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Senior Systems Engineer x2

The Clinical School Computing Service (CSCS) is looking for two motivated individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds who are interested in systems, security and networks and enjoy helping people using technology.

You'll design, implement, support and maintain enterprise grade server and storage systems used by research scientists across the Biomedical Campus. We actively encourage staff to find ways to improve existing services and develop new services. You'll be given training to support you in doing a good job and continually develop your skills. Examples of planned projects include automation of service provision and enhancements to our systems monitoring, both opportunities for innovation.

Applicants are expected to hold a degree in a relevant subject, or demonstrable skills and track record of supporting and maintaining enterprise IT systems. We're looking for applicants who can work confidently in at least 2 of the following areas:

  • Microsoft Windows Enterprise Server environments (AD, DNS, DHCP, etc.)
  • NetApp CDOT 9 onwards
  • Linux Administration
  • VMWare vSphere 6 onwards
  • Microsoft Exchange 2013 onwards

Knowledge of Citrix XenApp/Desktop, SQL Server 2012 onwards, PowerShell and other languages will be an advantage.

Starting salary is dependent on experience and ability and is expected to be in the range of £29,799 - £31,604 with annual increments up to £38,833. On top of that we provide excellent opportunities for career development, 33 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and a wide range of competitive benefits and services.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 7th June and interviews are likely to be scheduled for the following week.

Informal enquiries about the post may be directed to Philippa Hewett at

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Closing date: 7th June 2018

Agencies need not apply.

Please quote reference RY15635 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information

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