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Senior Infrastructure Engineer - Identity & Access (3132)

(Identity & Access Management Specialist)

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 team is part of a larger team within the ISDS department, which manage the University's Infrastructure and Operations. 

If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you.


About the role:

The primary focus of the role is to provide directory, identity and access management services to over 40,000 students and 4000 staff.  The role requires you to be proficient in directory technologies and be familiar with federated authentication services and enterprise level IT identity lifecycle management, with previous experience of software integration and API development.

You will be working in the ‘Collaboration & Identity Team', which with this role included is a team of 8.  The team along with others makes up the Infrastructure & Operations Department, consisting of approximately 40 staff members.  You will be working closely with colleagues across all of ISDS, but specifically with teams such as Security Operations, Networks, Servers, Database & Web, End User Compute and Information Security.   

In return, this role offers an excellent opportunity to develop skills and work in a large organisation providing enterprise level identity and authentication services.


About you:

The successful applicant will have:

Key skills

  • Good communication, both written and oral.
  • Ability to work and interact with other teams to deliver on agreed deadlines.
  • Customer service focused approach.

Essential Skills

  • A high level of knowledge and expertise in Active Directory, Lightweight Directory Services, Azure Active Directory, Azure AD Connect and Microsoft Identity Manager.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of enterprise level IT identity lifecycle management.
  • Expertise in federated authentication and Identity Provision such as SAML, OAuth/OpenID Connect, Shibboleth, SCIM and other trust frameworks.


  • Experience of configuring and maintaining a Microsoft Certificate Services environment in collaboration with third party Certificate Authorities
  • A strong understanding of PowerShell command line and scripting
  • Fundamental knowledge of SQL, MySQL and Oracle in order to create and run queries
  • Understanding of Enterprise class infrastructures and Virtual Machine management
  • Degree Educated


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


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.

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Manchester All Saints Campus
Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH
  • Location:
    Manchester All Saints Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Professional Services
  • Salary:
  • Closing Date:
    12 November 2021
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