Unix Systems Administrator

University of Sheffield
From £30,175 to £38,183 per annum with potential progress to £41,709
21 Apr 2017
20 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Unix Systems Administrator

Faculty: Professional Services

Department: Corporate Information and Computing Services

Salary: Grade 7

£30,175 to £38,183 per annum, with potential to progress to £41,709


Come and be part of an innovative and influential University department delivering excellent IT and business services to a leading Russell Group institution. With a reputation for engaging staff and students in partnership to deliver services, for three years running UK students have voted us best for IT support. We are committed to delivering and supporting excellent customer focussed services and to do this we need to recruit the best staff, invested in higher education and dedicated to supporting sector leading learning, teaching and research – and that’s why we need you…

The Unix Group within the Infrastructure team is looking for a talented Unix Systems Administrator to help the team manage our large server estate.

You will have the opportunity to use your skills and experience in systems development and server operations to improve the deployment, management and monitoring of servers used to host a wide range of systems developed in-house along with bought-in packages.

We use a wide range of tools including Puppet, Splunk, and Nagios to manage and monitor our services on Linux VMWare servers and a smaller number of Solaris 10/11 servers on SPARC. We are working on migrating our older Solaris 10 services to either Linux or if required Solaris 11.

We provide the infrastructure to run our HR and Finance systems, website, intranet, corporate database, core networking (DNS, DHCP etc) and a wide-range of other services. We often work with developers and service administrators to support them designing and running fast, reliable and resilient systems.

There will be a mixture of team working and individual problem solving as part of the job. You will be involved in a mixture of development work and routine day-to-day operational work to keep services running well.

Helping developers and systems administrators across the department by providing tools and processes to ensure consistency in the way we manage systems, and improving the management of our servers using automated tools and scripts is an important part of the job.

You will have plenty of opportunities to learn about new technologies as they emerge and to put the most useful into practice.

You can view the supporting documentation by clicking on About the Job and About the University located near the top of your screen.