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ITDS Senior Platform Engineer

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The University of London is one of the largest and most diverse higher education institutions in the world. With a mission to transform lives through knowledge, it delivers high quality academic programmes, brings benefits to society through its research in the humanities and social sciences, and leverages intellectual connections through public engagement.

About the role

The University of London’s ITDS Department supports both the academic and administrative ICT needs of the University, driving forward innovation, defining the IT and Digital strategy and the delivery of ICT systems and projects. Our mission is to deliver an integrated and secure ICT services architecture, driving value for money and innovation to support our stakeholders in achieving their high performing aims.

Reporting to the Platform Services Manager for ITDS, the post holder will be part of the team supporting and managing the ITDS platform systems and infrastructure, both on-premise and in the public cloud. The team is responsible of ensuring the systems meet the requirements of the University and the defined KPI measurements as well as being involved in the deployment of new services and systems to support the current and future aims of the University. The team covers servers, networking and Office365.

It is expected that the post holder will have a very strong, demonstrable, background in deploying and supporting Windows Server environments including active directory (including integration with AzureAD), IIS and MS-SQL server deployments. You should also have strong practical knowledge of supporting and maintaining VMware platforms as this is currently supporting the majority of University systems hosted on-premise. Knowledge of Linux platforms would be helpful but not essential.

Knowledge of cloud based infrastructure deployments and management using both IaaS and PaaS models would be advantageous, especially within an Azure solution, as this is the cloud platform of choice.  Knowledge of Kubernetes or OpenShift would be desirable also, although not essential, as this is also one of the platforms we are reviewing.

As we are able to take advantage of modern technology and Activity Based Working a Job Share for this role will be considered. The University also encourages a positive work-life balance.

For a full Person Specification please refer to the Job Description.

Further information

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your application and CV (by clicking ‘Apply’ at the top of this page) before the closing date at midnight on Friday 19 August 2022.

The University reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the published end-date should it receive sufficient applications to warrant earlier shortlisting

Preferential consideration will be given to the University redeployment pool.

The University currently operates a Hybrid Working framework involving a mix of working from remotely and in the office. Typically, the majority of employees will be able to agree to work remotely for up to 60% of their working week, role dependent, however will be required to attend on specific days for training or team meetings.

The University of London is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive working environment where we can all be ourselves & succeed. We particularly encourage applications from members of Black, Asian, & Minority Ethnic communities as this group is currently under-represented at all levels within the University. All appointments will be made on merit, based on the criteria identified in the job description.

Pursuing excellence in education and equal opportunities.

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