Senior IT Developer-Linux

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
£32,816 -£39,152
24 Dec 2019
End of advertisement period
19 Jan 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date 19/01/2020  
Salary £32,816 -£39,152  
Package plus excellent benefits  

Job description

It's an exciting time to join the Information Services at Edinburgh Napier University

Opportunities have arisen to join our Information Services department (IS) as Senior Applications Developers. In an ever-changing technological landscape and as a progressive institution, our new leadership team combines strong sector knowledge with wider industry experience and best practise. We are investing in capacity and capability for the future, with opportunities to gain experience in best of breed solutions. 

This is a time of real change throughout the department with a push towards a DevOps culture and a user-centric approach to service design. You will be part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team which is being structured for strong customer engagement and innovation.

The role 

The Infrstructure Systems Groups (ISG) is a key part of the overall development capability in IS, with responsibility for the enterprise architecture to support business and academic systems development and maintenance.

You will design, develop, test and implement changes that deliver business improvements to meet the needs of our users. This will include gathering requirements, producing high level designs and specifications, making changes and maintaining services and processes to provide centralised compute and storage across the whole University.

You should have a good understanding of a broad range of information technology principles as well as in-depth technical knowledge of Linux enterprise technologies.

You will be viewed as the solutions specialist for a portfolio of systems across the University, providing advice and guidance and taking the lead, as appropriate, whilst managing risk.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for people with technical expertise who have a collaborative workstyle and a passion for delivering the best service to our colleagues, schools and students. 

You will be able to initiate and maintain a network of relationships and work proactively with multiple stakeholders within our schools and professional service departments, making key recommendations and providing appropriate help and advice.

You will have demonstrable experience of both configuration management, using technologies such as Puppet, and of source code management tools, such as Git/GitLab; alongside practical experience of scripting languages (Python, Bash shell).

Applicants must have:

  • Demonstrable experience of developing, deploying and managing a Linux server environment
  • Proven experience administering and trouble-shooting common distributions - CentOS, RHEL, Ubuntu Server 
  • Degree or equivalent in a related IT field or extensive relevant experience in a comparable role Strong team building skills and the ability to mentor colleagues and create a positive team culture

Desirable attributes:

  • Familiarity with a VMware vSphere and VMware NSX environment
  • Knowledge of container technologies (Docker)

If this opportunity sounds of interest, please click here to read the full role profile/description.

Benefits we offer

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a minimum of 36 days annual leave (includes bank holidays), a generous pension scheme  with an Employer contribution of 20.4%, flexible working, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts. Further information regarding our excellent benefits can be viewed here.

Salary: GBP 32,816 - GBP 39,152 per annum (Grade 5)

Additional information

Closing date:  Sunday 19th January 2020 (Midnight GMT)
Interviews: Wednesday 5th February 2020

Please note, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations (Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter) and hold Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here.