Fixed Term - 12 Months
Information Systems and Digital Services (ISDS) is central to where we are going as a university and the experience, we offer to both our professional colleagues and our students. The work we do impacts significantly on both the personal and learning experience of those who study here. We are committed to developing and maintaining highly usable, fast, flexible and personalised Information Systems services that reflect the changing needs of our growing university.
This role is based in the Infrastructure and Operations department of ISDS, but specifically within Network Operations. The primary objective of Network Operations is to maintain and develop the University’s IT network infrastructure to assist other areas of both ISDS Services, and the wider University in developing systems that align to supporting strategic objectives.
It is an exciting time to be joining the Infrastructure & Operations department at the University, with an infrastructure transformation programme currently underway. Over the next 1-3 years network operations will play a key lead role in transforming the campus IT network infrastructure from a traditional to next generation IT network, based on Cisco Digital Network Architecture. Initiatives include implementing and managing security infrastructure technologies and best practices, upgrading IT network infrastructure equipment at data centre, core, distribution and edge, along with upgrading campus wireless infrastructure and services to Wi-Fi 6. Other initiatives in development and to be progressed will be supporting the adoption of Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure services and implementing hybrid-cloud networking solutions and services, re-designing the current DDI solution to include hybrid DNS and enhanced security capability and to ensure management of the operational environments within all our on-premises data centres and communication rooms campus wide.
About the role:The infrastructure engineer role is responsible for managing the enterprise IT network infrastructure, data centre operations and security infrastructure that supports the University’s IT Service Delivery.
The role requires a detailed knowledge and expertise in on-premises and cloud networking and security infrastructure, along with an understanding and experience of managing on-premises data centre environments and approximately 90 communications rooms campus-wide.
You will be required to undertake some or all of the duties below: -
Working at Manchester Met:Manchester Met is a great place to work, and you will be part of a great team. We are ambitious for our staff; ourselves and we recognise the key contribution our colleagues make by Staff being one of our four strategic priorities.
In addition to a great working environment, you will have access to the University facilities including sport, library and wide range of benefits including health and wellbeing support.
We offer a competitive salary alongside an industry beating pension scheme. We also offer generous holiday packages, which include 35 days per year holiday, plus Christmas shutdown, plus bank holidays.
To apply, please submit your CV and Covering Letter via our application portal. For informal enquiries, please contact Rob Collins (Head of Core Infrastructure Services) on R.Collins@mmu.ac.ukIf you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you.
Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce.
We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.