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Web Infrastructure Engineer

Information Services
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
31,604 - 38,832 per year
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Role Description

Do you want to be a part of a team that is making big changes to the IT services offered at one of the UK’s leading universities?

This is a great opportunity for a skilled Web Infrastructure Engineer to help define and build our new services, as we transform our development approach and the services we offer.

About the Role

You’ll be an integral part of developing our build and deployment pipelines, building new services using AWS and helping to support our existing infrastructure. You’ll provide specialist expertise to colleagues, departments and centres, and identify the need for new and enhanced systems/technologies.

By joining us now at this exciting time of change, you’ll have the opportunity to influence the implementation and gain a great deal of experience in the process.

About You

You’ll have a good understanding of modern approaches to high availability web services and their management (including CDNs, containers and orchestration tools) as well as a keen interest in build engineering and the tools that support it.

We’re looking for someone with experience in the following areas:

  • HAproxy/Apache/Tomcat
  • Configuration management using Puppet
  • Development tools (Jenkins, JIRA, Bitbucket)
  • Tools for service monitoring (Icinga, Logstash, Kibana)

If you don’t have experience in all of these areas, but can demonstrate your ability to quickly gain the skills then we would still like to hear from you!

We’ll provide as much support as possible for your development and learning, including time to investigate new technologies and attendance at relevant conferences.

What we offer

  • Salary in the range of £31,604-£38,832 per year
  • 38 days annual leave per year
  • Flexitime Scheme
  • Generous pension & life assurance
  • An extensive professional development scheme
  • Employee Benefits Scheme, including childcare vouchers, cycle to work, health plans, gym membership, plus many others
  • Excellent public transport links

The University campus, situated close to York City Centre has a wide range of amenities, including shops, bars, cafes, restaurants, and a state of the art sports village.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Andrew Male, Assistant Director (Enterprise Systems Group), on 01904 324452 or at

Please apply through the link below or by emailing your CV and any supporting documentation to

 Vacancy reference: 6184

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Why York?

York is one of the most successful universities in the UK.

With world-class activity across the spectrum from the physical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences to the humanities, we have been recognised as one of the top 100 universities in the world, gaining outstanding results in official assessments of our research and teaching.