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Senior Network Specialist

University of Bristol - IT Platforms

Location: Bristol
Salary: £46,047 to £51,805 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st December 2022
Closes: 14th December 2022
Job Ref: SUPP109196

The role

This position will design, build, administer and maintain these core network services so that users have efficient, accurate and secure access to network resources and the internet. Installing upgrading and patching of all supported network devices on core IT infrastructure.

What will you be doing?

Provide strategic analysis and resolution of technical queries relating to the core network services. Analysis of complex technical problems. The design, development, and implementation of solutions to these problems, and daily troubleshooting of a wide range of network services and related issues.

Develop and adhere to standards, methodologies, and good practices. This includes the development of complex documentation for network installation, configuration, and support procedures, such that others may either assist or take over the maintenance, administration and/or operational support of the system.
Work alongside the IT Services Governance team to ensure all network services standards are fully agreed through the correct Governance channels.

Act as a main technical contact for all projects and programmes which require network services to be provided, to ensure these projects adhere to agreed standards

You should apply if

  • A thorough understanding of all enterprise level network infrastructures, including related utilities and tools.
  • A thorough understanding of enterprise network vendor products, features, programming and configuration, and network protocols.
  • Substantial experience of designing and architecting enterprise-level network services
  • In-depth experience of working in a project driven environment.
  • Experience and thorough knowledge of logical and physical network design and architecture.
  • Experience and thorough understanding of network management & monitoring systems, performance tuning and troubleshooting.
  • Experience and thorough knowledge of all network backup and recovery scenarios.
  • A thorough knowledge of network security management.
  • Experience in change management and service management.
  • A thorough knowledge of all aspects of IT Infrastructure Systems and IT components with which the network services interact: user and server operating systems, client devices, storage devices etc.
    A professional qualification or degree in computing, or significant experience working as a Senior Network Administrator, which demonstrates equivalent professional development.
  • ITIL v3 Foundation.

Additional information

For any informal enquiries please contact Howard Smith, howard.smith@bristol.ac.uk

The University of Bristol aims to be a place where everyone feels able to be themselves and do their best in an inclusive working environment where all colleagues can thrive and reach their full potential. We want to attract, develop, and retain individuals with different experiences, backgrounds and perspectives – particularly people of colour, LGBT+ and disabled people - because diversity of people and ideas remains integral to our excellence as a global civic institution.

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