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IT Systems Administrator

The University of Edinburgh - ISG/ IT Infrastructure / Enterprise Services

Location: Edinburgh, Hybrid
Salary: £31,396 to £36,024 Grade UE06, per annum (A revised salary range for this grade of £32,982 to £38,205 pa is planned to take effect from Spring 2024)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th February 2024
Closes: 5th March 2024
Job Ref: 9565

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the core infrastructure team of one of the world’s leading research universities as a Systems Administrator.  

Within this role you will use enterprise technologies in a challenging and changing technical environment, and work in a team responsible for the provision of mission critical IT platforms on which most core University services rely. If buzzwords like VMware, Linux, DMARC, LDAP, Azure, AWS, Puppet and Git chime with you, we want to hear from you. If some of these are a mystery right now, we can support you through workplace training and development.

This is an open-ended position and we would ideally like someone to work 35 hrs per week (Monday-Friday), with occasional out of hours work. However, we are committed to offering flexibility where possible and are happy to consider working patterns such as compressed hours or staggered start/finish times. You will be able to work flexibly between home, our data centres and from our office with views of Edinburgh Castle.

What we can offer you:

  • A competitive salary of £31,396 to £36,024 (A revised salary range for this grade of £32,982 to £38,205 is planned to take effect from Spring 2024)
  • An interesting and varied portfolio of services and IT infrastructures to work on, develop and support, including working in modern datacentres
  • Generous annual leave allowance of 40 days per year (inclusive of festive closure days) 
  • Highly competitive defined-benefit pension scheme with a substantial employer contribution 
  • A range of flexible working options to help prioritise work/life balance 
  • A day of paid leave annually for your chosen volunteering activity
  • Access to excellent online learning & a Staff Scholarship fund
  • Varied staff discounts, family-friendly initiativessupport for staff wellbeing and more 

Use our reward calculator to find out the total value of the pay and benefits for this role. 

What the job involves:

  • Collaborating with other team members on maintaining services such as email infrastructure, directory services & authentication services.
  • Providing day to day assistance with the triaging and resolution of support calls and service requests as part of a third-line support team.
  • Working in close partnership with the Data Centre Manager to ensure the University’s data centres maintain a high-level of service availability.
  • Contributing to projects that will develop & improve the IT services of the University.

A bit about you:

Essential:

Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • An ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Sound understanding of Virtualisation and Linux systems and ideally a good working knowledge of Windows Server
  • Strong ability to pay attention to detail and work in a methodical and organised manner 


Desirable:

  • Previous experience of working with large scale physical & virtualised infrastructure and application networking technologies like firewalls and load balancers.
  • Knowledge of shell scripting, Python and Puppet DSL.

Application procedure:

We welcome informal enquiries about the role – to find out more please email Graeme Wood (Head of Enterprise Services) at Graeme.Wood@ed.ac.uk

We do not require support from recruitment agencies for this position.

The University is committed to equality, diversity & inclusion. If you have the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from the right candidates regardless of age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief or race. 

Prior to any employment commencing candidates will be required to evidence Right to Work in the UK. 

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