Systems Administrator

University College London - UCL Information Services Division

Datacentre Services is responsible for all of UCL's central datacentres, communications rooms, storage and systems infrastructure associated with all Information Services Division (ISD) services, which involves systems administration of over 1200 servers operating within an ITIL service management framework.

The Systems Administrator role is based in the Internet and Automation Technologies team, which is primarily responsible for maintenance of a large number of Unix/Linux and Windows infrastructure servers (both physical and virtual) and software technologies delivering web-based services (including teaching and learning and online media systems), DNS, directory and authentication, monitoring and configuration management services, in addition to some infrastructure underpinning e-mail services. The remit of the team includes considerable background research and technical development for new services. The team will be leading the adoption of a DevOps approach across the organisation.

The role holder will require experience of installing and administering Microsoft Windows or UNIX systems and of working in a service environment, ideally on a large enterprise scale. Demonstrable knowledge of a heterogeneous environment utilising both Windows and UNIX server based products would be of considerable benefit. The team is leading the adoption of a DevOps approach across the organisation, so knowledge of this would be beneficial. Technologies in use change fairly frequently but currently include Jenkins, Git, Apache, IIS, Tomcat, PHP, Zope/Silva (content management), Active Directory, OpenLDAP, Shibboleth, Nagios and Puppet, so experience of any of these would be beneficial. The main focus of the role is on systems administration of the infrastructure rather than web development or content design. In-depth experience of a large scale-enterprise computing environment, especially one based on VMware vSphere, and a working knowledge of ITIL would also be a considerable advantage. The successful candidate will also ideally be qualified to degree level in computing or a related subject, or have equivalent professional experience.

UCL vacancy reference: 1677130

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please e-mail or phone 020 3108 9842

Closing Date: 22 October 2017

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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