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IT Infrastructure Specialist - Linux


Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £27,854 to £34,223
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:   Wednesday 03 April 2013
Interview Date:   Monday 06 May 2013
Reference:  219613JF

We are looking for an individual with excellent Linux skills to join our team of talented, dedicated and highly capable specialists developing IT infrastructure systems for the University of Southampton using your experience and knowledge of the following:

  • Linux Server (RHEL) (essential)
  • Web Services (Apache, Tomcat) (essential)
  • Scripting (Perl, Bash, Python) (essential) 
  • Additional skills in using one or more of the following technologies would be an advantageous:

    • Enterprise storage (SAN / NAS) design and delivery
    • VMware vSphere (or other server virtualisation platform)
    • Solaris or other UNIX

    Role Primary Responsibilities:

    • You will use your skills and experience to develop and implement Linux server systems, virtualisation and storage to support the University. 
    • Any experience in Linux desktops would be a great advantage.
    • Work with Project Managers, Support teams and Business Representatives to ensure the suitability of solutions

    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 219613JF on all correspondence.


    Keywords: anti-spam, Apache, backup, Banner, Bash, Blackboard, CIFS, Data centre, desktop, DHCP, DNS, email, ESXi, Exim, F5, firewall, IMAP, iptables, iSCSI, Isilon, LAMP, LDAP, linux, load balancer, MySQL, NAS, NFS, NIS, NLB, NTP, Oracle, Perl, postfix, Puppet, Python, Red Hat, RHEL, Samba, SAML, SAN, sendmail, Shibboleth, SMTP, Solaris, Spam Assassin, TCP, Tomcat, TSM, Veeam, VMware, VPN, vSphere, HPC, High Performance Computing

    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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