IT Technical Specialist - Network Operations
IT Services Department:
We are seeking to appoint a new IT Technical Specialist to take forward the design and operation of the University’s networks, and firewall services. This is an important role, and you will work as part of a close-knit team with other talented and key staff that share a passion for ensuring a scalable, high performing and secure infrastructure.
This role focuses on the centralised and client network. Comprising of the intersite and internet fibre, the Firewall, core and local switching, physical and virtual networks, and the University Wi-Fi. The network infrastructure comprises of roughly 100 switches, 250 Wi-Fi access points and multiple Firewalls across two busy campuses. The post holder will work closely with the IT Technical Lead in developing these, and in helping determine whatever might be the best technologies for the University’s future.
You will have an innovative and enthusiastic approach as you work across project teams. You will work with developers and professionals across each of the IT teams including Service Development, Corporate Systems and IT Operations. The projects you work on will require regular interaction with external experts and contractors, as well as key stakeholders and the service users throughout the University.
The University is collegiate in its approach, in this role you can expect to be visible, involved in a wide range of interesting projects and to work collaboratively with academics and managers as well as with other members of the IT Team. The post holder will also be required to participate in a call out rota and work outside core working hours to support the whole ITS Infrastructure. The post may be located at either of the University’s Campuses.
The University takes pride in providing an excellent working environment, with opportunities for progression, additional learning and range of other benefits. The University also welcomes applicants from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds as they are currently under represented at this level.
Informal enquiries are welcomed by James Mason by email at: email@example.com or by telephone on 01243 816450.
Interview Date: Wednesday 15 July 2020
The University offers you a 37-hour working week, Monday to Friday; access to a range of training and development opportunities; discounted Gym membership; Local Government Pension Scheme; 25 days’ holiday (rising to 27 days’ in your fifth year of service), Bank Holidays and University closure periods (e.g. between Christmas and the New Year).