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Assistant Director, IT Infrastructure & Cloud

University of Sussex - IT Services

Location: Sussex, Falmer
Salary: £73,081 to £87,619 per annum, pro rata if part time
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th June 2024
Closes: 1st July 2024
Job Ref: 31233

About the Role

This senior-level leadership role is accountable for the performance and maintenance of physical, virtual and cloud technology infrastructure (networks, platforms, servers, storage, firewalls, and data centres) employed across the whole University. They provide leadership, vision, and direction in the delivery of multi-million-pound technology change programmes including Cloud Migration, Cyber Security, Unified Communications, and the flagship Network Replacement Programme; and they are responsible for implementing and managing the outsourced managed services to support the University’s legacy IT infrastructure. This post holder will create, implement, and lead new operating models for supporting cross-university infrastructure services.

As the senior infrastructure escalation point, with responsibility for resolving institutional-level supplier disputes, they are accountable for ensuring the smooth operation of all technology hardware and services in support of all University connectivity and computing, and they will coach and mentor those in teams around them. 

As a member of the IT Leadership team, this post holder will influence institutional strategies and decision-making, develop the Infrastructure & Operations (I&O) capabilities, and will create and implement technology strategies and future IT plans, technology choices, service offerings and workforce management considerations. They will also lead the relationships with 3rd party software providers that supplement the substantive IT division.

This post holder is responsible for recruiting, developing, and retaining talent, as well as ensuring the software development, engineering and support staff has the skills and capabilities to meet business needs. They are responsible for championing best practices and ensuring initiatives achieve business outcomes that support Sussex 2025.

Please contact Lucy Paterson at l.paterson@sussex.ac.uk for informal enquiries.

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