Grafana, Nagios, Cloudwatch, etc.

For more information and to apply for the role, click here

Software Engineering Lead, Cardiff, UK

We are seeking a passionate Software Engineering Lead with a strong development background to lead a new development team. Our teams are collaborative, forward thinking and agile with a strong focus on continual improvement.

This role requires a strong technologist with excellent leadership skills. The focus will be on leadership of the team as they support their products and deliver exciting new features, with opportunity to contribute technical expertise and to step in and get hands-on.

You will be a leading member of our team working with a broad range of technologies such as Docker, PHP 7, Vuejs, risk/scoring tools and our distributed data platform (HPCC).

Click here for more information and to apply.

Software Engineer PHP/Full Stack, Cardiff, UK

We are seeking a full stack Software Engineer with a background in PHP. This role will provide an opportunity to work with a diverse range of technology such as Docker, PHP 7, Laravel, Vuejs, Cucumber and our distributed data solution (HPCC). Our teams are collaborative, forward thinking and agile. We support multiple products with a challenging and exciting set of features.

Key skills and attributes:

  • Passionate collaborator possessing a broad technical skillset
  • Strong PHP development skills using modern PHP frameworks (such as Laravel or Symfony)
  • Good understanding of modern development Build, Test and Deployment pipelines

Click here for more information and to apply

Software Engineer C++, Cardiff, UK

We are seeking a Software Engineer with a strong background in C++. This team is responsible for a core set of components within our platform and regularly interact and collaborate with many of our other development teams on exciting new features. The individual will gain exposure to many technologies while also using their core C++ skillset on a high performance, critical system.

Essential skills and attributes:

  • Passionate collaborator with a focus on what is best for the team
  • Strong and enthusiastic technologist, able to demonstrate a broad technical knowledge
  • Good understanding of modern C++ development including C++11.
  • Good experience with writing Web Services
  • Good experience with Unix / Linux Operating System

Click here for more information and to apply for the role.

Last up, Situation Publishing, the home of The Register, is looking for a Penguin Tamer.

Vultures seek penguin-tamer

Situation Publishing, the owner of The Register, is looking to fill a combined SysAdmin and DevOps role. The successful candidate will work on our Debian-based Linux systems which run predominantly open-source software, and our closed-source Perl, Bash and Linux tooling.

You will aid our technical and ad-ops teams by providing velocity and stability to the business. You'll become the primary carer of our systems and the OS/applications running on them. As part of the small tech team, you'll also be jointly responsible for dealing with rare incidents, and for scheduled routine out-of-hours maintenance tasks. You'll become the driver behind the automated tooling that will help our developers develop and our business do business.

Find out more about it over here

That's it for another week. Good luck in your job searches and remember - keep sending those opportunities through to us here. ®

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