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Linux Team Leader / System Administrator

Information Services
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
38,183 - 46,924 a year
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Role Description

IT Services (ITS) is fundamental to the teaching and research success of the University of York as well to its day to day operations. We provide technology services to the whole University (staff, students and visitors) and aim to deliver services which are secure, reliable, easy to use and resilient. We are now seeking to recruit a Linux Team Leader / System Administrator based in our Systems and Security team to further enhance our expertise in this area.

The Role:
This is very much a hands-on systems administration role, with additional responsibility for planning the team’s activities and ensuring excellent service delivery. You will work closely with other parts of the Systems Group and contribute to detailed planning in conjunction with the Assistant Director. Your tasks will include:

  • Installation and running of a large set of Linux and Unix hosts (RedHat, Ubuntu and Solaris)
  • Management of storage and backup systems
  • Development of modern system administration using tools such as Puppet to enable automated system management
  • Configuration of monitoring systems and the development of monitoring systems
  • Second and third line support for the ITS supported Linux Desktop service and all of our servers and other associated systems such as load balancers etc.

In addition you will help to drive the vision for systems administration at the University, to ensure we can deliver the services needed within our available budget and staffing resources.

Key Requirements:

  • Degree level qualification in an IT field or equivalent employment experience
  • Extensive experience of installing and managing Unix and Linux systems
  • Ability to develop code in Perl, Python or Ruby
  • Sound knowledge of network architectures and technologies
  • Expertise in managing systems using configuration management tools such as Puppet or Chef
  • Knowledge of the Data Protection Act and Freedom of Information Act
  • Ability to work under pressure in a business critical service environment

The post is available on a full-time basis, on an open contract. A flexi-time scheme operates which allows for flexible working within operational guidelines. For an informal discussion, please contact Arthur Clune, Assistant Director (Infrastructure),

Why York?
The University of York is one of Britain’s leading universities, with an excellent reputation in teaching and research. Centred in the picturesque village of Heslington on the edge of the historic city of York, our colleges are set in an attractive landscaped campus. An employer of choice, the University offers a range of competitive benefits including flexi-time, excellent holidays and a generous pension seldom seen in other sectors. We also offer a generous relocation package and support through our Welcome Service for candidates relocating to the area.

Closing date: midnight on 7 May 2017
Interviews: will be held in York in May 2017

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