Senior Systems Administrator, Configuration Management

Bristol, United Kingdom
£43,267 - £48,677 per annum
01 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/School IT Platforms
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £43,267 - £48,677 per annum
Closing date for applications 18-Nov-2018

The Platforms team within IT Services is seeking to recruit a Linux Senior Systems Administrator in the Server Systems Team. This role has responsibility for the development, support and maintenance of the University’s mission critical IT infrastructure. This role will have full Senior Systems Administration responsibility for the physical and virtual estate, including input into architecture, strategy, design and implementation. Ideally, you would have experience with configuration management systems.

This would suit a critical thinker that is motivated and enthusiastic about working in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

It is critical that you understand the concepts and problems of enterprise level IT infrastructure and services, large scale platforms and remote administration, working with many levels of complexity. Ideally you should possess an ability to innovate solutions for the benefit of the organisation as a whole.

You must have demonstrable experience and knowledge of administering Linux or Unix systems. You should have experience of scalable and resilient systems having managed multiple servers in a complex environment.

You must be committed to delivering an excellent level of customer service for staff and students while also meeting the organisation's strategic goals and financial objectives.

Essential skills and experience would include:

  • Linux Administration within an enterprise environment (RHEL, CentOS)
  • Virtualisation Skills (Hyper-V preferred)
  • Apache Administration
  • Security and patching best practices
  • MPIO and iSCSI configuration and best practices

Desired skills and experience would include:

  • Configuration management (Puppet/Git preferred)
  • Solaris
  • Windows Server Administration

Suitable applicants must have a degree relevant to IT Services or vocational experience which demonstrates equivalent professional development. ITILv3 Foundation Diploma is desirable.

For informal enquiries please contact Sandra Stone, Systems Manager on 0117 39 41620,

The deadline for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 18th November 2018.

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.