Senior Engineer (Network)

University of the West of England, Bristol - IT Services

We are seeking an engineer to join the IT Operations Infrastructure team, provide best practice technical expertise in the management and project based development of the University’s network infrastructure and related technologies.

IT Operations Infrastructure team is a multi-disciplined team of engineers developing and maintaining the technology that underpins the systems that the University needs to operate and provide quality services for students and staff.

The successful candidate will have experience of an enterprise scale IT Infrastructure, including a good working knowledge and experience of critical network components, including firewalls, core and edge switches, load balancers, and the Wi-Fi controllers. A significant proportion of the role will be developing designs, implementing plans to enhance the current infrastructure, and acting as the escalation point for significant incidents, and ongoing problems.

This is an opportunity to contribute and take ownership of developments that will make a real difference to the successful delivery of the University’s Strategic Programmes including the Learning 2020, Performance 2020 and the Student Journey programme.

Essential Skills:

  • Strong experience with Juniper/Cisco routers, switches, firewalls and other network components.
  • In depth knowledge of WAN, LAN, DNS, TCP/IP, SSL, VPN, Load Balancing and Wi-Fi.
  • Experience of network solution design and planning, including implementation, configuration, rolling replacements and upgrades.
  • General Infrastructure experience - Active Directory, Windows Server.
  • Effective monitoring of a network infrastructure and respond appropriately to events.
  • Ability to develop and manage good working relationships with internal and external teams, and suppliers (Stakeholder Engagement).

Please see the attached full job description and person specification for the role.

If you would like an informal discussion or have any queries, please contact Marcus Falla on 0117 32 87151 or email to:

UWE Bristol Benefits:

  • A generous holiday allowance of 27 days
  • Up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition
  • Flexible working
  • Excellent defined benefit pension schemes
  • Option to participate in the cycle to work scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • Onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus
  • Option to purchase childcare

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to everything they need to succeed – with £300m being spent on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation between now and 2020 to enhance our offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two train stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for those wishing to commute to Bristol.

UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

We are a well-established university, with over 27,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,000 staff. Students come to study with us from all over the UK, as well as from 140 different countries around the world, making this a diverse and interesting place to come and study.

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.

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