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Data Engineer

Job at Nominet in Oxford, Oxfordshire

We’re Nominet – a world-leading domain name registry. For over 25 years, we’ve been operating at the heart of internet infrastructure. While we're best known for running .UK domains, we also help protect public services from cyber threat.

Our aim is to create a world which is more connected, inclusive and secure. We know that technology has the power to transform lives by creating opportunities and providing support where it’s needed most.

As a public benefit company, our work funds the ability to make a positive impact on society. We’ve donated millions to projects that use technology to improve peoples’ lives and have committed to delivering £60m worth of support over the next three years.

We understand the impact the Internet has on the environment and are committed to helping the UK reach Net Zero by 2050. We’re already a Carbon Neutral company through offsetting our emissions and will continue to work on reducing our footprint.

About the role: We are looking for a Data Engineer with a passion for infrastructure automation and technology data and its application. Joining the Engineering Team in our Cyber business and working alongside a team of passionate DevOps engineers, as Data Engineer you will work in a close-knit scrum team to build and deliver our cyber data platform. You will contribute to the success of our protective DNS (Domain Name System) solution (PDNS) by focusing on building and maintaining data pipelines, data security and delivering systems that can process huge volumes of real-time data from various sources. You will be working every day with Java engineers, data engineers, software automation testers, researchers and Product Development team helping with development of the PDNS data platform.

The essential bits:

You thrive on the intricacies of deploying data pipelines into cloud-based environments and you would enjoy designing, developing and maintaining high-performance data pipelines based on our unique Protective DNS data.

You will work on the implementation of continuous integration and of test-driven development processes, as well as supporting our operations teams with investigating issues and squashing bugs. You’ll also manage the integration of new security data sources.

Some on call support is required as part of this role.

About you and your experience: Experience in building large-scale data processing systems and large-scale data infrastructures is essential, as is commercial or open-source experience in software engineering (object-oriented design, coding, and testing patterns) You have extensive knowledge in programming languages (such as Java and Python), as well as knowledge in continuous integration and automatic testing of big data pipelines. Designing for and running highly scalable data processing platforms that are cloud native (AWS, Azure).

Experience of building data processing systems with Spark and Kafka using Java or Python is beneficial but not essential. An understanding of DNS and commercial experience of implementing data platforms is desirable.

What’s in it for you? The Nominet way of working empowers our people to flex between home and the office. We operate on a Hybrid basis. This empowers everyone to take ownership day to day, balancing the needs of our people and business. You will be required to come into the Oxford office for key activities to ensure we have a collaborative and connected working environment. Pension match to 7%, performance related bonus scheme, private medical insurance, 30 days annual leave, reward portal, support to buy tech equipment tax free, holiday buy scheme, discounted shopping, on-site gym and shower facilities, Medi-cash (claiming cash back on things like optical, dental, inoculations and prescriptions), Employee Assistance Program, Dental Insurance, Health Assessments, Cycle2Work scheme, free- on site car parking, broad range of tools and resources to support your personal and professional development, Nominet Give Hub. We also have an active Social Committee.

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Equal opportunities

Cybersecurity is a community effort. That’s why we’re committed to building an inclusive, diverse community that celebrates and welcomes everyone – unless they’re a cybercriminal, of course.

We’re proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and we’d encourage you to join us whatever your background.

We consider everyone equally: your race, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, marital status, nationality, or any other protected characteristic won’t affect your application.

We want to give you every opportunity to show us your best self, so if there are any adjustments we could make to the recruitment and selection process to support you, please let us know.

Security checks

All roles working for Nominet will be subject to a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check. Some roles due to the nature of their work, will require additional security clearance.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with us.

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