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Job Summary

  • Dublin
  • Permanent
  • 2282
  • May 25, 2023
  • Competitive
Job Description

National Broadband Ireland are currently recruiting for Junior Release Engineer to join their dynamic team. Please contact for more information.


We're National Broadband Ireland and we're delivering the largest telecommunications project that Ireland has ever seen. We're designing, building and operating Ireland's new, high-speed wholesale broadband network under the National Broadband Plan. Our aim is to radically transform the country's broadband landscape through the delivery of quality, affordable high-speed broadband to all parts of Ireland where such services are not available commercially.

The NBI™ network using a combination of State subsidy and commercial investment will deliver high-speed broadband to over 1.1 million people and over 569,000 premises in Ireland. No matter how remote or rural, no town, village or community will be left behind. NBI will be responsible for the management of the new national broadband network for the next 25 years.

To hear more about our colleagues working on the rollout of the National Broadband Plan, please click here.

Key Objectives / Accountabilities:

Example: NBIis looking for a Junior Release Dev Ops Engineer who wants to jump in head-first and help scale a mission-driven company experiencing rapid growth. The Junior Release DevOps Engineer reports to the Release and Change Manager, and works with technology solutions to craft automated build, version control and deployment of software components in a variety of platforms and systems. Guidance in this role is provided by team colleagues in relation to best practice, to assist the engineer in developing and testing automated delivery solutions for software and infrastructure components in our systems.

The Junior Release DevOps Engineer completes deployment tasks within wider agile teams to deliver change in support of large development programmes. This role is all about automation, and working to develop systems and processes to orchestrate release activity efficiently, and the role is suited to technician transitioning from a pure development or pure operations support background, or continuing to develop a career in build and deployment automation in support of CICD.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deploying software and systems updates to different environments (dev, test, prod) using automation tools to track the tasks and outcomes
  • Working as part of a team to manage DevOps tools and systems, including GIT, Jenkins, CICD Release Orchestration and Deployment Automation tools
  • Working with team colleagues and test engineers to develop and enhance automated test frameworks and quality proofing systems
  • Working with team colleagues and partners to develop automation solutions for AWS cloud infrastructure, including EC2, Elastic Load Balancing & EC2 Auto Scaling, Cognito, Elastic Beanstalk, Lambda, API Gateway, S3, VPC, RDS & Aurora, SQS, and CloudWatch
  • Being mindful of the appropriate processes and security compliance in NBI environments as agreed with Information Security Requirements
  • Performing maintenance requests in the environments as part of continuous delivery of new functionality and services
  • Working with the Release Coordinator to develop release runbook sequence of events activities, ensuring deployment dependencies are being met for a successful outcome
  • Working with the Release and Change Manager and the Operations Incident Manager in support of emergency or high priority unscheduled release and deployment tasks
  • Attending scrum meetings and represent the workload of the Release DevOps team in the delivery of planned incremental programme updates
  • Adhering to and championing all IT policies, best practices and standards

Knowledge & Experience:

  • This role would suit a junior IT (operations or development) engineer looking for their next career development advancement. Experience in the Telecoms sector is not required, but some commercial IT experience is necessary in order to best serve your own and NBI's requirements
  • Interest in Cloud and AWS infrastructure is helpful for this role
  • Experience working with JIRA for tracking your epics, tasks and assignments would be beneficial
  • Prior experience working with tools would be an advantage but is not essential
  • Good communications and interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with a broad range of people in a professional manner
  • Enthusiasm, coupled with a desire to learn and advance your existing technical, organisational and analytical skills, meet deadlines and quality standards, and respond to changing priorities, whether working independently or in a team situation
  • Problem solving and collaborative competency with the ability to contribute effectively in solution design meetings and debates
  • Basic knowledge of the ITIL Framework (Incident, Problem, Change, Release Management)

Business Competencies

  • Problem Solving
  • Results Focus
  • Innovation
  • Customer Focus

People Competencies

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Oral & Written Communication

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