Platforms & Infrastructure Engineer (Platforms) Ref 10053

School/department: IT Services Division
Hours: Full time hours. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 10053
Salary: Starting at £35,333 to £42,155 per annum
Placed on: 15 November 2022
Closing date: 13 December 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: to be confirmed
Expected start date: as soon as possible


Job description

The University of Sussex is a leading academic institution nestled in the beautiful South Downs, on the outskirts of Brighton. With staff and students from over 100 countries, we are a diverse and innovative environment, and one of the highest performing universities in the world. We are also a major local employer, with a revenue of over £320m per year and over 3,000 employees. 

Led by an award-winning Chief Digital Transformation Officer and inspirational leadership team, we are now embarking on an ambitious programme of transformational change. Over the coming years, this digital transition will be an ever-developing programme supported by senior stakeholders both financially and strategically. Put simply, whilst we are already a highly successful organisation and business, the University will be a very different world in years to come and achieve levels of performance and digital delivery as yet unseen in the sector. All of this is underpinned by major construction and estate renewal, an exciting programme of work to add thousands of accommodation spaces, and a network replacement project to install the latest digital infrastructure as part of the journey towards a fully data-enabled organisation. 

We are moving to an agile world and need to take the organisation on the same journey; to be sector leading and to deliver a model of digital delivery fit for the coming years. As this programme gains momentum, we need more people to join us as we unpick our challenges and legacy systems and move towards meeting our potential.

A critical part of this is the modernisation and replacement of our legacy networks, including major civils to replace physical infrastructure, our Cyber Security Plus programme, and moving our data centres to the cloud. Reporting into the Platforms & Infrastructure Manager, the Platforms & Infrastructure Engineer, will be a key member of the IT Services Team and play a crucial role in the ongoing digital transformation journey

The Platforms and Infrastructure Engineer will support and maintain an extensive portfolio of platforms, technologies, cloud workloads and services, directory services, integrated management software and automation tools. They will be responsible for proactively configuring, deploying, monitoring, and managing services across the entire service estate, ensuring we deliver a seamless environment and experience for all our staff and students.

They will provide expert advice and insight within relevant specialist area to help to address problems, make recommendations and propose improvements to maximise efficiency and effectiveness.

Not only do we offer flexible and remote working, a vibrant atmosphere, use of our incredible facilities, benefits, and an amazing pension; but we are offering the opportunity to be part of a transformation that will see us set the benchmark for a model of digital delivery in the HE sector. 

Please contact Michelle Richardson on Michelle.Richardson@sussex.ac.uk  for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 10053[PDF 198.23KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

This role may be eligible for sponsorship. For a job to be eligible for sponsorship it needs to be assigned an eligible SOC code & meet minimum salary requirements and be full time. Please contact HRCompliance@sussex.ac.uk so they can check if this role can be assigned to an eligible SOC code and meets the minimum salary requirements. You can also consult our Skilled Worker Visa Information page for further information


How to apply

Download and complete the Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and send along with your CV and cover letter in pdf. format to profservicesrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

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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