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Senior Infrastructure Engineer


The Clinical School Computing Service (CSCS) is specialist IT division of 40 people, looking for a Senior Infrastructure Engineer who is interested in systems, security and automation. You'll design, build, and maintain server and storage systems utilising on-premise and cloud infrastructure for the benefit of administrative staff and research scientists across the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. You will manage applications and platforms to ensure they are secure, resilient and meet service demand using ITIL-based processes such as change management, responding to requests, incidents and problems.

We are a cross-functional team that likes to deliver good solutions that meet user needs in a fast, agile environment. We encourage staff to develop new systems and services, as well as improve existing ones. Examples of upcoming work includes; automated provisioning, adoption of hybrid infrastructure and enhanced remote access and secure data hosting platforms - all opportunities for innovation.

Applicants are expected to hold a degree in a relevant subject, or demonstrable skills and track record of supporting, managing and maintaining enterprise IT systems.

We are looking for an Infrastructure Engineer who is an experienced System Administrator and has also planned and implemented infrastructure. You must be able to work confidently in the following three areas:

  • Windows Enterprise Server (AD, DFS, DNS, GP, DHCP)
  • VMWare vSphere (or other Type-1, native or bare-metal hypervisor)
  • NetApp Unified Storage Architecture (or equivalent SAN system)

And it is advantageous to have experience of working with any of the following:

  • Citrix Presentation Server
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Linux System Administration (Deb or RPM based)
  • Azure or AWS
  • Scripting tasks in Windows Server using PowerShell, Python or Bash
  • Automation or Orchestration (Ansible, Puppet, Foreman, Terraform)

We also use the following systems, knowledge of which would be useful: Office 365, WhatsUp Gold, Elastic Stack, SQL Server 2012+, Network Layer 2/3, 802.1x, Kemp or FortiOS.

You will be part of a collaborative team of 8 system/storage and network engineers. CSCS values enthusiasm and interest in working as part of a positive, multi-functional team and this will be a key part of this role.

CSCS provides excellent opportunities for career development and prides itself on offering staff a positive work life balance. We offer a wide range of competitive benefits and services, including: annual paid leave of 41 days inclusive of public holidays (for full-time employees), a dedicated staff annual training budget, wellbeing support services, and a generous (USS) pension scheme.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

Informal enquiries about the post may be directed to Philippa Hewett at cscs.recruitment@medschl.cam.ac.uk

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The closing date for applications is Monday, 26th October. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for initial interviews (on Microsoft Teams) on Tuesday, 3rd November and this will be followed by a second round of interviews on Tuesday, 10th November. Please let us know in your covering letter if these dates are inconvenient.

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. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

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

Agencies need not apply.

Please quote reference RY23983 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

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