Technical Architect - Part Time

HEAnet Services Architecture · Dublin 1, Leinster
Department HEAnet Services Architecture
Employment Type Part-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

HEAnet Technical Architect – Part time


HEAnet is Ireland’s National Research and Education Network, providing internet connectivity and ICT shared services across all levels of the Irish education system, reaching 1,000,000 end users. We connect learners and researchers across all of Ireland to education resources and to fellow national educational and research networks in Europe, and the rest of the world. We are looking for a Part time Technical Architect on a permanent contract basis from a DevOps background to join our Services Architecture Team.


What the Services Architecture Team does

The Service Architecture team designs new services for HEAnet customers and undertakes periodic redesign or refreshes of existing services. You will  join a team of Technical Architects who each have design responsibility for a subset of our internal and client facing service portfolio.

You will work closely with our Operations teams who deliver services to the HEAnet clients.


How we do it

The team lives by the principles of DevOps and are on a journey to transition from traditional LAMP stacks to CI/CD and Containerisation.


Our company values underpin how we do things in HEAnet. We believe in and live by our values and understand they are integral to making HEAnet a great place to work.  


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Impact                  Focused               Decision                                       Fairness 



For further information about who we are and our core values, see


What you get from us 

From the team 

We value knowledge sharing and communication. You will have regular meetings with your team. You will also have a 1:1 meeting every week with your manager. Every Friday we have presentations from anyone in the company on a wide range of topics from technical demos to project management to mental health. 


On different days of the week any team member may be working from home, so we keep in touch using instant messaging, video conferencing and other communication tools. 


We promote a healthy work/life balance. Work outside of standard hours is rare and agreed in advance. We take the care of our team members’ mental health seriously. 

Company Benefits  

  • Hybrid Working
  • Flexible start/finish times
  • Health insurance for employees
  • Defined contribution pension scheme
  • On-going well-being initiatives
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Taxsaver Ticket scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Professional education support
  • Comprehensive group and individual training & development initiatives


What we need from you 


  • Experience setting up CI/CD pipelines with Gitlab.
  • Experience developing container apps on Kubernetes or Lambda apps on AWS.
  • Experience developing apps or solutions to pass web vulnerability scans and penetration tests
  • Experience developing with Python (Django or Lambda) and one of the following languages:
    • React JS
    • Node JS
    • Ruby


Bonus points 

We don’t need you to have knowledge or experience in the following areas, but if you did it could be beneficial: 


  • Educated to degree level in Computer Science / Computer Engineering or related discipline or similar relevant industry experience. 
  • AWS Serverless or ECS/EKS knowledge.
  • Familiarity with Web Application Firewalls


 More important information 

At HEAnet we celebrate diversity and understand how important it is to our ongoing success.  We would like to hear from candidates who are great at what they do and whose values align with ours.


If you need any adjustments made to the application or selection process so you can do your best, please let us know. 


HEAnet are delighted to be awarded with the ‘Best in Health and Wellbeing 2021’ through the InBusiness awards from Chambers Ireland and shortlisted as the medium company of the year 2021 through the Ibec Keep Well Mark. We take pride in developing, maintaining and enhancing our culture of wellbeing and continue to focus on this into 2022 and beyond.

Thank You

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  • Location
    Dublin 1, Leinster
  • Department
    HEAnet Services Architecture
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience