IT Systems Administrator (Server & Storage)

University of Brighton - Information Services

This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving university supporting and enhancing its enterprise IT systems and infrastructure. You will be involved in the wide ranging development and operational activities of the IT Core Services team, contributing towards the administration and management of the virtual and physical servers, systems and software that form the critical core services.

You will be primarily responsible for the practical, routine and technical tasks associated with the day-to-day operations of the enterprise-level IT datacentres and the wide ranging critical services delivered from them. Acting as a third-line contact and subject matter expert for new server and storage service requests and incident reporting, supporting a community of 21,300 students and 2,600 staff based on five campuses in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings.

You will have a degree in a relevant discipline or demonstrable practical experience in a server and storage systems support role. You will possess a broad range of technical skills across Operating Systems (Microsoft Windows 2008 – 2012R2, LINUX - Red-Hat, CentOS), Storage Technologies (SAN, NAS, Fibre Channel, iSCSI, RAID, Zoning, etc..), Networking and Network protocols (such as TCPIP, DNS, DHCP, FTP, etc..), and familiarity with Enterprise Backup and Recovery products and concepts.

You will be proficient within the virtualisation arena specialising in VMware vSphere and the VMware suite. Experience in enterprise datacentre operations, including power and cooling and operational monitoring tools would be an advantage.

We are seeking enthusiastic individuals with IT support experience looking to develop their server, systems and storage area of expertise, with good documentation and communication skills.

As well as this being a good career development opportunity, the university offers excellent rewards for the right candidate including a final salary pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, and personal development and sports activities. Interviews are expected to be conducted 6th - 7th December. Job sharers welcome. 

The University of Brighton is committed to equality and embraces diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.  We welcome all applicants and are committed to providing a supportive and flexible working environment.

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