Lead Network Engineer
Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an extraordinary place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work. Ours is an extraordinary educational environment and because we specialise in identifying and developing individual potential, you can be confident you'll receive all the help and encouragement you need to build a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress. Our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield and we have some of the best university facilities in the UK, investing more than £200 million in facilities in the last 10 years. We achieve outstanding results for our teaching* and research and with more than 34,000 people choosing to study with us every year, we depend on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services staff. Financially strong and seriously ambitious we offer our employees a family-friendly, rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.
The Infrastructure Delivery team procure, develop and maintain core infrastructure technologies, which support the University’s corporate and academic services. Our drive is to provide efficient, reliable and high quality infrastructure, which maximises value and minimises risk.
The Lead Network & Communications Engineer (Networks) is responsible for leading the on-going development and operation of the University’s Data Centre, Network and Communications solutions maintaining performance, security and availability of key systems. The role holder will be highly experienced in large-scale Cisco networks and networking concepts (LAN & WAN), and will be able to troubleshoot and resolve complex IT issues in a timely manner. Support of other infrastructure and security systems as required such as firewalls, is also a key requirement of the role. The role holder has depth of knowledge within their specialized area and will also be required to cross-skill into other infrastructure technologies in order to effectively support and develop our infrastructure services.
Closely supporting the Infrastructure Delivery Manager, duties include improving operations within the infrastructure area, ensuring systems are up-to-date and compliant, pro-actively monitoring system performance and availability, ensuring SLAs are met and reacting to incidents both within business hours and out of hours by means of an on-call rota.
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