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Senior DNS Engineer

  • Sky
  • London, Brick Lane
  • 14/11/2023
Full time Broadcast Engineering Engineering

Job Description

We believe in better. And we make it happen.

Better content. Better products. And better careers.

Working in Tech, Product or Data at Sky is about building the next and the new. From broadband to broadcast, streaming to mobile, SkyQ to Sky Glass, we never stand still. We optimise and innovate.

We turn big ideas into the products, content and services millions of people love.

And we do it all right here at Sky.

What you'll do

  • Design, Develop, document, and implement a PaaS solution, DNS infrastructure and to onboard and integrate vendor provided or requested applications with Sky’s telecommunications infrastructure.

  • Manage DNS servers, Configure DNS Zone, Monitor DNS performance, Ensure DNS security, reliability, and availability of DNS infrastructure.

  • Be responsible for the engineering, support of production environments, lifecycle management including automation of patches, upgrades, reliability, performance improvements, SLO, SLA and KPI.

  • Develop assurance, monitoring, and management capabilities for PaaS infrastructure using Zabbix, Prometheus, Grafana, and ELK stack. Supervise and manage Linux VMs, Containers, and applications.

  • Handle the operational playbook for the PaaS infrastructure, the services running within it and creation of automated reports for various services and PaaS infrastructure

What you'll bring

  • Strong experience in deploying and managing DNS servers, Authoritative DNS service design / deployment, PowerDNS, iVinylDNS, CoreDNS, BIND, Replication of Secondary DNS, AXFR Query etc

  • Experience in automating the configuration and management of large-scale platforms: Linux, Git, any scripting language like Python, Bash etc

  • Experience working with OpenStack, VM, Linux boxes (Ubuntu)

  • Experience in database deployment and management (SQL, NoSQL). Eg Couchbase, PostgreSQL

  • Experience with automation/orchestration with tools such as Ansible and Terraform and knowledge on web servers like NGINX or Apache etc

  • Experience of building and maintaining CI/CD pipelines

Team overview

We’re the team that designs, builds, supports and maintains the telecoms networks across the whole Sky Group. Together, we help Sky broadband, mobile and TV enter new markets by crafting a single and secure infrastructure for the outstanding content and services that keep our customers coming back for more. We are agile, automation focused, responsible for the E2E infrastructure, support and deployment of code into Lab/Production environments. Highly uptime SLA oriented team and process driven.

Group Communications & Infrastructure

Looking to be part of non-stop innovation? Join our Group Communications and Infrastructure team and you’ll work alongside experts in broadband, telephony, mobile, cloud and infrastructure. We’re the team that designs, builds, supports and maintains the telecoms networks across the whole Sky Group. Together, we help Sky broadband, mobile and TV enter new markets by creating a single and secure infrastructure for the amazing content and services that keep our customers coming back for more.

The rewards

There's one thing people can't stop talking about when it comes to #LifeAtSky: the perks. Here’s a taster:

  • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
  • The magic of Sky Glass at an exclusive rate
  • A generous pension package
  • Private healthcare
  • Discounted mobile and broadband
  • A wide range of Sky VIP rewards and experiences

Inclusion & how you'll work

Recognised by The Times and Stonewall, we take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion. Investing in society, fighting racial injustice and setting ambitious targets for representation at Sky.

We’ve embraced hybrid working and split our time between unique office spaces and the convenience of working from home. You’ll find out more about what hybrid working looks like for your role later on in the recruitment process.

Your office space

Brick Lane

Brick Lane is in the heart of the East End of London. It's part of a vibrant and diverse community; close to street food, cafes and shops. The closest tube station is Aldgate East and Liverpool Street is about a 10-minute walk.

We'd love to hear from you

Inventive, forward-thinking minds come together to work in Tech, Product and Data at Sky. It’s a place where you can explore what if, how far, and what next.

But better doesn’t stop at what we do, it’s how we do it, too. We embrace each other’s differences. We support our community and contribute to a sustainable future for our business and the planet.

If you believe in better, we’ll back you all the way.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we’ll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.