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Senior Infrastructure Engineer

University of Exeter - Exeter IT

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £35,845 - £46,718 Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th June 2021
Closes: 24th June 2021
Job Ref: P76345

This full-time post is available immediately on a permanent basis.

Summary of the Role
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic, forward thinking, IT department.

This is a technical role, focused on ensuring the smooth running of the Linux servers at the Institution.

The successful candidate will be experienced and have strong Linux administration skills.

The role will involve:

  • Managing the institution’s Linux estate ensuring it delivers a reliable, secure platform to deliver services from.
  • Supporting IT Development processes in the provision of new services.
  • Providing input on Technical Architecture to continuously improve all elements of the IT Infrastructure.
  • Undertaking proactive monitoring and analysis, resolving problems, and escalating as appropriate.
  • Capacity management.

Key technical skills:

  • Substantial experience managing Linux servers in an enterprise environment, particularly Redhat and CentOS distributions.
  • An understanding of technologies used to maintain, secure, and monitor a Linux Environment such as syslog, spacewalk, LDAP and SSL.
  • Experience managing and configuring Apache web servers.
  • Knowledge and experience of managing disaster recovery, data protection and high availability features of the Linux operating system.
  • Strong experience in a technical support and implementation role, with experience providing 3rd level support in a similar field.
  • Experience of Linux scripting including Perl, Bash and Ansible.
  • An understanding of storage technologies and their associated performance.
  • Knowledge of Oracle databases and their setup.
  • In depth understanding of VMWare VSphere and its features such as HA, DRS and FT.

The Infrastructure team will flex in size depending on demand.

The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and we encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campuses and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information
For further information, please contact Mark Ottman, email

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