Systems Administrator (Linux and Mac) Ref 2995

School/department: IT Services / Technical Operations / Linux and Mac Services Team
Hours: full time
Contract: permanent 
Reference: 2995
Salary: starting at £32,548 and rising to £38,833 per annum
Placed on: 19 April 2018
Closing date:  24 May 2018.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: week commencing 4th June 2018
Expected start date: As soon as possible.

Job description

This is an exciting and transformational time for Technical Operations in IT Services at the University of Sussex. As we move to a service management approach, we are introducing an extensive programme to modernise our platforms and upgrade our services.

To support our ICT aspirations, we are seeking an experienced, self-motivated and enthusiastic person to join our talented team of Linux and Mac systems engineers.

Reporting to the Linux and Mac Services Team Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring that services are delivered in line with strategic objectives and are proactively supported to the highest levels of availability.

Demonstrable technical delivery and support skills are an essential requirement. You will be responsible for supporting Linux and Mac related services, including: the installation / operation of new and legacy platforms, support of our Linux server estate, management of related software components and the day-to-day monitoring of services.

You will use your excellent technical knowledge to support security best practice, troubleshoot issues, contribute towards departmental processes and policy and assist in the continual improvement of University IT services.

You will also have practical experience assembling business requirements, delivering project work packages and have worked with ITSM tools.

This is an outstanding opportunity within Technical Operations and to work at the University of Sussex, located on a beautiful campus with many staff benefits.

Download the full job description and person specification Ref 2995 [PDF 116.83KB]

How to apply

Download our non-academic application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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