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Senior IT Infrastructure Specialist - ESD


Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £35,244 to £44,607
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:   Wednesday 03 April 2013
Interview Date:   Friday 10 May 2013
Reference:  218913JF

We are looking for an individual with excellent skills in (at least two of) Linux or Windows and VMware to join our team of talented, dedicated and highly capable specialists developing IT infrastructure systems for the University of Southampton.

You will use your skills and experience to develop and implement server systems, virtualisation and storage to support the University.

If you have advanced skills in using two or more of the following technologies to develop scalable and reliable solutions we would like to speak to you:

  • Windows Server
  • Linux Server (RHEL preferred)
  • VMWare vSphere
  • Enterprise storage (SAN / NAS) design and delivery
  • Identity Management (Active Directory, LDAP, ADFS, Shibboleth, SAML)
  • Web Services (Apache, IIS, Tomcat)
  • Enterprise infrastructure applications

With around 35,000 users worldwide, we run large scale, enterprise class ICT solutions which we continue to expand and develop. Our team designs, architects, develops and implements ICT solutions across our enterprise systems, providing services to locations both in the UK and elsewhere. Once delivered, the systems are managed by operations support teams, leaving this team to focus on development.

Our ideal candidate

  • Has strong technical and requirement gathering skills.
  • Can demonstrate the ability to plan, organise and prioritise tasks.
  • Has the confidence and ability to take on the role of technical lead on some projects.
  • Is a good relationship builder.

Organisation and Benefits

  • 30 days of leave (plus 8 public holidays and up to 6 University closure days)
  • Generous University sector pension  (Universities Superannuation Scheme)
  • More details of employee benefits can be found here
  • A specific and targeted programme of employee development including:
    • technical training
    • attendance at conferences and events
    • professional development training
    • personal mentoring
  • The University of Southampton is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-led universities
  • Geographically diverse sites, with teaching bases in the UK, Malaysia, Singapore and China.
  • The University is currently planning and running a number of major ICT transition, expansion and improvement projects, offering exciting opportunities to develop and implement enterprise class solutions across the entire estate.
  • Our policy of continual service improvement affords the team on-going opportunities to design and deliver new and improved systems and services.

The closing date for this post is 3 April 2013. Please apply through or alternatively telephone 023 8059 2750 for an application form. Please quote vacancy reference number 218913JF on all correspondence.



Keywords: AD, ADFS, anti-spam, APPV, backup, CIFS, Data centre, desktop, email, ESXi, Exchange, F5, Firewall, Forefront Identity Manager, IIS, IMAP, IP, iSCSI, Isilon, LDAP, Linux, load balancer, Mac, NAS, NFS, NLB, OS X, Powershell, SAML, SAN, SCCM, SCOM, Shibboleth, SMTP, SQL, TCP, TSM, Veeam, VMware, VPN, vSphere, Windows 

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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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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