Applications and Systems Manager (Linux)

University College London

Ref Number
Professional Expertise
IT and Digital
Vice-President (Operations) (B01)
Working Pattern
Full time
£50,085 – £58,895
Contract Type
Working Type
On site (> 80% of working time)
Available for Secondment
Closing Date

Information Services Division (ISD) is the primary provider of IT services to UCL. We support and enhance learning, teaching, research and administrative processes by providing information- and technology-related services to over 50,000 staff and students of UCL and associated institutions.

Our goal is to be the top IT services group in the HE sector and we are growing our team’s capability in experience/UX, agile development, security, cloud, service management and partnering. We are modernising our technology foundations, digitising the processes of the university to transform experience for students and staff, and partnering across the university to drive differentiation in UCL education and research.

Faculty IT & Partnering provides local specialist applications and systems support and IT strategic business partnering for users in the School of Life and Medical Sciences (SLMS), in the Institute of Education (IOE), the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment and to departments in the Faculties of Arts & Humanities, Social & Historical Sciences and Laws (SLASH).

As an Applications & System Manager (for Linux applications) within Faculty IT & Partnering, you will provide innovative technical leadership to the group within medical sciences and will lead on high-priority complex work delivering maximum value to both teaching and research. You’ll manage technical problems through to resolution focussing on analytical and logical methodologies as well as advise and support team members in delivery and operational environments that adapts to changing technologies for continuous improvement.

Your responsibilities will involve the following:

  • Providing creative input, you will be responsible for the implementation of IT solutions and the leadership of project’s technical implementation team, including any detailed design activities
  • Capitalise on internal Information Services offerings and externally provided platforms where possible, while supporting bespoke services where necessary to deliver benefits to Medical Sciences
  • Act as the escalation point for the Faculty IT Support and Applications & Systems Specialists
  • Provide cover for the IT Service Manager by attending meetings and acting as the escalation point when required

In the event we get a high number of applications, we may close the advert early before the published closing date. As a minimum we will keep all adverts open for 2 weeks. ​​​​​​​

Job Ref: B01-03833

Application end date: 26-10-2023 (23:59 UK time)

As a System Administrator/ Engineer, you have a background managing Linux systems in an enterprise environment using RHEL, CentOS or Ubuntu and in-depth knowledge of web server technologies and shell scripting (python, bash, powershell etc) for automation purposes. You have an ability to manage problems through to resolution, with a strong eye for detail and accuracy along with an aptitude for analytical and logical methodologies. Additionally, you’re comfortable using your Linux expertise to advise and support colleagues in their technical activities in both delivery and operational environments, with an ability to adapt to changing technologies.

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits some of which are below:

  • 41 Days holiday (27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days)
  • Additional 5 days’ annual leave purchase scheme
  • Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE)
  • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan
  • Immigration loan
  • Relocation scheme for certain posts
  • On-Site nursery
  • On-site gym
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service
  • Discounted medical insurance

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As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong.

We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce.

These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women.

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