The role of a Senior Systems Administrator is to ensure that the day-to-day running of services that are key to a customer department are as efficient and trouble free as possible. The post holder is expected to initiate new developments that are appropriate to the continuing development and enhancement of the service, based on customer demand and new technologies. Many of the services over which this post has responsibility are very high profile services for the University. While always able to seek the advice of other colleagues, their section manager or more senior management on any matters relating to their work, it is implicit in the autonomy of this post that the post holder will take full responsibility for dealing with the most complex of technical IT administration and problem solving without supervision.
The successful candidate will work within a specific Infrastructure Services group, reporting to the Team Leader, not only proving third-line support to essential University services but assisting in their development and enhancement.
Teams that have this role include: Nexus, HFS, Chorus, Unix Platform Services, Microsoft Platform Services, Cloud Services and Network Support & Development.
The skills required of the post holder will make them equal to the best among their peers within the University and beyond.