Ordnance Survey
Southampton, UK/Remote
Added: March 4, 2024
Our growing Technology team plays a key role in ensuring OS is at the cutting edge of geospatial capability and is looking for people to join them. Its mission is to work across the business to provide customer centric design and technology services.

Join us and you'll have an opportunity to make an impact. To empower projects that deliver real-world benefits across Britain and internationally. To hear our customers say they couldn't have done it without us. And to be central to OS's vision: to be recognised as world leaders in geospatial services; creating location insight for positive impact.

About The Role

We have an opportunity for an Engineer specialising in DevOps to join Ordnance Survey's Data Capture team in developing next generation Microsoft Azure based systems. Using Azure DevOps YAML Pipelines and DevOps practices to deploy and manage our systems in the Azure Cloud (in a forward-thinking agile environment), this role will challenge you to understand requirements and develop cutting edge solutions for our users and customers. The team will look to you to develop and deliver systems that are functional, performant, scalable, tested, secure, maintainable, and supportable.

What We're Looking For

  • Microsoft Azure Cloud Services (or similar with desire to work in Azure)
  • Programming experience in a managed language such as C#/Python
  • Programming experience in a shell language such as Bash/PowerShell
  • Experience in IaC theory and tooling (AzCli, Bicep, ARM, Terraform, Az PowerShell)
  • Experience of using Azure YAML Pipelines
  • Experience of RESTful Application Programming Interface (API) design patterns and best practice.
  • Willingness to collaborate on technical problem through pair and mob programming.
  • Comfortable with engaging with stakeholders, gathering feedback and continuous improvement.
  • Understanding of software engineering best practice (TDD, CI, Clean Code, Design Patterns, and Automated Deployments)

Some of your duties will include

  • Delivering stable, highly available, user focused platforms.
  • PowerShell development
  • DevOps tools and practices
  • Azure YAML Pipelines
  • FinOps - awareness of the practice and maximizing the value of leveraging the cloud for business goals, either experience or a desire to learn and develop this skill.

The technologies you will use

  • C#, .NET6, Blazor
  • Geospatial toolchains (FME, ESRI)
  • Python
  • xUnit, junit, Jester, pyTest, Pester test frameworks.
  • JavaScript/TypeScript
  • Azure DevOps YAML pipelines
  • Azure durable functions
  • Power BI
  • Kusto Query Language (KQL)

We'll give you

  • Salary - £ 37,511.00 - 44,130.00
  • Performance related bonus
  • A competitive pension scheme
  • We adopt flexible working and can consider different working hours dependent on the role and your personal circumstances
  • 25 days annual leave - (rising by 1 day each year to 30 days after five years) bank holidays and an extra 3 days over Christmas
  • Plus, a suite of excellent additional benefits


We embrace a hybrid working model at OS and understand there is no one size fits all in relation to how we work. We have a fantastic HQ in Southampton, Hampshire from where you may choose to work or spend more time at OSHQ.


OS conducts DBS background checks for all joiners and some of our roles require additional security clearance, including to SC or DV level in some cases. We will tell candidates at the appropriate time during the recruitment process if additional clearance will be required for this role.

Closing date: Sunday, 17 March 2024

We believe diversity and inclusion is about working together - in an encouraging and respectful environment to reach our full potential. We believe combining different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives will help us reach our vision and be trusted and admired across the globe for setting the standards and leading the way.

We are looking for passionate people from a range of backgrounds and welcome applications from any race, age, gender, background or religion.

We're individually talented and collectively powerful, and we give you the space to take your career in whichever direction you want.