IT Systems Administrator

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving university supporting and enhancing its enterprise IT systems and infrastructure. You will be involved in the wide-ranging development and operational activities of the IT Core Services team, contributing towards the administration and management of the virtual and physical servers, systems and software that form the critical infrastructure services.

You will be primarily responsible for the practical, routine and technical tasks associated with the day-to-day operations of the enterprise-level IT datacentres and the wide-ranging critical services delivered from them. Acting as a third line contact and subject matter expert for new server and storage service requests and incident reporting, supporting a community of over 20,000 students and 2,600 staff based on campuses in Brighton and Eastbourne.

To succeed in the role, you will need:

  • A degree in a relevant discipline or demonstrable practical experience in a server and storage systems support role.
  • A broad range of technical skills across Operating Systems (e.g. Microsoft Server and Linux based), Storage Technologies (SAN, Fibre Channel Zoning, RAID, Software defined storage), Networking and Network protocols (such as TCPIP, DNS, DHCP, FTP)
  • Familiarity with Enterprise Backup and Recovery products and concepts.
  • Experience in PowerCLI, PowerShell and bash scripting would be an advantage.
  • Proficiency within the virtualisation arena specialising in VMware vSphere and the VMware suite.
  • Experience in enterprise datacentre operations, including power and cooling and operational monitoring tools would be an advantage.

We are seeking enthusiastic individuals with IT support experience looking to develop their server, systems and storage area of expertise, with good documentation and communication skills.

As well as this being a good career development opportunity, the university offers excellent rewards including a local government pension scheme (LGPS), generous holiday entitlement and personal development as well as sports facilities and activities.

You must hold a full driving licence, valid and current in the UK, as you will be required to travel to other sites with equipment.

Interviews are expected to be conducted June 2021.

Job sharers welcome to apply.

Further details: Job Description

The University is committed to an inclusive environment which embraces equality and diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We particularly encourage applicants from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background because the university is underrepresented by BAME staff.

Further information about working for us, as well as the wide range of benefits we offer, can be found in the working with us section of our vacancies page.