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Team Manager Automation Services

Service Delivery

Location:  1 Guildhall Square
Salary:   £39,152 to £49,553 Per annum (Plus a market supplement of £2,000)
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Tuesday 06 October 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1291620JF

The Advert

This is a unique time to be joining the University of Southampton and its Automation team, within the university’s IT department iSolutions. The Automation team is uniquely placed to support the IT department and the wider University of Southampton.

About the Role

This is a key role will be Leading the Automation team, following a recent restructure you will be joining a team of dedicated specialists you will be supporting and designing complex Automation systems and solutions that are essential to the University core operations. 

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

What you’ll do

Manage the day to day running of the Automation team and staff members

Take a leading role in developing and managing automation process in our enterprise scale environment.

Proactively, work with a wide range of the other IT teams to exploit the full potential of Automating processes and infrastructure delivery. Using process such as infrastructure-as-code based technologies such as Puppet, Chef and Desired State Configuration. 

Take a leading role in the planning of major systems installations and upgrades.

What you’ll bring

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 leading a team of highly motivated individuals who are committed to achieving deadlines and customer satisfaction.

  • Experience of managing teams of people to define and deliver departmental and organisational scale outcomes.  Experience of leading and managing a highly technical team ensuring a safe a productive work environment
  • 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 of working within a large-scale Linux\Windows server environment.
  • The ability to present your ideas and your specialist area, to a wide and potentially non-technical audience.

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

Application Procedure

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 contact Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on Please quote reference 1291620JF on all correspondence.

The University of Southampton is a research driven institution with some of the worlds leading minds. We would love you to join us and help change the world for the better.The University of Southampton promotes a healthy work life balance with generous holiday allowance, defined benefit pension, flexi-time and flexible working. 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. For more information on our benefits, please visit our human resources pages.

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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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