Azure DevOps Engineer at NDA, Remote/Warrington, 4 Months, £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • Remote (Warrington, UK)
  • Nov 20, 2023
up to 6 Months

Contract Description


Azure DevOps Engineer (Inside IR35)

Contract Term: Till 31st March 2024

Contracting Authority: NDA

Location: Remote/Warrington


The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) is a non-departmental public body created through the Energy Act 2004.


We have 5 offices across the UK, in Cumbria, Dounreay, Harwell, Warrington and London.  We have 17 sites including the first fleet of nuclear power stations, research centres, fuel-related facilities, and Sellafield, which has the largest radioactive inventory and the most complex facilities to decommission.


We are sponsored by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) and supported by Dounreay, Magnox, Nuclear Waste Services, Nuclear Transport Solutions and Sellafield. The Scottish government also has a governance role, working closely with DESNZ to ensure its expectations are met.


Our role is strategic: we establish the overall approach, allocate budgets, set targets and monitor progress.

We do not have a hands-on role in cleaning up our facilities. Instead, we deliver our mission through others, primarily 12 businesses.


We are responsible for:

  • Decommissioning and cleaning up these nuclear facilities ensuring that all waste products, both radioactive and non-radioactive, are safely managed.
  • Implementing policy on the long-term management of nuclear waste.
  • Developing UK-wide strategy and plans for nuclear Low Level Waste (LLW).
  • Scrutinising the decommissioning plans of EDF Energy, who own the operating fleet of Advanced Gas Cooled Reactor (AGR) nuclear power stations.



As a Azure DevOps Engineer your main responsibilities will be: 

You will be a part of a cloud adoption programme which will see Legacy applications re-written, re-factored, and migrated from on-premises data centers to Cloud hosted, and play a key part in designing and building Landing Zones.


You’ll have relevant experience in:

  • Strong skills in Azure policy and Landing Zone deployments
  • Design develop and maintain cloud automated solutions
  • Knowledge and expertise in scripting tools, such as VSCode, PowerShell, git, bash
  • Strong skills in Azure DevOps andGitHub Actions.
  • CI CD experience with code management
  • Understanding of application security and information security control.
  • Broad Windows Server skills –. AD, DNS, domains, and trusts
  • Server virtualization experience – Hyper-V, VMware
  • Cloud Migration experience
  • Understanding of cloud networking services
  • Identity lifecycle management
  • Configuration management
  • Good understanding of large-scale distributed systems in practice, including multi-tier architectures, application security, monitoring and storage systems.
  • Technically proficient in Azure Monitor, Log Analytics, Azure Storage, AKS, Azure API Management.
  • Strong experience with Azure IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS
  • High low level design Documentation
  • SC Cleared.

Desirable Skills:

  • Ability to write Scripts in – PowerShell, bash, or python
  • Good knowledge of Terraform, ARM or Bicep
  • A strong understanding of cloud security
  • Microsoft certifications (A-104) Azure Administrator Certified