System Administrator

University of Oxford

We are seeking to recruit a skilled and dedicated Systems Administrator to join the dynamic team based across the NDORMS institutes: Botnar Research Centre, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, and Kadoorie Centre. As a Systems Administrator, you will play a vital role in maintaining, managing, and optimising our department and its institutes IT infrastructure, ensuring seamless operations for researchers, and supporting their computing needs. Your expertise will contribute significantly to the success of our research projects and overall organisational mission.

A key aspect of this role is providing technical support to researchers and staff, assisting with hardware and software issues, system configurations, and access permissions. You will also oversee the design, implementation, and maintenance of the organisation’s IT infrastructure, including servers, networks, storage systems, and associated hardware and software components. You will be responsible for configuring and managing local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN) to ensure stable and reliable network connectivity is accessible for researchers and staff.

As a System Administrator, you must be educated to a relevant degree or have relevant work experience with strong knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems, virtualisation technologies, and networking protocols. You will have solid understanding of cybersecurity principles and best practices for data protection combined with the exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills to troubleshoot complex technical issues effectively. Ability to follow departmental guidance in handling sensitive and personal information, including complying with current data protection legislation is essential. Knowledge of containerisation (Docker/Portainer/Kubernetes) and experience of using SIEM tools are desirable.

This is a full-time permanent position.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 17/11/2023. Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application.

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