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Technical Team Leader (Linux System Administrator)

Manchester Metropolitan University

Location: Manchester
Salary: £30,942 to £34,804 Grade 7.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 15th October 2020
Closes: 21st October 2020
Job Ref: eArcu-3006

Technical Team Leader with Linux system administration experience.

Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the UK’s most inspiring higher education institutions, offering the opportunity for passionate and committed individuals to make a difference to the lives of people and communities locally, nationally and internationally. We recognise the key contribution our colleagues make by Staff being one of our four strategic priorities.

A large and diverse team of technicians ensure that the University functions efficiently and delivers the levels of student experience both our undergraduates and postgraduates deserve and expect of us.

The role:
The Specialist Computer Sciences team supports academics, researchers and students in a range of laboratory/workshop/field-based activities including those involving undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research, enterprise and public engagement. Manchester Met values their students highly and you will contribute to giving them an excellent student experience that will allow them to develop and flourish in their chosen subjects and careers. Research support covers all areas, in particular Computer Science and Engineering Science disciplines.

You will primarily be responsible for managing Computational Facilities team within Specialist Computer Sciences. Your team will comprise of 6 technicians providing technical knowledge and support for Linux teaching estate in the faculty of Science and Engineering as well as HPC, Deep Learning and Big Data research support.

About you:
You will have management experience and be able to balance your management responsibilities with delivering specialist technical support. You will be able to manage a team of technical staff, taking responsibility for the effective running of specialist activities within that team. You will have a flexible approach to work and an ability to work on your own initiative. Strong communication skills and a commitment to quality service will also play an important role in being successful in this post.

Experience of working in a teaching & learning environment would be particularly useful. You will be skilled in project organisation incorporating resource planning and management, specification and implementation of facilities designed to meet high-end computational needs as well as teaching requirements. Your technical knowledge will include mass deployment & management of Linux teaching devices, managing and provisioning HPC systems, MySQL/Oracle, Big Data, Deep learning and Information Security principles.

You will need to satisfy minimum levels of security clearance with respect to the data being managed.

To apply: Please attach your CV and covering letter to the online portal.

Working at Manchester Met:
In addition to a great working environment, you will have access to the University facilities including sport, library and wide range of benefits including health and wellbeing support.

We offer a competitive salary alongside an industry beating pension scheme. We also offer generous holiday packages, which include 30 days per year holiday, plus Christmas shutdown & bank holidays.

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.

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