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Automation Engineer

Service Delivery

Location:  1 Guildhall Square
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Tuesday 11 August 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1276020JF

As part of the Automation team, you will be supporting and designing complex Infrastructure systems and solutions that are essential to the University core operations.  

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate resourcefulness, initiative and understand the value of delivering reliable and stable services with clear and concise documentation. You will be working as part of a team of highly motivated individuals who are committed to achieving deadlines and customer satisfaction. 

In particular, we are looking for candidates who have demonstrable skills in the following:

Skill level equivalent to achievement of a professional qualification or postgraduate degree in a relevant technical, engineering or science subject. 

Experience of developing and managing enterprise scale infrastructure services.  

Experience using infrastructure-as-code based technologies such as Puppet, Chef and Desired State Configuration.  

Experience in programming in one or more of the following: • Python • Ruby • Go • C# • Pearl 

Experience delivering and working with: • Cloud services • VMWare • Enterprise Network services • Security by design • Authentication  • International service delivery • Storage and backup • Process and system automation 

About working at the University of Southampton 

The University offers excellent benefits including a defined benefits pension scheme, generous holidays and a number of University employee discount schemes. There are generous maternity and paternity policies, childcare facilities and a childcare voucher scheme to help pay for childcare. 

We welcome applicants who have had career breaks for reasons including maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability, or illness. 

At the University of Southampton, we are committed to our strategic principles of collegiality, quality, sustainability and global reputation. The University is committed to addressing equality issues and is a founding signatory of the Athena SWAN Charter, holding a silver-level Athena SWAN award. 

About the department 

iSolutions is one of the largest departments within the University’s Professional Services Group and provides all aspects of ICT to the University. This includes learning and teaching, research, and University administration, and supports a diverse user community of over 35,000 University staff and students.  

For more information, see our website at 


If you have any further questions about this role, or would like to know more about Automation team, contact Richard Cross, The head of infrastructure, at  

If you think this could be the role for you, press the ‘Apply Online’ button below. We look forward to hearing from you! 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 1276020FJ on all correspondence.


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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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