Senior Development Operations Engineer

Senior Development Operations Engineer - Counter Terrorism Policing HQ

The starting salary is £58,310, which includes allowances totalling £2,841.

The salary is broken down as £55,469 basic salary, which will increase annually until you reach the top of the scale £60,507 Plus, a location allowance of £1,841 and a non-pensionable allowance of £1,000.

Location: Birmingham

Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) relies on a wide range of technologies to perform its vital role. We now need a Senior Development Operations Engineer to join a newly created team and support the development pipeline. It’s an exciting and innovative opportunity to be involved in a transformational team that will be changing the way we deliver technical solutions to operational policing. Interested? Join us. 

As a Senior Development Operations Engineer, you’ll play a leading role in the development and operations of the DevOps pipeline. At this level, we’ll expect you to test and deploy product updates, implement integrations, improve automation and monitoring, and be the technical product owner for some parts of the pipeline. To make sure software development follows the intended processes, you’ll also spend time working with developers and engineers. 

What’s really exciting is that your work will contribute to a fundamental change in the way we develop and deliver technical solutions to the operational community. You’ll play an important part in shaping this new team and implementing some of the exciting new technology and processes within the organisation.

Working flexibly from home or from one of our easily accessible offices in Birmingham or London, you’ll work to create a world-class development function. As a Senior DevOps Engineer, you’ll deliver and integrate software to form a complete DevOps toolchain. You’ll be responsible for planning and designing large groups of stories. Meanwhile, the wider DevOps team will support the development and operation of software, underpinning good development processes including managing tools and testing environments, maintaining central code control, upholding development standards and writing software that automates systems.

This is a role for an experienced professional with a solid background in software engineering or platform infrastructure support. We’re also looking for a proven track record in creating and maintaining DevOps or similar pipelines. And finally, you’ll need a sound grasp of how testing works within a CI/CD pipeline, including automated testing. With these credentials plus your strong communication skills, you’ll collaborate easily and be a great mentor for junior staff members. 

If that sounds like you, you can expect a competitive salary, a Civil Service pension, excellent career development, plus a role that’s like no other. 


This post requires access to the most sensitive intelligence material on a daily basis. Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) Developed Vetting (DV) level before taking up the post.

Additionally, this material is of particular sensitivity to the UK and its distribution must be restricted to UK nationals. In approved circumstances dual nationals (of which one element is British) may also be granted access. However, in the event that potential conflicts of interest cannot be managed the post holder will not be able to see the intelligence material and will not be able to perform their duties. For the purpose of safeguarding national security and in line with Cabinet Office Policy, supported by Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), applicants who do not hold or acquire Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) or Developed Vetting (DV) clearance and meet the nationality requirements cannot be offered the post.

Confidentiality Agreement

Applicants should also be aware of the need to sign a confidentiality agreement on taking up the post.

Our Employee Commitments

Counter Terrorism Policing aims to create an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere and culture and an environment where all our people feel a strong sense of belonging and are able to reach their full potential. Where any group or individual can be and feel respected, supported and valued to fully participate and contribute to our mission of “Working to keep people safe from Terrorism”.

Inclusion, diversity and equality is at the front and centre of our approach to make the composition of Counter Terrorism Policing more representative of the communities we serve.  As Counter Terrorism is rooted in Local Policing, to tackle today’s complex policing challenges, applications from across all communities are therefore essential and encouraged. Counter Terrorism Policing as a network is committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations’.

Counter Terrorism Policing is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working arrangements, including part time working or job share. In addition, this role has been reviewed following learning from work during the Covid pandemic and may be done in an agile manner. In the first instance, please contact the vacancy holder to discuss how such arrangements could be accommodated (where applicable). 

How to apply

Click the apply now button below and start your career at the Met. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement, and online application form. Your personal statement should outline why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience demonstrate your suitability for the role. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).

Completed applications must be submitted by 23:55 on 26 June 2024.

The Met is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse and representative workforce at all levels. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences. We particularly welcome applications from ethnic minority groups and females.

As a Disability Confident employer, the Met has committed to making disability equality part of our everyday practice. We ensure that people with disabilities and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. If you consider yourself to have access, workplace or reasonable adjustment requirements that need to be accommodated, we ask that you include this information within your application form. All matters will be treated in strict confidence and will not affect any recruitment decisions.

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